WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN EPOXY FLOORING SYSTEM
Planning a flooring upgrade at your commercial or industrial facility? Epoxy flooring is highly popular in both settings, valued for its exceptional durability and versatility.
Whether you're considering a flooring solution for a manufacturing facility, healthcare environment, or any other commercial space, epoxy systems offer numerous benefits that can enhance the longevity and functionality of your floors.
Let’s explore the features and advantages.
Features of Epoxy Flooring
Epoxy flooring is composed of a two-part system: resin and amine hardener. When combined, these components chemically react to form a strong, adhesive system that bonds tightly to the underlying concrete substrate.
Notable features of these floors include:
Epoxy flooring creates an exceptionally durable surface that can withstand heavy traffic, impact, abrasion, and chemical exposure. This makes them ideal for industrial environments where floors are subjected to constant wear and tear.
Seamless and Hygienic
Epoxy flooring can be applied seamlessly, leaving no gaps or joints where dirt, bacteria, or mold/fungus can accumulate. This feature is particularly advantageous in healthcare facilities, laboratories, and food processing plants, where cleanliness and hygiene are critical.
Epoxy floors possess excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals, including oils, solvents, acids, and alkalis. This property makes them ideal for industries like automotive, manufacturing, chemical processing, and anywhere spills and chemical exposure are common.
Versatility in epoxy floors means you can expect a variety of appearances and customization options when choosing a coating. They can be tinted in various colors, and additional aggregates can be incorporated in the design to create slip-resistant surfaces. Areas can be demarcated, and the overall aesthetic appeal can also be enhanced.
"When it comes to longevity, easy maintenance, and overall performance, epoxy systems are an excellent choice." -- Tim Smith, Sr. Manager Training/Field Engineers at Stonhard
Advantages of Epoxy Flooring
Epoxy flooring provide several advantages that explain their widespread use in diverse industries.
Epoxy flooring has a long service life and can withstand heavy traffic and harsh conditions without deteriorating. They offer a cost-effective flooring solution by reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements.
Many epoxy formulations are available with slip resistant properties, ensuring improved traction. This is crucial in areas where safety is paramount like warehouses, production facilities, and commercial kitchens.
Epoxy-coated floors are easy to clean and maintain. Their non-porous surface resists stains and allows for quick and efficient cleaning with basic cleaning agents. This benefit is particularly valuable in environments that require strict cleanliness standards like pharmaceutical facilities, clean rooms and healthcare environments.
Epoxy floors are considered environmentally friendly due to their low volatile organic compound (VOC) content. This makes them a sustainable choice for businesses aiming to reduce their ecological footprint and fulfill sustainability initiatives.
“With an impressive track record of enhancing safety, hygiene, and performance, epoxy floor systems have earned their reputation as an excellent flooring choice." -- Christopher Trageser, Product Manager, Stonhard
Epoxy flooring offer a plethora of features and advantages that make them an excellent choice for various industrial and commercial settings.
Have questions about the safety and features of our products? Contact us and your local territory manager or architectural, design & engineering representative will be happy to answer! Visit Stonhard.com to learn more.