Ten Answers to Epoxy Floor Questions for Ugandan Projects
Whether it’s your family home or your commercial garage, epoxy flooring is a durable and beautiful solution. This unique surface will add beauty and versatility to your garage without the fuss and heavy maintenance.
Epoxy will stand the test of time and it doesn’t stain or crack. When it comes to investing in new flooring, epoxy comes out as the winner over tile.
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Epoxy Floor Questions and Answers
What is Epoxy Floor?
Epoxy flooring is a unique floor material that has steadily grown in popularity on the world market, and is getting increasing uptake in Uganda. Once a concrete floor has been smoothed and prepped, a resin (epoxy resin in most cases) and a hardening chemical are mixed together. So the compound is poured onto the concrete and allowed to harden before a second or third layer is applied.
Why Use Epoxy instead of Marble or Granite Tiles?
Epoxy can give you a marble-like or granite- like look (if that’s what you want) while being highly resistant to heat, scratches, and other types of regular wear and tear. Marble or granite is also quite expensive as compared to epoxy flooring.
How much does Epoxy Floor Cost in Uganda?
As each project has unique considerations and factors to take into account, it’s hard to quote an exact cost per square metre for epoxy flooring. In general, though, projects would cost, from, around $80/m2 for an epoxy coating.
How Long does Epoxy Floor Last?
Typically, epoxy flooring lasts 5 to 10 years in heavy traffic, while in residential homes epoxy floor durability is more than 30 years. Commercial properties—like garages, restaurants, or factory spaces—with lots of daily foot traffic can expect this experience. However, with proper care and maintenance, your epoxy flooring may last much longer.
Which is better, epoxy floor or tiles?
Tile can be durable, but it’s also prone to cracks and chips. Epoxy flooring can last for many years without chipping, cracking, fading, or coming loose. With tile flooring, the material becomes brittle and fades after being exposed to the sun long-term.
Are epoxy floors waterproof?
The resulting hardened epoxy is incredibly waterproof, a detail that didn’t escape the attention of the pioneers of this material, and epoxy resins are used broadly as coatings and as waterproofing in many industries, including home construction.
Is epoxy flooring good for outdoors?
Epoxy floor coatings are great options for outdoor spaces because of its durability and ability to withstand the outdoor elements. When deciding on outdoor flooring you should consider epoxy flooring because it offers a safe, attractive, and low-maintenance option for your outdoor space.
How Strong is Epoxy Floor
Epoxy floors have a flexural strength of more than 10,000 psi. That’s really strong. But you can even add topical coatings to make the surface even stronger. These floors are really easy to replace, too.
Is Epoxy Shiny?
When epoxy cures, it is very shiny. However, you may not always want a high gloss finish for your project, and epoxy is not like paint. You cannot just go to the store and purchase a satin or matte finish. Fortunately, if you want the durability and longevity of epoxy with the matte finish look, there is a way to achieve this.