Epoxy Coatings: Applications for Edmonton Clients
Seeking a durable solution for flooring, counters and other surfaces where permeability is an issue? Epoxy coatings may be the answer. Edmonton area businesses and even homeowners have benefited from using epoxy in a very wide range of applications.
What Do Epoxy Coatings Do?
Epoxy coatings are used in many different situations, and can offer a very wide range of aesthetics. However, they deliver the same benefits in all situations, which include:
- Waterproof – Epoxy coatings are waterproof, making them excellent options for damp environments, or areas where spills may occur.
- Resistant – Epoxy coatings are resistant to chemicals and stains, making them the go-to solution for many commercial and industrial settings.
- Durable – Epoxy coatings hold up very well under even high foot traffic and vehicle traffic, making them good choices for warehouses and automotive shops.
How Are Epoxy Coatings Applied?
At Elite Trade Painting, we use two-component epoxy products. The first component is the base material. The second is a catalyst. When the two are mixed together, it creates a chemical reaction that hardens the epoxy into an impermeable coating. We recommend a two-component epoxy over single-component epoxies (the catalyst is combined with the base) because of the greater durability and performance offered. However, in environmentally sensitive situations, we may recommend a single component product, or even an acrylic epoxy.
How Do You Prepare for Epoxy Coatings?
The first step in preparing for epoxy coating application is to remove any equipment or other items in the area. Once everything has been moved out of the way, we power wash to remove any grease, grime, dirt, and debris. If the surface has existing paint, this will need to be removed as well – we use shot blasting and grinders to remove all traces of the original paint in order to ensure that the epoxy performs correctly.
What Is the Timeline for Epoxy Coatings?
It can take several days for epoxy to cure completely to the point that it can support more than minimal foot traffic. We tailor our schedule to match your needs in an effort to minimise disruptions. We may even discuss flexible scheduling options such as work at night or on the weekends to suit your needs. We’ll also advise you on when the floor can support traffic without sustaining damage that might compromise the epoxy.
Get in Touch Today
Epoxy coatings can deliver outstanding performance and aesthetics. Call Elite Trade Painting today to learn more about using epoxy in your Edmonton business or home.
Spencer Janke serving Edmonton, West Edmonton, Southwest Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.