Epoxy Coatings and Floors in Langley
Conventional concrete floor can be long lasting. However, it is more fragile than many people realise. It must be resealed on a regular basis in order to prevent water migration, and it can be easily scratched, nicked, cracked and chipped. Floor coverings like carpet can help but are not usable in many areas. Epoxy coatings offer significant advantages for Langley area businesses and even homeowners.
What Are Epoxy Coatings?
Epoxy is used in a wide range of situations, from automotive repair to swimming pool maintenance. It is a hard, impermeable material that resists corrosion, chemicals, and even physical damage. It is one of the most durable flooring options, as well, standing up to foot traffic and even vehicle traffic.
What Are the Benefits of Epoxy Floors?
At Elite Trade Painting, we help our customers see many benefits from epoxy coatings. This material is used in any area where an impermeable membrane is needed, from research and development facilities to hospitals and medical centres. It is waterproof, chemical-proof, resistant to viruses and more. Epoxy is also used in automotive showrooms and repair shops, and even plays a role in residential flooring.
How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?
The first step in applying an epoxy floor in any business or home is to thoroughly clean the existing floor. All existing coverings must be removed, including old coats of paint. To achieve that, we use shot blasting and grinding, combined with power washing. Once the floor is clean and free of dirt, grease, paint, and other contaminants, a layer of resin and hardener is applied.
Once the catalyst (hardener) is added to the resin, it begins to cure, becoming very hard. However, the curing process can take some time. Even once the floor has cured to the point that it can support foot traffic, it may not be able to support vehicle traffic, particularly vehicles with hot tires, which may pull up the epoxy. Several days of curing will be necessary to ensure the floor is completely cured.
Working around Your Schedule
While applying epoxy coatings will require the area to be out of use for several days, we work with Langley area customers to minimise downtime. We can work during standard business hours, during the evenings, over the weekend, or even on holidays as necessary.
Call Us Today
If you are ready to experience the benefits offered by epoxy floor coatings in your business or Langley-area home, call Elite Trade Painting today.
Dave Moerman serving Surrey, Langley, White Rock