Epoxy flooring is a category of resin flooring whose formulation is designed based on epoxy resin and installed in 3 to 6 different layers. The number of layers and the thickness of each layer depend on various factors, including the condition of the foundation, the use of the flooring, and the chemical substances in contact with the floor. The purpose of using epoxy flooring is to seal concrete, prevent dust, simple and easy cleaning, create a hygienic environment, a pleasant and safe space for employees, increase productivity and reduce maintenance costs.
The installation of epoxy flooring should be done by experienced professionals in order to have the necessary quality in terms of appearance, resistance and durability. In general, its installation and implementation is done on all types of surfaces (concrete, stone, ceramic, tile, etc.) in 4 steps. Before implementation, it must be ensured that the floor is not wet. In case of concreting, the installation of flooring should be done after 30 days.
Epoxy floor installation begins with the complete evacuation of the room. Then the room is completely swept. If there are any cracks, seams or damage, repairs will be done. The concrete surface must be cleaned of any type of grease, oil or solvent using a suitable detergent. These materials have the potential to reduce the adhesion of the flooring to the concrete, so they must be thoroughly cleaned.
Primer is used before applying epoxy flooring, and the purpose of its use is to ensure good adhesion of the flooring to the surface below. The primer has a low viscosity and is completely diluted and penetrates well into the concrete. Epoxy primer is applied to the surface with a wool roller after preparing the bottom surface. The proper penetration of the primer into the foundation and concrete is very important in achieving a quality flooring.
Epoxy paint buckets contain two main components and hardener. First, the first and second components are mixed separately, then we add the second component to the bucket containing the main color. After finishing the mixing, the installation of epoxy flooring should be started immediately.
4.The middle layer of epoxy flooring
The produced mixture should be applied to the surface with a smooth trowel or comb. Choosing the type of lace depends on the amount of material used. After applying the middle layer, wait for the layer to dry completely. After drying, the possible problems of the floor (presence of surface waves, holes or cracks) are checked so that, if necessary, the middle layer is applied again on the surface.
5.The final layer of the epoxy flooring system
Again, it is emphasized that no cracks or holes should be left on the surface before applying the final layer of epoxy flooring. The installation of the final layer, depending on its type, will be carried out on the prepared surface using a combed squeegee and an air-absorbing roller (self-leveling floor covering) or using a wool roller (floor covering).