EPOXY FLOORING / INDUSTRIAL COATINGS

Usually a two part (resin/hardener) glue, which has a high compression strength, is easily designed with color and texture, and can be combined with other materials (silica, vinyl chip flakes, colored quartz) to increase impact resistance, slip resistance, and tensile strength.

Epoxy High Build / Thin Build

A great option for almost all job types (Light Industrial, Commercial & Retail, Residential) where you're looking for a finished floor which cleans easy, is tough enough to last for years to come, eco-friendly, and highly customizable.  

 

This system is basically a 3-5 step process: prepare substrate, primer substrate, lay base coat, lay top coat.  (Other steps include adding slip resistance to specific areas, installing overlays, installing inlays, etc.)

PROS:

  • Cost effective option which for a highly durable floor.

  • Fast turn around time, some products ready for light traffic within 6hrs, and heavy use within 24hrs

  • Customizable colors, effects, and inlays.

  • Eco-friendly, LEED rated and credited material. 

  • Easy to maintain

CONS:

  • Not as durable to impact compared to other systems.

  • Sheen changes with wear.

  • Is not ready for exterior use without added products.

Epoxy Broadcast System / Color Quartz System

Fantastic for industrial high traffic areas, residential & commercial garages, commercial kitchens, and anywhere heavy use or impact resistance can be a factor.  A combination of Epoxy High Build/Thin Build Systems and a fill element (such as silica sand, color quartz, aluminum oxide, flint silica, or recycled glass) broadcast into the epoxy to add slip resistance, wear-ability, aesthetic appeal and texture.

 

These systems are usually between 6-10 steps: prepare substrate, primer substrate, lay base coat, broadcast elements, vacuum and sand, lay topcoat.  (Other steps include adding slip resistance to specific areas, installing overlays, installing inlays, etc.)

PROS:

  • Very durable in both tensile and impact strength, ready for heavy wear.

  • Color Quartz System provides a beautiful and highly durable finish.

  • Cost effective option for a highly durable floor.

  • Fast turn around, some products or systems ready for light traffic within 24hrs, and heavy use within 48hrs.

  • Customizable colors, effects, and inlays.

  • Eco-friendly, LEED rated and credited material. 

  • Easy to maintain

CONS:

  • More costly than less labor-intensive methods.

  • Some materials are more costly than other methods, such as Color Quartz

  • Sheen changes with wear.

  • Is not ready for exterior use without added products.

  • Slip resistance wears down cleaning supplies.

Epoxy Flake/Chip System

Similar to Broadcast Systems, Epoxy Flake/Chip Systems are great for achieving a highly durable, impact resistant, and anti-slip floor with a colorful aesthetic appeal.  These floors use vinyl chips or flakes as an element of the floor, increasing flexibility and impact strength.  Perfect for garages, worker/commercial areas with regular traffic, and much more because of its impact qualities, long life, and as an easily cleaned surface.
 

These systems are usually between 6-10 steps: prepare substrate, primer substrate, lay base coat, broadcast flake/chips, vacuum and buff, lay top coat.  (Other steps include adding slip resistance to specific areas, installing overlays, installing inlays, etc.)

PROS:

  • Very durable in both tensile and impact strength, ready for daily wear.

  • Flake Systems provide color rich pallets and durable surfaces. 

  • Cost effective flooring for a highly durable floor.

  • Fast turn around time, some products or systems ready for light traffic within 24hrs, and heavy use within 48hrs.

  • Customizable colors, effects, and inlays.

  • Eco-friendly, LEED rated and credited material 

  • Easy to maintain

CONS:

  • More costly than less labor-intensive methods.

  • Sheen changes with wear.

  • Is not ready for exterior use without added products.

Mortar Mix / Urethane Cement Floors

Fantastic for heavy industrial and high traffic areas, residential & commercial garages, commercial kitchens, and anywhere heavy use, impact resistance, and lifetime of floor is a factor.  Mortar systems usually combine epoxy and silica sand before application, when installed the finished floor is highly resilient and ready for heavy traffic, wear, and impact.  Urethane cement (cementitious urethane mortar) is similar in process and end result, however it uses a high build urethane to seal silica aggregate, added benefits being it's antimicrobial surface, perfect for factory food production (USDA certified) and kitchens.

 

These systems are usually between 8-12 steps: prepare substrate, primer substrate, lay base coat, broadcast elements, vacuum and sand, lay topcoat.  (Other steps include adding slip resistance to specific areas, installing overlays, installing inlays, etc.)

PROS:

  • The most durable of all epoxy-flooring systems listed.  Ready for full temperature extremes, impact and tensile strength, and chemical resistant.

  • Can be integrated with colored aggregate, colored epoxy, and cove bases options, etc.

  • Fast turn around time, some products or systems ready for light traffic within 24hrs, and heavy use within 48hrs.

  • Customizable inlays.

  • Eco-friendly, LEED rated and credited material. 

  • Easy to maintain

CONS:

  • Most expensive, however similar in price to Color Quartz Systems

  • Sheen changes with wear.

  • Is not ready for exterior use without added products.

  • Slip resistance wears down cleaning supplies.

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