Can I Use Epoxy Flooring In Outdoor Environments?
You can use epoxy resin flooring to revamp the look of your exterior flooring. Garage covering is an excellent example of the outdoor use of resin floors. You can now also make your basement floor look like one made out of brick tile or hardwood, thanks to the various customization options available for resin paints. The lifespan and beauty of your place can also be enhanced by a simple resin floor installation. Since resin is basically plastic, you can expect a nice and warm feel and look.
How Durable Are The Epoxy Floors?
Durability is the most talked-about quality of epoxy floors. Concrete and cement-based floors often need an epoxy coating to prevent water and chemical damage. Places ranging from homes to garages, basements and offices can easily get more than 10 years of comfortable use out of epoxy floors. There is an even higher resistance against chemical and mechanical stress in industrial areas where heavy machinery use is a norm. Irrespective of the area of its use, epoxy always provides a smooth and tough surface that is usually a better alternative when compared to bare substrate flooring. With continued use, you can expect some signs of ageing in your epoxy floor here and there. But do not worry, all of these damages can be easily repaired to make your epoxy floor as good as new. All that is required is a new coat and voila!
How Long Will My Epoxy Floor Last?
Epoxy floors can last upwards of 10 years with proper cleaning and regular maintenance. This figure is reduced to less than 7 years in industrial settings where there are more mechanical stress and higher traffic over the floors. Epoxy floors have been known to last way more than that when installed by professional and expert teams. DIY installed floors usually last less as compared to professionally installed ones, therefore it is better to make a one-time upfront payment to see increased durability and lifespan of your epoxy floor. A number of different factors contribute to the longevity of epoxy floors. Although resistant to heavy use and mechanic stress, epoxy floors may still lose their durability and hard-wearing abilities as the time passes.
What Are The Different Uses and Benefits of Epoxy Floors?
Epoxy floors have a varied number of uses, ranging from kitchen areas to living rooms and industrial spaces. Garage epoxy flooring is on the rise in South East London with an overwhelming response from the clients. Getting epoxy flooring installed in your garage will instantly increase the value of your home and also provide you with an eye-catching floor that will last for years. With an epoxy floor installation in your garage, you can forget worrying about the regular chemical and oil spills that would otherwise damage regular floors. Epoxy floors have a higher resistance to such agents and can easily be cleaned in case of any spills.

Epoxy floors can also be installed in other living spaces and residential setting areas such as basements. Epoxy flooring in basements offers a contemporary feel that looks good to the eye. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing after an epoxy floor installation, your basement floor will also become highly resistant to water seepage and heat. You can now easily clean your basement without any hiccups that are common with concrete flooring. In San Diego, an epoxy floor installation may be the next best thing that you can do for your commercial space. From hospital to assisted living spaces that need a seamless surface to offices and gym areas, epoxy floors are replacing conventional flooring methods at an exponential rate. The easy cleaning and sanitization of epoxy floors make them the most popular choice in these commercial areas. Epoxy flooring also allows the application of home-like interiors in these spaces.

What Are The Different Flooring Costs?
Stone flooring is one of the oldest forms of floorings, still in use today. Stones, as one would expect, are very durable, can take heavy loads and also fit perfectly well in all types of settings. Stone flooring costs 30 m2 on average with cheaper slate options also available for as low as 20 m2. 

Next, come the porcelain tiles, a popular flooring choice in homes with a contemporary touch. Porcelain floors are a bit less costly as compared to stone flooring and also requires low to no maintenance. Porcelain tiles cost around 20 m2 on an average application. 

Wooden floors are another classic flooring style, formulated centuries ago. Wooden floors are mostly used in first floors in addition to stone flooring on other floors. Wooden floors also act as an excellent alternative to stone floors, since they can also be easily incorporated into almost all kinds of settings. Modified wooden flooring options such as laminated timber are also water-resistant and can take a lot of load without breaking. Wooden flooring costs range from 25 m2 to 30 m2.  

