A Brief Rundown of Flooring
Epoxy flooring is a form of floor application on a surface where an epoxy material is applied covering 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. A chemical reaction takes place when the hardeners and resins are mixed 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. Mortar floors are the strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor, gravelled floors are very decorative to sight while terrazzo floors are also beautiful and can be used 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.
A person who uses epoxy floor in their either residential, commercial or industrial building can enjoy several benefit. 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. Epoxy floors are less porous making it very easy to clean and maintain them. With reduced chances of chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire, the safety of people and building with epoxy floors is well enhanced. One can choose the most suitable type of epoxy floor they want to use in their building since they come in different patterns and colours to suit ones needs. When epoxy floor is used, the underlying concrete is usually protected from damaging substances such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.