When you’re ready to install epoxy floor coatings, the first thing you need to do is prepare the floor surface. This includes checking for cracks, holes, and expansion joints. If the floor has uneven surfaces, use a grinder or sander to level it. If you don’t have these tools, a piece of sandpaper on a pole will work well. Also, repair any chips or divots.
Self-leveling epoxy flooring
Self-leveling epoxy floor coatings are designed to provide a seamless surface with minimal maintenance. They are resistant to microbial growth and are strong enough to withstand heavy foot traffic. They also offer a comfortable grip underfoot even in wet conditions, making them the perfect choice for restaurants, gyms, cafeterias, and locker rooms.
Self-leveling epoxy floor coatings are a great choice for high-stress environments, and they are resistant to impact, abrasion, corrosion, rust, and wear. These floor coatings are also flexible and chemical-resistant. The polyamide and amine-cured varieties are excellent choices for these environments.
Self-leveling epoxy floors offer major operational benefits for industrial spaces. Since they are seamless, they are easier to clean, and the lack of voids in the surface makes it easier to prevent bacteria and dirt from building up. In addition, they provide aesthetic appeal, as their glossy appearance makes spaces look larger. However, they are more expensive than roller-applied epoxy systems.
Self-leveling epoxy floor coatings can also protect against stains and corrosion. This makes them the perfect flooring solution for high-traffic areas, including hospitals, hair salons, and other commercial establishments. PPI Flooring offers self-leveling epoxy services to help businesses protect their floors from the harmful effects of foot traffic.
These products have excellent adhesion to metals and are solvent-free. They are also resistant to heat and have excellent thermal properties. In addition, they are a great choice for industrial environments, manufacturing buildings, and warehouses.
Metallic epoxy flooring
Metallic epoxy floor coatings create a stunning look for your floors. Unlike normal floor coatings, they feature a high-gloss finish and metallic pigments that create a three-dimensional effect. The coatings are durable and do not shrink or crack in high traffic areas. The unique metallic urethane formula also provides an easy-to-clean, non-slip surface.
The metallic pigments in epoxy are agitated during the application process, creating an eye-catching effect. The metallic pigments then lock in place when the epoxy hardens. Metallic floor coatings are one of the most popular types of flooring today. Installers can apply them using a roller or squeegee to achieve the desired effects.
Metallic epoxy floor coatings are a great choice for indoor applications, where they offer low VOCs and low odor. They also require minimal maintenance and can be a great choice for upscale businesses, restaurants and sophisticated homeowners. In addition, these floors are extremely durable. They last for at least 20 years with moderate use.
Metallic epoxy floor coatings can be applied in any color or design. These floors can be sanded after application, and are often enhanced with a protective topcoat finish. A protective polyurea or polyaspartic finish provides superior UV and solvent resistance. A metallic epoxy floor also has a unique texture and can be used for an impressive finishing touch.