• Epoxy Flooring Somerset West

  • Epoxy Flooring Somerset West – Painting Contractors Somerset West is a Supplier and Applicator of high-performance epoxy floors, epoxy flooring and industrial flooring for all Residential, Industrial and Commercial environments. The protection and decoration of concrete projects is an area of particular expertise for us. An Epoxy coating is a covering that is applied to the surface of an object, usually referred to as the substrate. The purpose of applying the coating may be decorative, functional, or both. From tough, processing environments to sophisticated commercial facilities, we have a proven performance system for every environment.

     

    Contact us on 082 374 6862 for more information or a free quotation.

    Epoxy Flooring Somerset West – EPOXY FLOORING BENEFITS

    DECORATIVE NATURE OF EPOXY FLOORING

    When most people think of epoxy coatings, the first thing that comes to their minds is a garage or shop floor. With many new products and decorative finishes, epoxy flooring is now a well-known option for bathrooms, kitchens, living spaces, finished basements and much more. Epoxy Coatings are available in an array of colors and patterns to fit your specific style.

    Decorative concrete flooring is for those home owners who aim to make an impression on their guests. It’s a flooring concept that really stands out as original and yet highly fashionable. Various processes deliver various outcomes: So whether you’re looking for screed flooring for that historic look, or epoxy flooring for a more modern feel; we do it all. Epoxy flooring will make concrete surface more appealing, and more importantly, extend the life of the floor.

    VERSATALITY OF EPOXY COATINGS

    Apart from the obvious essential applications in factories and warehousing, in the food and beverage industry, exhibition areas, sports centres and many more, recent innovations have created a demand for the more aesthetic, coloured and custom-designed floors required by entertainment areas, showrooms, boutiques and other retail applications – that can all be met by this sector.

    Heavy duty epoxy screeds are often used in factories where floors are subject to high impact, wear, abrasion and chemical attack. These floors have very good mechanical strength, and epoxy and polymer screeds on concrete floors provide a seamless floor with heavy duty wear characteristics and the ability to perform in areas with forklift and heavy truck traffic. The self-levelling varieties are commonly used in kitchens, dining rooms, storage areas and in car workshops, because they protect the concrete from wear, chemical corrosion and chemical deterioration, combined with ease of cleaning and low maintenance. With no cracks or angled corners, these floorcoverings provide the ultimate in hygienic flooring

    DURABILITY

    Epoxy floor coatings are quick to install, durable and easy to clean. Your new epoxy floor coating will create an easy to clean, seamless surface. Concrete floors coated in epoxy last longer and resist considerable wear. The epoxy finish is extremely hard and resistant to friction. It also provides optimum protection against particle abrasion, corrosive fluids, turbulence, heat, cold, and impact forces.

    Chemically resistant – Epoxy coatings can survive continued exposure to potent chemicals, which is perfect for warehouses or plants that may be exposed to such materials. Epoxy is resistant to diluted acids, alkalis, petroleum products, and condensation. Since it is both chemical and stain resistant, oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry, even if it sits for a while. Rolling tool boxes, jacks, and jack stands will not damage the floor either.

    One of the reasons that many of those who own factories, warehouses and industrial plants get their floors covered with epoxy floor coating is that it makes their concrete floor chemical resistant. If you run a business where chemicals are involved, investing in epoxy floor coating is really a wise decision.

    SAFETY FEATURES

    Safety must be a top priority with any home or business. As a home or business owner, you have to ensure that you create an atmosphere that is safe for your family and visitors.

    Epoxy coatings are resistant to slippage, temperature, extreme impact and even fire, maintaining both the safety of your employees and your building. Floors often need to be resistant to oils and grease, non-skid and slip-resistant and are regularly called upon to solve specific problems such as those found in wet and cold room applications.

    Mostly, epoxy coated floors are anti-slip, fire-resistant, anti-bacterial, and can be provided with dust-repelling treatments and antistatic properties. These features makes it ideally suitable for use in laboratories, hospitals or any place that sensitive electronic equipment is being used, or where a static-free environment is imperative. Apart from producing a clean working environment and a non-slip surface, these floors increase the light reflectivity and brighten the work area, which saves electricity and enables work efficiencies to be maximised.

    LONG TERM COST SAVINGS

    Depending on the products you select, epoxy flooring can be a bit more expensive to install than ordinary residential flooring options. However, when homeowners consider the resistance to cracking, staining, fading and abrasion, cost savings become obvious. By selecting an epoxy floor coating, you won’t bear the cost of replacing the carpets, tiles or linoleum, and you’ll eliminate the need for restoration chores like waxing and steam cleaning.

    Whether you are turning your garage into a show piece for storage and cars or just want something to protect your floor for years to come, a good system such as Epoxy Flooring will last for years and give you one of the best returns on your investment.

    Epoxy Flooring Somerset West: EPOXY FLOORING GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION – NEW & EXISTING FLOORS

    Surface Preparation

    This is essentially the most important phase of the epoxy floor coating project. A well planned surface preparation will help secure a good bonding between the substrate and the coating system. Good surface preparation will remove laitance, curing compounds, contamination and give the surface profile. Vacuum clean the area before paint application starts.

    Tip for you: Pour some water on the floor after surface preparation. If the water is absorbed, then it is ready for the Epoxy Sealer.

    Surface Properties

    New Concrete Floors – Maximum moisture content for coating concrete floors is 4%. The concrete normally needs 4 weeks to cure. All contamination on the surface will affect the bonding between the concrete and the floor coating system and have to be removed.
    Old Uncoated Concrete Floors – Before working on an old, uncoated concrete you should check for contamination such as oil, grease and chemicals. Remove any contamination with a chemical degreaser

    Tip for you: All paint products need time to cure. To prevent any damages on the paint surface, avoid any stress on the surface.

    Tools For Floor Coating

    To successfully carry out the application of Epoxy Coatings, it is necessary to use high quality equipment
    that is designed for this particular purpose.

    Epoxy Coating for sealing the concrete surface
    Electrical mixer
    Paint brush for corners
    Roller – Remove loose fibre from the roller with the use of a masking tape.
    Thinners for cleaning

    Our professionals can design a solution that meets your specific needs – utilizing our experienced staff, certified applicators and time tested products from trusted manufacturers.

    Contact us on 082 374 6862 for more information or a free quotation.

     

     

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