Whether you are a body corporate, a developer, or a builder, designing and constructing a car park can be stressful. The type of flooring you will use is one of the most important factors. As there are so many options, it is difficult to determine which will be best for your parking space. This guide will help you understand the benefits of epoxy flooring for car parking and how to choose the right epoxy flooring for your car park.
Within the concrete industry, we see a massive amount of concrete rectification works that need to be undertaken on building as a result of the concrete not being protected. Damage is frequently caused as a result of continuous traffic being driven over the slab and water erosion affecting the strength of the concrete.
There are various layers of resin and hardener applied to concrete to achieve this anti-slip material and the flooring solution can be used for many different areas and purposes.
The benefits of installing an anti-slip epoxy car park floor include:
1. Durability & Longevity
Long term longevity of the slab. Our epoxy floor coating can transform the concrete slab into a seamless surface. Thus, water doesn’t suck into the concrete’s pores and cause major damage over the long term.
2. Visually Appealing
Turn a dark and gloomy car park into a fresh space. If your run an accommodation business, it’ll make your guests feel like they have arrived at the Hilton.
3. Easy to Clean
Run a polyvac with a scrubbing pad over it for a super easy clean and maintenance. Oil from cars and tyre marks won’t stain the concrete.
4. Wide Variety of Colours & Pattern Variations
Our colour and pattern variations of epoxy coating assist in guaranteeing our clients that they will find something that matches their premises colour scheme/ design plan.
If you opt to have your car park flooring made from epoxy concrete, the professional will follow these steps:
1. Grind, Patch & Prime
- Concrete grinding preparation to ensure smooth substrate and a clean porous surface to apply the epoxy coating.
- Concrete repairs via patching any visible cracks and holes on the surface of the concrete slab.
- Application of the industrial-grade epoxy primer.
The second application of the industrial-grade epoxy primer.
3. Sealing Coats
Two coats of a topcoat sealer using a UV Stabilised Polyurethane.
In a simple answer – no. In areas that have high traffic, a non-slip additive will be applied in the topcoat. This can be applied in various levels which change how ‘grippy’ the floor is. We call this the ‘Goldilocks’ approach, as we can ascertain the correct level of nonslip additive which needs to be applied to your floor.
Our preparation includes the thorough grinding of the concrete slab. We use the latest in captive diamond grinding technologies to ensure the best surface preparation. This allows us to open up the pores of the concrete which assists the coating sucking into the slab and densifying the top layer.
No, we take the safety of everyone on site very seriously thus we invest in the newest dust extraction technologies for both the client’s benefit and for the health and safety of our employees.
Epoxy resin flooring solutions are very durable, and as such, can withstand a large amount of pressure and damage. However, if the concrete slab is already cracked or chipped, this may become a problem in the future after the epoxy resin has been installed. We highly recommend patching and remedying any blemishes in your previous concrete slab before applying epoxy floor coating.
When considering epoxy flooring for car parking facilities, there are a couple of things to remember. Choose a colour which will liven up space, especially if it is an underground car park. Also, it is always a good idea to get your lines marked out at the same time and potentially update any numbering system that you have within the car park.
So, give us a call today and discuss the options available. Send us some photos or we’ll happily come to you and check out the area you have and provide some free advice on what you could do.