There are various floors such as the epoxy floor which is composed of several layers of the epoxy material that cover the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. There is also epoxy floor coating that has a depth of less than the 2 millimetres that coats a floor that is already there. The epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring is usually compose of hardeners and resins. The hardeners and resins when combined undergo some chemical reactions producing a plastic material that is rigid, strong, resistant to any form of degradation and also form strong bonds with its substrates. Due to the great strength of epoxy floor, it is highly suited for residential building, commercial building and industrial environments.
There are various types of epoxy floors that one can consider to use for their building. These various types of epoxy floors can include self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors. The various types of epoxy floors have certain properties and where they are suited for such as self-dispersing floors are highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic, self- dispersing with quartz sand have excellent properties such as anti-slip while self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. Other epoxy floors and their suitability as well as properties includes the mortar floors are the strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor, gravelled floors are very decorative to sight while terrazzo floors are also beautiful and can be used for large spaces. Areas that are very sensitive to static forces can be applied with the antistatic floors to keep off the forces while flaked floors can be used to prevent slipping since they have a rough surfaces and have chips or the flakes that decorate the floor.
Epoxy flooring has many benefits that one can obtain when used in either residential, commercial or industrial buildings. Epoxy floors are very durable and can last a long time hence saving on cost of doing regular repairs and also time used for the repairs. The strength of epoxy floors is very great such that the floors are able to resist any damages including form chemical substances. The cost of cleaning and maintenance is greatly reduced and made easy since they are less porous. The epoxy floors enhance safety of people present and even the building itself in reducing chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire. The availability of these epoxy floors in various patterns and colours enables a person to select the most suitable one for use in their house. Since epoxy flooring is done above some concrete, it helps protect the concrete from various substances likely to cause damage to the underlying concrete such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.