What is Epoxy Flooring?

When you walk into a home and see floors with a smooth, shiny coating, you could be looking at a surface that was treated with an epoxy finish. Epoxy coated floors look fantastic are very durable.

Epoxy comes in three different types: water-based, solvent-based, and solid epoxy. Solvent-based has been around for the longest, and it is made with a higher level of hardener. A respirator must be used when applying solvent-based epoxy due to the harmful fumes generated.  Because of this water-based and solid epoxy are more popular choices with solid being more suitable for surfaces that need to be really tough such as garage floors and very high traffic areas.

Key Takeaways:

  • Epoxy flooring is quite cost effective compared to other flooring choices.
  • When applied correctly, epoxy coated floors are very tough and last for many years.
  • Solid epoxies stand up better to abrasion and chemicals, but you have to apply them quickly.

“Epoxy coating can be roughly divided into three types: solvent-based, water-based and 100% solid epoxy. More recently, you can find pre-tinted or metallic coatings, as well.”

Read more: https://www.bhg.com.au/epoxy-flooring?category=renovating

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