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What is epoxy coating?

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Epoxy floor coating is formed from two different chemicals. These are referred to as the “resin” and the “hardener”. When these compounds are mixed together, the amine groups react with the epoxide groups to form a covalent bond. The resulting polymer is heavily crosslinked and is thus rigid and strong. The process of polymerization is called “curing” and can be controlled through temperature and choice of resin and hardener compounds. Curing process can take from minutes to hours.

Why choose Epoxy Floor Coating?

The main reasons to choose epoxy flooring over traditional concrete sealers are: durabililty, the ease of maintenance, chemical resistance, dust proofing, hygiene, moisture blocking and appearance.
In many warehouses, quality control depends on strict standards of cleanliness. Concrete dust can make meeting these standards almost impossible.  Concrete dust is considered to be very harmful to health. Your existing floors can be repaired and then coated using premium industrial grade 2 pack epoxy floor coatings to dust and oil proof the floor, making any cleanup a breathe.

Let’s look at all pros of epoxy floor coatings in more details.

Appearance

Compared to standard unsealed concrete floors, epoxy floor coatings look solid and professional. The smooth and glossy surface is very easy to sweep up and to keep clean. There are not many products that can stick to epoxy floors thus keeping them clean will not take a lot of effort.

Affordability

The cost per square metre, compared to other types of flooring, is tough to beat.

Chemical Resistance

Epoxies are highly resistant to just about everything – oil, petrol, weak acids, cleansers and many other products. This is one the main reasons epoxy floor coatings are widely used in most Australian car dealerships, mechanical and engineering workshops, garages, in shopping centres, car parks and in residential basements. Besides withstanding accidental chemical spills, epoxy floor coatings are also resistant to heat and water.

Epoxies are also resistant to bacteria growth, which makes them very popular in coffee shops, restaurant kitchens and food handling areas. Epoxies are very easy to sanitise which also makes them a preferred flooring solution for clinics and hospitals.

Durability

One of the most known factors about epoxy floors is that they have a longer lifespan than many other conventional floor coating types. They dry to a tougher film surface than conventional floor sealers.

Protection

Epoxies protect concrete floors from dust, moisture, stains, grease and minor cracking.

Longevity

When installed properly, epoxies may last for several decades without cracking or peeling. They do wear out overtime under constant vehicular and pedestrian traffic, so they may need to be re-applied every now and then. 

Variety

Epoxies offer a number of finishes, from plain coloured floors to decorative artistic finishes, where your imagination is the limit.   These coatings can also be arranged into traditional or personalised patterns and designs.

Safety

One of the less known advantages offered by light coloured epoxy floors is that they enhance visibility inside garages/workshops by reflecting light off the floor.

Colours

Epoxies we use can be tinted to any colour under the sun. Some of the main AS2700 colours can be found below.

Epoxy floor coating cost

The price of epoxy floor coating in Melbourne usually includes floor preparation and epoxy coating application. Total price will depends on the condition of your floor and the size of your job.

To prep the floor you need to allow around $11 per square metre. This figure may rise to $33 per metre for tile glue removal jobs. If the job is very small a minimal charge of $650 + gst  will be applied.

To apply an epoxy coating to your garage or factory floor you would need to allow between $22 to $66 per square metre depending on flooring system and the size of your job.

If you have less than 50 m2 you will be looking at around $59 p/m2. For areas between 50m2 and 150 m2 – the price is normally around $35. For larger areas the price can be as low as $22 p/m2.

We offer free site visits and floor inspection during normal bus hours and we are always happy to find you a best floor coating to suit your requirements. We provide you with a quote within 24 hours of you contacting us.

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