Epoxy floor is a surface of the floor composed of several layers of the epoxy material that covers the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. There is also epoxy floor coating that has a depth of less than the 2 millimetres that coats a floor that is already there. Hardeners and resins are the major components of epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring. The hardeners and resins when combined undergo some chemical reactions producing a plastic material that is rigid, strong, resistant to any form of degradation and also form strong bonds with its substrates. Due to the great strength of epoxy floor, it is highly suited for residential building, commercial building and industrial environments.
There are several kinds of epoxy floors available and one can consider any for use in their building. These various types of epoxy floors can include self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors. Epoxy floors highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic are the self-dispersing floors, self-dispersing floors containing quartz sand are good in anti-slip while the self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. There is the also floor that is strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor which is the mortar floor, both gravelled and terrazzo floors are decorative in nature although terrazzo is highly suited for large spaces. Areas that are very sensitive to static forces can be applied with the antistatic floors to keep off the forces while flaked floors can be used to prevent slipping since they have a rough surfaces and have chips or the flakes that decorate the floor.
There are so many benefits of using epoxy flooring on either residential, commercial or industrial building. Repairing of floors every now and then is reduced and cost saved when one uses an epoxy floor since it is very durable and can last for a very long time without damage. The epoxy floors are very strong such that they cannot be damaged even by chemical substances that may find their way on the floor. It is usually very easy to maintain epoxy floors as well as clean them since their porosity is usually reduced. The safety of using epoxy floors is also very great to the people and the building since there is reduced chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire. Epoxy floors are also available in many colours and patterns which enables a person to select the most suitable one for use. When epoxy floor is used, the underlying concrete is usually protected from damaging substances such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.