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What is epoxy resin flooring?

Epoxy Resin Flooring is a floor coating created by mixing together resin with a hardener. It creates a mixture that, when applied to a floor, creates a seamless highly durable finish. It’s ideal for a variety of industrial, commercial and domestic applications.



There are 8 resin floor classifications according to FeRFA (The Resin Flooring Association). These resins, typically epoxy, polyurethane and methacrylate, can be formulated to produce the different resin types.

Floor seal – Applied in two or more coats. Generally solvent or water-borne. This is Light Duty having a typical thickness of up to 150 μm

Floor coating
– Applied in two or more coats. Generally solvent-free. This is Light/Medium Duty having a typical thickness of 150 μm to 300 μm

High build Floor coating – Applied in two or more coats. Generally solvent-free. This is Medium Duty having a typical thickness of 300 μm to 1000 μm

Multi-layer flooring – Aggregate dressed systems based on multiple layers of floor coatings or flow-applied floorings, often described as ‘sandwich’ systems. This is Medium/Heavy Duty having a typical thickness of less than 2 mm

Flow-applied flooring – Often referred to as ‘self-smoothing’ or ‘self-levelling’ flooring and having a smooth surface. This is Medium/Heavy Duty having a typical thickness of 2 mm to 3 mm

Resin screed flooring – Trowel-finished, heavily filled systems, generally incorporating a surface coating to minimize porosity and provide a wearing surface. This is Medium/Heavy Duty having a typical thickness of less than 4 mm

Heavy duty flowable flooring – Having a smooth surface. This is Heavy/Very Heavy Duty having a typical thickness of 4 mm to 6 mm

Heavy duty Resin flooring – Trowel-finished, aggregate filled systems effectively impervious throughout their thickness.

Some of the types of flooring may be produced with special decorative effects by the incorporation of coloured particles or flakes in the surface. Slip resistant or anti-static/conductive versions of these resins are also available.

How thick is an epoxy resin floor?

Epoxy resin floors vary in thickness dependent on the intended use:

Floor seal which is applied in two or more coats and is generally solvent or water-borne has a typical thickness of Up to 150 μm. The intended use is as a Light duty dust-proofing and sealing of concrete coat. Being Light duty Floor seal has an anticipated life of 1 to 2 years if used for light foot traffic and occasional rubber tyred vehicles and localised over-coating may be required. If used for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys, then floor seal is likely to last up to 1 year. Applied using a brush or roller, floor seal does not fill in any deviations in the floor surface and may be subject to impact damage. There is limited chemical Resistance with protection against occasional spillage of mild chemicals only. Floor seal is available in a uniform single colour or clear format.

Floor Coating which is applied in two or more coats and generally solvent-free has a typical thickness of 150 – 300 μm. Its intended use is for Light to medium duty traffic so the anticipated life span of a floor coating is 2 to 3 years if used for light foot traffic and occasional rubber tyred vehicles and just 1 to 2 years If used for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and localised over-coating may be required. Floor coatings are applied using a brush, roller or squeegee and do not noticeably fill in any deviations in the floor surface and are liable to impact damage. Floor coatings have limited chemical resistance with protection against occasional spillage of mild chemicals only. Available in a uniform single colour or clear.

High build floor coating which is applied in two or more coats and generally solvent free has a thickness of 300 to 1000 μm. This is a medium duty resin with an anticipated life of 5 to 7 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, 2 to 4 years for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and not recommended for heavy duty use. The application of a high build floor coating is using a Roller, squeegee or spray. High build epoxy resin has good chemical Resistance – Good resistance to occasional spillage of some chemicals in the absence of mechanical damage and is available in a uniform single colour or clear format.

Multi-layer Flooring which is an aggregate dressed system based on multiple layers of floor coatings or flow-applied floorings, often described as ‘sandwich’ systems with a typical thickness of 2 mm upwards, depending on specification. This is a medium to heavy duty resin with an anticipated life of 3 to 5 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, and 2 to 3 years (for 2.5 mm system) for constant forklift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact. Multi-Layer Flooring has resistance to wear and impact damage and good resistance to occasional spillage. Available in Single or multi-coloured, also aggregate dependent.

Flow Applied Flooring often referred to as ‘self-smoothing’ or ‘self-levelling’ flooring and having a smooth surface (although may be given a surface dressing). With a typical thickness of 2 to 3 mm the intended use is for medium to heavy duty an anticipated life of 6 to 8 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, and 3 to 4 years (for 2.5 mm system) for constant forklift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact. The Application method is by trowel, pin rake, notched squeegee and finished with a spiked roller. Flow Applied Flooring has very good resistance and is available in uniform single colour or decorative effects. Suitability for food processing areas.

