Australian Epoxy Floors supply and install a range of high quality flooring products.
Suitable for Commercial, Industrial and Domestic applications.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Epoxy Floor Coatings?
Epoxy is a type of polymer material that begins as a liquid and is converted to a solid state through a controlled chemical reaction. Because of this change in state, epoxy floor coatings are typically a mechanically strong and chemically resistant type of flooring. Epoxy floor coatings are highly adhesive during the conversion from liquid to solid allowing them to create a secure bond with both new and old concrete flooring surfaces.
There are a wide variety of applications and uses for epoxy coatings including epoxy floor paint in domestic, commercial and industrial settings as well as for coatings on industrial equipment or machinery.
How Do Epoxy Floor Coatings Work?
Epoxy floor coatings are typically comprised of two main components, resins and hardeners. The resin component in an epoxy floor coating is light or clear in color and nearly odor free. Hardeners on the other hand, are dark and have a strong characteristic “ammonia-like” smell.
When these two components are mixed together during the epoxy floor coating application process, a chemical reaction begins. This chemical reaction turns the epoxy floor coatings into tough, rigid, and plastic-like materials, which are very durable, waterproof, and chemically resistant.
How many coats will my floor need?
In general, epoxy floor coatings are available in both one coat and two coat varieties. One-coat application systems allow for faster installation times, while two-coat systems result in a more secure application as well as being able to add flecks and glitters to the coating before clear coats are applied.
Two-coat epoxy floor coatings help to eliminate the risk of developing pinholes or voids during application, which can cause future problems in the durability and waterproofing of the coating.
How is Epoxy Floor Coating applied?
The epoxy floor coating process is typically done by applying the coatings using a roller. This application is best when performed by experienced professionals to ensure proper application and durability.