In an environment where there is a risk of your floor getting damaged, from a wide variety of elements, an epoxy coating offers you the best protection. Its hardwearing features ensure that it is resistant to oil, petrol, bleach, transmission fluid, cleaners and, its heat and water resistance, ensures your floor will stand the test of time. Anti-slip media can be added to ensure your floors are compliant with the BCA slip resistant standards.
Benefits of an Epoxy Floor Coating System are – Easy to clean, sanitize and maintain
– Hygienic and will not harbor bacteria
– Durable and abrasion resistant
– Scratch and stain resistant
– Environmental friendly
– Protects the underlying concrete from moisture, stains, grease, and cracks
– Comes in a range of colours and finishes to allow for personalization
– Superior chemical resistance
– Brightening effect in factories and warehouses
– Standard-approved slip resistance
– Dust-free surface
– Excellent resistance to food industry spills such as citric acids and fats
Our tailor made packages and products are available to suit your project needs. For further information on preparation, application and colours available, scroll down below.
Steps to achieving a successful Industrial Epoxy Flooring System
Prepare the substrate thoroughly by diamond grinding or acid etching
To achieve a successful floor coating system make sure your surface is free of dust, oil/grease, any loose particles or paint and moisture. If your floor is subject to rising dampness, you would need to apply a moisture barrier primer prior to applying your base coat. | more info
Repair cracks and imperfections using two-pack epoxy fillers
Fill in all your cracks using a 2-pack epoxy filler, such as Sikadur 31 CFN. For larger cracks and spalls, use Sydney Industrial Coatings’ Epoxy Coving and Repair Kit. The patching mortar will need to be fully cured before it can be grinded or coated and this process usually takes a minimum of 6 – 8 hours.
Apply epoxy primer to the floor and allow the coating to cure
General curing time (at 20°C) is a minimum of 8 hours. This can vary further if solvent has been added to the epoxy.
Return within 24 hours of applying the primer to remove rubbish and imperfections (by grinding down high sections and patching any low sections)
This is an important step for if the coating is left uneven, this will show though your final coat. If this step if not completed within 30 – 36 hours (depending on temperature) of applying the previous coat, the floor will need to be scratched using an 80 grit sand paper.
Apply an even coat of the coloured epoxy, by rolling the product from wall to wall, and allow to cure General curing time (at 20°C) is minimum 8 hours. It is always reccomended to back roll the product against the natural light to assist with achieving a more uniform finish. Wearing spike shoes to walk over the epoxy can help ensure the product is applied evenly, however you must apply safety practices and be cautious of injury.
Return and apply the final coat as per above
Using thinners in the final (or finish) coat is not recommended.
Antislip media can be added to the topcoat to achieve a higher slip rating
Your floor will be trafficable after 24 hours and heavy items such as cars, boats or trailers shouldn’t be parked on the floor for 7 days after application of the final coat