There are various floors such as the epoxy floor which is composed of several layers of the epoxy material that cover the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. Other than epoxy floor, the epoxy material can be used as a coating to another floor when its depth is less than 2 millimetres. The epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring is usually compose of hardeners and resins. A chemical reaction takes place when the hardeners and resins are mixed producing a plastic material that is rigid, strong, resistant to any form of degradation and also form strong bonds with its substrates. Epoxy floor can be used in residential building, commercial building and industrial environments because of its strength.
There are various types of epoxy floors that one can consider to use for their building. These types include self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors. Epoxy floors highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic are the self-dispersing floors, self-dispersing floors containing quartz sand are good in anti-slip while the self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. There is the also floor that is strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor which is the mortar floor, both gravelled and terrazzo floors are decorative in nature although terrazzo is highly suited for large spaces. Antistatic floors are suited for areas that are very sensitive and any static force is being avoided in the environment while the flaked floors have chips coloured to decorate the floor and are also rough hence suitable for anti-slip.
There are so many benefits of using epoxy flooring on either residential, commercial or industrial building. Epoxy floors are very durable and can last a long time hence saving on cost of doing regular repairs and also time used for the repairs. The epoxy floors are very strong such that they cannot be damaged even by chemical substances that may find their way on the floor. Epoxy floors are less porous making it very easy to clean and maintain them. With reduced chances of chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire, the safety of people and building with epoxy floors is well enhanced. 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. Since epoxy flooring is done above some concrete, it helps protect the concrete from various substances likely to cause damage to the underlying concrete such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.