Art of Concrete installs seamless epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems to withstand repeated wear and tear, aggressive chemical attack and mechanical stress. Our flooring systems not only offer superior durability, they are also non-slip, very easily cleaned and comply with food and health regulations.
What is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is perhaps one of the most popular flooring options for both commercial and industrial buildings. It is made up of a resin floor system laid on top of multiple layers of concrete floor with a depth of at least 2 millimetres.
After the concrete substrate has been prepared, a mixture of resin and hardening chemical are poured over the substrate. This mixture will harden within 12 to 24 hours, allowing light use, such as walking over it. Full curing time typically takes a few days to one week, depending on the specific mix used. Also note that the underlying concrete floor must be completely dry before the epoxy floor can be installed.
Types and Applications of Epoxy Flooring
The range of available application types include basic roll coats, self levelling systems, flake flooring finishes and high build trowel down epoxy flooring. We carry out all the required surface preparation, which can include diamond grinding and shot blasting, and resurface floors by epoxy mortar filling and cementitious surface levelling.
Our systems can be installed into the following areas:
- Commercial and Industrial Warehouses
- Light and Heavy Duty Automotive Workshops
- Commercial Kitchens
- Abattoir, Bakery and Food Processing Areas
- Retail Outlets
- Bar and Pub Flooring
- Chemical Containment and Bunding
- Oil and Gas Platforms
- Garage Floors
Some Frequently Asked Questions
1. Besides concrete, could epoxy flooring be applied to any other substrate?
Any substrate as hard and solid as concrete can serve as a base. For instance, stone floors (e.g., marble) can be laid over with certain types of epoxy resin, after proper preparation.
However, wooden floors are not ideal. Wood tends to contract or expand according to ambient temperature and humidity. Over time, that will make the epoxy layer buckle and crack.
2. What kind of stresses can an epoxy floor tolerate?
Epoxy floors can resist a lot of wear and tear from heat, bright sunlight, and scratch-inducing movement. But to avoid damage, these floors require regular cleaning and protection from extreme heat or impact from ultra-heavy equipment.
3. How long can an epoxy floor last?
An epoxy floor’s durability will depend on its type, its location and use, and the quality of maintenance. Typically, a high-quality epoxy floor in a high traffic area (e.g., mall indoor parking lot) can endure anywhere from 3 to 10 years of use. After such a time, the floor may need repair or replacement.