Understanding the A to Z of Epoxy Coating
Floors are usually something to which we don’t pay much attention unless something is wrong with them and yet they are an essential part of workday productivity and safety. You may want to consider an alternative flooring option for your facility and its potential impact. One of these options is epoxy floor coating.
Epoxy is an adhesive that is susceptible to reactions with other chemicals. When applying an epoxy, it is mixed with a hardening agent that causes it to become very strong adhesive resistant to weathering and other chemicals. It is almost impossible to separate two agents that have been bound together by epoxy coatings. This makes an epoxy finish extremely durable, serviceable and stable. Learn how epoxy coatings can be used to benefit your business by reviewing the following.
• Epoxy coating products are used frequently in the automotive and aeronautical industries.
• Various businesses employ epoxy coatings for specific industry uses and needs.
• Epoxy enamel is utilized in the military as well as in maritime commerce.
Epoxy is a material that acts as a sealant for concrete floors. Epoxy coatings can be used on floors for commercial buildings, walkways, even on walls or ceilings at times, and most commonly on garage floors. Many facilities that have already experienced the benefits of epoxy flooring are commercial or industrial buildings such as manufacturing plants, warehouses, pharmaceutical buildings, and food or beverage plants, even laboratories.
Some Important Applications of Epoxy Coating:
1. Durability: Concrete floors coated in epoxy last longer and resist considerable wear, thus saving you money and allowing you to manage other business concerns.
2. Brightness: Typically, a high gloss option for coatings can be provided, which improves lighting in your facility to a significant degree due to reflection.
3. Strength: Once the epoxy has been converted to a solid polymer, it becomes incredibly strong and prevents chemical breakdown.
4. Saves time: Epoxy flooring is usually quickly and easily installed, which means less time shutting down production for installation.
5. Low maintenance cleaning: Once concrete has the epoxy coating, it is no longer porous since sealed and is therefore easier to clean.
6. Aesthetic: Coatings are usually available in an array of colors and patterns to fit your specific style.
7. Chemically resistant: Epoxy coatings can survive continued exposure to potent chemicals, which is perfect for warehouses or plants that may be exposed to such materials.
8. Safety: These coatings are also resistant to slippage, temperature, extreme impact and even fire, maintaining both the safety of your employees and your building.
9. Lowers vehicle maintenance: Choosing an epoxy coating can also reduce wear on vehicles in your facility because it is more forgiving on machinery.
10. Helps the environment: Lastly, epoxy coatings are a green option for your business because of the reduction in material usage. It is a great alternative to adding on a completely new floor or replacing vehicles due to damage