If you are looking for a better-looking stone or wooden flooring alternative, then we highly recommend vinyl tiles. Not only are vinyl tiles much more affordable and easier to install, but they also present a cleaner look that goes well with contemporary and outdoor settings alike. The ability of vinyl to give both wooden and stone outlook, combined with its easy maintenance are some of the reasons that homeowners and companies choose to go with this flooring option for their projects. 

There are two different options for clients looking to go with this type of flooring. Linoleum, for example, is natural and extracted from linseed oil that is, in turn, may be mixed with different plant materials for example cork. Vinyl on the other is completely opposite of linoleum flooring since it is a synthetic product made out of petroleum byproducts. This flooring type costs are 20 m2 on average.      

Luxury vinyl tiling is another option for those willing to shell out a substantially larger budget, to get the best look. Luxury vinyl tiles come in the form of planks against the single rolls of normal tiling. Luxury vinyl tiles present a warm sensation upon touch that feels very close to wooden flooring. This is a double-edged sword for those looking for the durability of tile flooring and the aesthetics of wooden floors. Luxury vinyl floors are priced at the higher end of the spectrum. Project costs start from 30 m2 and go as high as 40 m2.  

Next comes the carpet floors that can cost as low as needed and as high as one could afford. There is a wide variety available when it comes to carpet flooring. From wool and synesthetic fibre-based carpets to jute and coir made carpets, the list of possible options is almost endless. Carpet floors provide a contemporary yet very hard-wearing covering for floors and may cost anywhere from 10 m2 to 40 m2. 

If your main goal is getting a pretty hard-wearing floor that will last for years, then we recommend checking out the concrete based flooring options. Concrete flooring is widely used in domestic and industrial settings alike, with a high tolerance for mechanical stress. Although concrete floors are often blamed for being detrimental to the environment, it may surprise you to know that concrete based floors mostly use aggregates made out of recycled products. Concrete floors literally last for decades or even a full century with little maintenance and proper cleaning. Some repairs may be needed as the time passes and the normal wear and tear starts to appear. 

Bamboo floors are an affordable option for those looking to just install a floor that will last for the next few years. The production and installation of bamboo floors are very affordable since bamboo is easy to grow and also readily available in the market. You may need to heat it up to get darker colour shades since staining techniques do not work as efficiently on bamboo. The more heating a bamboo floor installation gets, the darker the end colour will be. Average bamboo flooring projects costs start from 20 m2. 

Laminate flooring is a highly affordable flooring option. The toughness in this type of flooring comes from the coating of melamine water that is applied to its surface. Laminate flooring is applied by the means of the click system and usually does not need any glue or nails for its installation. Laminate flooring may cost as low as 6m2 with a gradual increase in price for better quality and overall thickness. 

Leather tiles are a luxury flooring option that most certainly justify every penny spent on their application. With continued use, leather tiles see improved gripping and a better texture as time passes. Although very expensive, leather tiles are an excellent addition to your contemporary homes. We, however, recommend against the installation of leather tile flooring in bathrooms. Other than that, leather tiles offer a highly durable and beautiful flooring solution in almost all types of interior spaces. Prices start from 200 m2 and only increase with other available leather options. 

Last but not least in our detailed list is rubber flooring. Rubber floors are a natural flooring method manufactured from rubber tree extract. With their over 20 year lifespan, rubber floors are an excellent interior flooring option. The rubber extract-based coating also acts as a noise barrier and is highly resistant to water, thus preventing damp floors. Rubber flooring costs range between 30-60 m2.

Which Flooring Method Is The Most Suitable For What Setting?
Open kitchen and dining areas may have two different types of flooring, with each fitting perfectly with their intended area. Dining area, for example, requires a more social setting, so other types of flooring may not be suitable there. The available space can be broken down into separate sections in areas where the living room is joined with an open kitchen area and dining halls. This also allows for setting up a distinct feel and definition for each area.

