Concrete is a strong and impermeable material, which makes it very durable. But due to its porous characteristics, concrete flooring subjected to continuous friction and water flow can damage its surface. The break can let water seep through inside and damage the deeper concrete foundation.
Furthermore, concrete floors are often designed along simple and classic lines. Even when using color in concrete, the style is always one-tone coloration across the whole span of the floor. Any cracks or breaks in this pristine surface are very visible, and water infiltration leaves an ugly mark that is very hard to ignore. The cost of repairing this breaks entail an expensive restoration. Epoxy resin flooring offers the best solution for achieving seamless concrete floors.
The Resin Technology
Latest breakthroughs in epoxy resin flooring technology allow setting up seamless floors with customization. The contractor and facility manager can select the exact texture, color and performance capability through resin technology.
Epoxy resin flooring technology addresses the issue that floors are often the most heavily loaded part of the building. They are subject to extensive friction and traffic that minimize their durability. By setting up seamless floors during construction, it is easier to maintain the floors’ good conditions for a long time. Epoxy resin flooring works for seamless floors when the painting contractor has successfully understood the exact reaction and transformation of liquid epoxy polymers during the paint application phase.
With the help of epoxy resin technology, epoxy formulations are customizable to suit existing floor and building conditions. It can address factors such as maintenance needs, cleaning programs, and conditions of the facility location, frequency of traffic condition, elemental or chemical exposures, and the like. This is made possible because epoxy resin flooring formulations have good adhesive properties and complex resistance against fire, water and chemical and environmental exposures.
Seamless Beauty at Your Feet
Concrete floors are normally plain in color, and they are constantly subjected to forces that require quick repairs or restorations. Contractors often use concrete dye to create variety in design, but dyeing often requires a dust-free working environment and takes a certain amount of time to apply the changes to the floors. Dyeing may result in a lasting and seamless floor, but the downtime is sometimes a very big inconvenience for the facility.
Epoxy resin flooring can also enhance the look of concrete floors because they come in a wide range of color finish, polish formulation and dyeing depth. But since epoxy resin flooring has increased longevity, the concrete floors retain their seamless beauty without maintenance or repair for longer periods of time.
To achieve the polished or colored look to seamless concrete floors, contractors often start by grinding the concrete surface with diamond-edged tools to make the surface even and smooth. Contractors then determine the latent strength and variable characteristics of the concrete surface, and consequently make a variation in the epoxy resin flooring formulation to make it suitable for the existing floor condition.
Several layers of coating and aggregate materials may have to be applied to complete the final coating system. The combination of these raw materials results in seamless and colored concrete floors.