Epoxy Coating Product Selection Guide for Your Commercial Concrete Floor

Are you looking for a coating system for your commercial concrete floor? Commercial floors receive a lot of traffic. That is why they should be protected from undue wear and tear.

An epoxy coating application can make your concrete floors more resistant to destructive elements such as heat, scratches, stains, impact and abrasion, increasing their durability. But not all epoxy coatings are created equal. 

With the wide selection of epoxy floor coating products available today, you may struggle to find the best product for your needs. Taking the time to research your options will significantly increase the benefits you receive.

Consider these factors when picking an epoxy coating product for your commercial project.

Epoxy type

An epoxy floor coating is a two-part floor coating system that combines a resin and a chemical hardener. That said, not all epoxy coatings have a similar product formulation.

Generally speaking, you have three main epoxy coating options to choose from – 100% solids epoxies, water-based epoxies and solvent-based epoxies. 100% solids epoxies do not include any traditional solvents, as the name implies. On the other hand, water-based and solvent-based epoxies include water and non-water-based solvents in that order.

Each epoxy type has pros and cons that determine its suitability for use in your commercial epoxy flooring project. 

For example, 100 percent solids epoxy cure quickly and produce low odour as they do not contain any added solvents. However, they are the most difficult to apply. This epoxy type might not be best if you intend to DIY.

Water-based and solvent-based epoxies have slower curing times and produce higher odour than their 100% solids epoxy counterparts. On the upside, they provide increased malleability and thus are easier to apply.

Epoxy colour

Like it or not, your concrete floors impact the overall appearance of your commercial building's interior environment. That's why you should think about their appearance.

Modern epoxy flooring products come in a vast array of standard and custom colours to meet the visual requirements of different users. If you don't want to give your commercial concrete floors the usual glossy appearance, you can always try something different such as a matte finish.

Regardless of your commercial interior design, you can't miss a complementary epoxy colour to achieve a gorgeous look. 

Choosing the best epoxy coating is essential for ensuring a successful commercial epoxy flooring project. Contact a commercial epoxy flooring contractor to discuss your project and get your free cost estimate.

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