Stain-resistant flooring options are the most popular with domestic usage. Stain-resistant floors are super easy to clean, thus do not allow for any moisture accumulation over the floor surface. For industrial use, floors with high resistance to mechanical stress work the best since the regular impact is bound to happen.
It is advisable to plan out your kitchen area beforehand to choose the right floorboard size and thickness so that they fit perfectly well within the available space.

Some homeowners choose to go with natural stone floors in their kitchen areas. This option works well in places where a classic look and feel is required with a rustic finish to compliment the overall setting. One thing that must be kept in mind with natural stone flooring is the increased thickness of grout lines that will provide space for dirt and other particulates to accumulate over time. This is because stone tiles are irregular and the resultant floors are relatively more uneven.

How Can I choose The Right Epoxy Flooring?
Your flooring choice will depend on the area of installation. The flooring type compatible with living room conditions may not work and fit as efficiently in kitchen environments. This limitation does not apply to new homes where you can choose to go with any style that best suits your taste. However, in pre-built homes, the installation process becomes a bit tricky with a limited amount of choices available. In such cases, a building’s style and layout will determine your list of choices.

Budget constraints are also a hurdle in the way of going for your favourite epoxy floor type. If you choose to go for DIY installation, then we recommend purchasing easy to install solutions.

What Are The Pros of Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy floors are emerging as the top choice for all kinds of floor coverings. The coating is liquid in nature and becomes very strong and durable upon cooling down.

Epoxy floors are mainly used in interiors where there is no UV exposure. This is because of the inability of the epoxy surfaces to resist Ultraviolet light. Areas with more sunlight exposure are not suitable surfaces for an epoxy floor installation. We recommend opting for more thickness if the intended area is expected to see heavy usage.

What Are Resin Floor Repairs?
Resin floors may see some wear and tear because of a lack of maintenance and heavy use. Some old concrete floors may also require repairs to revert the damage caused to their surface. Such damaged floors present numerous health and safety risks that need to be addressed for workplace safety. Resin repairs offer an affordable and long-lasting solution to counter such damaged floors. We are known for our quality floor repair services all over the UK. You may contact us any industrial, commercial or domestic projects.

Repairs may also be needed on old concrete floors before the application of an epoxy coating. Usually, the holes need to be properly filled in to provide a proper bonding surface for the epoxy mixture. A professional repair job is recommended for excellent results.

Are Epoxy Floors Smooth?
Epoxy floors are pretty smooth when compared to conventional, concrete or cement-based, floors. From an aesthetics perspective, resin floors are much more pleasing and great to use. Their smooth surface allows for easy cleaning and maintenance to keep the epoxy floor in top shape for years to come. What makes epoxy floors an instant bestseller is their water and heat resistance along with the already mentioned chemical spill resistance properties.
What Is The Resin Flooring Production Process?
Since the epoxy solution is produced by the means of a chemical reaction, the resin with its basic nature reacts with the reactive-natured hardener to form the thick final product. The two constituent ingredients are added in very carefully calculated and measured amounts for an even mixture that gives the best results. When applied over a substrate surface, the epoxy solution bonds chemically to give a strong coating.

The demand for increased durability and load-bearing capacity of resin flooring is already seeing an increase in the thickness and number of additives in the mixture. The presence of aggregates, such as quartz and acrylic flakes and different kinds of pigments is a huge step in this takeover of resin flooring against the conventional flooring methods. Owing to the advancements in the production techniques and the quality of constituent ingredients, some of the epoxy resin floors are known to be much harder, durable and longer-lasting than concrete based floors.

The first resin floors were formed from resin, thus the name resin in epoxy floors. The recent years have seen the inclusion of new ingredients and powerful chemicals into the solution mixture for different results. The nature and quantity of the end solution usually depend on the area of use. Needless to say, the cooling down process, otherwise known as polymerization, is still one of the most important steps of the entire resin flooring process.

The thickness of the epoxy floors depends on their required use and the estimated traffic over them. Starting from 150-micron thick floor seals, the thickness of epoxy floors goes as high as 9mm for heavy traffic areas such as industrial workplaces. An epoxy material application over substrate flooring provides greater strength and better performance over prolonged use.

