Perth’s Leading Epoxy Floor Coating Provider
Looking to reinforce your existing concrete floors without spending big on an entire floor replacement?
Known for its minimalistic design and long-lasting durability, epoxy floor coatings offer a timeless way to get more out of your concrete flooring. Even better, these coatings come in a variety of types and can be applied whether your flooring is new or old, already coated or not. When professionally installed, epoxy floor coatings enhance the look of your home, business, or workspaces while saving you money in the long run.
One of the most critical components for a long-lasting epoxy floor coating is proper application. For this, you’ll need to choose a reputable and experienced installer, and there is no one savvier with this flooring solution than the Hawk CFC team.
We’ve served Perth and Western Australia since 2014 with custom resins and locally manufactured materials. This helps us save our customers money while guaranteeing the quality and workmanship behind every job.
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What’s the difference between epoxy flooring and epoxy floor coating?
Admittedly, these are quite similar given that their number one component is epoxy.
The difference between epoxy flooring and epoxy floor coating comes down to thickness.
A coating is just that: a thin layer of a substrate that is added on top of another. In the case of epoxy floor coating, the layer is less than two millimetres thick. This is just enough to add protection or design. A full-on epoxy floor is one with many layers of epoxy added one after the other with time in between for adequate curing. The result is flooring with an epoxy layer of two millimetres or more thickness.
Are epoxy floor coatings worth the investment?
That’s the million-dollar question (thankfully epoxy floor coating is much cheaper than that).
Epoxy floor coatings provide a clean, bright appearance and are available in a variety of colours – giving you the flexibility of your own designer floor. You also have your choice of finishes, such as beautiful decorative resin designs that can be modified to achieve a matte, satin, or gloss appearance.
In addition to aesthetic benefits, epoxy floor coatings provide a multitude of other functional benefits, including:
- Shock resistance: Withstand impacts to protect the concrete below
- Heat resistance: Retains its integrity up to 93.3 degrees celsius
- Chemical resistance: Remains easy to clean with non-porous coatings
- Water resistance: Does not absorb or distort due with liquid contact
- Long lasting: Stays intact in residential applications up to 30 years and up to 10 years in commercial settings
- Low maintenance: Requires light sweeping or mopping with infrequent need for extra coatings
- Germ resistance: Can be formulated to include antimicrobial protection as needed
Are there different types of epoxy floor coatings to choose from?
One of the other benefits of epoxy floor coating is the variety available for commercial use.
When you speak with our professional installers, we’ll help educate you on ways you can use your space. This will give us a clear picture of which coating types will be the best fit for your needs.
For example, some epoxy floor coatings only make sense in highly industrial applications where others that are more decorative would be less durable in commercial spaces. Here is an overview of the main epoxy coating types to give you an overview of your options:
- Self leveling: Great for home use and install over existing concrete for smooth surfaces
- Mortar: Can repair cracks as well as add a protective layer in industrial spaces
- Graveled: Used decoratively with speckling and a wide variety of colors
- Flaked: Works as a designer coating with multicolored chips that add visual interest
- Antistatic: Perfect for areas near electronics including hospitals and labs
What is the processing for applying an epoxy floor coating in Perth?
This process will vary slightly depending on the size of the space, condition of the existing concrete flooring, and the type of coating you choose.
However, these are the general steps that most installers take when applying an epoxy floor coating.
- Prepare the surface by cleaning and removing any dust or debris.
- Clean or prime the surface as required by the coating type.
- Repair any existing damage including filling cracks, leveling, or stain removal.
- Final cleaning to ensure zero debris in the space.
- Ensure proper ventilation for the space and protective team gear.
- Prep epoxy and equipment including coloration or mix of flake material.
- Apply the first coating of epoxy floor coating.
- Allow the surface to cure completely.
- Apply subsequent coatings with time to cure in between.
- Apply a final sealant coat as needed.
How long does it take to install an epoxy floor coating?
This typically depends on the total surface area you need coated since larger spaces can take longer to complete.
A professional installer can apply the epoxy floor coating in a single day, depending on the size of your business. The floor must then be left alone to cure completely before anyone walks on it. This takes another 2-3 days on average. If you are having multiple coats applied, the process will be extended.
Keep in mind that this does not include any time required to prep existing concrete. If your flooring requires repairs, stain removal, or grinding, this will add time onto the project. A professional installer will be able to assess the floor’s condition during an estimate and provide a project time frame along with any pricing for services.
Do epoxy floor coatings come with a warranty?
Most epoxy materials will include a manufacturer limited warranty for the integrity of the epoxy itself.
In tandem with this, you should choose a provider that backs their installation with a workmanship guarantee. Normal wear is expected in high-traffic areas, but you should still be able to expect your new epoxy floor coating to last for many years to come.
Why choose Hawk CFC for your epoxy floor coating project in Perth
The team at Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings prides itself on providing a fully comprehensive service, not only from start to finish but throughout the life of your floor. We are dedicated to helping clients assess their needs and delivering the perfect epoxy floor coating options.
All epoxy coatings we provide in Perth are beautiful, modern, slip-resistant, hardwearing, and UV stable. To ensure you get an epoxy floor coating that lasts a lifetime, we provide you with maintenance checks and ongoing support. Have a look at our long list of happy clients who continue to hire us for new projects and refer new contacts to us.
Hawk CFC works with ERFLA-range epoxies, and when it comes to quality assurance and performance resins in Perth, no other brand comes close. Choose from a range of performance options as well as a variety of designer and mono finishes to complete your business, your way.
Call us today on 0423 835 333 or request a free consultation to learn more about the range of epoxy floor coating in Perth that’s available to you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Epoxy Floor Coating in Perth
When did epoxy floor coatings become popular?
Epoxy flooring has been around for decades. With technological advances in recent years, new resins have transformed the industry and promoted epoxy from being a good solution in most instances to being the premium solution for commercial and industrial concrete flooring.
The diversity of an epoxy floor is such that it can be installed over existing tiles and coatings as well as direct to the concrete. The impressive performance characteristics of these resins include total rejection of bacteria and germs and a seamless, waterproofed, impervious barrier to stains, yet still allows for control-ability of slip resistance ratings.
How many epoxy coating layers will I need?
This will vary depending on your space and how you use it. In general, a minimum of two coats will provide the best colour results and coverage. In case the surface is contaminated, it will also need to be treated with the correct primer. If the concrete is completely free from contaminants and oil, installers may be able to use just one coat of the standard and HB epoxies.
How long will you have to wait before applying a second coat of epoxy?
It’s important to make sure each layer of epoxy floor coating has time to cure properly. This usually takes at least 12 hours but no more than 48 hours. Even though the floor will seem touch dry after a few hours, it takes much longer than it looks for the coating to fully cure before applying the second coat.