Versatile Flooring Options for Commercial & Industrial Businesses
Many people know that epoxy floor coatings can help improve the look and performance of concrete floors. But not all epoxy applications are created equal. At Colorado Concrete Repair in Littleton, Colorado, our epoxy specialists tailor each application to the needs and specifications of each client. That’s how we ensure you get a high-quality, effective product that can provide long-lasting solutions for your business. Plus, we’re committed to integrity in everything we do. We’re dedicated to getting the job done right, on time, and on budget.
Is Epoxy the Right Choice for You?
Flat epoxy is a high-performance coating that provides versatility and durability for many environments. Available in many colors and varieties, epoxy is known for its color clarity. Additionally, some varieties include a suspended aggregate like aluminum oxide to further improve performance. This coating can provide chemical resistance, physical strength, and flexibility.
The epoxy specialists at Colorado Concrete Repair have over a decade of experience applying epoxy coatings in many different environments, including manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and industrial garages. This coating is a great choice for these industries, it may not be the best choice for every environment. Food processing and commercial kitchens, for example, are not ideal uses for epoxy due to the constant corrosive exposure, temperature shock, and physical impact to the epoxy coating. For these areas, or in wet environments, urethane cement may be a better choice. Our team is here to collaborate with you so we can recommend the best choice for your specific circumstances.
Improving the Performance of Concrete Floors
Concrete is an effective and economical flooring choice—and epoxy coating takes this base and provides a number of additional benefits.
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 need the above features in your floor, talk to one of our epoxy specialists about epoxy flooring. Our team is here to recommend the right product to help 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
- Dry food-grade areas
Choosing the Right Epoxy Coating Options for You
During the pre-installation process, the epoxy specialists at Colorado Concrete Repair can help determine the right epoxy application for your location. We look at several factors, including existing concrete conditions, level of usage, and time and work area constraints. To determine if existing surface conditions are right, we inspect for any problem areas in the substrate. Typical issues include cracking, spalling, uneven slabs, and uneven joints. If cracking and spalling is a problem, we prepare the surface, then apply materials to the problem areas. Once cured, this is ground flush to create an ideal, uniform substrate. We also use slab leveling techniques when needed to create a better surface for the epoxy coating—and a better finished product for our clients. This can eliminate trip hazards and weak points that are caused by an uneven substrate. For most epoxy applications, we place joint filler on the concrete surface. This creates seamless transitions from slab to slab, creating a finished product that requires less maintenance, is cleaner, and has improved longevity.
Another factor the epoxy specialists at Colorado Concrete Repair will consider is the level of use your floors receive. This is a critical part of the pre-installation process. While some epoxy floors receive light foot traffic, others must regularly support heavy forklifts. This is where epoxy shines. As one of the most versatile products in the coating industry, epoxy can perform well in many settings. For light foot traffic areas, we often add a small amount of traction additive to provide slip resistance. For medium to high traffic areas, a larger suspended aggregate and a thicker coat of epoxy ensure better wear. For extremely high traffic areas, we use a combination of a thick layer of epoxy with a urethane with an aluminum oxide suspension. By taking the time to fully understand our clients’ needs, our team is able to understand any usage issues upfront. That’s how we recommend the best value epoxy floor system available, customized for your environment.
Maintaining Your Epoxy Floors
Whether your floors are in a warehouse or a garage, they require the same routine maintenance. Epoxy is a tough, non-absorptive surface that is generally easy to clean with 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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