Did you know that there is not only one type of epoxy finish grade? In fact, there are many different types of finishes depending on your needs. When choosing which finish is right for you, it is important to consider what each one has to offer.
Considered the most durable of the group, 100% solid epoxy can last up to 20 years. It provides a durable surface for high traffic areas and is easy to maintain. Offering protection against tires, heat, and even chemicals – 100% solid epoxy is a great choice to keep your commercial floor looking great for a long time.
As the name implies, a water-based epoxy finish is considered more of a primer and sealant due to its less durable nature than 100% solid. This type of epoxy is commonly found in do-it-yourself kits, but installation of the finish can be much more complicated than people realize. If you are interested in this type of finish for your commercial property, then it’s important to contact a professional.
Solvent based epoxy is the thinnest of the group. It can be used as a sealant or primer like the water-based epoxies. Solvent based finishes use anywhere from 30 to 70 percent solid, which is why the finish can be very thin. Due to the use of solvents in the solution, solvent based epoxy may not comply with VOC regulations. If you need a finish that meets VOC regulations, then contact a professional concrete flooring company.
It is important to weigh out the pros and cons of each type of epoxy when choosing the finish that best fits your commercial space. Be sure to contact a professional as they can always assist in helping find the finish that fits your budget and flooring needs.