What is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy floors are made up of two parts: resin and “hardener.” When these chemicals are combined, they form a strong covalent bond to create a rigid, plastic-like substance that could withstand high temperatures, chemicals and the stress of daily use..
Why Choose Epoxy Floors in Siklameh?
Epoxy floor coatings are a durable and hard-wearing flooring option for both commercial and industrial structures. These can be applied over concrete floors to ensure high performance through several benefits:
Durable and Long-Lasting – Our epoxy flooring offers a surface that is impact resistant. It is designed to support foot traffic and heavy machinery. It can also withstand extreme temperatures and resist chemicals and stains. Additionally, Siklameh's Flooring epoxy coating creates an impermeable seal that protects the flooring from underground water and other chemically corrosive liquid pollutants from the ground.
Aesthetically Appealing – This floor coating dries to a high-gloss shine and is available in different styles and colors. You choose to have one solid color or go for a decorative pattern that will surely add some vibrancy to your facility. With the variety of options we offer, you can come up with a flooring that is uniquely yours.
Highly Safe – Aside from being impact and fire resistant, the epoxy coating that Siklameh's Flooring provides every client creates a surface that is glossy yet slip resistant. As a result, its reflective properties enhance lighting to more than 100% while preventing risks for slippage and falls.
Cost-Effective Flooring Solution – Our experts offer a cost-effective flooring solution through our epoxy floors in Siklameh. Because it is durable enough to last for years, you save up thousands in repair and maintenance costs. Additionally, because of its seamless flooring design, epoxy coating makes cleaning and maintenance effortless and hassle-free.
what is the difference between epoxy and polyurethane flooring? And when should we pick one over the other?
Before I proceed to explain the differences that I have identified I just want to note that these are general differences for most of the epoxies and polyurethanes out there. There are definitely some exceptions and some companies claim to have products that can overlap the needs of both. (following some feedback I just want to emphasize that in this article I am referring to regular PU and epoxy coatings for industrial floors. This article does not cover PU cements or other types of PU coatings)
Let’s start by looking at the operational differences. These are differences that affect the end-user of the floor. Epoxy floors are harder, more durable and have a much higher compression strength than polyurethanes. This is why they are the preferred choice for heavy duty industries, warehouses and logistics centers with heavy forklift traffic. Polyurethane floors are usually softer and more elastic, which makes them more resistant to scratching as their elasticity tends to absorb some of the impact. The elasticity of PU floors also makes them a preferred choice in freezing chambers where the storage temperature can reach -30 degrees Celsius (-22 F). They are also a good choice for multideck car-parks since the elastic coating can act as a waterproofing and crack-bridging layer.
Epoxies and polyurethanes behave differently when exposed to certain chemicals. For example polyurethanes are the preferred choice in food industries that have exposure to lactic acids. This the reason why many food processing companies that work in milk, dairy, cheese production choose polyurethanes. Epoxies under such conditions may experience corrosion and yellowing. However when working in industries with sulfuric acids (like battery manufacturing etc) epoxy floors are much more resistant than polyurethanes. If you are working in a facility with heavy exposure to chemicals, check with us to see which product is better suited.