What Is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is a mixture of two major ingredients-hardeners and resins. A chemical reaction upon the mixing of these two ingredients causes the epoxy material to attain a rigid and dense form. This rigid property of the epoxy solution allows it to bond easily with the substrate flooring for a longer period of time. Upon cooling down, the epoxy treated surface becomes a strong and highly durable coating for the floor. The epoxy not only protects the substrate floor against hard impacts and the adverse effects of regular use but also acts as a barrier against chemical spills. There is absolutely no seepage into the floor and it becomes very easy and less time consuming to clean.
How Can I Make My Wooden Floors Draught-Proof?
Homeowners with stripped floorboards usually have a constant flow of cold air into their place even when the heating is on. The floorboard gaps are the main culprit here, which provides a passage for the outside air to makes its way inside your home. Now you know why your toes feel chilly all the time, no matter how much you turn up the heat. An Energy Saving Trust research suggests that you can easily save around 20 and prevent the emission of around 100 kg of CO2 by simply filling up those gaps in the floor.

A number of new gap-filling products are available out there, with the older DIY methods also in prevalent use to this day. I tried my luck with a number of such products and finally settled on the Draughtex by Nigel’s Eco Store. The stretchy solution comes in a dark grey colour and different size options are available. You can choose one of the available options depending on the width of your floor gaps. I purchased the 40m roll that comes for just 23.99 and am quite satisfied with the results. The solution easily fills the floorboard gaps and is also very fast curing. I recommend using the thin Draughtex solution that fills in gaps that are up to 3mm thick. You can switch to the 2.77mm variant afterwards and then finish off with another coat of the thin Draughtex version.

I am quite content with the results since the solution blends in perfectly well between the gaps and doesn’t stand out.

What Are The Different Color Options In Epoxy Flooring?
We provide resin paints in almost all colours and shades. Standard colours are listed on our website in the form of colour charts. Other colour variations produced for any RAL can also be provided on demand. You can take a look at these variations over here. Our epoxy paint coverings provide a smooth and hard-wearing surface no matter their area of application.
What Are The Other Floor Paint Types Available Out There?
You can choose to go for polyurethane or polysparstic flooring along with an epoxy cover for your floor.

All of these floor paint types have distinct properties that make them unique from the rest. Polyurethane, for example, provides a much higher chemical resistance along with long-lasting durability. The polyaspartic covering has a very short curing time which makes it the most suitable flooring type for garage settings. You can start using your garage within hours of a poly aspartic system installation.

The curing time will depend on the total number of coats that are applied over the substrate surface.

What Else Makes Resin Flooring Suitable For Garage Application?
Not only is a resin floor highly durable and resistant to chemical product spills, but it is also slip-resistant. A wide degree of anti-slip properties can be achieved through some simple aggregate additions into the solvent mixture. This allows better gripping for your car tires and also a better grip for walking when the floor is wet. For more information regarding anti-slip resin flooring, please click this link.
Why Should I Choose Resin Flooring?
Resin flooring is significantly more durable and hard-wearing than concrete floors. Resin floors also have a smooth and seamless finish with a durable feel to them. Resin bonds pretty well with the substrate flooring, creating a strong chemical bond with the concrete surface underneath. This helps achieve the iconic, hardwearing toughness that the resin floors are known for.

Besides being tough, resin flooring is also impervious to all sorts of mechanical and chemicals stress, making it the best choice for industrial application. The compressive strength of resin floors is also higher than that of concrete. This, paired with the resin flooring’s flexible properties to even out the stress upon impact allows this type of floors to make it through all types of strength tests and add to their relatively higher load-bearing capacity.

