Epoxy Flooring – How Does it Work?

Epoxy flooring is the process of applying layers of epoxy resin on a floor's surface, usually up to 2 mm thick. There are two definitions of the process, one from the manufacturers of the product and that of the contractors who apply them.

The reason for the differing schools of thought lay in the manufacturer's instructions and the manner in which the contractors use the product and their experiences with it. You can also contact epoxy flooring constructor in Pennsylvania online.

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How Does It Work?

Four steps are required for floor coating :

  • Construction of the surface to be floored

  • Instruction

  • Layering

  • Stop

 If applied properly, it is fully organic and non oily shallow even when it is wet.

It lays well on different kinds of surfaces like alloys,  particularly, tile and wood and is disobedient to most harsh chemicals making for a durable and long-lasting surface and some color may even be added to the epoxy for a bit of flare.

Although widely used commercially, it also appeals to homeowners for its easy maintenance and durability, it is not uncommon for someone to have it laid in their garage, basement or laundry room.


There are a few types, self-dispersing, which is used for areas with forklifts and other heavy machinery that is operated typically in a warehouse setting. Self-dispersing with quartz sand is used in food processing plants because it creates a non-slip surface. Mortar flooring is used in heavy duty industries. 


Epoxy flooring is not inexpensive and the cost of a floor depends on the size of the surface to be covered, naturally. Of course the expense of this type of flooring is justified by its durability because once it's been laid it will last a lifetime.

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