INTRODUCTION

Epoxy is a system based on a combination of RESINS & HARDENERS. On mixing ,the resins and hardeners chemically react to form a homogeneous rigid plastic material. The final product has good adhesive properties to bond well irrespective of the surface where it is applied. Epoxy floors are very strong , abrasion resistant and inert and can resist heavy traffic . The reason for this, is that epoxy flooring proves to last many years, and offers a durable, smooth, easy to clean, water impermeable and high-performance floor surface that is able to resist heavy loads.That is why epoxy floor is used in industrial facilities , sports complex, hospitals ,commercial areas etc.

THE TYPES OF EPOXY FLOORING

A ) SELF LEVELLING EPOXY

SELF LEVELLING EPOXY
SELF LEVELLING EPOXY

Self-levelling epoxy is applied over new, old, cracked, or damaged concrete floors to create a smooth, durable, and a levelled texture on the surface of the floor. Self-levelling epoxy floors comes with different colours and it can be used in commercial, industrial, and residential spaces. Upon application the epoxy resin coating forms a smooth and level texture on the surface of the floor .The resin has a tendency to “self-level” unlike applying the coating with a roller. The self levelling epoxy shall be used as flooring and floor coatings.

EPOXY MORTAR FLOORS

This flooring option is the most stringent epoxy floor system available for use. This epoxy floor is made up of 100% solid epoxies and graded or quartz sand. Mortar systems are ideal for floors that has to be highly chemically-resistant and has to negotiate a great deal of impact. This epoxy mortar can also be used to repair cracks and level a pitted floor prior to the application of self levelling epoxy floorings.

QUARTZ FILLED EPOXY FLOORS

Quartz epoxy flooring is a combination of a high-performance epoxy polymer resin and stained quartz grains. Normally 150 micron to 2 mm quartz sand is used in this type of flooring. This epoxy is used for decorative spaces that require sanitary and slip-resistant properties.

ANTISTATIC EPOXY FLOORS (ESD FLOORS)

ANTI STATIC EPOXY FLOOR
ANTI STATIC EPOXY FLOOR

This is also called ESD floorings (Electro static Dissipate). For taking care of static hazards anti-static epoxy floors are applied.This epoxy floor typically holds a conductive compound that accumulates static electricity that dissipates any potential discharge. An anti-static solution is a highly recommended epoxy floor for spaces that contain flammable materials. This type of flooring is commonly used in electronic, chemical, or pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, healthcare facilities, or any spaces that use flammable gases or liquids that bring a risk of combustible dust buildup.

EPOXY FLAKE FLOORS

EPOXY FLAKE FLOORS
EPOXY FLAKE FLOORS

This type of epoxy floor contains colored flake materials that are inserted in the epoxy to create a vibrant, multi-hued look. The flakes not only offer a seamless look but also provides each surface with subtle grooves to reduce any slips and falls. Epoxy flake floors come in an infinite variety of sizes, colors, styles, and textures that is customizable for any space. and used in sports venues , showrooms etc.

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