Everything you need to know about epoxy flooring


Epoxy floor coating is a popular method of protecting floors from wear and tear. It is ideal for use in residential, industrial and commercial buildings, as it provides a smooth seamless finish and a durable surface that looks great with a variety of different finishes.

What is Epoxy/Polyurethane Flooring?

Epoxy and polyurethane flooring are types of flooring that are made from two parts. One part resin and the other an epoxy hardener. Epoxy floors are applied to concrete, wood, or metal surfaces in commercial/industrial buildings leaving a durable and hygienic floor. These coatings can achieve the desired slip resistance that you may require with the added benefits of withstanding harsh chemicals/oils and UV stability.

Benefits of Epoxy Flooring

There are many advantages to using epoxy floor coating, including:

  • Durability
    – The epoxy coating acts as a barrier between the floor and any items that may mar or damage it. It resists high impacts and is resistant to heavy traffic. This means you will be able to use your floor for a variety of different purposes indoors and out, for years to come without worrying about whether or not it will stand up against wear and tear.
  • Appearance
    – It creates a great looking work environment. Epoxy flooring can match almost any interior design style, including rustic, rustic, traditional and contemporary styles. There are a variety of different colours to choose from that can be matched to the rest of your interior decor.
  • Safety
    – Epoxy flooring is slip-resistant, which means it will satisfy any health and safety requirements for industrial or commercial applications. It also complies with the required Australian Standard slip rating. You can use the extra grip provided by the coating to ensure safe footing in a wide range of different conditions.
  • Temperature and UV resistant
    – Polyurethane flooring can withstand extreme temperatures, making it suitable for the stresses from high-temperature water washing. It can also be UV stable and suitable for use on external exposures.
  • Easy to maintain
    – Epoxy flooring is more robust than most floor coverings. It’s resistant to bleach, oil and other chemicals. You don’t have to worry about staining if you spill a few drops of oil on your new floor. It’s resistant to germs and bacteria, which means it is simple to maintain and clean. Medical and pharmaceutical facilities also use epoxy flooring where applicable.
  • Fast application
    – The floor coating can be applied and usable within days. A professional, experienced company will plan the installation around your schedule to minimise disruption to your business.

Quality, professional installation by Bavap

Epoxy flooring needs to be installed by a professional applicator, as it requires a bit more than just mixing the two parts together. If the preparation and installation work is not done correctly, the coating may never adhere properly, may wear away quickly, and may not look aesthetically appealing. It is important to find a contractor who has experience with this type of flooring.

Bavap Industrial Floor Coatings has over 40 years of experience. We have installed flooring solutions across a range of industries including automotive and aviation facilities, commercial kitchens, bars, breweries, and food plant processing, hospitals, aged care, Prisons and industrial and commercial warehouses.

All of our projects are compliant with Work, Health and Safety regulations, we conduct regular training on safety and have the latest safety gear for our staff.

At Bavap, a high proportion of our business is with returning clients who are happy with their floors. We are proud of our deserved reputation for good results and great service. Our aim is to deliver a stress-free experience to our clients.

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