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3 Amazing Reasons to Install Self-Levelling Epoxy Coating on Your Concrete Floors

by Frank Lynch

Concrete floors are remarkably hard and durable, but not even the most resilient floors are invincible. Over time, concrete floors may suffer surface damage due to daily use and will need to be restored. One of the most popular methods of updating the look and function of old, dingy and cracked concrete floors is applying self-levelling epoxy flooring. The use of self-levelling epoxy to restore commercial and industrial concrete floors is prevalent across Australia because of the many essential advantages that the epoxy floors can provide.

Here's a sneak peek at some of those advantages. 

Self-levelling epoxy is extremely hardwearing and long-lasting.

Most commercial and industrial buildings experience an influx of traffic and the floors take the brunt of this. Self-levelling epoxy flooring is suitable for use on concrete floors that receive heavy traffic because it provides a hard and durable coating that protects the floors from damage by scratches, liquid spills, heavy impact and other destructive elements. This ensures concrete floors can last decades longer.

Self-levelling epoxy gives an attractive finish.

In any building, the floors occupy a large area and, therefore, can be a centre of attention when it comes to creating visual interest within the building. The smooth, seamless, high gloss finish of self-levelling epoxy flooring creates immediate visual impact and can add aesthetic appeal to any concrete floor, no matter how much its beauty has waned over the years. The best part is that standard epoxy floors are easy to clean, thanks to their smooth, seamless, high gloss finish. Building owners can maintain the nice look of their concrete floors without too much hassle. 

Self-levelling epoxy offers excellent slip-resistance.

Ensuring the safety of employees, suppliers, customers and other people within commercial and industrial buildings should be a top-of-mind priority for all businesses and industrial managers. Falls resulting from slippery floors is a top cause of accidents in the workplace. Adding self-levelling epoxy with aggregate is an effective way to create non-slip concrete surfaces and thus minimise the risk of a fall on the floors. There are many different types of aggregates that can be combined with the epoxy flooring, including silica sand, walnut shells, coloured quartz, plastic media, aluminium oxide, etc. 

The above discussed points reveal that self-levelling epoxy flooring is a great option for your concrete floor restoration. To achieve the best results, you should hire a professional to install the epoxy floor coating for you.


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Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.