Epoxy resin industrial floors
They protect ideally concrete surfaces against mechanical damage, wear, elements, and aggressive chemicals. Resin floors are used in industrial facilities as well as in houses and commercial premises. This type of flooring is often chosen for shops, household areas, back offices, garages, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, workplaces, and houses. The reason for its popularity is its unique properties and fast and efficient application.
The most frequently offered industrial floors are those with epoxy surfaces. They are based on solvent-free resin combined with an appropriate hardener and special additives and pigments. Fillers used in the production process are quartz powders and sands. An important advantage of this type of surface is high tensile strength and chemical resistance. The smooth surface facilitates cleaning, which increases their range of applications. Moreover, they come in many colours, which again improves the appearance of the places in which they are adopted.
Their application and choice are unlimited and their benefits are unquestionable.
Range of application
Resin floors are used in places which require high chemical resistance. These are coating systems whose purpose is to make a workplace clean and facilitate cleaning. Range of application: meat processing, chemical, dairy and food processing facilities, chemical laboratories, pharmaceutical facilities, car factories, garages, etc. Due to their aesthetic value and many colours, these systems are often adopted in various public facilities, shopping centres, shops, schools, and nursery schools.
Furthermore, they are economical and thus compete successfully with alternative solutions. Another advantage is fast installation, which is important if the surface area to be covered is large. They offer virtually limitless options in terms of colours, patterns, and surface structure. They are a solution that is highly aesthetic, durable, functional, and easy to clean.
Making the floor
Before the concrete surface is coated with the resin, it must be prepared. To make the resin layer stick, the ground surface must be shot-blasted, ground, or milled.
The next step is to prime the concrete to increase the adhesion. We use a special Primer for that. Then the concrete surface with appropriate tensile strength and humidity values is coated with epoxy resin of a chosen colour or with coloured quartz sands 0.5 to 2 mm. Next we make plinths and expansion gaps filled with polyurethane mass.
The choice of the type of floor depends on its material. This in turn is determined by a number of factors: purpose, specifics of a given facility and its processes, the way it is cleaned, traffic, how fast the flooring is to be made, aggressive chemicals, and the planned visual effect. In such projects we use epoxy, polyurethane, and methacrylic resins.