Advantages of Epoxy Flooring
There are various floors such as the epoxy floor which is composed of several layers of the epoxy material that cover the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. When epoxy is applied to a depth of less than 2 millimetres, it is referred to as epoxy floor coating. The epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring is usually compose of hardeners and resins. 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.
When one is building, one can consider one out of the various types of epoxy floors to use. Self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors are the different types of epoxy floors. Self-dispersing floors are highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic, self- dispersing with quartz sand have excellent properties such as anti-slip while self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. Other epoxy floors and their suitability as well as properties includes the 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. Antistatic floors are suited for areas that are very sensitive and any static force is being avoided in the environment while the flaked floors have chips coloured to decorate the floor and are also rough hence suitable for anti-slip.
A person who uses epoxy floor in their either residential, commercial or industrial building can enjoy several benefit. The durability of epoxy floors is quite good and has a long lifetime hence saving on cost of doing regular repairs and also time used for the repairs. The epoxy floors are very strong such that they cannot be damaged even by chemical substances that may find their way on the floor. The cost of cleaning and maintenance is greatly reduced and made easy since they are less porous. 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. The availability of these epoxy floors in various patterns and colours enables a person to select the most suitable one for use in their house. Since epoxy flooring is done above some concrete, it helps protect the concrete from various substances likely to cause damage to the underlying concrete such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.