Durable Flooring Options for Commercial & Industrial Clients
Epoxy can provide many benefits and help improve the performance of concrete floors. But not all epoxy coatings are created equal. At Colorado Concrete Repair in Englewood, Colorado, our epoxy specialists customize each epoxy application to each client’s unique needs. That means you can depend on a high-performance, effective product that can meet your business’s exact specifications. Plus, we are committed to working with integrity in everything we do. We’re dedicated to getting the job done right, on budget, and on time.
Is an Epoxy Coating Right for You?
A high-performance floor coating, flat epoxy provides a versatile surface for many environments. This concrete floor coating comes in many varieties and colors—some versions include suspended aggregate, like aluminum oxide, to improve traction and wear. In addition to having high color clarity, epoxy coatings can provide chemical resistance, physical strength, and flexibility.
For over a decade, the epoxy specialists at Colorado Concrete Repair have applied epoxy coatings in a wide range of environments, including warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and industrial garages. Epoxy is an effective choice for these applications, but may not be well suited to every location. Food processing and commercial kitchens, for example, are not ideal uses for epoxy due to temperature shock, the constant corrosive exposure, and the physical impact to the epoxy coating. For these applications, or in wet environments, a urethane cement is often a better choice. Our team is here to collaborate with you to determine what will provide the best performance for your specific needs.
Improving the Performance of Your Concrete Floors
An economical and effective flooring choice, concrete can provide even more benefits for your space with the application of an epoxy coating.
Here are some of the benefits epoxy floors provide:
- Looks clean
- Easier to clean
- Chemical resistant
- Resistant to destructive chemical attacks from acids and fats
- Smoother for sensitive equipment (forklifts)
- Reduces dusting from concrete being worn
If you require any of the above features for your environment, talk to the epoxy specialists at Colorado Concrete Repair in Englewood, Colorado. We can recommend the right product to bring added performance to your business and suit your needs.
Some of the areas we have installed epoxy coatings include:
- Manufacturing facilities
- Airplane hangars
- Corrosive environments
- Chemical containment
- Shop areas
- Commercial garages
- Plant husbandry
- Storage areas
- Food-grade areas
How to Choose the Right Epoxy Flooring
When recommending which epoxy application is the best choice for your needs, the epoxy specialists at Colorado Concrete Repair will consider several factors, including level of usage, time and work area constraints, and existing concrete conditions. We make sure existing surface conditions are acceptable by looking out for problem areas in the substrate. This can include cracking, spalling, uneven slabs, and uneven joints. To remedy cracking and spalling, we prepare the surface of the concrete, then apply materials to the problem areas. Once this cures, we grind the surface flush, creating an ideal, uniform substrate. When necessary, we can also use slab leveling techniques to create a better surface for the epoxy coating—and a better product for you! This technique can eliminate trip hazards and weak points that can be caused by an uneven substrate. For most epoxy applications, we fill all the joints, placing joint filler to ensure a seamless transition from slab to slab of concrete. This creates a finished product that requires less maintenance, is cleaner, and has improved longevity.
Level of usage is another critical evaluation our epoxy specialists make in the pre-installation process. Some epoxy floors receive light foot traffic, while others need to regularly support heavy forklifts. This is where the versatility of an epoxy coating shines. As one of the most easily manipulated products in the coating industry, epoxy can perform well in many settings. For those light foot traffic areas, we add a small amount of traction additive to provide slip resistance. For medium to high traffic areas, we use larger suspended aggregate and a thicker layer of epoxy to provide better wear. For very high traffic areas, we recommend a combination of a thick layer of epoxy and a urethane with a suspension of aluminum oxide. By determining exactly what our clients’ needs are, our epoxy specialists are able to understand these usage issues upfront. That’s how we recommend the best epoxy option available, customized to your environment.
Maintaining Your Epoxy Floors
Whether your epoxy floors are in a garage or a warehouse, they require minimal routine maintenance. Epoxy is a tough, non-absorptive surface that is easy to clean with hot water and light scrubbing. We do not recommend using harsh cleaning materials above a neutral pH level. Those with smaller installations may prefer using a soft bristle broom and a squeegee, while larger epoxy floors may benefit from a ride-on floor scrubber to routinely clean and maintain the floor. We recommend walk-off mats and other area mats around workstations as a part of general floor maintenance, to ensure the longevity of the coating.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about how an epoxy coating can bring added versatility and durability to your concrete floors, contact us or give us a call. Colorado Concrete Repair is here to provide, efficient, dependable concrete repair services for our neighbors in Denver, Englewood, Littleton, Commerce City, and Lakewood, Colorado. Our epoxy specialists can talk with you and recommend the right product for your specific needs. We stand by what you stand on!
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We’re concrete flooring contractors providing efficient, dependable services for our neighbors in Denver, Englewood, Littleton, Commerce City, Lakewood, and the surrounding areas. Whether you need concrete repair, epoxy coatings, or commercial and industrial flooring options, you can count on Colorado Concrete Repair to provide high-quality results.
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