Versatility of Solid Epoxy Flooring Systems
First introduced in Switzerland in the 1930s, epoxy was designed specifically for the building and construction industries. Over the years, its use expanded into the aerospace and automotive industries, military industry, and pharmaceutical industry. Today, the incredible versatility of epoxy flooring systems has made it one of the most popular floorings for all applications from retail and manufacturing to offices and residential environments.
Made from a special blend of epoxy polymers, epoxy is applied as a floor coating to strengthen and protect the underlying floor. It is stable, durable, and features excellent mechanical properties. Furthermore, it is resistant to heat and chemical damage. It can be applied in a variety of thicknesses to meet the specific needs of a particular environment.
At Blackrock Industrial, our industrial floors Miami typically consist of resin and hardener, but they can also incorporate a variety of special additives to improve specific features, including:
- Rapid curing
- Abrasion resistance
- Increased chemical resistance
- Non-slip features
- Heightened durability
- Altered viscosity
Additionally, Blackrock Industrial offers a wide range of aesthetic and decorative features to transform the look of epoxy flooring.
Epoxy flooring offers many benefits to its users, including:
- A beautiful finish that is brilliant, shiny, and reflective for increased safety and easy cleaning
- A durable surface thanks to strong chemical bonds that make them ideal for both high-traffic spaces and areas subject to heavy equipment and physically intensive processes
- Affordable installation and maintenance, making epoxy desirable for businesses and budgets of all sizes
- Strict safety standards, making epoxy ideal for use in food and beverage processing and distribution facilities and similar industries with strict safety and sanitation needs
At Blackrock Industrial, our epoxy flooring contractor can fully customize your epoxy flooring to meet your needs. Application thickness can range from 0.2 mils to 250 mils or thicker depending on environmental factors and conditions and traffic expectations and exposures. Areas that experience heavy traffic or that have a high risk of chemical exposure will necessitate thicker coatings than areas with lighter foot traffic or no risk of exposure.
Epoxy is long-lasting and durable even under the harshest conditions and is naturally slip-resistant. However, additives can be incorporated into the mixture to increase slip resistance in certain high-risk areas, such as pool decks, locker rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas prone to moisture accumulation and spills. Because epoxy is so versatile, it can be used just about anywhere, including:
- Airplane hangars
- Car dealerships
- Manufacturing facilities
- Laboratories and pharmaceutical facilities
- Retail and commercial facilities
Here at Blackrock Industrial, our epoxy flooring contractor is backed and certified by the top product manufacturers in the industry. We are proud of our long record of providing high-performance concrete flooring and epoxy systems that perform with top-quality results. If you are ready to learn more, give us a call to learn more about our industrial floors Miami or to schedule a site visit with a member of our team.