Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits/uses of epoxy flooring?

Concrete surfaces are porous, making them vulnerable to water, abrasion and chemicals.

When applied to concrete, epoxy creates a protective layer of protection which enhances aesthetics and hardens the surface.

Epoxy systems are exceptionally diverse and can be engineered to meet the unique demands of nearly any facility.

Benefits of Epoxy Flooring:

  • Great value
  • Excellent wear
  • Resistance to chemicals
  • Easy to clean
  • Resistance to abrasion

Are there any drawbacks to epoxy? What are the alternatives to epoxy?

Although epoxy flooring systems perform well in a number of environments, epoxies are not recommended for many facilities within the food and beverage industry. Urethane concrete/cementitious urethane is the product of choice in these environments due to a number of performance factors:

  • Resistance to thermal shock
  • Impact resistance
  • Withstands hot water and steam cleaning

Surface Solutions is a certified master contractor for BASF UCRETE urethane concrete flooring systems. Urethane Concrete is formulated to withstand the harsh conditions found in the food and beverage industry.

 

Why is my epoxy coating system failing in my facility?

Epoxy coating systems can fail for a number of reasons including:

  • Moisture vapor transmission
  • Contamination of substrate
  • Poor preparation of surface

Prior to making a final recommendation, Surfaces Solutions will analyze your current epoxy flooring system to determine the cause of failure. We utilize our test results to choose the best flooring option available for the unique needs of your facility.

 

Do you sell Epoxy? Can I install the epoxy myself?

Yes! Surface Solutions has a full line of do it yourself epoxy flooring products. Our thin film epoxy coating systems and patching materials are both safe and easy to install. Our higher build epoxy coating systems (thickness between 1/8″ and 1/2″) should be installed by a professional industrial flooring contractor.

Contact Surface Solutions to discuss your situation with one of our expert consultants. We will help determine the best product and installation options available.

 

What maintenance is required for epoxy flooring systems? How long will an epoxy system last?

The seamless design of epoxy flooring is easy to clean and maintain. The surface cleaning techniques differs among epoxy resinous systems. Surface Solutions will advise you on the best cleaning systems for your newly installed flooring.

The life of an epoxy flooring system is dependent upon a number of factors:

  • Type of flooring system
  • Amount and type of traffic
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Cleaning procedures

Our expert consultants at Surface Solutions will work with you to find the appropriate system for your environment.