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types of epoxy flooring

types of epoxy flooring
types of epoxy flooring

Introducing different types of epoxy flooring
What is the best type of flooring for various applications (home, industrial, office, hospital, etc.)? How many types of flooring do we have? What type of flooring is suitable for what application? What flooring should we use to cover the floor of a wet environment? What is the most luxurious flooring? What features should we pay attention to when choosing an epoxy floor?
This article answers these questions and introduces different types of epoxy flooring.

Types of Epoxy Resin Flooring

Epoxy flooring is one of the most common types of resin flooring products. Epoxy floorings are two or three-component coatings. Epoxy is applied in liquid form on the surface, and after curing, it creates a hard seamless polymeric surface.
Epoxy flooring with different applications (commercial, industrial, decorative, etc.) has more advantages than other flooring materials.
Often when the name of epoxy flooring is heard, people's minds go to the floor of parking lots, warehouses, or shops. While due to the decorative properties of epoxy flooring, it is also a choice for the floor of a residential unit (kitchen, bathroom, reception, etc.).
Recent research shows that epoxy flooring is durable, decorative, and easy to install and apply. For this reason, the usage of epoxy is increasing today compared to other flooring methods.
 

Some of the features of epoxy decorative flooring:

Lightweight and a good choice for refurbishment projects
Chemical and heat resistance
High electrical and mechanical resistance
Resistance to temperature changes
Impermeable liquids and nonabsorbent
Very low shrinkage 
Hygienic and anti-microbial
Resistance to solvents and chemical detergents
Anti-slip
Ability to create different designs

 

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Decorative epoxy flooring

Home flooring was less diverse in previous years and was less common. Nowadays, people can choose the flooring that suits their workplace or home according to their style-taste and available space.
Concrete is exposed to chemical damage due to its alkalinity and metal impurities. Applying epoxy flooring on a concrete surface will protect it from chemical spillage, impacts, and erosion due to traffics. 
What are the applications of decorative epoxy flooring?
Residential houses
Offices
Kindergarten
Classrooms
Restrooms
Showrooms

Types of decorative flooring

Decorative 3D flooring is a printed fabric covered with clear epoxy varnish. This type of flooring is used for small spaces and is not a proper choice of flooring for heavy-duty areas.
Sticker flooring is similar to 3D flooring but has one color and is less expensive.
Another decorative flooring type is metallic flooring, which is created by combining and spreading two/three colors simultaneously. Because the color distribution is random and unpredictable, it will end up in random patterns and designs. They are very durable, and their long life is a positive feature. 
Flooring with metallic pigment or quartz is a part of colored decorative flooring used in industry. It costs less than other decorative epoxy flooring and has a longer service life. They can have transparent or matt surfaces, which is an option depending on the customer's taste. 

 

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Antistatic epoxy flooring

Antistatic flooring (anti-electrostatic) is flooring on which static electricity does not accumulate and discharges static electricity from the surface of the cover to the ground well. Due to this feature, It is possible to use the product to cover all surfaces where conduction and discharge of static electricity are important.

Application of antistatic flooring

Electrical room
Surgery room
Explosive storage
Cleanrooms

Features of antistatic flooring:

Personnel protection
High protection of the underlying concrete
Long service life
Safety and health
Variety in color

 

Industrial epoxy flooring

Another type of epoxy flooring, industrial epoxy flooring, due to its characteristics, has different applications (resistance: slipping, chemical agents, abrasion, microorganism growth, and water penetration). This type of flooring provides high security in industrial environments for employees.
Industrial floor maintenance conditions are more comfortable and easier to operate. Also, its beauty and remarkable variety have increased the use of this type of flooring. The best substrate for industrial epoxy flooring is on a completely leveled concrete surface (Concrete made by mechanized methods). In this case, the consumption of materials is reduced. The final surface will also have higher strength, beauty, and quality.

Industrial flooring applications:

Food and beverage industry
Pharmaceutical and health care industries
Manufacturing industries
Warehouses
Office and commercial places
Multi-story and residential parking lots

Types of industrial flooring:

Antistatic flooring
Hygienic flooring
Scratch-resistant flooring
Anti-acid flooring
Parking flooring

 

 

Anti-acid epoxy flooring

The most important feature of anti-acid flooring is its resistance to chemicals and destructive substances. Also, considering that the final surface is seamless and without cracks, it is entirely hygienic and sealed.
The anti-acid epoxy flooring is highly resistant to heat and mechanical forces and prevents intermissions in work. The quality of this flooring does not decrease over time, and it can be applied on concrete, metal, and stone surfaces.

Application of anti-acid flooring:

Chemical factories
Petrochemicals
Packaging Industry
Pharmaceutical factories
Military industries
Industrial and electronics factories
Textile industry
Cool stores and slaughterhouses
Power plants
Workshops
Hospitals
Laboratories

 

Anti-bacterial flooring

Anti-bacterial flooring is flooring with anti-fungal, anti-mildew, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. This flooring is seamless and without protrusions or depressions on the surface. Its adhesion strength to the substrate (stone, ceramic, concrete, etc.) is also very high.
Anti-bacterial flooring is commonly used in sanitary environments and medical facility floors. Since hospital environments are one of the most polluted places, the floor materials must be easy to clean.

Application of anti-bacterial flooring

In general, the implementation of hospital flooring is in two ways:
Surgery and recovery flooring must be both antistatic and anti-bacterial.
Hospital flooring for other wards where anti-bacterial flooring alone is sufficient

Anti-bacterial flooring is used in the following spaces:

Doctors and dentists' offices
Laboratories
Surgery rooms
Drug stores
Kitchen
hospital rooms and passageways
Hospital emergencies
Clinics
ICU and CCU
Physiotherapy and radiology rooms



Dear friends, contact BASA Polymer for a free consultation, purchase, and additional information about different types of epoxy flooring.

 

 

 

  • Date of Release:2/21/2022
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