The area that you’re placing the system in will have a significant impact on how thick an epoxy coating is. You won’t need a particularly thick epoxy floor if you’re installing an epoxy flooring system in your garage at home or in parts of your business that don’t see a lot of foot activity. A thicker, more resistant coating will be required if you are placing a coating that will be exposed to harsh working conditions, heavy foot traffic, and chemical spills.
THIN EPOXY COATING
Low traffic floors can look fantastic without a lot of upkeep with only a thin epoxy surface. Therefore, a thin epoxy floor with a thickness of 4-6 mils is an excellent option whether you’re renovating your garage floor or enclosing your garage to make it a part of your living space. A thinner epoxy floor will look lovely and still be fairly durable if you’re changing the flooring in your company and you want something simple to install that will look excellent in your corridors, storage rooms, or break room. Make sure you comprehend the variations between solids epoxy and water-based epoxy. If you’re on a tight budget, water-based epoxies are more cost-effective but less durable due to their reduced solids content. Installing a thick underlayment or primer coating, followed by a urethane topcoat that may be utilized to increase the thickness, is an excellent technique to build up the thickness of a flooring system. Because only water-based epoxies are typically sold in big box stores like Home Depot or Amazon, they are less expensive. Because the product has a very short lifespan, do your study.
THICK EPOXY COATING
If you want your epoxy floor to survive the wear and tear of being installed in a heavy traffic location, you will need a thicker epoxy floor. The epoxy flooring that are between 10 and 20 mils thick and often have two to three coats are the most common for commercial use. a topcoat, a basecoat with good coverage, and a primer. A thicker coating helps to produce a beautiful, incredibly durable flooring system by giving the floor a robust profile.
SUPER THICK COATING
You may want an epoxy floor that is significantly thicker, up to 125 mils, if you have a commercial warehouse, machine shop, or other industrial business area, such as a brewery, to accommodate the usage of heavy machinery, chemical spills, and vehicle traffic. The most cost-effective and durable coating will frequently be a three-component epoxy mortar mixture called slurry epoxy (A, B, Aggregate, usually sand). This produces a slurry mix that is troweled onto the floor to form a foundation layer that is extremely durable. The floor is then covered with a finish to protect it and add to its aesthetic attractiveness.
Please contact ArmorPoxy’s team of flooring experts if you are unsure about what epoxy floor thickness is ideal for your area. They would be happy to learn more about your project and make a product recommendation for you.
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