Through proper care and maintenance, your resin flooring will last you for years. You also have a number of customization options when it comes to resin floors, with the option to choose from a wide range of colours, textures, and aggregates. Depending on the use and area of application, a resin flooring solution can be mixed with acrylic flakes or pigments to achieve varying degrees of different properties, such as anti-slip properties, seamlessness and better gripping. Resin flooring has a wide range of application and can be applied in almost all types of domestic, commercial and industrial settings. From schools to food preparation areas and hospital to warehouses, production plants and home bathrooms, resin flooring is sure to satisfy all of your anti-slip and durability needs.

Is Resin Flooring Expensive?
The overall area of coverage and your chosen type of resin will greatly impact the total project costs. Ultimately, the larger the area of application, the lower the price will be. Since the resin solution is prepared on the spot by the mixing together of the constituent ingredients, it makes sense to see an overall decline in the total costs over a large surface area of application. Old substrate floors with visible damage may also need repairs before the resin coating, which will also increase the costs. Costs may rise significantly from 30 per square meter to as high as 120 per square meter over the same area, with the exception being a damaged and complex substrate floor in once case and a smooth substrate surface in the other.
What Floor Coating Will Work Best For My Garage?
If you need your garage floor to be highly durable along with high resistance to oil spills and contact with other chemicals, then we suggest you go for the twin pack resin coating, a hard-wearing type of resin floors. The thick coating will be equal to around 100 epoxy layers and is being used in garages and other areas all over the world. The twin pack resin flooring is usually used in high traffic areas such as manufacturing plants, commercial areas and warehouses with excellent results to back its reputation. By applying this type of resin coating you can say goodbye to all sorts of damage from accidental oil spills in your garage. The resin coating will fully protect the substrate floor underneath, thus prolonging its lifespan. Other types of garage exclusive floor coatings include polyurethane and polyaspartic, however, these need an expert installation job, which will add up to the overall cost of the project.
What Should I choose: Micro-cement or Resin Flooring?
To an unsuspecting eye, micro-cement and resin flooring solutions may look the same. However, they differ from each other in a number of ways. Upon project completion, there is a visible difference present between the two types of flooring. A micro cemented floor has a natural feel whereas a resin-based floor is sure to give out a plastic feel with some extra shine. Microcement can also be mixed with a number of coloured ingredients to customize the resultant look. Therefore, only looking for the tactile effect of a coated floor may not be the best test to check for its micro-cement base.
What Are The Resin Flooring Costs Over A Garage Space?
The total costs vary depending on the condition and type of your substrate floor. While concrete floors are an excellent bonding surface for the epoxy resin, any holes or cracks in them will need to be addressed first before the resin application. These floor repairs called the resin repairs, need an expert contractor to even out any imperfections. Large holes, for example, can be filled with shot blasting or resin mortar. Feel free to check out our website and request a free site survey. One of our experienced teams will visit your site and provide a free quote and also suggest any repairs that need to be done first.
What Are the Differences between Epoxy flooring and Polyurethane Floors?
There is no doubt in the claim that these two flooring types are among the most widely used resin floorings for industrial and commercial purposes. Epoxy and Polyurethane have a distinct set of properties that differ from one another. Some companies also provide products that promise to overcome the shortcomings of both of these flooring types to provide the best of both worlds.

It must be kept in mind that this answer discusses the main differences between the epoxy and polyurethane flooring types, except PU cement and other different PU coating types.

Epoxy floors have a higher load-bearing capacity and can take more impact damage as compared to polyurethane flooring. This makes them the perfect flooring solution for industrial spaces where heavy traffic use is present. Polyurethane floors are usually used in places where anti-scratchiness is required. Since polyurethane flooring is more smooth and elastic, it can also absorb some of the impact force upon heavy use. Their elastic property makes them the preferred flooring choice for freezing chambers where temperature fluctuations are a norm. Polyurethane floors are also suitable for multi-deck car parking areas as they provide a durable and waterproof surface.

