The current trend with factories and warehouses is to coat their workspaces with epoxy flooring. What is the benefit when applying epoxy coatings?
Epoxy floor coatings renders concrete exceptionally durable. Epoxy flooring protects the underlying concrete from moisture, stains, grease and cracks.
In the long run, this can save you a great deal on cleaning and maintenance costs and it’s also very reasonably priced for the duration and level of protection that it offers.
Epoxy coating lasts longer than many types of flooring. When installed properly, it can last for several decades without cracking or peeling. Besides the durability, its lifespan makes it popular for commercial and industrial use..
Epoxies can be manufactured to be non-skid, non slip, chemical resistant as well as anti-static where these functions are required. The most important aspect is to consult with your representative to let them know what type of coating is required.
Getting the existing floors ready for applying epoxy is tedious. A significant amount of effort goes into it to. The concrete floor has to be clean and free of any grease, oil, or solvents before the epoxy coating is applied. Cracks will need to be filled as well. Cleaning concrete floors requires multiple attempts. All this preparation work required is a drawback, but definitely an asset for the future.
Apart from the extensive preparation that goes into getting the concrete ready, applying the epoxy coating is a time consuming process. It also takes several days to dry properly. Additionally, the first coat of epoxy must dry completely before adding the next coat.
Since the material doesn’t breathe once it cures, any moisture trapped below the surface can be a problem as it evaporates. It may lead to the eventual need for repair or refinishing as bubbling or buckling in the flooring material may occur in some cases.