Epoxy resin is ideal as a floor covering for garages, workshops and industrial halls, but thermoset is also a first-class choice for living areas with special design requirements.
It is easy to maintain, extremely robust and resilient. If properly processed, it will likely last a lifetime. Even oils and chemicals cannot harm the floor and it is completely waterproof. It is also an incredibly aesthetic sight when you have a floor without joints.
But what do you have to pay attention to? Proper preparation of the substrate is at least as important as the actual processing of the synthetic resin.
The floor covering with epoxy resin consists of 2-3 layers, first a primer layer, a middle layer and, ideally, a seal at the end. An approximate amount can be derived as follows, per square meter you need about 1,1 kg of epoxy resin mixture per millimeter of layer thickness. Basically we recommend for that wood protection primer a layer thickness of 0,4-0,6mm, so this corresponds to about 0,45kg to 0,67kg epoxy resin mixture. The priming is usually done in transparent or black, sometimes also in white. The middle class (also called color layer or effect layer) should be significantly thicker with 1 - 3mm layer thickness, so here you need between 1,1kg and 3,3kg of epoxy resin mixture (for quick calculation of the primer and middle layer, just use our Epoxy resin calculator for floors and adjust the layer thickness and number of square meters accordingly). A pattern with several colors is often worked into the middle layer, which are particularly suitable Metallic color pigments, but also Transparent liquid dyes are ideal in the appropriate concentration. We recommend the use of a PU (polyurethane) topcoat for sealing; this offers the epoxy resin the best possible protection against scratches, but also additional protection against UV exposure. The PU topcoat can be rolled or sprayed depending on the manufacturer. In which PU topcoat from epoxy style coat you get the best results by spraying, there is one for that NCR thinnerwith which the viscosity of the PU top coat can be adjusted accordingly. Ideally, 2-3 layers of approx. 80 micrometers each should be applied here, i.e. only 0,08 millimeters. The PU topcoat therefore has a coverage of 10-14 square meters per liter with 1 layer. The topcoat is available in 3 different versions, glossy, semi-gloss and matt.
And? Have you already felt like getting a high-quality designer floor?