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Beautiful epoxy resin for your home

Stick around to the end and discover how beautiful epoxy flooring can be in your home, office or any other special space.

Decide what type of epoxy floor you want

It pays to learn about all types of epoxy floors before you start. Some are more complex, expensive, and difficult to maintain than others, so you need to consider their respective features, pros, and cons.

Some of the more popular epoxy floors include:

• Epoxy Coated Floors – Also known as unfilled epoxy floors or regular epoxy floors, refers to old or new floors made of any material with a 2-3 mil clear epoxy coating.

These floors can be made of wood, ceramic, marble, granite, concrete, metal, etc. They have a beautiful shine and good durability.

• Steel-Filled Epoxy Floors: To increase strength and durability, steel is added to the hard epoxy polymer over which the floor is to be painted. The thickness of the resin layer will be from 3 to 6 mm.

This type of floor can use transparent resin or colored resin.

• Silica-Filled Epoxy Floors – These resin floors are ideal for high-traffic areas that are often exposed to high traffic, high temperatures, or corrosive chemicals.

Epoxy floors require special silica sand in the preparation process. It is also called quartz sand and the grains that compose it can be more or less coarse depending on the use.

• Decorative Epoxy Floors: These are epoxy floors that have various additional elements for decorative purposes. They are not suitable for heavy traffic and are the most expensive and modern.

The simplest are those that use different techniques and color palettes to achieve unique textures and finishes. The most delicate ones can be rocks, metal flakes, plastic flakes, dents, and more.

What materials are needed to install epoxy flooring?

Once you've chosen the epoxy floor of your dreams, it's time to shop for all the supplies you need to make it a reality. epoxy resin

A large amount of two component epoxy resin or two component epoxy resin is required to make a basic epoxy floor.

For our epoxy resin, we recommend using approx. 1 kg of Epoxy Designs resin per square meter of floor to achieve a layer thickness of 1 mm. This corresponds to approx. 2 kg of resin per square meter for a layer thickness of 2 mm, approx. 3 kg of resin per square meter for a layer of soil 3 mm thick and approx. 4 kg of resin. The resin per square meter of soil reaches a layer of 4 mm thickness.

We recommend a layer of epoxy resin with a maximum thickness of 5 mm to maintain the transparency and shine of the floor.

Tools and security measures

Working with epoxy requires gloves, a mask, safety glasses, and an apron or smock. Hair should not be loose, and watches, rings, and other accessories that restrict movement should be avoided. You should work in a well ventilated area.

To prepare and mix the resin you will need buckets, a scale, an electric mixer and some rags, disposable plastic bags and silicone or wooden spatulas. Various types of scrapers (also known as brooms or plastic rakes), trowels, rollers, and brushes are used to apply the resin.

Decorative elements

If you want to create a unique epoxy floor, you should consider the need to purchase all of these additional decorative items. Their quantity and price depends on your needs and capabilities.

When is your floor not ready for a coat of epoxy?

To cover the floor with resin, it must be clean, dry, level and in good condition. Epoxy floors cannot be installed if:

• Cracks, fissures or unevenness in the floor: they must be filled, leveled and sanded.

• The floors are dusty: we continue sweeping or vacuuming and finally cleaning to keep them clean and free of impurities. • Do not use epoxy on floors with leaks or standing water.

• The use of epoxies on new floors is also not recommended. In this case, wait a month or two after installing the new floor before covering it with resin.

We can only use our resin according to the package instructions on a clean and level floor. Using our tools, we spread all the resin very evenly and tried not to step on it at any point.

Once the process is finished, the resin must be allowed to dry. For 40 to 72 hours (depending on the thickness of the resin layer, the weather and the instructions for use of the product) it should not be touched under any circumstances, as it could be damaged.

If you want to apply more coats, you must wait until the previous coat is completely dry.

How do you feel about the process of making an epoxy floor?

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