10 good reasons to opt for a coating made of epoxy, polyurea and other polymers
1 – CONCRETE SEALING
Epoxy floors seal the surface of concrete floors. This prevents the dehydration of the concrete and consequently the degradation of the surface.
2 – CONCRETE WATERPROOFING
Coatings for concrete made of epoxy, polyurea or other polymers form a very waterproof, water-repellent film without any joints, thus preventing any infiltration of water or other liquids that could be harmful to the concrete.
3 – VAPOR BARRIER
Epoxy floors in particular block the passage of moisture from the concrete and therefore act as a vapor barrier. This of course will make your basement a more comfortable place.
4 – CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
Epoxy floors protect factory floors from industrial product spills. Epoxy membranes protect the floors of underground parking lots from calcium chloride infiltration, which causes heavy damage to the concrete, even to the steel reinforcement structures inside the floors. In short, chemical resistance is one of the most valuable properties of epoxy coatings and other polymers.
5 – PREVENT THE FORMATION OF CRACKS
By preventing water from seeping in and freezing inside balconies, patios and other outdoor structures, protective epoxy concrete coatings can prevent cracks from forming.
6 – INCREASES THE USEFUL LIFE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
By protecting concrete surfaces as well, epoxy, polyurea and other polymer coatings improve the longevity of floors, balconies, stairs, sidewalks and other concrete structures.
7 – NON-SLIP
Polyurea, epoxy and other polymer floors offer good adhesion and are safe when dry. They can be fitted with an anti-slip agent such as quartz sand to be safe when wet.
8 – EASY MAINTENANCE
Impermeability, water-repellent properties and the absence of joints make epoxy or other polymer floors easy to maintain.
9 – INCREASES THE BRIGHTNESS IN THE ROOM
Thanks to their smooth texture and glossy finish, epoxy floors reflect light, improving the brightness in the room.
10 – MAGNIFICENT APPEARANCE
As we have seen, the technical properties of coatings made of epoxy, polyurea and other polymers are numerous and most useful. But what about their aesthetic value? Well, there is no doubt about it, especially in the case of epoxy floors, which over time have become a safe bet in residential and commercial design.