Epoxy Floor Coating
Epoxy floor coating offers a non skid application for reducing slips and falls. It is one of the most common forms of floor coatings. For a textured look, try color flaking. Epoxy floor coating is a durable and attractive option for commercial, industrial, and residential flooring. Epoxy flooring is nearly unequaled in durability, lasting beautifully for 15 to 30 years, depending on the specific type of coating and the quality of its installation. It is used in the toughest industrial settings, waterproof and resistant to acids and chemicals. It is seamless and non-porous, preventing the growth of mold or bacteria. It is also economical. In short, epoxy floors have almost limitless applications.
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 commercial and industrial settings as well as for coatings on industrial equipment or machinery. Epoxy floor coatings can also be used as vapor barriers over concrete slabs and foundations in new construction.
How 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.
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. 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.
The epoxy floor coating process is typically done by applying the coatings using a roller. This application is best when performed by experienced floor coating professionals to ensure proper application and durability.
Our Epoxy Floor Coatings
Jordan Group Construction provides epoxy floor coating application and installation services for residential, commercial and industrial clients throughout Toronto and the GTA area. These epoxy floor coating services include:
Epoxy Floor Paint Application: Our epoxy floor paint application services include the installation of a high performance, 2-part epoxy floor coating compound. This floor coating results in a high gloss, hard wearing, and durable surface ideal for use over concrete floors in commercial and industrial buildings.
Liquid Epoxy Vapor Barrier Application: We offer the application of specialized epoxy floor coatings designed for use as vapor barriers. These liquid moisture barriers can prevent vapor emissions during fast track construction projects and can also prevent moisture from penetrating the flooring and causing mold problems in the future. Our vapor barrier installation services use 2-part liquid epoxy floor coatings designed especially for covering concrete floors.
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, food or beverage plants, even laboratories.
The major benefits of installing epoxy floor coating in your building
- Durability: Concrete floors coated in epoxy last longer and resist considerable wear, thus saving you money and allowing you to manage other business concerns.
- Strength: Once the epoxy has been converted to a solid polymer, it becomes incredibly strong and prevents chemical breakdown.
- Saves time: Epoxy flooring is usually quickly and easily installed, which means less time shutting down production for installation.
- Low maintenance cleaning: Once concrete has the epoxy coating, it is no longer porous since sealed and is therefore easier to clean.
- Aesthetic: Coatings are usually available in an array of colors and patterns to fit your specific style.
- 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.
- Safety: These coatings are also resistant to slippage, temperature, extreme impact and even fire, maintaining both the safety of your employees and your building.
- Brightness: Typically, a high gloss option for coatings can be provided, which improves lighting in your facility to a significant degree due to reflection.
- Lowers vehicle maintenance: Choosing an epoxy coating can also reduce wear on vehicles in your facility because it is more forgiving on machinery.
- 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.
Who uses Epoxy Floor Coating
Epoxy flooring is growing in popularity for residential garage floors. Many of today’s garages serve purposes other than parking the car, making a more finished space appealing. Some garages are turned into game rooms with pool tables or ping pong tables and dart boards. Others serve as hobby areas or double as kid’s playrooms in addition to car parking. Epoxy coating provides an attractive, easy-maintenance floor that is ideal for the garage. It has the added benefit of protecting the concrete floor from oil and other chemical stains to add longer life to an untreated floor.
Other areas of the home where epoxy flooring is an excellent choice are basements, laundry rooms, and even the kitchens with many different decorative options. Choices include unlimited solid colors or combinations and patterns such as striping, squares, terrazzo or marbleized looks. The floor can be customized to create any design and work with any style. Any area that is prone to moisture is a candidate for epoxy flooring since it is waterproof, preventing water from seeping through into the substrate beneath.
Commercial and industrial uses for epoxy flooring include restaurant and hotel kitchens, sanitary hospital flooring, retail stores, warehouses, showrooms, kennels, commercial garages, office buildings, schools, and anywhere else heavy-duty floors are a requirement. Epoxy coatings are also valuable in areas that tend to get slippery and where added traction in needed, like ramps, loading docks, walkways, aisles, and more. Epoxy coatings can be used directly on top of concrete or other floor materials, including damaged floors.
Call Jordan Group Construction now at 416-857-6928 for a FREE, no obligation quote on your new epoxy garage floor!
Jordan Group Construction services Toronto and all of the surrounding areas listed below:
- East York
- North York
- Port Credit