Is Epoxy Flooring The New Polished Concrete?
The use of epoxy flooring extends way beyond just hospitals and warehouse spaces. Epoxy floors are the favourite of renowned designed James Saavedra, who makes active use of this durable system in his homes. White epoxy resin is his favourite of all since it provides a smooth, shiny and long-lasting surface. “I’ve shattered mason jars on this floor filled with Bolognese and let me tell you the floor is victorious every time,” say, Saavedra.
What Are The Different Advantages Of Epoxy Flooring?
The unmatched toughness and durability of the resin floors are some of the advantages of this type of flooring. Resin floors can easily take more load and still retain their smooth surface even after continued rough use. Their high compressive strength allows resin floors to take on a higher degree of impact damage and weight as compared to tiling and vinyl floors. Resin flooring is also more flexible than other conventional flooring options, which makes them the most suitable choice for both commercial and industrial use.

The addition of a unique sealant ingredient protects resin floors from water seepage and other moisture-based damage. On the other hand, vinyl surfaces easily absorb moisture causing cracks and split to emerge all over the covered area. You can power wash your resin floor without worrying about water damage to both the resin and the underneath surface that it protects.

What Is FeRFA?
FeRFA represents an association of all the leading resin manufacturers and contractors. This body sets the product quality rules and regulates the quality standards in the resin flooring industry. You can visit www.ferfa.org.uk to get a deep insight into what they do.
What Are The Epoxy Flooring Costs?
Since epoxy paint is only a coating that is applied over a floor surface, a reliable and strong surface is needed underneath. The substrate for this floor surface may be concrete, wood or laminate material. Bearing this in mind, the average epoxy floor installation costs range from 2.50 per square foot to 9.75 per square foot.

Epoxy flooring comes in a wide range of colours for garage, basement or patio installation. You have a number of colour options available, starting from light blue and green to grey, white and even a clear surface. Gray coloured resin flooring is the go-to choice for most of the resin garage installations. Neutral colours are priced lower as compared to other colour options but they provide the same level of durability nevertheless. Going for neutral colours might be a design and aesthetics sacrifice in some spaces but it can save you hundreds or even a couple of thousand in large coverage areas.

What Are The Resin Driveway Coverage Costs?
Resin installation costs on a driveway start from around 40 per square meter. Resin coating on driveways has become a growing trend in urban areas. Aggregates are added to achieve the desired degree of anti-slip properties. Stone aggregates are a popular choice for driveway resin coating. Resin is also used to cover footpaths and provides a durable, long-lasting surface. Resin installation on driveways helps prevent water puddles and also prevents the slippery surface created by ice in cold areas. Resin driveways are easy to clean and maintain with years of regular use. The costs and time required for the resin covering depends on your chosen quality and amount of materials for the project. Good quality materials cost more and are also priced higher as compared to their average quality alternatives.

A number of things need to be considered before starting a driveway covering project. The existing concrete surface may need to be dug up if there are cracks or any other visible signs of damage. Concrete patches and loose gravel also need to be addressed first. Resin flooring works best when there is a sturdy and crackles base to provide ample surface area for bonding.

It is also important to check whether your chosen resin material is UV resistant or not. This becomes extremely important when you select a light coloured stone aggregate for your driveway. The problem of UV protection is automatically solved if you choose to go with a darker stone colour.

While the costs may vary, the average number lies at 40 per square meter. This amount increases with the choice of better quality materials and also the increased number of labourers required to complete the project.

Stone size selection is another thing that must be kept in mind. We recommend going for a larger stone size since drainage is much easier as compared to smaller stone aggregates. Resin driveway coatings come in a wide variety of colours and materials, so a cheaper quote may not always translate to best results. Our smooth and anti-slip driveways provide easy access to all, including wheel bound people to ones using prams. Resin driveway coatings are known to easily last upwards of 25 years with a professional installation.

The experienced professionals know how to make a smooth and long-lasting resin surface with the minimum wastage of materials. We suggest getting quotes from 3 different service providers for your resin driveway since it will give you an idea of the market pricing trends. Make sure to provide all the necessary details to the epoxy installation company for the most accurate quotes.

