Reasons To Apply Epoxy Floor Coating

By Dominique Martin

Epoxy is a strong adhesive material that is used for sticking other materials together in a surface. It is a cured end products from epoxy resins which is also a term taken from the epoxide functional group. Epoxy Resins are basically polymers or reactive polymers known as polyepoxides. Two resins are needed to be mixed in order for it to be used.

The use is varied, for example, metal coatings, electrical parts, insulators, plastic materials, or structural adhesives. Although commonly for home use, it is utilized as an Ohio epoxy floor coating for garages in order to prevent wear and tear on the surface. This is usually applied on concrete that should be pre treated before application.

Due to the seamless and easy to clean surface for epoxy treated floors, a lot of industrial and garage owners have used this for their floors so that they can easily take away any debris or dirt. This is why other establishments like pharmaceutical packaging or production factories, bottling and beverage, food, and others, would use this. The maintenance is fast and convenient.

Because of the luster of the floor and its surface, it gives an aesthetic feel and look which makes the atmosphere of the room more vibrant. Although it entirely depends on the owner how they wish to design the material, but it conveniently has different colors that can be made into patterns or combinations, or even logos. The material is attractive and highly durable.

Because it is chemically resistant, a lot of owners would use this for this exact reason. Manufacturing companies and warehouses, as well as industrial plants, would be using to maintain and protect the floors from any chemicals that may cause harm and damage to the floors, which would in time cause incidents. Because of its functionality, these chemicals may easily be removed. They resist heat, fire, impact, and slip.

The material may also be used for signages and designs for the floors of warehouses in order to designate each zone. Whether they are for traffic areas, work zones, or safety zones. Unlike paint, they do not wear down easily which makes it completely more efficient against abrasion and friction from various surface contacts.

Because of the durability of the material against friction or abrasion, the company would gain a lot of savings from expenses on preventive measures and overall safety as well as for their maintenance when they use this. Aside from that, this is friendly to the environment which makes the campaign for eco friendly materials to be used by industries to be a success. The hazard materials would be easily contained and cleaned.

Installation for this epoxy on floors would have failures or mistakes if not properly done. A lot of factors ensue like the primer of the floor is very poor, so it should be shot blasted or grinded first. Other things that needs to be checked if it is dry, clean, dust free, no causes of humidity near or under the ground, which means no dripping pipes or taps nearby.

Another set of reasons that may cause failure would be if the substrate is weak or if there is no primer or applying the wrong kind. A possibility of having the wrong kind of elasticity for the resin would be a factor, due to the surface expanding and the resin not being able to keep up with it and ends up breaking. Contaminated floors would also be a cause of this if they are not properly cleaned before application.

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