All about installing or repairing epoxy floors

Epoxy vloer in keuken

Do you want to install a super sleek epoxy cast floor or repair a coating but don't know where to start? In this article we will help you choose the right type of epoxy cast floor. We have made a handy overview of all the manuals for installing an epoxy floor yourself.

At Polyestershoppen you will find all the materials you need to install an epoxy floor yourself. Whether this is in your garage, bathroom or in a business hall, we have a step-by-step guide for every type of epoxy floor. This also applies to the repair of an epoxy floor. We know all about that too!

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Do you need a step-by-step plan for installing an epoxy floor or for repairing it? No problem! In addition to our standard manuals (including videos), we can also tailor a step-by-step plan for you. We immediately process the costs in this plan so you get a complete picture. Request your own step-by-step plan without obligation and find out what you need for your project.

 

 

All about laying or repairing epoxy floors

Below you will find all information about installing an epoxy floor and repairing damage to your floor. Do you have any questions or do you need advice? Send us a message and we will help you getting started.

Choose between an epoxy floor coating or an epoxy cast floor

There are various options when it comes to epoxy floors. You can choose from two types of floors: epoxy floor coating or an epoxy cast floor.

Epoxy floor coating Epoxy cast floor
  • Nice and smooth finish with the right preparation
  • Commonly used in sheds, living spaces, garages
  • Layer thickness approximately 0.5 mm
  • Impact-resistant and moisture-proof
  • More economical than a cast floor 
  • Easier to process
  • Nice and smooth finish due to filling capacity of 1.5 mm
  • Widely used in living spaces and industrial floors
  • Layer thickness approximately 1.5 mm
  • High chemical resistance
  • Very high impact resistance
  • Moisture-proof

In the article below, we explain exactly what the differences in properties and prices are between the two epoxy floors and which you can choose best.

What is the difference between a cast floor and epoxy floor coating?

What is epoxy floor coating?

Epoxy floor coating is a durable coating that optimally protects the (company floor). The coating is applied with a roller. Just one layer of floor coating creates a wear-resistant epoxy floor of approximately 0.5 mm thick that is suitable for heavy loads. The floor is impact-resistant and highly resistant to acids and chemicals.

Applying epoxy floor coating [manual]

What is an epoxy cast floor?

An epoxy floor is a sleek, smooth floor finish. It is suitable for a garage, shed or work floor, for example. It withstands high loads and is resistant to acids and chemicals. The epoxy self-levelling screed always fits seamlessly. Just one layer creates a wear-resistant floor of 2 to 3 mm thickness.

5 reasons to choose an epoxy cast floor!

Features of an epoxy cast floor

Here are some features of an epoxy cast floor:

  • Beautiful smooth finish.
  • High gloss (matte gloss finish).
  • Impact resistant.
  • Moisture proof.
  • High chemical resistance.
  • Seamless.
  • Can be combined with underfloor heating.
  • Low maintenance.

These properties make an epoxy floor very suitable as a floor in a garage, shed or work floor. Anti-slip is also possible! 

What is the difference between an epoxy floor and a PU floor?

There are two types of synthetic flooring: an epoxy floor and a polyurethane floor (PU). In the diagram below you can see the differences between these two:

Properties Epoxy floors PU floors
Suitable for domestic use Yes Yes
Suitable for industrial use  Yes No
Low risk of cracking  Yes Yes
Low maintenance  Yes Yes
Seamless  Yes Yes
Slightly elastic No Yes
Waterproof  Yes Yes
UV-resistant Less Yes
Soundproof No Yes
Suitable for high mechanical loads Yes No
Can be combined with underfloor heating Yes Yes
Colour In many RAL colours In many RAL colours
Do you want to know more about PU cast floors? Then read our informative article All about PU cast floors.

What safety measures should I take while processing epoxy?

One of the advantages of processing epoxy is that this product does not contain solvents and therefore does not really smell. When working with epoxy you will smell a slight amine odour. It is important to avoid skin contact with epoxy as much as possible. Protect the skin with gloves and a disposable coverall. We recommend putting on old shoes and spiked soles, so you can walk on the floor during processing while the resin is still liquid.

Frequently asked questions about installing epoxy floors

Watch the video below for answers to questions about installing epoxy floors or contact our specialists. We are happy to help you install your epoxy floor!

 

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Do you have any questions about epoxy floors or do you need advice on installing your floor? Contact us. We can be reached by telephone at +3185 0220090 or by email at support@polyerstershoppen.com. We're here for you.

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