Understanding how Epoxy Floors Works

Epoxy can be used to cover the flooring of a variety of spaces, beyond garage floors. This is why this kind of flooring is used as an in-house floor, in the floors of industrial plants as well as factories and lastly, it can be used to cover the floors of boats. The reason behind the variety of usages is the fact this type of flooring is very strong, highly resistant to water and they can withstand any kind of abuse. Epoxy floors can also withstand contact with cleaning chemicals, oil stains and most kinds of industrial chemicals.

This is why, whenever you consider changing the flooring of any space in your house, especially the garage you should consider epoxy. Before doing that, you need to understand and know more about epoxy, its chemical compositions as well as its expected life time among other useful information. You have to be armed with such information because epoxy garage floor coverings will cost you a lot, so it is important to know everything about it before you implement it. This way, you will know what you are paying for.

Epoxy floors are known for their outstanding resistance as they can come in contact with different chemicals without being ruined. They are also known for their durability and their low porosity. The low porosity of this type of flooring prevents any debris and dust from finding their way under the outer surface of the floor. This strongly prevents any oil stains, water or chemicals from seeping under the surface. All of these amazing qualities of epoxy flooring make this type of flooring the best tool that will help you enhance the looks as well as the functionality of your floors.

The reason behind the power of this kind of flooring is a result of the chemical reaction that forms the epoxy floors. The chemical composition of these floors consists of two main parts. These parts are the curing agent and the base. When these chemicals make contact with each other with specific ratios, heat will be produced. The heat that was produced during the reaction will then contribute in hardening the mix so it can become in an inert form, which is plastic.  This chemical reaction takes place in less than 24 hours; this provides users the convenience they need as it gives them plenty of time to implement the epoxy before it starts hardening.

The epoxy floors can yellow and even chalk over time when it is exposed directly to the sunlight for long periods of time. This happens as a result of the UV rays of the sun that breaks down the bond that holds the epoxy together. This does not only affect the appearance of the floor, but it will also negatively affect its ability to provide the floors with the protection they need. In order to get over this issue, there are UV protecting coatings that are applied on the final epoxy coating that would protect it from the negative effects of the UV rays.