Normal Epoxy Is Not Enough
Although floors are considered as the most toughest and low maintenance part anywhere, but there are certain areas such as: industrial area, inside the chemical factory and acid factory etc. in such places floors are not tough enough to resist toxic acids and remain intact for years, definitely for such reason clients need something more than just concrete; that’s right! Something which can resist the exposure of the chemicals on floor, which can actually act as a supplement for the chemically exposed flooring.
Unfortunately there are only few products available in the market which can actually protect the flooring from chemical, however few may claim that epoxies are good enough for chemical resistance (which is agreeable partially) but, this has been witnessed that most of the chemical resistant epoxies have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can ignite issues like: allergy, skin irritation and asthma in people working in that area or area near that flooring. Honestly, these days’ products are normally not pure and contain lot of unwanted ingredients. If for instance chemical resistant epoxy is 50 to 60% epoxy hence the residual is something important to make epoxy and not the epoxy itself.
Hence the chemical resistance may not be the way you want. Usually as a misconception, people find thickness as the durability for chemical resistance which is not totally true! Even the best epoxy resin Sydney requires redone after two to three years, the basic need for chemical resistant on the flooring is cycloaliphatic curatives in the epoxy in common term, the hardener and the cure ingredient is completely and totally meshed in each other in order to provide a rock solid chemical resistance.
There are certain ready paints and products available in the market for chemical resistant flooring for example: WATCO paints which can be used on wooden, metallic and concrete flooring. In factories, warehouses and tough places like garages chemical spills are waiting to happen, covering wide range of chemicals and intoxicants. This product is tough, hygienic and chemical resistant which provides a wide range of odorless and variety of different colors. Usually such products are slippery after two coats, but the above mentioned is a good combination of anti-slip coat and rapid dry chemi coat and this make it the first choice of the consumers. P4C primer spray is also a good solution for chemical resistance, mixing with the Chemclad SC and spraying it as a first coat then second coat should be a blend of the dark grey fluid and afterwards checking with wet film thickness gauge can solve the purpose of chemical resistance, this procedure is usually suitable for walls but floors can also be tackled likewise. Mostly the readymade products available in the market contain epoxy and other chemicals too, try to buy stuff only after critically reading the ingredients involved.