Epoxy Coatings are the Best Solution for Covering Concrete Floors
Many people know that epoxy coatings are the best solution for covering concrete floors. They seal, protect, and improve concrete floors better than any other product on the market. However, many consumers don’t know that there are actually three different types of epoxy floorings available today. The three different types are 100% solid epoxy, dissolvable epoxy, and lastly, waterborne epoxy. These three epoxies have different benefits for different floors and their conditions. Here’s a run-down of what each type is, provides, and how to choose which one is best for you.
First, is the 100% solid epoxy. This type of epoxy flooring is the safest and “greenest” of the epoxy options. It is quite tough to apply, which is why it is always recommended to hire a professional epoxy technician to apply your epoxy coating. This epoxy also has the most density. It is a very coarse material; this is part of the reason that it is so much more difficult to apply than the other two options. 100% solid epoxy tends to be the most popular epoxy choice to consumers. It tends to be the most durable, which paired with being the safest option, makes it the optimum choice for many consumers.
Secondly, there is the dissolvable epoxy. Containing quite a few concentrated mixes, this dissolvable epoxy is only applied to certain areas of your concrete floor. This epoxy has a lot of durability. It also connects to your floor surfaces through its top layer. The 100% solid epoxy was mentioned previously as the safest option for epoxy. The opposite is true with the dissolvable type of epoxy. Dissolvable epoxy can potentially be ignited. When this type of epoxy is ignited it can release a breathable vapor which is quite unsafe. This is one of the reasons the 100% solid epoxy is the most popular option.
Lastly, there is the water based type of epoxy coating. This type can cover not only concrete surfaces but metal surfaces as well. This epoxy has a high resistance factor too. Other waterborne polymers can be added to the waterborne epoxy mixture for different effects. This is the second most popular type of epoxy. It is second to the 100% solid epoxy due to the fact that some people believe it to be a little bit harsher to the earth.
Although there are many types of epoxies that exist for different reasons, it is best to consult your epoxy technician to discuss which option is right for you. Many factors can go into choosing which epoxy is right for the concrete garage flooring in your home or business. Average wear and tear, usage, look, and durability are all considered when choosing a type of epoxy to protect your floors, so call your flooring professional today to discuss your options!
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