Epoxy flooring is an excellent flooring material for workshops in your home or commercial properties. Regardless of where your workshop is, it is important that you keep it clean, easy to maintain, and a place that is comfortable and convenient for you to work in. Installing an industrial-grade workshop epoxy flooring can help you accomplish all of those things.

 

Benefits of Workshop Epoxy Flooring

There are a few core benefits that come with installing seamless workshop floor coatings, these include;

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A) Industrial Strength 

  • Our coating increases the strength of the concrete’s surface as the coating sucks into the exposed pores of the concrete and densifies the top layer.

B) It Looks Great

  • The finishes applicable to workshop floor spaces far surpass leaving your floor as a plain concrete slab and will considerably improve the aesthetics of the area.
  • It will completely brighten the room the workshop room and make it more enjoyable to spend time there.
  • The floor of a workshop is a considerably large portion of space that takes up the prominent portion of your view within a room. Installing an industrial epoxy floor to a workshop space transforms the look of your area.
  • From plain grey coatings to a wide range of flake floor colour variations we are guaranteed to have a flooring solution that will suit your space and meet your approval.

C) Easy to Clean

  • The seamless nature of the floor eliminates the amount of dust & dirt that gets caught in the pores of a concrete slab. Thus, making it easy to clean.

D) Wide Variety of Colours & Pattern Variations

  • Our workshop epoxy flooring paint colours & pattern variations assist in guaranteeing our clients that they will find something that matches their premises colour scheme/ design plan.

Types of Epoxy Flooring for Your Workshop:

There are two main types of epoxy flooring that are typically used for workshop floors and these include:

1. Flake Flooring

This is the speckled look. This is highly recommended for these large spaces for multiple reasons. It is the best at hiding dirt and concealing the imperfections of the concrete slab that may naturally occur over time (substrate movement).

2. Plain Epoxy Flooring

This is a cheaper alternative to the flake flooring solution, however, does not conceal anything. Plain coated floors highlight every sin of the concrete, which some are impossible to conceal. Have a chat with our team to see whether the concrete slab in your workshop floor would be healthy enough to apply this finish too.

 

Installing Workshop Epoxy Flooring:

A) 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.

B) Prime & Flake

  • A second application of the industrial-grade epoxy primer.
  • Broadcast the flake across the wet epoxy floor coating.

C)  UV Stabilised Polyurethane Sealing

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Top Tips for Your Workshop Epoxy Flooring

  1. Choose what is going to be a viable option based on how you use your workshop. Workshops are often places that need to withstand tools dropping and dirt and grime getting on them. Make sure you find yourself an epoxy flooring product that is going to withstand some impacts and is easy to clean. Also, look for something that brightens the room up – nobody likes working in a dark and grimy area.
  2. If you’re in a commercial area, think about getting the floor done in different colours to mark out safety areas and walkways.
  3. Floors can be completed out of hours to minimise any impact on commercial activities that you run from the premises.

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.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Below are a list questions we are regularly asked by our clients.

 

1. What are the advantages of using a professional epoxy coating on concrete and masonry surfaces?

A professional epoxy coating provides an excellent protective solution for concrete and masonry surfaces, such as workshop floors. It enhances durability, resistance to heavy foot traffic, and offers a rated slide resistance, making it an ideal choice for areas that require greater slide resistance.

 

2. How do I prepare concrete floors for epoxy application?

Proper preparation involves thorough cleaning and possibly diamond grinding of the concrete floors to ensure the epoxy adheres well. It’s essential to repair any cracks or damages with a suitable Bunnings patching material and ensure the substrate is free from moisture and contaminants.

 

3. What basic accessories are required for applying epoxy on workshop floors?

The basic accessories include a supplied mixing paddle that connects to standard drills, a pack extension pole for easier application, spike shoes for walking over the epoxy during application, a measuring bucket, and roller liners for smooth application. For areas with heavy duty requirements, one heavy duty frame and two roller liners are recommended.

 

4. Can I achieve a specific slip rating with epoxy flooring products?

Yes, most epoxy products, including Sikafloor’s epoxy range, can pass slip rating testing to achieve a specific slip resistance. Adding fine or medium antislip media to the mix can tailor the slip resistance to your needs. For areas that require greater slide resistance, we recommend adding a GP thinner to lower the epoxy’s viscosity and incorporating an alternative grit size.

 

5. How do I maintain the slip resistance of my epoxy workshop floor?

Maintaining the slip resistance involves regular cleaning to remove any build-up that might compromise the floor’s grip. Additionally, periodic assessments to ensure the floor continues to meet the desired slip resistance standards are advisable. For floors exposed to heavy traffic, reapplication of the topcoat every few years may be necessary.

 

6. What is the best way to apply the final coat of epoxy on my workshop floor?

For the final coat, ensure the supplied mixing paddle is securely attached to your drill. Begin by mixing the epoxy product thoroughly. Utilise the supplied painting extension pole and roller for an even application, ensuring to maintain a straight line for a professional finish. Allow sufficient drying time before applying a second coat if necessary.

 

7. How can I enhance the durability of my workshop epoxy floor coating?

To enhance durability, ensure the epoxy flooring product is applied correctly, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Using a durable epoxy product designed for heavy-duty environments, like warehouse floors or areas with heavy machinery, can significantly extend the lifespan of your floor.

 

8. Where can I find an epoxy application kit for my workshop floor?

Epoxy application kits, which often include all the necessary tools such as mixing paddles, rollers, and extension poles, can be found at hardware stores or specialised suppliers. These kits offer an incredible solution for construction professionals looking to achieve a professional-grade finish.

 

9. Can epoxy flooring withstand heavy machinery and tools in my workshop?

Yes, when applied correctly, epoxy flooring provides a robust and durable surface capable of withstanding the rigours of heavy machinery and tools, making it an ideal choice for workshop environments.

 

10. How do I ensure my epoxy floor remains clean and maintains its appearance?

Regular cleaning with the appropriate cleaning agents and adherence to maintenance guidelines is crucial for preserving the aesthetic and functional qualities of your epoxy floor. Avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the epoxy and use soft cleaning tools to prevent scratches.