Screed flooring which is Trowel-finished, heavily filled systems, generally incorporating a surface coating to minimize porosity and provide a wearing surface and has a typical thickness of 4 mm upwards. The intended use of Screed flooring is Medium to heavy duty with an anticipated life of 10 to 12 years if used for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic, occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and 5 to 7 years (provided seal coats are maintained regularly) when used for constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact. The application of a screed flooring is with a trowel or sledge spread and trowel-finished

Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring is an aggregate filled system having a self-smoothing surface (May be given a surface dressing). With a typical thickness of 4 – 6 mm the intended use of Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring is heavy to very heavy duty with an anticipated life of 8 to 10 years with constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys, some impact and 5 to 8 years with severe heavily loaded traffic and impact. Applied with a trowel or pin rake and finished with a spiked roller Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring has excellent impact resistance and very good resistance to chemical attack. Available in uniform single colour or decorative effect.

Heavy-Duty Screed Flooring is a trowel-finished, aggregate filled systems effectively impervious throughout their thickness. Applied in a typical thickness of 6 mm upwards Heavy-Duty Screed Flooring is intended for very heavy duty use with an anticipated life of 10 – 12 years with severe heavily loaded traffic and impact. Applied using a trowel or sledge spread and trowel-finished Heavy-Duty Screed Flooring has excellent impact resistance and excellent resistance to chemical attack. Available in a speckled uniform finish.

Is epoxy flooring expensive?

No, epoxy flooring is not expensive comparative to its lifespan. Starting from as little as £8-50 per sqm dependent on the system chosen, square area and thickness applied epoxy flooring is a versatile and cost effect flooring system for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option.

How much does it cost to epoxy a floor?

From as little as £8-50 per sqm dependent on the system chosen, square area and thickness applied. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option.

How long do Epoxy floors last?

In very general terms the Life expectancy of an epoxy resin floor will be proportional to the applied thickness of the synthetic resin flooring. Resin flooring is extremely tough and durable and can have a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly. In such cases the major share of the life cycle costs will be for regular cleaning and maintenance, which would apply for all types of flooring, but be less for resin flooring because of their superior performance characteristics. In addition, they can generally be refurbished by overcoating with a lower thickness than applied originally. The most appropriate flooring for any situation will depend upon the particular conditions to which it will be subjected. Many operational factors will directly affect the performance including the severity of trafficking (wheel type and loading), the frequency and efficiency of cleaning, mechanical handling abuse and impact, etc.

Floor seal – Being Light duty Floor seal has an anticipated life of 1 to 2 years if used for light foot traffic and occasional rubber tyred vehicles and localised over-coating may be required. If used for regular foot traffic, frequent forklift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys, then floor seal is likely to last up to 1 year.

Floor Coating – Intended use is for Light to medium duty traffic so the anticipated life span of a floor coating is 2 to 3 years if used for light foot traffic and occasional rubber tyred vehicles and just 1 to 2 years If used for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and localised over-coating may be required.

High build floor coating – This is a medium duty resin with an anticipated life of 5 to 7 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, 2 to 4 years for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and not recommended for heavy duty use.

Multi-layer Flooring – This is a medium to heavy duty resin with an anticipated life of 3 to 5 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, and 2 to 3 years (for 2.5 mm system) for constant forklift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact.

Flow Applied Flooring – With a typical thickness of 2 to 3 mm the intended use is for medium to heavy duty an anticipated life of 6 to 8 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, and 3 to 4 years (for 2.5 mm system) for constant forklift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact.

Screed flooring – The intended use of Screed flooring is Medium to heavy duty with an anticipated life of 10 to 12 years if used for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic, occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and 5 to 7 years (provided seal coats are maintained regularly) when used for constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact.

Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring – the intended use of Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring is heavy to very heavy duty with an anticipated life of 8 to 10 years with constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys, some impact and 5 to 8 years with severe heavily loaded traffic and impact.

Heavy-Duty Screed Flooring – Intended for very heavy duty use with an anticipated life of 10 – 12 years with severe heavily loaded traffic and impact.

Floors which are kept clean will last longer. PSC Flooring will take the client through the choices available highlighting the parameters and deciding factors of their particular situation. With over 30 years’ experience in the application of resin floors, polyurethane flooring and epoxy floor coatings. We offer a total industrial flooring contractor package encompassing site survey, specification, surface preparation & product installation.

