EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EPOXY FLOOR COATINGS

Ever heard the word ‘epoxy’ before? You probably have. Maybe you’ve seen it used in the arts and crafts space, or heard of its use on refrigerators and washing machines. Epoxy resin, which has a wide range of adhesive properties in many industries, is known for its resistance to heat and chemicals. 

Epoxy resin is also a long-lasting product that can be used with a wide range of materials like wood, fabric, glass, china, and metal. However, it should be noted that epoxy resin is not considered water-resistant. Repeated moist or wet conditions can cause deterioration and reduce durability over time.

One thing you should know is that epoxy resin is used as an adhesive. Because of its strong properties, it can be used as a structural and engineering adhesive.

Although epoxy is used for a variety of applications like electronics and electrical systems, painting, and repairs, the focus of this article is on its use as a coating and sealant.

Epoxy’s corrosion-prevention properties make it an excellent choice for household objects that naturally wear and tear over time. Paint cans, metal containers, and acidic foods are among the household items in question. Before use, these items are usually coated with epoxy resin.

Did you know that epoxy coating is also used on floors? We’ll dive a little deeper into that subject right here. 

For industrial and commercial flooring, epoxy floor coatings are commonly used. Epoxy coatings are applied to concrete floors to create a high-performance, smooth, and long-lasting surface that can withstand normal wear and tear for many years. These epoxy-coated floors can also withstand heavy loads. Many industrial sites, warehouses, and commercial buildings rely on epoxy floors to keep workers, equipment, and inventory clean and safe.

Let’s go over some of the benefits of having an epoxy-coated floor. Epoxy coatings offer many advantages over other traditional coatings. 

  • Epoxy coatings produce a shiny, high-gloss surface that can brighten interior spaces.
  • They also provide a tough, long-lasting surface that can withstand heavy traffic.
  • It’s quick and simple to put together, requiring no additional adhesives, layout, special tools, or equipment.
  • Epoxy coatings are long-lasting and simple to clean.
  • Warehouses and industrial applications benefit greatly from epoxy coatings.
  • Epoxy coatings prevent the deterioration of existing concrete floors.
  • Maintenance is minimal to non-existent.
  • Epoxy coatings are also oil and water repellent.
  • The coating can be mixed with paints and colours to conceal chips and cracks.
  • It can also be used in a variety of patterns to create visible driveways and/or to identify walkable areas.

Now that we’re aware of the major benefits of epoxy floor coatings, let’s take a look at what Epoxy Pro can do for your floors. 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST EPOXY FLOOR COATING 

Epoxy Pro, your floor paint specialist, sells 100% industrial-grade pure and metallic kits by the square foot. These 100% solids provide resistance to hot tire marks, chemicals, abrasions, salt, and oil. They are also 5 times tougher and thicker than water-based epoxy products and protect concrete from hazardous contaminants.

If you’re looking for an industrial-grade epoxy floor coating to restore and beautify the aesthetic of your floors or even your kitchen counters, our best products are immediately available and can be purchased on our website, Epoxy Pro.com.

So, is the epoxy water-based or solvent-based? Our epoxy is not based on water or solvents. Our 100% industrial-grade solid epoxy kits provide a long-lasting 8 to 20 mil coat that outlasts semi-porous water-based and solvent-based epoxies. This is why Epoxy Pro is the ideal and permanent solution for all concrete floor projects requiring surface protection, restoration, and repair.

“But how long will my garage floor coating last?” If the concrete floor is free of contaminants and unforeseen issues, and has been mechanically profiled by diamond grinding for the most optimum bonding and adhesion of Epoxy Pro industrial-grade coating products, we guarantee 20+ years of protection from wear and tear.

If you haven’t heard much about our epoxy products, let’s fill you in. Our Epoxy Pro floor painting systems are designed with two goals in mind. Firstly, our residential floor coating kits are simple to install and do not require any special skills or experience. Secondly, whether commercial, industrial, or residential, our high-quality epoxy kits are well worth the investment. 

WHAT CONSTITUTES A TRUE HIGH-QUALITY EPOXY COATING?

Our epoxy kits are among the best kits by the square foot available, with free shipping nationwide. It distinguishes itself from the competition by being a two-part product in which the resin is mixed with the hardener/activator. It also specifies the most important aspect, which is 100 percent solids. Our epoxy floor kits also dry in 24 hours.

Epoxy kits in general are very smelly, and it should take about 1-3 days for the odor to dissipate when ventilated. As a result, it is recommended to use our epoxy kits in a well-ventilated area and to never open Volatile Organic Compound products near open flames, pilot lights, furnaces, or lit cigarettes. Our epoxy kits also provide a long-lasting surface, which improves the appearance of your living residential spaces.

Our metallic epoxy kits by the square foot are among the best epoxies to consider if you want a coating that will protect your floor. This is because, as previously stated, our metallic epoxy kits are designed to be a “one and done” solution.

Let’s take a look at the products that you can use from Epoxy Pro. 

  • Epoxy Flooring for Industrial Use

Unprotected concrete flooring can act like a sponge, trapping dust and stains, and absorbing liquid contaminants such as oil, corrosive fluids from batteries, and more.

Industrial Grade Epoxy Pro Floor Epoxy Coatings are ideal for heavy-manufacturing facilities, auto repair garages, manufacturing areas, aircraft hangars, and floors exposed to intense heat, high volume motorized traffic, and corrosive chemicals, fuel, and standing water.

  • Epoxy Floor Preparation

It is always advisable to ensure that your floors are structurally sound and that the concrete floor is completely ground before applying epoxy coatings to them. That’s where our epoxy primers and patch tube kits come in. They are completely dependable and long-lasting, and they can be used for repairing and resurfacing.

  • Installation Tools and Accessories

In addition to standard epoxy kits, Epoxy Pro offers installation tools and accessories that can be useful when painting your garage or basement floor. It goes without saying that the right supplies will result in the right finish for your floor, and our tools, such as application spiked shoes, roller cover, and epoxy application tool kit, handpicked by our professional installers, are ideal for your project.

  • Countertop Epoxy

Did you know that our countertop epoxies are the most effective way to refinish old countertops? This kit will help you improve the appearance of your kitchen. Our Countertop Epoxy product is ideal for use as a crystal clear protective coating on countertops. The best part is that you can also use colored pigments in your own unique palette to create your own artistic aesthetic.

Our goal is to provide you with the materials, tools, and knowledge needed to apply a professionally-finished and long-lasting, industrial-grade floor coating all on your own. Epoxy Pro’s 3 gallon floor painting kits come with applicator tools, detailed instructions, and floor painting installation materials.

“Preventative floor maintenance is the cornerstone for concrete floor preservation.”

John R Davis

Founder, Epoxy Pro

You can reach our Epoxy Pro Technical Support on 1-877-703-7699.

If you’re about to start a new project or have questions before making a purchase, please contact a service professional. 

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