Epoxy Flooring System
Epoxy flooring systems are a type of floor coating made from a mixture of resin and hardener. They are often used in commercial and industrial settings because they are durable and resistant to stains, scratches, and chemical spills. Epoxy flooring systems can also be used in residential settings, such as garages and basements.
There are several types of epoxy flooring systems, including:
Self-leveling epoxy: This type of epoxy is applied in a thin layer over the existing floor and is used to create a smooth, seamless surface. It is often used to level out uneven floors or to cover up imperfections in the existing surface.
Quartz epoxy: Quartz epoxy flooring consists of a base coat of epoxy mixed with colored quartz that is spread over the surface. The chips are then covered with a clear topcoat to create a textured, slip-resistant surface.
Epoxy over tile: This type of epoxy is made to overlay quarry tiles and is often used in food processing and other industrial settings where a non-slip surface is important.
Flaked epoxy: Flake epoxy flooring is similar to quartz epoxy, but the flakes are larger and more visible. It is often used to add a decorative element to the floor.
Epoxy flooring systems are generally easy to clean and maintain, and they can last for many years with proper care.
Overview of a Epoxy Flooring System Project Located in NJ
This facility was a large repair shop for their equipment. That process involved a lot of heavy equipment traversing the commercial epoxy flooring, including but not limited to large cranes lifting, and on occasion dragging machinery across the floor.
This system needed to be as robust as possible, always keeping in mind their need to maintain their annual budget, so we were conscious of the epoxy flooring cost.
We specified an epoxy slurry system with an added aggregate to increase the impact resistance, along with an aliphatic urethane topcoat, ensuring both color and sheen retention as well as enhancing the epoxy flooring system's scratch resistance. Finally, as laid out by our client, we reapplied their safety line striping.
The Challenges of This Epoxy Flooring System
This process was well thought out between the client and our team, making the project go very well.
As a result, we were sure to maintain a good running HEPA vacuum system to ensure clean preparation. While every job has time restraints, this epoxy flooring project had a good window of time, as a result of preplanning our client who paved a clear path for our success.
The Installation Process of Our Epoxy Resin Floor System
We then mechanically abraded the substrate to meet the manufacturer's specifications and began to apply our epoxy coating. Since it was a 100% solid epoxy resin we were able to continue onto our epoxy slurry system immediately. Once the slurry was applied we broadcast our previously determine gritty aggregate.
The next day we remove all excess aggregates and carefully inspected the now partially complete epoxy flooring system. Once our project coordinator confirmed the previous day's work met our high standards, the team moved on to the epoxy grout coat. On day three we applied our color retaining and scratch-resistant aliphatic urethane topcoat.
On our final day, we masked and applied our safety lines to match the client's desire.
High Performance Systems An Epoxy Flooring Contractor with a Solution
Many years of experience as an epoxy flooring contractor has allowed us vast experience with not only installing but knowing what is the best fit for the clients' needs. Resinous flooring is our specialty, and to us, it does not work, it's a passion.
Contact us for a no-hassle discussion to see if we can be of service to your team. Call today!