The experts at Coatings Hub Norcal in San Jose and Jamestown, CA, can help you choose the best epoxy floor coating for your next project. The right floor coating will depend on your desired finish, environmental conditions, and the amount of traffic you expect, in addition to your experience in applying each type of flooring.
Investing in the most durable epoxy for areas with heavy vehicle traffic may save you money in the long term while opting for thinner epoxy flooring in light-traffic areas can help you get the most out of your budget. We’ve put together a few more tips to help you choose.
Brands We Sell
Most of the epoxies we sell come in two parts — a resin and hardener or activator — that are mixed immediately before application. Epoxy doesn’t dry in the same way that paints dry. Instead, they harden through a chemical reaction that starts as soon as the components are mixed.
We carry some of the most popular and reliable brands of floor epoxy in the industry.
100 Percent Solids
For a hard, long-lasting surface in roughly 24 hours that’s perfect for garages and carports, choose an epoxy floor coat labeled “100 percent solids.” The toughest epoxies carry the label “100 percent solids” because they don’t have any typical solvents, making them VOC free and environmentally friendly. These coatings are very chemical and abrasion resistant making them perfect for commercial applications as well.
If you’re in the market for “low VOC” or “low odor,” floor coatings, choose water-based epoxies. These are two-part hybrid products that have the components of genuine epoxy (resin and hardener) but also contain water as a solvent. The addition of water cuts down on the curing fumes and makes it easier to apply than 100 percent solids.
The primary compromise with water-based epoxies is a longer drying time (3 days or more) and a thinner coat that may require reapplication every few years.
Epoxy/Acrylics are sold premixed and dry in about an hour. These products have more in common with traditional paint, which may make them less durable than two-part epoxies. They do offer better floor protection than standard paint, though, so they are well-suited for interior floors that don’t experience much traffic or moisture.
Visit Us Today
Stop by Coatings Hub Norcal in Jamestown and San Jose, CA, to learn more about the epoxy floor coatings we have in stock. Our experts are happy to listen and can help you determine the right product for your floors.