Epoxy floor coatings are typically applied over concrete flooring in commercial and industrial buildings to provide a smooth, high performing and long lasting flooring solution to environments that receive high foot traffic and carry heavy weight loads. Warehouses, workshops, commercial kitchens along with a range of other industrial and commercial sites install epoxy flooring to ensure a safe working environment for employees, equipment and inventory.
An article from Science Direct states, “Epoxy resin has good adhesion.. and good heat resistance”, two reasons why applying epoxy resin floor coating scientifically constructs a safer working environment.
Before applying an epoxy resin coating, it’s important the surface is clean, polished and repaired in cases where damage may have occurred to ensure the coating fully bonds. Thoroughly prepping and cleaning the surface is crucial and best completed by an experienced epoxy flooring company.
Epoxy flooring offers a wide range of advantages and applications to workplaces in multiple industries such as commercial kitchens, manufacturing and storage warehouses, hospitals, schools and shopping centres just to name a few.
Check out the advantages of epoxy flooring below:
Advantages of Epoxy flooring
1. Increase brightness
Epoxy flooring is a great addition in any space to amplify the natural lighting. Naturally creating a shiny, high-gloss surface, epoxy flooring significantly increases brightness, which is ideal for closed-in warehouses. Operating machinery and vehicles while transporting large amounts of inventory requires a lot of light and clear vision. Added brightness is also advantageous in schools and hospitals where there are large amounts of people and the flooring receives high foot traffic, while still keeping a professional look.
In addition to adding brightness, epoxy flooring is also easily combined with paints and colours to hide chips and cracks in flooring.
2. Chemical and heat resistant
The main reason epoxy resin flooring is so popular in garages and automotive industries is because of its high resistance to chemicals, solvents, gasoline, bleach, oils and other toxic or corrosive liquids used in the industry. Epoxy resin flooring is also beneficial in kitchens, hospitals and clinics as it provides a bacteria and germ resistant surface, making floors easy to sanitise and maintain.
Epoxy flooring is also heat and water resistant. The impervious properties of the flooring make for safe, easy and quick clean up or any spilled liquids without causing any damage to the flooring itself.
Epoxy flooring protects the floor underlayers from cracks, chips, moisture and stains. This means no large cleaning invoices as you would get for carpet cleaning or grout removal. This type of flooring is highly durable and lasts longer than many other types of flooring. If installed properly, epoxy flooring is easy to clean and requires little to no maintenance, saving you a lot of money in the long run.
4. Low Maintenance
Epoxy flooring is a great choice for workplaces that operate constantly and where downtime is a commodity. Flooring such as carpet, wooden floorboards or normal concrete need a certain amount of time dedicated to their maintenance and upkeep. On the other hand, epoxy flooring is easy to clean and doesn’t require any special tools or equipment. You can save on time and money by installing heat and chemical resistant epoxy flooring that is quick and easy to maintain.
Epoxy flooring not only increases safety in the workplace, but is also a great choice for anyone seeking a decorative addition to their business or facility. Epoxy floors come in a range of different colours and designs. The range of possible patterns are great at personalising the look of the floors, from creating more visible driveways to enhancing the interior design of a building.
The team here at Antiskid were able to create a highly colourful walkway bridge between the Perth Children’s Hospital and Kings Park with visual aspects that change as users move along the bridge. Whatever your design vision is, Antiskid will provide creative concepts that complement your own ideas.
This article covers just a few of the great advantages epoxy flooring can provide to your workshop or facility. Epoxy flooring is a reliable flooring solution that is known for its durability, chemical resistant properties and customisable designs. Maximising safety without compromising on the aesthetic appeal of your business or facility has never been easier. Whether you’re in the automotive, manufacturing, education, commercial cooking or healthcare industry, consider installing epoxy flooring WA businesses rely on.
Before committing to a company, consider these 5 questions to ask before choosing an epoxy flooring company.
Choose Antiskid for Your Epoxy Flooring Needs
We are one of Western Australia’s leading Epoxy and Resin Floor Coating Companies and have more than 30 years experience in the industry. If you’re considering installing epoxy floor coating on your floors or have any questions, our friendly team here would be happy to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (08) 9456 4074 to discuss your design plan and find out more about our industrial epoxy flooring solutions.