Customizing the Thickness of Your Epoxy
While there are many customizable attributes for epoxy flooring in Wilmington, DE, the thickness is one that gets forgotten. However, it is important to consider. Deciding how thick your epoxy floor depends on a few different factors. Luckily, industry professionals can inspect your floors to help you choose just how thick your epoxy ought to be.
The potential thickness is based on what type of facility the epoxy will be applied in, as well as the overall look you wish to achieve combined with the current conditions of your floor.
Most epoxy applications fall between .2 mils and 250 mils (about a quarter of an inch) thick, while there are some applications that will be slightly bigger. Epoxy that is applied in a very thin layer is usually for brand new concrete or concrete in fairly good shape, as in the concrete needs little to no work done on it. These coatings are great for manufacturing facilities or industrial plants that wish to improve the look of their floor. They also wish to make it easy to clean while protecting it. Thin layers are good for these companies as well because thin epoxy layers require minimal downtime, which won’t offset the company’s production schedule.
Thin epoxy is great for floors that only need to resist dust and abrasions; an epoxy that is applied quite thinly will not cover up holes or cracks in the concrete’s surface. Users also must be wary because if a deep scratch is made, the concrete underneath might peak through. This is why it is always a good idea to request a scratch resistant formula.
If a thicker coat of epoxy is applied, then the concrete was probably old, cracked, and worn down, needing a lot of repairs. Epoxy is used in that case to completely rebuild the concrete’s surface and even out any damage from holes, cracks, divots, etc. These types of floors require a much longer preparation process which is because the epoxy needs to be able to sink deep into the concrete and anchor itself down. The epoxy achieves maximum adhesion when this is done properly, giving your floors an incredibly durable surface.
Thick epoxy is all around, super durable, long-lasting, and perfect for areas that receive a lot of traffic like hospitals and mechanic shops. These floors can also support very heavy equipment, and come in a scratch resistant formula that is unmatched by any other type of garage floor coating. However, the application of thicker epoxy must be planned for because the process of preparing the floor is a long and detailed one. More layers of epoxy are also needed causing the overall project to take longer.
So, call your industry professional today to discuss your space and decide how thick or thin your epoxy needs to be to protect your floors from anything and everything you can throw it at.
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