What are the benefits of epoxy flooring?

Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Epoxy flooring protects the underlying concrete from moisture, stains, grease and cracks. It is hardwearing, comes in a variety of colours and can have anti-slip coatings and demarcation lines applied. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option. With over 30 years’ experience in the application of resin floors, polyurethane flooring and epoxy floor coatings. We offer a total industrial flooring contractor package encompassing site survey, specification, surface preparation & product installation.

How do you prepare concrete for epoxy flooring?

Before an epoxy coating is applied to the floor new slabs of concrete should be allowed to fully cure for 30-60 days and existing concrete floors should be fully prepared and a primer applied. The square area usually dictates the type of surface preparation needed. With decades of experience under our belts, here at PSC Flooring, we’ll help you determine the ideal process to prepare your surface for new flooring. Whether it’s surface preparation for coating, marking, or a whole new floor installation, you can rest assured we will provide you with the best possible preparation. As leading surface preparation contractors, we usually offer two different methods:

Shot Blasting – Our shot blasting service is usually used on larger areas. Shot Blasting involves rapidly impacting the substrate surface with a controlled stream of abrasive shot material. Unlike sand blasting, which is mainly for the metallic surfaces, shot blasting uses a turbine to get acceleration for the abrasive. The turbine will turn at a very fast rate to allow it to impact harder materials such as concrete. As the abrasive shot hits the substrate it is then collected back up again by the machine and reapplied.

Diamond Grinding – The diamond grinding process involves removing a thin layer off the surface of the concrete floor using a specialist machine. Our diamond grinding machine has rotavating grinding blades with diamond tips specifically designed to grind down the surface. Pushed along manually and height adjustable, a diamond grinder can remove as much or as little of the substrate surface as needed. For small or intricate areas, a handheld diamond grinder will often be used.

Is epoxy flooring safe?

Yes, epoxy flooring is safe for commercial, industrial and domestic application. Where there is a likelihood of water then the appropriate epoxy resin system is required. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option. With over 30 years’ experience in the application of resin floors, polyurethane flooring and epoxy floor coatings. We offer a total industrial flooring contractor package encompassing site survey, specification, surface preparation & product installation.

Will epoxy floors crack?

The substrate determines any movement in the resin. Resin flooring is designed to adhere very strongly to concrete and in most cases within a industrial/commercial setting the common substrate is concreate however, epoxy resin can be applied to wood floors if necessary. To enable a long-lasting application the wood floor needs to be secured, scrimmed and an 18/19mm thick marine ply added over the top of the wood floor before the epoxy resin flooring system is applied. The correct preparation technique will ensure that the wooden substrate floor doesn’t move when in use – this in turn minimises any cracking of the topcoat epoxy resin floor coating.

Is epoxy flooring scratch resistant?

Yes, epoxy flooring systems are very hard and durable, however because it is a gloss system anything gloss will scratch. Floors which are kept clean will last longer. Fine particles of dust, dirt, debris, act as abrasives with traffic unless the floor is cleaned regularly. For the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries it is particularly important to maintain hygienic surfaces, proper cleaning techniques are essential. In engineering works for example, metal swarf is particularly abrasive and if not removed from the floor, can cause damage in a short space of time. If the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule is used, the appearance of your floor can be easily maintained.

How do you get scratches out of epoxy floor?

For light scratches it is possible to bring the surface back with metallised polish. Floors which are kept clean will last longer. Fine particles of dust, dirt, debris, act as abrasives with traffic unless the floor is cleaned regularly. For the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries it is particularly important to maintain hygienic surfaces, proper cleaning techniques are essential. In engineering works for example, metal swarf is particularly abrasive and if not removed from the floor, can cause damage in a short space of time. If the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule is used, the appearance of your floor can be easily maintained.

How do you clean an epoxy floor?

