Epoxy resin self-smoothing flooring was introduced to the UK market in the late 1970's and is now estimated to have been applied to almost three million m2 of floors in that time.
In the early days these floors were referred to as self levelling and in some quarters still are. This description should be applied with caution as at 2-6mm in thickness the levelling properties are limited - this is compounded by the fact that the high gloss finish can exaggerate even the slightest of undulations. If a mirror like self-levelling finish is required proceed with caution.
Self smoothing epoxy resin floors provide hard wearing attractive surfaces that are chemically resistant, impervious and easy to clean.
Available in a wide range of colours epoxy resin self-smoothing flooring is ideal for industrial and commercial locations where a durable, hygienic dust free environment is important e.g. laboratories, hospital clean rooms, electronics assembly plants, showrooms and light industrial plants.
Applied at a thickness of 2-3mm self smoothing epoxy resin floor toppings are capable of withstanding a far greater degree of wear and tear than a high build epoxy resin floor coating and when applied at a thickness of 4-6mm are deemed to be suitable for very heavy duty environments.
Whilst self-smoothing epoxy resin floors will scratch, scuff and gouge if subjected to heavy traffic it is virtually unheard of for the floor to be sufficiently damaged to the point where the underlying concrete floor slab is exposed.