Perth’s Leading Epoxy 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 coatings offer a timeless way to get more out of your concrete flooring. Even better, they come in a variety of types and can be applied whether your flooring is new or old, already coated or not. When professionally installed, they 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 floor 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.
If you’re on the fence about this type of upgrade, click here to arrange your 100% free consultation to learn more.
What’s the difference between epoxy flooring and epoxy coatings?
Admittedly, these are quite similar given that their number one component is epoxy.
The difference between these two comes down to thickness.
A coating is just that: a thin layer of a substrate that is added on top of another. The layer is less than two millimetres thick. This is just enough to add protection or design. A full-on floor is one with many layers added one after the other with time in between for adequate curing. The result is flooring with a layer of two millimetres or more thickness.
Are these solutions worth the investment?
They 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, they 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 surface
- 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 layer
- Germ resistance: Can be formulated to include antimicrobial protection as needed
Are there different types of epoxy coatings to choose from?
One of the other benefits 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 types will be the best fit for your needs.
For example, some options 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 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 floor with multicolored chips that add visual interest
- Antistatic: Perfect for areas near electronics including hospitals and labs
What is the application process?
This process will vary slightly depending on the size of the space, condition of the existing concrete flooring, and the type you choose.
However, these are the general steps that most installers take.
- Prepare the surface by cleaning and removing any dust or debris.
- Clean or prime the surface as required by the 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 the material and equipment including coloration or mix of flake material.
- Apply the first layer.
- Allow the surface to cure completely.
- Apply subsequent layers with time to cure in between.
- Apply a final sealant coat as needed.
How long does it take to install epoxy coatings?
This typically depends on the total surface area you need coated since larger spaces can take longer to complete.
A professional installer can apply it 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 they come with a warranty?
Most 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 floor to last for many years to come.
Why choose Hawk CFC?
The team at Hawk CFC 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 options.
All epoxy coatings we provide in Perth are beautiful, modern, slip-resistant, hardwearing, and UV stable. To ensure you get a solution 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 0490 777 761 or request a free consultation to learn more about the range of epoxy coating in Perth that’s available to you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Perth Epoxy Coatings
When did these coatings become popular?
Epoxy coatings have been around for decades. With technological advances in recent years, new resins have transformed the industry and promoted this material from being a good solution in most instances to being the premium solution for commercial and industrial concrete flooring.
The diversity of this floor is such that it can be installed over existing tiles and floors 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 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?
It’s important to make sure each layer 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.