As a general rule, the smoother and less porous a floor surface, the easier it is to keep clean. However, whilst resin-based flooring can be formulated to produce smooth, non-porous surfaces with excellent slip resistance under dry conditions, the surface may have to be textured if it is to have adequate slip resistance under contaminated conditions. In general an epoxy floor is easily cleaned using either a mop and bucket for smaller areas or a scrubber-dryer for larger areas with the appropriate chemical, however coarse textured surfaces are more difficult to clean and will more than likely require a mechanical scrubber dyer to achieve a clean finish. Resin flooring will not be affected by most generally available special purpose cleaning materials, when these are used in accordance with the Chemical Cleaning Manufacturers’ instructions and the floor rinsed properly with clean water. Specific cleaning instructions should also be sought from the resin flooring manufacturer. A small spot test in an inconspicuous area is a worthwhile precaution before applying any new cleaning product. Floors which are kept clean will last longer. Fine particles of dust, dirt, debris, act as abrasives with traffic unless the floor is cleaned regularly. For the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries it is particularly important to maintain hygienic surfaces, proper cleaning techniques are essential. In engineering works, metal swarf is particularly abrasive and if not removed from the floor, can cause damage in a short space of time. If the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule is used, the appearance of your floor can be easily maintained.

Is epoxy flooring waterproof?

Yes, Epoxy flooring epoxy flooring waterproof. The nature of the epoxy resin forms a barrier that is impervious to water ingress and hence whilst water on the surface may not be an issue damp coming up from the ground below the epoxy resin floor needs to be minimised and hence a DPM (Damp Proof Membrane) layer is recommended to be applied before the Epoxy resin flooring system.

Can you paint over epoxy floor?

Yes, as long as the surface is prepared / keyed the epoxy floor system can be overlaid or over coated. To ensure longevity of a surface it is recommended that regular maintenance is carried out and where any imperfection of impact damage has occurred the surface is prepared, and repairs carried out. It is recommended for example that Floor screeds have seal coats regularly maintained to ensure the longevity of the flooring system.

How do I protect my epoxy floor?

As with any floor, an epoxy floor must be treated with respect – avoid dropping heavy objects or dragging across the floor surface. To ensure longevity of a surface it is recommended that regular maintenance is carried out and where any imperfection of impact damage has occurred the surface is prepared, and repairs carried out. It is recommended for example that Floor screeds have seal coats regularly maintained to ensure the longevity of the flooring system. If the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule is used, the appearance of your floor can be easily maintained. Floors which are kept clean will last longer.

Can you wax an epoxy floor?

No, you cannot wax an epoxy floor. To ensure longevity of a surface it is recommended that regular maintenance is carried out and where any imperfection of impact damage has occurred the surface is prepared, and repairs carried out. It is recommended for example that Floor screeds have seal coats regularly maintained to ensure the longevity of the flooring system. If the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule is used, the appearance of your floor can be easily maintained. Floors which are kept clean will last longer.

What is the best flooring for a commercial kitchen?

A polyurethane screed minimum 6mm is recommended for commercial kitchens as it will give a seamless surface and a built-in anti-slip. Resin flooring is designed to adhere very strongly to concrete and in most cases within a commercial setting the common substrate is concreate however, epoxy resin can be applied to wood floors if necessary. The benefits of the polyurethane screed in the food industry is that the floors are hygienic – they are seamless, impervious and do not support microbial growth. A polyurethane screed offers the maximum chemical protection of all resin products and could easily withstand exposure to the numerous acids and chemicals that would be used in the area. Complemented by coving and render to allow for a smooth transition from wall to floor, makes heavy-duty polyurethane screed floor easy to clean, whilst providing a seamless “box” finish for high sterile processes in the food industry. A polyurethane 6mm screed can be washed down every day, a 9mm screed will allow for a steam clean daily.

What do you put on commercial kitchen walls?

In commercial kitchens it is recommended the floor have a coving to avoid corners where germs can breed. A polyurethane screed offers the maximum chemical protection of all resin products and could easily withstand exposure to the numerous acids and chemicals that would be used in the area. Complemented by coving and render to allow for a smooth transition from wall to floor, makes heavy-duty polyurethane screed floor easy to clean, whilst providing a seamless “box” finish for high sterile processes in the food industry. A polyurethane 6mm screed can be washed down every day, a 9mm screed will allow for a steam clean daily.

How do you clean a commercial kitchen floor?

A commercial kitchen floor is easily cleaned using either a mop and bucket for smaller areas or a scrubber-dryer for larger areas with the appropriate chemical. The benefits of the polyurethane screed in the food industry is that the floors are hygienic – they are seamless, impervious and do not support microbial growth. A polyurethane screed offers the maximum chemical protection of all resin products and could easily withstand exposure to the numerous acids and chemicals that would be used in the area. A polyurethane 6mm screed can be washed down every day, a 9mm screed will allow for a steam clean daily. In situations where ease of cleaning is more critical than slip resistance and/or where all who use or are likely to use the floor will wear specially provided slip resistant boots or shoes, the industry standard pendulum test values in the wet of not less than 33 may be deemed acceptable. Managing the slip resistance of any floor requires a regular and effective cleaning regime – If the incorrect cleaning regime is used, the floor surface will be subject to a build-up of contaminants, which could reduce the level of slip resistance. Advice should be taken from the specific resin manufacture as to the cleaning procedure that should be implemented however the general rule of thumb is that If your resin floor has a textured surface you should use brushes as opposed to mops to ensure all the variances in surface are cleaned.

