The Percentage of Solid of Epoxy Coatings
Epoxy garage floor coverings are not all the same, there is many different types and like everything in life, you might not always get what you need or what you think you are getting. This is why it is important to know the different between the different epoxy floors if you want your floor to have all of the good features. The thing that makes all of the difference is the solid percentage in the epoxy flooring.
What is the Percentage of Solid?
All epoxy starts in the liquid form, this is how they are implemented on the concrete floors, but that is not what we mean by solid percentage. The term solid percentage is used to describe the amount of the chemical compound that will turn into solids in the end. The more solid percentage, the better the floors and the more resistant and powerful they become.
Finding the percentage of solids might be a little hard, especially if the product does not have a high solid percentage. This is because most manufacturers tend to ignore mentioning any aspects of their product that it does not excel in. So even if you read all of the product information, you might not be able to find the solid percentage.
Do you really need an epoxy paint that is one-hundred percent solid?
On a regular day, you will not, but whenever the epoxy garage floor coverings are exposed to abuse or heavy duty work, you will need that extra solid percentage. For example, if you drag a heavy piece of machinery or drop your heavy tools on the shiny epoxy garage floor, if it has a high percentage of solids, it will take the hit and not be damaged. On the other hand, if it has a low percentage, the damage will start to show. This is why if epoxy is used as garage floor coverings or at industrial plants, a high solid percentage is an absolute must. On the other hand, if you are going to use epoxy for places that do not witness heavy duty traffic like indoor residential areas, then using 100% solid epoxy is not that important.
Why are not all epoxy garage floor coverings 100% Solid?
The main reason is the profit margin. Companies try to offer the least expensive product on the market so they can sell as much as they can, and to do that, they have to cut down on the costs by decreasing the solid percentage of their epoxy products. So if you want to buy good quality epoxy coating materials that have high percentage of solids, you have to buy them from well reputed companies who do not cheat their customers.
If you don’t know where to get that, you can always count on the service provider that is going to apply the epoxy, you can task him with buying the materials as well as applying them.
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