A LOW-MAINTENANCE, INDUSTRIAL-GRADE, LONG-LASTING, COMMERCIAL FLOOR!
Poured resin flooring is affordable, low-maintenance, waterproof, hypoallergenic, and seamless. It has no edges, cuts, or joints, which makes it an ideal safe and durable commercial flooring solution. It may be customized. And if you change your interior, merchandise, brand, or design, it can be easily sanded and refinished to suit your colors or specific requirements.
There are several types of resin coatings that are suitable for commercial floors:
- Epoxy flooring
- Cementitious urethane mortars
- Urethane topcoats
- Polyaspartic finishes
- Vinyl ester coatings
All work successfully well in particular commercial environments under certain conditions. Some are used together to create unique ever-lasting, environmentally-friendly solutions.
Why Install a Commercial Epoxy Floor?
Epoxy systems are a combination of resins and hardeners. When mixed together, the resin and hardener chemically form an extremely strong, durable, rigid, and impact resistant plastic coating. Epoxy applications cost-effectively repair surface cracks, pits, stains, or damage. Decorative and safety surface enhancements (i.e.: color, anti-strip, designs, etc.) may be added. Epoxy flooring systems are ideal for heavy-traffic commercial environments such as hospitals, sports/event venues, schools, and more.
What is the Benefit of Having a Commercial Epoxy Concrete Floor?
Low Lifetime Cost
Cost remains a big benefit of installing a commercial epoxy flooring system. It is a MORE COST-EFFECTIVE and LOW-MAINTENANCE solution. Your overall SHORT-TERM COST is less because we used your existing concrete substrate. Your LONG-TERM COST savings is reflected in lower (or “no”) maintenance cost as well as safety and longevity.
The TOTAL COST benefit includes the cost of anticipated operations downtime as well as the initial cost of the substrate preparation and epoxy system installation.
Our Team at Southside Concrete Polishing take our customer’s unique situation, time, and needs very seriously.
AFFORDABLE, LOW-MAINTENANCE, DURABLE, LESS DOWNTIME!
As soon as the final seal is cured, traffic and loads may resume!
Epoxy flooring systems extend overall service life. It stands up to constant stresses of high foot- and equipment- traffic, heavy loads, and typical impacts that occur during daily operations (i.e.: dropped forklift loads, chemical and oil spills, etc.). The new layer of hardened resin material is as durable and strong, or stronger, as the concrete beneath it minimizing or alleviating cracking or sinking.
Maintenance is minimal and there is no long-term care necessary to maintain the clean, seamless, and professional appearance. It is also hypoallergenic, dust mite, and relatively fungi-proof. Once installed, there is NO WAXING, NO STRIPPING, NO RE-POLISHING! The only routine maintenance required is a once-a-week water wiping or swabbing. Installed baseboards along your polished floor edge prevent fluids from seeping into the crevices where the concrete floor and wall meet.
Compliant, Safe, and Environmentally Friendly
Seamless no-slip epoxy concrete floors retain heat and/or air conditioning that help your business conserve energy. No joints or seams aid a safer environment for employees and equipment operations alike! NATURAL LIGHT is also enhanced as a result of the floor’s reflective finish. More natural light ensures better visibility as well as lower power bills.
The solid epoxy resin is also FIRE- and CHEMICAL-RESISTANT. Underlayment smooths old concrete and protects the new floor from humidity, moisture, and dampness that breeds molds and fungi. The material naturally resists spills, oils, chemicals, and dust buildup.
Color and unique design are easily incorporated into your commercial flooring project with little additional effort or expense. Stains and dyes may also be used to change the concrete’s color as well as enhance the final finish’s appearance. Aggregates, chips, or unique pieces may also be incorporated into the epoxy for texture as well as color enhancement.
Is There a Downside to Commercial Epoxy Concrete Floors?
Preparing the substrate is the most important, tedious, and time-consuming part of commercial epoxy flooring installation. The existing concrete floor must be dried (free of moisture) and thoroughly cleaned of stains, spills, chemicals, or other defects. Failure to sufficiently dry out the substrate, clean existing contaminated areas, or fill/grout pits or voids will adversely affect adhesion. For example, epoxy does not adhere well in dark, damp environments such as basements or storage rooms.
Epoxy does not “breathe,” which makes it vulnerable to moisture problems if preparation, underlayment, or sealing is not adequate or properly installed and applied. Humidity can also create enough trapped moisture to delaminate the mixed resin material over time. Similarly, poor sealing can allow moisture from routine washing or weather elements to also get trapped under the epoxy layers. Once the epoxy installation is sealed and cured, moisture is trapped. Trapped moisture encourages fungi, mold, and mildew, and breed bacteria. Repair or refinishing be necessary if trapped moisture causes the epoxy installation to buckle or bubble.
Types of Commercial Epoxy Flooring Systems
Commercial flooring systems must be safe, aesthetically-pleasing, low-maintenance, and able to withstand high traffic volumes. There are a variety of epoxy flooring systems are seamless, cost-effective, and low VOC. They correct old concrete floors to help make them safer and long-lasting. They are conducive to both commercial and industrial activities, users, and operations.
Self-leveling epoxy fills in voids and cracks in old, existing, damaged concrete flooring. This process creates a smooth, harder and more durable, seamless, flooring surface. It becomes as easy-care and low maintenance as any other epoxy installations. Colors may be selected and added to denote industrial equipment traffic patterns, distinct, logos, or decorative designs, or to indicate work zones, safety, or hazardous industrial or manufacturing areas.
This self-leveling system is equally effective in warehouses, garages, hangers, or anywhere where safety is required or protection from impacts, chemicals, or abrasions is necessary.
Epoxy Flake Floors
Epoxy flake floor systems are hardened epoxy resin floors made with decorative aggregate chips or flakes implanted into the epoxy. The floor’s texture provides a safer anti-slip, anti-fall surface that is colorful as well as seamless, resilient, and durable. There is no limit to color or types of chips, sizes, or shapes. Showrooms, conference rooms, kitchens, laundromats, or other areas where there may be spills or moisture that cause slips or falls have these seamless floors installed. Epoxy flack floors are good safety features where users may be distracted or engaged in activities other than seeing where they are stepping.
Quartz-Filled Epoxy Floors
Quartz-filled epoxy flooring is a decorative, clean, durable, slip-resistant, epoxy flooring that is low-maintenance. It is well-suited to locker- and restrooms as well as office space.
Anti-static seamless epoxy floors are practical solutions for reducing static charge hazards that are common to all work environments but particularly hazardous in hospitals, schools, manufacturing facilities, and garage areas where flammable liquids or gases are present. This type of industrial epoxy flooring system has a conductive material that collects and dissipates static electricity.
Southside Concrete Polishing ensures your epoxy flooring installation is a quick, easy, and satisfying experience with results that “WOW” you!
Why Hire the Professionals?
To enjoy the full benefits of concrete overlays, leave the job to South Side Concrete Polishing. It can be a difficult do-it-yourself project. Decorative designs can be done manually for simple patterns and designs. The more complex ones can be done by a computer software. Southside Concrete Polishing installers are well equipped with the latest techniques and skills using different overlay materials. They can also provide you with expert and creative ideas as well as all the possibilities concrete overlay can do with your concrete floor. Concrete overlays are easier and more convenient to install than other concrete flooring options. They can simply be installed over a properly prepared concrete floor surface to create a new aesthetically beautiful concrete floor with your very own designs, patterns, and color.