What is safety flooring?

Safety flooring usually refers to anti slip where an aggregate is added to epoxy or PU flooring systems to give the anti-slip property. In the case of epoxy flooring, aggregate and glass beads are added to the epoxy or PU flooring systems to give the anti-slip property. The addition of the aggregate and glass beads to the epoxy or PU flooring system means that the surface has a coarser surface texture to retain the required level of slip resistance.
In situations where ease of cleaning is more critical than slip resistance and/or where all who use or are likely to use the floor will wear specially provided slip resistant boots or shoes, the industry standard pendulum test values in the wet of not less than 33 may be deemed acceptable. Managing the slip resistance of any floor requires a regular and effective cleaning regime – If the incorrect cleaning regime is used, the floor surface will be subject to a build-up of contaminants, which could reduce the level of slip resistance. Advice should be taken from the specific resin manufacture as to the cleaning procedure that should be implemented however the general rule of thumb is that If your resin floor has a textured surface you should use brushes as opposed to mops to ensure all the variances in surface are cleaned.

Can you use epoxy resin on floors?

Yes, epoxy resin flooring systems are using for a variety of commercial, industrial and domestic floors. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option. With over 30 years’ experience in the application of resin floors, polyurethane flooring and epoxy floor coatings. We offer a total industrial flooring contractor package encompassing site survey, specification, surface preparation & product installation.

Are epoxy floors durable?

Yes, epoxy floors are durable. The amount of durability depends on the thickness of the epoxy resin coat applied. Resin flooring is designed to adhere very strongly to concrete. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option. With over 30 years’ experience in the application of resin floors, polyurethane flooring and epoxy floor coatings. We offer a total industrial flooring contractor package encompassing site survey, specification, surface preparation & product installation.

Can you use epoxy resin on wood floors?

Resin flooring is designed to adhere very strongly to concrete and in most cases within an industrial setting the common substrate is concreate however Yes, epoxy resin can be applied to wood floors. To enable a long-lasting application the wood floor needs to be secured, scrimmed and an 18/19mm thick marine ply added over the top of the wood floor before the epoxy resin flooring system is applied. The correct preparation technique will ensure that the wooden substrate floor doesn’t move when in use – this in turn minimises any cracking of the topcoat epoxy resin floor coating.

What is anti-slip resin flooring?

Anti-slip resin flooring is as it says, flooring with an additional grip to its surface to reduce the smoothness of the floor surface. In the case of epoxy flooring, aggregate and glass beads are added to the epoxy or PU flooring systems to give the anti-slip property. The addition of the aggregate and glass beads to the epoxy or PU flooring system means that the surface has a coarser surface texture to retain the required level of slip resistance.
In situations where ease of cleaning is more critical than slip resistance and/or where all who use or are likely to use the floor will wear specially provided slip resistant boots or shoes, the industry standard pendulum test values in the wet of not less than 33 may be deemed acceptable. Managing the slip resistance of any floor requires a regular and effective cleaning regime – If the incorrect cleaning regime is used, the floor surface will be subject to a build-up of contaminants, which could reduce the level of slip resistance. Advice should be taken from the specific resin manufacture as to the cleaning procedure that should be implemented however the general rule of thumb is that If your resin floor has a textured surface you should use brushes as opposed to mops to ensure all the variances in surface are cleaned.

Is epoxy flooring good for homes?

Yes, domestic installations of epoxy flooring systems are carried out on a regular basis, however, this product is originally designed for industrial/commercial use. Choosing the right flooring for your home can be a tough a decision, and there are pros and cons that come with any material choice for your flooring solution. If you’re thinking about installing epoxy flooring for either domestic purposes, consider the pros and cons for your whether it is a good fit or not.

Epoxy-based flooring has been a popular choice in contemporary spaces, due to its smooth, seamless and professional finish. Epoxy flooring has a longer lifespan than most other flooring solutions which is highly favoured in environments where flooring is subject to heavy traffic and loads – in a home environment this is probably over specified.

