Epoxy floor is a surface of the floor composed of several layers of the epoxy material that covers the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. When epoxy is applied to a depth of less than 2 millimetres, it is referred to as epoxy floor coating. Hardeners and resins are the major components of epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring. These materials are mixed together and undergoes a chemical reaction that produces a plastic material that is rigid, strong, resistant to any form of degradation and also form strong bonds with its substrates. The strength of these epoxy floors makes them suitable for use in various settings including residential building, commercial building and industrial environments.
When one is building, one can consider one out of the various types of epoxy floors to use. Self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors are the different types of epoxy floors. Self-dispersing floors are highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic, self- dispersing with quartz sand have excellent properties such as anti-slip while self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. Other epoxy floors and their suitability as well as properties includes the mortar floors are the strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor, gravelled floors are very decorative to sight while terrazzo floors are also beautiful and can be used for large spaces. Areas that are very sensitive to static forces can be applied with the antistatic floors to keep off the forces while flaked floors can be used to prevent slipping since they have a rough surfaces and have chips or the flakes that decorate the floor.
Epoxy flooring has many benefits that one can obtain when used in either residential, commercial or industrial buildings. Repairing of floors every now and then is reduced and cost saved when one uses an epoxy floor since it is very durable and can last for a very long time without damage. The strength of epoxy floors is very great such that the floors are able to resist any damages including form chemical substances. It is usually very easy to maintain epoxy floors as well as clean them since their porosity is usually reduced. The safety of using epoxy floors is also very great to the people and the building since there is reduced chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire. The availability of these epoxy floors in various patterns and colours enables a person to select the most suitable one for use in their house. There are damaging substances such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks that may find their way into the concrete but this is prevented if epoxy flooring is used.