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Should I Install Epoxy Flooring In My Home?
A number of homeowners and architects approach me about epoxy resin flooring installation on a regular basis. While epoxy coating of garages and storage spaces is quite common, the use of epoxy resin on the other parts of the floor, such as the kitchen and rooms is still a new concept in some areas. An epoxy floor installation will give you a seamless floor surface that will only make your home interior look more beautiful.

Some installation and maintenance issues may arise in epoxy flooring in homes. Since there is only a limited amount of space available, we usually install epoxy tiles that are manufactured, packaged and then sent to their site of use. These tiles are then glued together and allowed to cool down before use.

What Are The Required Properties Of The Floorer?
There is a very large variety of products available when it comes to resin flooring. The following are some of the bare minimums that must be considered before application:

Is your chosen resin material chemical resistant? 

Resin flooring provides a chemical resistant surface that also protects the underlying substrate.

Is your chosen flooring solution hygienic? 

Almost all resin flooring solutions come with a sealant layer that allows for the easy cleaning of any material that falls off on their surface. 

Is your chosen flooring type pleasing to the eye?

The amount of customization possible with resin flooring has helped its expansion from industrial use to commercial and even domestic applications. Its smooth, tough and hygienic surface makes it the perfect choice for your home flooring needs.  

Is chosen flooring tough and durable?

Since resin floors are manufactured by the means of a chemical reaction, strong bonding and toughness are guaranteed. Your resin floor is capable of taking on high mechanical stress and also prevent water damage to the substrate floor that it covers.

What is The Best Alternative To Epoxy Resin Flooring?
While concrete flooring may seem like an affordable and strong option, there are several limitations to its use. Cracks, for example, are a common occurrence in concrete based floors. Concrete floors also become porous over time, allowing space for moisture, dirt and germs to settle under the surface. This makes concrete floors very unhygienic and a poor choice for areas requiring extreme care, such as hospitals and food preparation spots. Concrete is also known to draw moisture in damp areas. This often needs a full restoration which can be a pretty costly job. Epoxy resin flooring helps to prevent this by providing a smooth covering layer over the concrete surface.
What Materials Are Used For 3D Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy floors are highly hygienic and provide a safe and healthy environment. They are also super easy to clean and adhere well with almost all types of substrate flooring materials. Epoxy resin is also fireproof and takes no damage from regular exposure to moisture and chemicals. With these hard-wearing properties, epoxy floors are also available in different colours to match your interior décor needs. 3D epoxy floors are mainly used in homes where a new aesthetic effect is needed.
How Often Will The Pebbles Need Recoating?
For domestic surfaces, we recommend a new epoxy coat every 4 years. Commercial applications may need a new coat after a period of 2 years or so. You can easily do it yourself by using a simple paint roller. If your pebble mixed resin installation is over 10 to 15 years old, then it is advisable to apply a relatively thick epoxy quote for better results.
What Is The Best Way To Mix Epoxy And Pebble Aggregates?
The resin must be mixed well with the hardener to create a homogenous solution. The pebbles must only be added after thoroughly mixing the resin and hardener solution. You can perform the mixing by your hand in case of a small project. Disposable plastic troughs may also be used if you prefer a hands-free approach. For large projects, a cement mixer is usually used to evenly mix the pebbles with the epoxy solution. The resultant mixture will provide a tough and anti-slip surface when applied.
Are Resin Driveways Slippery?
The Advanced Resin Solutions commissioned an independent testing body to conduct tests on our resin coatings in 2017. A Munro instruments skid resistance tester was used to test the anti-slip range of our resin flooring products. The testing commission was quite impressed with the results, as the slip resistance range came out to varying between 52 and 63 in wet conditions.
Where Should I Use Concrete Flooring?
Polished concrete flooring is the most suitable for industrial kitchen spaces. Combined with a proper seal, concrete flooring provides a stain-resistant surface that is impervious to water damage. Polished concrete surfaces also provide some degree of anti-slip properties, which makes their use ideal in kitchen and bathroom spaces. You can customize your poured concrete floor according to your preference to match your interior setting.