We are an epoxy applicator services for industrial floors and coatings. We are experienced in the world of industry, offices, warehouses, and housing. We are located closest to the industrial areas of KIIC Suryacipta KIM and Indotaisei in Karawang. However, we service all epoxy coating projects throughout Indonesia.
What is Epoxy Floor?
Definitions given by epoxy resin manufacturers and contractors vary greatly when it comes to epoxy floor. Oftentimes it has been proved that certain type of epoxy flooring after laying do not even have the expected characteristics given by manufacturers. This usually happens simply for the reason that the floor has not been layed only and in strict compliance by following the manufacturers’ step by step instructions but by mixing the manufacturers’ instructions with the procedures coming from the experience of contractors. Therefore one definition of epoxy flooring will be coming from manufacturers of epoxy resins and the other one coming from epoxy contractors. The general definition of epoxy floors can be: “Several epoxy layers placed on the floor surface regardless of the type of epoxy resins used, provided that overall thickness of all the epoxy layers applied is at least about 2 mm.”
Other “epoxy floors” which consists of less than three layers, the overall thickness of the existing epoxy layers which is less than 2mm could be called “epoxy floor coatings”. There are some cases when it is hard to distinguish between epoxy floors and industrial epoxy floors. The type of industrial epoxy floor will be dependent, in most cases, on the standards recommended by the different countries concerning the qualities of the concrete bas, and also on the floor characteristic to be installed for the requirements of a specific industry. There are also several factors that are needed in order to define the term “industrial epoxy floor”. The simplest explanation of ‘industry epoxy floor’ can be: “Any epoxy floor that is composed of three layers of epoxy resins with a total of at least 2 mm, provided that there are at least layers which are 100% solid epoxy”.
Garage floor epoxy
Garage epoxy floor is always the first choice of homeowners that wants an attractive, long lasting and very durable garage floor protection. The main reason why epoxy garage floor is applied is that it helps protect the concrete from wearing off, it also protects the concrete from oil, grease, foot traffic, vehicles, animal urine etc. Epoxy garage floor will have an advantage compare to modular flooring systems because epoxy will become “part” of the concrete itself. Modular floors “sit” or is “placed” above the concrete layer and are subjected to the moisture, dirt, grease and oil that maybe able to seep through it. At the links posted below you will be able to find some more useful info about garage floor coverings:
Epoxy floor paints are very tough resins that always come in two separate containers.
Your best choice is always 100% solid epoxy, but if you have the intention to lay a “do it yourself” epoxy floor, you need take care about the so called “pot life” of epoxy resins. The pot life is the amount of time that elapses before the applied epoxy product starts setting up and gets up to the point where you cannot apply it properly anymore.
Epoxies based on solvent typically contain from about 40 to 60 percent solids (epoxy). Solvents penetrate well the mixture of epoxy enabling it to adhere to the working surface in a very satisfactory manner. These mixtures come in a wide range of colors. The solvents which come as part of the epoxy resins system have very strong smell. You need to ventilate the working are well and keep people away from the strong odors. Water-based epoxies also come in two parts, and they also contain 40 to 60 percent solids. The advantage of the water based epoxy is that they are very easy to install and that there is no need for professional skill just to lay them. There are also no hazardous fumes coming from solvents. The main disadvantage of water based epoxies is that it takes them more time to harden compared with other types of epoxy resin systems.
Epoxy floor coating
The demands on floor coatings are very high. Functionality and efficiency always play a great role during the selection of flooring. Modern chemistry in the past years have developed a great variety of high-grade epoxy resins in order to upgrade work surfaces, to get colored effects, to off protection to steel and concrete against damaging corrosion and also to achieve water tightness and thus making durable surfaces.
Coating system means that the different individual components are mixed to achieve a coat; a high grade and long-lasting surface. Therefore epoxy floor coating will always consist of surface preparation, priming, coating and then sealing. Coating thickness and the proper selection of the coating system therefore depends in every case on the application and also on the surface.
Epoxy floor coatings, as our service, an epoxy applicator services for industrial floors and coatings, are systems that are very reliable because of their excellent qualities in order to meet current floor stringent demands. Epoxy resins maybe adjusted depending on the need for hardness and elasticity and it can be also developed specifically for the applications in the building and construction industry.
Epoxy floor coating also provides sanitary and a skid-proof surface even when it is wet; it is also dust-free and very resistant to acids and therefore it has great suitable for the industry. Epoxy floor coating adheres very well to surfaces such as concrete, metals, tiles, wood, etc. and has great resistance to abrasion and industrial chemicals such as alkalis, gasoline, greases, thawing salts and solvents. By adding colored silica, Epoxy floor can become very attractive.
Epoxy floor paint
As an an epoxy applicator services for industrial floors and coatings, we would explain that there is a great difference between epoxy floor paint and the common wall epoxy paint. Wall epoxy paint has thixotropic additives while epoxy floor paint, marine epoxies, etc. do not have thixotropic agnets. Basically, thixotropic agents are just gelling agents. They give the epoxy paint a gel-type state after it has been applied on the working surface. The gel property does not show up while you are applying the paint. The thixotropic agent will gel the epoxy paint after you are finished brushing or rolling of the epoxy paint.
This ‘gelling effect’ always ensure that the paint thickness will be the same for both the top and bottom vertical surface. It is usually not advisable to use thixotropic paint to do epoxy floor painting. Using a thixotropic epoxy paint on the floor could leave brush or roller marks and it this might not level out smoothly. Fumed silica is typically used as a thixotropic additive which when mixed with epoxy resins, increases the viscosity of the epoxy and imparts the thixotropic effect before and during the pot life of the epoxy resin.
Contact us Epoxy applicator services, for more information about the application of epoxy for floors both for use in offices, residents, and warehouses as well as housing. We are close to your location in Karawang KIIC Suryacipta to Jababeka Cikarang Bekasi.