People have very high aesthetic expectations (and understandably so), when it comes to their living areas. Originally intended for industrial / commercial purposes where the floor area is much larger than a domestic situation, factors outside the contractor’s control may result in the floor not achieving a 100% perfect surface. Such so where a surface would be more than acceptable in an industrial facility, a homeowner would need to be accepting of the industrial look and finish.

What is best floor for kitchens?

Polyurethane screed minimum 6mm is recommended for commercial kitchens as it will give a seamless surface, this can be applied to domestic kitchens. The benefits of the polyurethane screed in the food industry is that the floors are hygienic – they are seamless, impervious and do not support microbial growth.

What’s the best epoxy for garage floors?

The best epoxy system for a domestic garage floor is 2 coats of High Build 100% solid epoxy (approximately 500 microns). High build floor coating is applied in two or more coats and is generally solvent free. High build floor coating has a thickness of 300 to 1000 μm. This is a medium duty resin has an anticipated life of 5 to 7 years for light duty industrial/ commercial applications so is ideal within a domestic garage where the usesage is much lighter. The application of a high build floor coating is using a Roller, squeegee or spray. High build epoxy resin has good chemical Resistance – Good resistance to occasional spillage of some chemicals in the absence of mechanical damage and is available in a uniform single colour or clear format.

Is it worth it to epoxy garage floor?

Yes, an epoxy coating system will extend the life of the concrete floor and stop concrete residue as well giving an aesthetically pleasing finishing and enhancing the cleanability. In very general terms the Life expectancy of an epoxy resin floor will be proportional to the applied thickness of the synthetic resin flooring. Resin flooring is extremely tough and durable and can have a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly.

How durable is epoxy garage flooring?

The best epoxy system for a domestic garage floor is 2 coats of High Build 100% solid epoxy (approximately 500 microns) and will extend the floor lifespan of garage flooring giving it a durable finish. High build floor coating is applied in two or more coats and is generally solvent free. Classified as medium duty for commercial / industrial use and has an anticipated life of 5 to 7 years for light duty industrial/ commercial applications so is ideal within a domestic garage where the usesage is much lighter. High build epoxy resin has good chemical Resistance – Good resistance to occasional spillage of some chemicals in the absence of mechanical damage and is available in a uniform single colour or clear format.

Does an epoxy garage floor increase home value?

Whilst not proven, improving any aspect of your home can only assist in giving it appeal and hence desirability. A High build floor coating system which is applied in two or more coats and generally solvent free has a thickness of 300 to 1000 μm. The flooring system of choice by commercial garages and workshops, this is a medium duty resin with an anticipated life in an industrial / commercial setting of 5 to 7 years for light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles, 2 to 4 years for regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic and occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys and not recommended for heavy duty use. Therefore, a longer lifespan would be expected for domestic use.
Epoxy resin is available in a wide range of colours and is chemically resistant against oil, grease and fuel hence the choice for commercial vehicle workshops. Very hard wearing, with excellent wear resistance epoxy resin provides a gloss, attractive, easy to clean floor. In terms of installation it is a relatively quick process – The application of a high build floor coating is using a Roller, squeegee or spray and takes approximately 3 days from start to finish including drying time for a two coat system.

Does a finished garage floor add value?

Whilst not proven, improving any aspect of your home can only assist in giving it appeal and hence desirability. Epoxy resin is available in a wide range of colours and is chemically resistant against oil, grease and fuel hence the choice for commercial vehicle workshops. Very hard wearing, with excellent wear resistance epoxy resin provides a gloss, attractive, easy to clean floor. In terms of installation it is a relatively quick process – The application of a high build floor coating is using a Roller, squeegee or spray and takes approximately 3 days from start to finish including drying time for a two coat system.

How much does it cost to coat garage floor?

From as little as £8.50 per sqm dependent on the system chosen, square area and thickness applied. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option.

How much does it cost to seal a garage floor?

From as little as £8.50 per sqm dependent on the system chosen, square area and thickness applied. Widely chosen for its hardwearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish epoxy resin flooring systems are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries. Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option.

Is epoxy flooring safe for the home?

Yes domestic installations are carried out on a regular basis, however, this product is designed for industrial/commercial use. People have very high aesthetic expectations (and understandably so), when it comes to their living areas. Originally intended for industrial / commercial purposes where the floor area is much larger than a domestic situation, factors outside the contractor’s control may result in the floor not achieving a 100% perfect surface. Such so where a surface would be more than acceptable in an industrial facility, a homeowner would need to be accepting of the industrial look and finish.

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