Epoxy floor is a surface of the floor composed of several layers of the epoxy material that covers the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. There is also epoxy floor coating that has a depth of less than the 2 millimetres that coats a floor that is already there. Hardeners and resins are the major components of epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring. These materials are mixed together and undergoes a chemical reaction that produces a plastic material that is rigid, strong, resistant to any form of degradation and also form strong bonds with its substrates. Epoxy floor can be used in residential building, commercial building and industrial environments because of its strength.
When one is building, one can consider one out of the various types of epoxy floors to use. These types include self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors. Epoxy floors highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic are the self-dispersing floors, self-dispersing floors containing quartz sand are good in anti-slip while the self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. There is the also floor that is strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor which is the mortar floor, both gravelled and terrazzo floors are decorative in nature although terrazzo is highly suited for large spaces. Areas that are very sensitive to static forces can be applied with the antistatic floors to keep off the forces while flaked floors can be used to prevent slipping since they have a rough surfaces and have chips or the flakes that decorate the floor.
A person who uses epoxy floor in their either residential, commercial or industrial building can enjoy several benefit. Epoxy floors are very durable and can last a long time hence saving on cost of doing regular repairs and also time used for the repairs. Epoxy floors are very strong and resistant to any damages even from chemical substances that may spill on the floor. Epoxy floors are less porous making it very easy to clean and maintain them. The epoxy floors enhance safety of people present and even the building itself in reducing chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire. 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. When epoxy floor is used, the underlying concrete is usually protected from damaging substances such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.