There are enormous usages of epoxy due to its tremendous properties such as: strong bonding, heat and chemical resistance, durability and long life. Definitely material like these can be easily recommended for flooring, since epoxy gives enough flexibility for creativity and design; for flooring this could be the best option, it will be a combination of durability and style. Let’s look at some basic steps in order to prepare complete warehouse flooring with this magical formula known as epoxy.
The first thing which one must do before even planning any kind of flooring, is to grind the concrete surface completely and thoroughly. This will make the concrete scar free and will remove all the pigmentations present of the concrete surface, sometimes especially in a warehouse due to excessive use of heavy machinery and vibration cracks, lines and uneven surface become very obvious; on which nothing can be settled properly. So the first step would be to grind the whole area and even the surface carefully, so that it could welcome the topping of epoxy
The most important step is to apply the primal coat on the grinded surface; this could be done with the help of a roller. Two coats are sufficient for the surface to completely absorb the primal of epoxy. Try to maintain one pattern only for example: if moving the rollers straight, try to maintain the same motion on the complete floor, after finishing the first coat go for a diagonal motion in order to penetrate the primal epoxy completely on the surface. Make sure to give this suitable time to deepen the epoxy floor coating inside the surface, which will provide a nice even ready to paint surface.
Before moving on to the third stage try to examine the whole warehouse floor properly in order to look for remaining cracks, holes, leaks and anything or everything like that, now the third step is to further repair the floor with epoxy grouting use the scrapper in order to fill the uneven gaps, holes and ill surface. Moreover it will allow to fill the joints on the floor with the same epoxy grout, after repairing again at some places we will be grinding the floor in order to further eliminate the unevenness as a result of the epoxy grouting. This process is the longest one as; grouting and grinding may prolong for two to three times (depends on how bad the surface was).
Now comes the final coat which will be the mixture of epoxy resin and epoxy hardener, use an electrical mixture and mix it for at least 2 minutes in order to make sure it’s mixed completely as one. Apply this final coat carefully to avoid air bubbles and any other unwanted patterns. Leave it to dry for 24 hours and that’s it a complete shiny, glass like warehouse flooring in Sydney is ready have.