Types of Epoxy Floor Coatings

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With the need for durable, aesthetically appealing, cost efficient and resilient flooring solutions for industrial, commercial and residential buildings, epoxy coatings have become increasingly popular.

There are several a type of epoxy flooring that are available which include: self-leveling epoxy coatings, self-dispersing epoxy coatings, mortar epoxy coatings, graveled epoxy coatings, epoxy terrazzo coatings, epoxy antistatic coatings and vapor barrier epoxy coatings.

For newbies it can be preferable to pick out the epoxy floor Texas types available, that will be entirely suitable for your flooring needs. Below we take a comprehensive look at the various types of epoxy floor coatings, highlighting their pros and cons.

Self-levelling Epoxy Coatings

As the name suggests, self-leveling epoxy coatings level quickly by themselves creating a smooth and flawless 002surface, and this also makes it easy to install over new or rugged floor surfaces.

This type of floor coating is an excellent choice for; garages, warehouses, office, hallways, etc.

Self-Dispersing Epoxy Coatings

This kind of flooring epoxy is generally used in spaces with the presence of heavy machinery, e.g., forklifts. This is because it has excellent mechanical strength.

Also under the self-dispersing epoxy coatings is the self-dispersing with quartz sand. This modified type of epoxy coating has excellent anti-slip characteristics.

Mortar epoxy Coatings

Of all epoxy floor coatings, mortar coatings are considered the strongest. Generally, this type of epoxy is used in spaces with heavy machinery. This kind of coating can also be used to seal off cracks before lying other types of epoxy coatings.

Graveled Epoxy Coatings

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Concerning aesthetical appeal, graveled epoxy coating many at times carries the day. They are the most attractive epoxy flooring pick. Graveled epoxy can be used for adding logos, brand names and other decorative details to floors.

 

 

Epoxy Terrazzo Floor Coating

Epoxy terrazzo coating greatest advantage is that it is very decorative and easy to clean. This type of flooring is commonly used in large areas, especially public spaces, e.g., hallways, schools, office buildings.

Epoxy Antistatic Floor Coatings.

As the name suggests, this type of flooring epoxy is used in areas where a static free environment is required to run static sensitive electronic gadgets, e.g., hospitals, manufacturing plants etc.

Vapor Barrier Epoxy Coatings

Concrete floors are porous and allow for the transmission of liquid vapor. To prevent this, liquid epoxy is applied directly on concrete floors to make them impermeable. Typically, this type of epoxy coating is applied before adding any other final flooring material e.g. sheet vinyl, hardwood floors etc.