Industrial & Commercial Epoxy Flooring Types & UsesDefinition of Epoxy Flooring:
ep·ox·y, /iˈpäksē/ Noun: an adhesive, plastic, paint, or other material made from a class of synthetic thermosetting polymers containing epoxide groups Adjective: consisting of or denoting epoxy Verb: glue (something) using epoxy resinEpoxy is a term that’s come to represent a class of materials and the act of using those materials. Epoxy “systems” are based on a combination of resins and hardeners. When mixed together, the resin and hardener chemically react to form a rigid plastic material. The final material is strong, durable, resistant, and bonds extremely well to most base layers. Epoxy floors are so strong that they’re often used in heavy traffic areas such as industrial environments, hospitals, or sports facilities.
Types of Epoxy Floor SystemsIf you’ve ever considered an easy-to-maintain, industrial-grade flooring option, we bet there’s an epoxy solution for you! At Performance Industrial, we offer over 30 different epoxy and industrial flooring systems. Here are a few of our most popular:
- Self-Leveling Epoxy Floors – Self-leveling epoxy is applied over new, old, cracked, or damaged concrete floors to create a smooth, seamless, durable, and low maintenance flooring surface. The self-leveling system is also available in a variety of colors. Colors are used to make decorative designs, denote traffic patterns, or highlight work zones in industrial settings. This system is used when you need aesthetic appeal and/or abrasion, chemical, heat or slip resistance.
- Where we’ve used it: manufacturing facilities, warehouses, showrooms, commercial garages, kitchens, aircraft hangars, athletic facilities, and more.
- Epoxy Mortar Floors – Ultra-tough, this is the strongest epoxy floor system available. This high-build, seamless system is made with 100% solids epoxy and graded sand or quartz sand and then troweled into place. Mortar systems are highly impact and chemical-resistant. This system is also effective in repairing old floors because of its high-build process.
- Where we’ve used it: manufacturing plants, mechanical rooms, warehouses, commercial kitchens, restaurants, garages, and service areas where heavy equipment, such as forklifts, would be used.
- Quartz-Filled Epoxy Floors – Quartz epoxy flooring systems combine high-performance epoxy polymer resin with colored quartz grains. The result is a multi-functional floor that’s decorative, sanitary, slip-resistant, and exceptionally durable.
- Where we’ve used it: locker rooms, restrooms, schools, cafeterias, showrooms, light manufacturing, lobbies, offices, and more.
- Anti-Static Epoxy Floors (ESD Resistant Floors): Electro-static charge (ESD) can be extremely dangerous in many work environments. Anti-static epoxy flooring helps to reduce static hazards. This flooring system typically contains a conductive material that accumulates static electricity to drain, ground, or dissipate any potential discharge. It’s highly recommended in environments that contain flammable materials.
- Where we’ve used it: Healthcare facilities, electronic, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities; areas that use flammable gases or liquids or risk combustible dust buildup.
- Epoxy Flake Floors: Flake floor systems are made when colored chips or flakes are placed within the epoxy to create vibrant, multi-hued, seamless, resilient surfaces. The chips are not only aesthetically pleasing, but their slightly rough surface reduces slips and falls. The flakes are available in an endless variety of colors, styles, textures, and sizes and can be mixed into the combination of your choice.
- Where we’ve used it: commercial kitchens, locker rooms, sports venues, automotive showrooms, veterinarian clinics, laundromats, and more.