Understanding the Basics of Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring, as the name suggests, is a composite surface floor system which is applied in several layers. Basically, it’s applied over your existing floor surface in multiple thin layers. As mentioned earlier, an epoxy floor system is usually at least 2mm in thickness, otherwise, it’s considered a thin layer flooring. If you have wooden floors, then this type of flooring can be applied directly without needing to remove the old floor first. The thickness of the epoxy flooring solution depends upon how many thin layers are required to finish your floor, thus if you require more than one layer, it’s advisable to apply the flooring using an epoxy flooring spray.
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Once you’ve decided on the right flooring solution, you can start thinking of colour schemes and patterns. Typically, epoxy flooring coatings are available in several colours and patterns. These range from dull earth tones, through to bright and vibrant colours. The main advantage of epoxy coatings is that they are long lasting and relatively easy to maintain. However, you need to take care not to use too much water or moisture on the floor as this could cause the board to expand and contract, damaging the floor and your fittings.

Typically, epoxy flooring systems require two to three applications of a full sized epoxy flooring solution before installation. In addition to being easy to install, epoxy coatings can also be removed and restored if necessary. If you decide to change your floor pattern or colour scheme in future, all you have to do is the epoxy coating and the job is done.