When it comes to choosing new flooring systems for industrial use, garage floor coating, or any other outdoor surfaces, epoxy resin flooring truly stands out from other flooring options for many reasons. Epoxy flooring, also known as resinous flooring, is highly durable, customizable, sustainable, and decorative for any surface. What appeals most to epoxy flooring is it’s resistance to high levels of wear and tear, making it the most long-lasting flooring options. If you are considering epoxy resin flooring, here is an explanation of what epoxy floors are made up of, the different types epoxy resin, and where to use specific types of epoxy flooring systems.
What Exactly is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is a flooring surface that comprises multiple layers of epoxy that is applied to a floor with a depth typically at least two millimeters. Confusion typically arises when comparing an epoxy floor and epoxy floor coating. The difference between the two is epoxy floors are classified as an epoxy coating of at least two millimeters thick. Any epoxy floor less than two millimeters thick is commonly referred to as an epoxy floor coating.
Epoxy flooring is a versatile chemical solution that is practical, long-lasting, highly resistant to impact, and customizable for any space. Whether you need an elegant entrance to a restaurant or need an unyielding surface to withstand industrial work - there is an epoxy floor system right for your space!
What are the Types of Epoxy Flooring?
Self-Leveling Epoxy Floors
Self-leveling epoxy is used over new, old, cracked, or damaged concrete floors with the goal of creating a smooth, durable, and a leveled texture floor surface. Self-leveling epoxy floors offer a shiny, seamless look that comes in many different colors for commercial, industrial, and residential spaces. Self-Leveling Epoxy Floors are best used in manufacturing buildings, warehouses, showrooms, commercial garages, kitchens, athletic facilities, and more.
Epoxy mortar floors
The most rigorous epoxy floor option. This epoxy floor is made up of 100% solid epoxies and graded or quartz sand. Mortar systems are ideal for spaces that require a floor that is highly chemically-resistant and can withstand a great deal of impact. This epoxy floor can be used to repair and manufacturing plants.
Quartz-Filled Epoxy Floors
Quartz epoxy flooring is a combination of a high-performance epoxy polymer resin and stained quartz grains. This epoxy is ideal for decorative spaces that require sanitary and slip-resistant flooring. Quartzlocker rooms, restrooms, -filled epoxy flooring is best used in schools, cafeterias, lobbies, offices, showrooms, and more.
Anti-Static Epoxy Floors (Electro-static charge (ESD) Resistant Floors (ESD) can be hazardous to work environments. Anti-static epoxy floors can be applied to reduce any static hazards in your spaces. This epoxy floor can hold a conductive compound that accumulates static electricity that dissipates any potential discharge. An anti-static solution is a highly recommended epoxy floor for spaces that contain flammable materials. Anti-Static Epoxy Floors are best applied in electronic, chemical, or pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, healthcare facilities, or any spaces that use flammable gases or liquids that bring a risk of combustible dust buildup.
Epoxy Flake Floors
Epoxy flake floors contain colored flake materials that are inserted in the epoxy to create a vibrant, multi-colored look. The flakes make for a seamless look and also provides each surface with subtle grooves to reduce any slips and falls. Epoxy flake floors come in an infinite variety of sizes, colors, styles, and textures that is customizable for any space. Epoxy Flake Floors are best applied in locker rooms, sports venues, showrooms, clinics, commercial kitchens, and more.
Epoxy is a unique solution because it’s not only incredibly practical, but the materials used in it make it flexible for almost endless applications. Whether you need to make a beautiful entrance to your hotel lobby, or create a fire-proof warehouse floor, jazz up your basement or garage flooring, there’s an epoxy floor system for you!
Contact Urban Floors for all your epoxy flooring questions by calling 248-607-7363 for a free consultation or visit the Urban Floors Walled Lake Michigan showroom to talk with an expert today!
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