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Industrial & Commercial Epoxy Flooring Contractors in Western Cape
- Our coatings suppliers are Market Leaders
- Floor protection with coatings systems
- Epoxy floors saves you money
- Specified application methods & paint systems
- Hard and resistant to friction
- Can be applied to most hard flooring surfaces
- Solutions tailored to suit most business requirements
- Epoxy flooring can be decorative, functional, or both
Why Protective Coatings Cape Town?
- Mobility - we cover the Western Cape
- Our Supervisors and Painters are certified
- Specifications are graded on a site specific basis
- We work very closely with our coatings suppliers
- Adherence to supplier application directives
- Quality control during application of coatings
- We are in compliance with all relevant legislation
Epoxy Flooring Cape Town and Western Cape
Epoxy Flooring Solutions Cape Town
We are specialist industrial and commercial epoxy flooring contractors dedicated to providing long-term, epoxy effective flooring solutions specifically tailored to suit most business requirements. Our suite of services is comprehensive and covers all specifications and requirements in industrial flooring systems in the Western Cape.
All epoxy coatings are applied by our experienced painters with full time on-site supervisors monitoring quality including health and Safety to ensure compliance is upheld. Specifications are graded on a site specific basis taking in consideration the site location, environmental and exposure conditions, and strict adherence to supplier application directives is enforced which allows for long term results and superior quality.
We have partnered with world-leading suppliers of Epoxy Coatings to offer an extensive range of services. At Protective Coatings Cape Town we work very closely with our coatings suppliers, ensuring adherence to supplier application directives.
Epoxy Flooring Cape Town. What is an epoxy floor coating?
Epoxy is a tough, stable material that serves as a concrete floor sealant.The epoxy finish is extremely hard and resistant to friction. It also provides optimum protection against particle abrasion, corrosive fluids, turbulence, heat, cold, and impact forces. Epoxy is resistant to diluted acids, alkalies, petroleum products, and condensation. Epoxy can be used on various types of floors, including tile, vinyl, and metal, but it’s most commonly used to coat concrete floors.
Epoxy is one of the most versatile flooring solutions for all sorts of commercial, industrial, educational, and healthcare facilities, and it can be tailored to many different types of conditions and needs.
Epoxy involves the application of two liquid components– a resin and a curative that chemically bond together. When mixed and applied properly, the resulting chemical reaction creates a very hard surface and very strong bond.
Epoxy Flooring Cape Town. What You Should Know
If you’re not yet familiar with epoxy floor coatings and what they can do, here are a few things you should know:
Epoxy’s Strength Comes from Its Chemical Bond
An epoxy coating is made up of two parts, a resin and a curative. They are mixed immediately before they are applied to your floor, and the resulting reaction causes them to chemically bond to one another and to the floor itself.
This makes for a coating that is stronger than the sum of its parts. Epoxy is extremely durable and won’t peel or chip away from the flooring surface—that is, as long as it was cleaned and prepared properly beforehand.
Surface Preparation Is Critical For Success
Lazy or improper surface preparation means your epoxy floor could fail almost instantly. An epoxy coating requires a clean and slightly porous surface to adhere properly. Epoxy may not bond to sealed or polished concrete. The concrete also must be fully cured. Before apply epoxy floor coating, it is important to patch and repair all major cracks and chips in the concrete surface and to remove all grease.
One of the worst culprits is moisture. High humidity or vapour permeating the concrete flooring can prevent the adhesive bonds from forming while severely slowing the curing process. This is why it’s vital to get a professional moisture test done first, and have any problems dealt with before applying an epoxy.
Epoxy Can Be Applied to Most Hard Flooring Surfaces
While we most often talk about epoxy being applied to concrete floors, epoxy can also be used to provide a protective layer to any hard surface, including metal and wood sub flooring. But again, these surfaces must be prepared carefully to ensure the epoxy bonds properly to the floor.
Epoxy Flooring can be Visually Appealing
The purpose of applying the epoxy coating may be decorative, functional, or both. The phrase, industrial floor coatings, may not conjure up beautiful images, but epoxy floors can come in a stunning variety of shades, colours and effects. Different colours may be applied in stages, creating dazzlingly colourful patterns that light up your facility. If you have specific questions about flooring, Epoxy Flooring Cape Town have your answers.
Epoxy Can Be Combined with Other Products
There is next to no limit for what epoxy can do. Non-slip layers can be added with embedded quartz. A urethane topcoat seals off epoxy and creates one of the most durable commercial surfaces available.
Epoxy Curing Takes Time
Epoxy appears to “set” quite quickly, but just because it appears hard does not mean it is ready. It takes a minimum of 18 – 24 hours before it can be safely walked upon. Complete curing, where epoxy takes on its final form and hardness, can take as long as 30 days.
Cooler temperatures slow this process. In fact, application in very low is not recommended since curing takes far too long and may create problems.
Epoxy Flooring Cape Town – Epoxy Flooring Benefits
Durability of Epoxy Floors
Resulting in a hard wearing and durable surface. Our epoxy floor coating products turn concrete floors into a seamless and durable, high performance surface that will last for years to come. Epoxy floor paint will create a long lasting, hard wearing, and durable surface for your commercial or industrial floors, because they protect the concrete from wear, chemical corrosion and chemical deterioration, combined with ease of cleaning and low maintenance.
Creating a chemically resistant surface to diluted acids, alkalies, petroleum products, and condensation. Since it is both chemical and stain resistant, oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry, even if it sits for a while.
Epoxy floor coatings is a flooring option for manufacturing plants, warehouses, and industrial plants. Epoxy coatings are often used in factories where floors are subject to high impact, wear, abrasion and chemical attack. These floors have very good mechanical strength, and epoxy on concrete floors provide a seamless floor with heavy duty wear characteristics and the ability to perform in areas with forklift and heavy truck traffic.
Ease of Application of Epoxy on floors
A coating is a covering that is applied to the surface of an object, usually referred to as the substrate.
Our epoxy floor coatings are easy and quick to apply. We have a large team of permanently employed industrial flooring specialists, all on-hand to carry out the vital applications required when installing industrial flooring systems to the highest industry standards. We apply three coats to get enough build for long term wear and durability.
Epoxy surfaces are easy to clean and smooth
Epoxy floors create an easy to clean, seamless surface. Our epoxy floor coating products dry to become durable, seamless surfaces that can easily be wiped free of dirt, dust, and debris. Because of this ability for easy cleaning, our epoxy floor coating services are ideal for showrooms, food, beverage, and pharmaceutical preparation and packaging plants.
Epoxy Floors Saves You Money
Depending on the products you select, epoxy flooring can be a bit more expensive to install than conventional flooring options. However, when you consider the resistance to cracking, staining, fading and abrasion, cost savings become obvious. By selecting an epoxy floor coating, you won’t bear the cost of replacing the carpets, tiles or linoleum, and you’ll eliminate the need for restoration chores like waxing and steam cleaning.
Whether you are turning your factory into a show piece for storage or just want something to protect your floor for years to come, a good system such as Epoxy Flooring will last for years and give you one of the best returns on your investment.
Our high quality epoxy flooring systems are applied in both Industrial and Commercial. It adds a touch of style to various environments with a clean, non-slip, and oil-proof flooring system that ensures safety, strength and resistance. With an expert team of installers, Protective Coatings Cape Town is able to complete any project, large or medium, without compromising on quality.
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