When it comes to giving your floors an overhaul, there are many different options available. One of the most popular for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications is epoxy flooring. However, there are also several different choices available, which means you need to know which one will work best for your needs. The following information will help you determine the best option for your application.
High Build Epoxy Coatings
High build epoxies are a great choice for areas where durability, slip resistance, and easy maintenance are most important. These are designed for industrial wear applications, and provide many benefits in key areas:
- Flammability – Self-extinguishing to prevent damage
- Water Absorption – Does not absorb water
- Fungus and Bacteria – Does not support the growth of bacteria or fungus
- Bond Strength – Bonds to concrete with 250psi, which means that the concrete will fail before the epoxy
Self-Leveling Epoxy Flooring
Self-leveling epoxy (SLE) is a great option for industrial flooring applications, including chemical and battery plants, loading docks, ramps, and other high traffic areas. It can be used to either replace or restore concrete floors that have started eroding. SLE is a strong, durable 100% solids epoxy that provides a dense surface that is skid resistant, and can provide different degrees of shock, thermal, and impact resistance. It also prevents dirt and chemicals from penetrating the surface, which results in a longer lasting flooring option. There are also several different polyurethane and epoxy topcoats that can be added to provide even more durability and chemical resistance.
Lumiere Designer Epoxy
Lumiere designer epoxy flooring is a premium coating that provides enhanced shine, color, and three-dimensional depth that comes from its ability reflect light via metallic pigments. This high shine option is perfect for businesses that want to ensure that their prestige and quality permeates every inch of their establishment, including showrooms, nightclubs, offices, health care facilities, gyms, spas, salons, and any other locations that want to project a high-class image.
This 100% solids epoxy flooring is available in a wide range of colors, and provides exceptional durability and light-reflecting shine. It provides the following key benefits as well:
- Very low VOCs
- 8,000psi flex strength
- 11,000psi compressive strength
- Adheres to concrete at 350psi, which means the concrete will fail before it does
Additional Epoxy Uses
In addition to these epoxy flooring options, epoxy can also be used for wall coatings. This type of system uses 100% solids epoxy for use in commercial, residential, and industrial settings that require high chemical and impact resistance, ease of maintenance, high durability, and protection from mold and bacterial growth, all with high reflectivity. With different topcoats, this coating system can also become antimicrobial, and withstand exposure to strong acids, alcohols, and solvents.
As you can see, there are different options available in epoxy floorings, and each has its own benefits for specific settings. Duraamen Industrial and Polished Concrete Flooring Products are designed to provide labor saving and long lasting flooring solutions. Talk to an expert about your flooring challenges...Please Call + 973 230 1301 / eMail Us