To answer this question effectively, you’ll need to understand how the floor is installed. After the floors have been prepped the right way, repairing any cracks or damages, a bond coating is installed first. This is followed by customizations like color, fleck, metallics, or granules. That will cure, and then another coat will be applied. After this cures, a clear topcoat will be applied. This process includes resins that act as hardeners, which directly impacts how strong your flooring will turn out. We can customize this depending on how you will be using this floor. For example, someone who is moving heavy equipment around at a business may opt for extra layers of epoxy, to give it more strength.
It’s this process that makes the floor stain, impact, fire, slip, scratch, and water-resistant and cures super hard. It isn’t porous like other floorings, which contributes to a faster-deteriorating floor. Each layer is roughly two millimeters thick. Anything less is considered an epoxy coating, which doesn’t last nearly as long and is similar to the thickness of paint. Epoxy floors have a flexural strength of more than 10,000 psi. Additional coatings can even increase that value. Here are some examples of epoxy flooring durability.