Epoxy Flooring Systems

What is an epoxy flooring system?

Epoxy flooring systems combine the base coating products with other “ingredients” to add color, dimensionality, eye-popping effects, and special characteristics. The options for epoxy flooring are constantly growing. What was once just a simple process, where your only choices were solid grey or solid tan coating, have evolved dramatically.

In addition to a multitude of colors, there are also enough specialized décor options and very task-specific varieties of applications to make any designer, architect, or end user happy once engineered capabilities are understood. Many add-ons also provide dimensional choices for coatings that enhance cleanability while also providing added slip resistance.

Various resinous coating applications are engineered to accommodate a large variety of needs. They are varied and available in many formats. Some have qualities that are particularly valuable for use in a specialized environment. Other are more creative, in that they add some extra, customizable personality traits.

We can provide these systems to give you whatever you have in mind for specific end uses, or help you get wildly – or mildly – creative.

If you need any detailed solutions or out-of-the-normal-range situations, Columbus Epoxy Flooring will be happy to work with you on achieving a first-class solution. Sometimes, the costs for the most exotic finishes or strength variants will cost a good deal more than a standard installation, so please be prepared for an estimate that gives what you want but may be a bit – or a lot – more than you anticipated having to invest to get the effect or extra qualities.

Epoxy System Types

First, there is the “Standard Epoxy System” system, which involves proper preparation normally achieved by diamond grinding the substrate sufficient to provide that correct profile thus providing sufficient bond. Once sufficient preparation has been achieved, an epoxy primer (normally a concrete vapor control primer) is then applied. After completion of the prime coat, the resinous coating suitable for the task is then applied followed by a final top-coat that is scratch and mar resistance along with the ability to add additional slip resistance.

In most cases, this will be perfectly suited for the use that the space in which it is installed will be used. Solid colors are the norm for this application and will have a long service life with few if any problems as long as the customer for whom we installed is reasonably careful about the maintenance of the product.

Decorative Flake Installation
A most popular, value oriented and extremely durable, aesthetically pleasing is a Decorative Flake Installation. is When installed correctly, without short cuts, it’s designed to add variation to the surface of the coating. It’s crafted to put some additional substance and color into the finished coating, while also providing extreme durability and in cases where a floor can be damaged, makes it easy and inexpensive to fix. There is an entire range of flake types, with different attributes and colors as well as solid colors.

The primary uses for this system is in rooms that will be used both for day-to-day activities, and also for more social situations. In most cases, this is commonly done to put a little more liveliness into the floor, although the flake is dimensional and can add a certain amount of additional traction.

Flakes are usually the last thing that is done before the final polyurethane scratch and mar resistant coating is applied to the installation.

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Shop Floor Epoxy

Another specialized application is covered by the Shop Floor System. Shop floors, whether they are in an industrial setting or in a category like one of several retail or commercial activities, require greater strength and resiliency because of the heavy traffic and usage they have to accommodate. Shop floors can be used for heavy equipment, large pieces of raw material that has to moved around or any number of other things.

Typically, the formulation of the epoxy to be used has been adjusted to support substantial weights being carried across the floor by some sort of wheeled cart or piece of material handling equipment. There also may be cases where heavy objects will be stacked or even unloaded directly on to the floor.

Whatever the circumstances, the key factor required for shop use is extra strength.

Colored Quartz System
The Colored Quartz System is one that has a special ingredient, colored quartz, added for both extra traction and to provide a brilliant and highly attractive quality to the final version of the floor installation. The quartz provides color as well as extreme durability.

Although the aesthetic effect is amazing, the additional traction is an important characteristic. This makes for a beautiful but very secure anti-slip surface in areas where both those qualities are highly desirable. As with other special systems, the colored quartz application adds some significant cost to installation.

There are many colors of quartz although as a natural rather than synthetic additive, variations will be part of the overall look of the floor on which the system is applied. For those cases where this effect is desired there is no doubt that those who see it in real life will be awed. This is a truly stunning option.

Urethane Cement System
A Urethane Cement system is typically used in situations where the environment is very harsh. The abilities to withstand extreme temperature changes – thermal shock - as well as very serious traffic are the key points for this option. The most obvious applications would be service in an industrial or commercial category, such as in a brewery, or another location where wildly varying very cold/very hot temperatures are occurring in quick succession.

Other situations where this type of system would be essential include commercial kitchens and vehicular usage, such as at a vehicle dealer’s shop.

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