Top Quality Commercial Epoxy Flooring
Commercial spaces are where epoxy flooring established itself as a leading substrate and with great reason. When it comes to durability, longevity, and design, no material does it better than commercial epoxy flooring.
Kitchens, warehouses, factories, hospitals, and showrooms – just to name a few – require hard-wearing surfaces and equipment that are also easy to clean. The same goes for their floor. Spills, drops, and foot traffic are plentiful in public and industrial spaces, and the literal foundation of it all must be able to withstand the onslaught.
It can be designed with specific additives to give them special properties. So whether you’re in a workshop that needs anti-slip flooring or a laboratory where anti-static protection is key, this material can be the answer.
From manufacture to finishing Hawk CFC does it all. We’ve served Perth and the surrounds since 2014 and can get you started with your project today. Just call us on 0490 777 761 or request a fast and FREE quote online.
How versatile is commercial epoxy flooring?
Most applications focus on durability. By adding coatings of this resin over an existing concrete slab, businesses and industrial spaces can protect the floor from harmful chemicals, liquids, and impact.
But this floor does more than just make it easy to wipe up spills. This resin acts as a versatile base for a number of additives that customise the floor for different uses. Here are just a few of the most popular:
- Design: Adds metallic pigment or vinyl flake for a designer look great for showrooms, retail stores, restaurant or bar dining areas, schools, and office buildings.
- Anti-static: Contains conductive materials that dissipate any electrostatic charge to protect electronic equipment in laboratories, data centres, and telecom facilities.
- Vapor barrier: Creates an impervious surface that keeps vapour and moisture out of the floor in common spaces, rentals, and apartment complexes.
- UV protection: Blocks UV rays to preserve the look and colour of surfaces that receive natural light including outdoor spaces.
How long does it take to install this type of floor?
This is often a factor of the size of the space and the condition of the existing concrete floor. For example, fresh concrete with little to no staining, damage, or debris is fairly easy to prep. The surface can be easily cleaned and the process started the same day. However, if there are cracks to repair or oils to remove first, the project will take a bit longer. It also goes to say that the larger the space, the longer it will take to apply the actual coating itself.
Each coating must be allowed adequate time to cure before the next coating is applied. This can take between 12-18 hours. After all of the layers and top coat are done, the floor only takes 7 days to completely cure.
Does this type of floor come with a warranty?
Not even these floors are 100% indestructible. Most coating products are backed by a manufacturer limited warranty as long as they are applied correctly. This will protect against defects in the actual product lamination and concrete protection. It is always best to choose a professional installer that includes a warranty on their workmanship.
What to look for in an installer
This type of floor in particular requires a great deal of experience and skill to be done properly. That’s why it’s best to choose a professional concrete service that specialises in this type of application. When looking into providers, be sure to ask about their depth of experience and the variety of projects they have worked on. Don’t be afraid to ask about their portfolio or if there are locations you can visit that show off their work.
From there, you can also ask the following questions to be certain you are moving forward with an installer that can meet your needs:
- “Do you have customer references I can call who had a similar project to mine?”
- “How long will our project take to complete including all layers and cure time?”
- “What licenses and insurance can you show for your company and team?”
- “Do you manage all services internally or do you work with subcontractors?”
- “Do you provide concrete repair and prep services or are those charged separately?”
- “What options do you have for additional finishes or design elements?”
- “How long have you been in business in our area?”
- “What products or brands do you use in your commercial applications?”
Why Choose Hawk CFC
Commercial epoxy flooring can feel like a big project, but it’s also a major boon to any space. With a more durable, easy to clean, professional floor, businesses can focus on what they do best without sinking funds into repeated repairs or diminishing aesthetics.
Hawk CFC specialises in managing the entire process from manufacture to installation. All of our work is backed with a guarantee for materials and labour, so you can be confident you’re getting the best solution available in Perth. We offer consulting and innovative solutions to help commercial providers of all types install the floor that meets their design and durability needs.
We also pride ourselves on superb customer service, which starts with a no-obligation consultation. Call us on 0490 777 761 or tell us about your flooring project online to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions About Perth Commercial Epoxy Flooring
What commercial spaces are best for this type of floor?
At its core, this type of floor is an amazing solution for nearly every kind of commercial or industrial space. With the ability to add non-skid, design, anti-static, anti-microbial, and other additives, customers are able to find the right fit for their needs (while also matching any design, colour, or gloss requirements). This floor is popular in spaces including:
Do these floors require special maintenance?
Arguably the biggest benefit of these floors is that they require little to no maintenance. In high traffic, high use spaces across commercial industries, the last thing that facility operators want to worry about is their flooring.
Most floors will resist or withstand impact, spills, chemicals, and heat. With that said, effort should be made to remove anything corrosive or tinted promptly. Regular sweeping or mopping with water is almost always enough to wipe away debris. This can also help the coating last, since repeated grinding of dust or dirt underfoot can very slowly wear away protective layers.
How long will a commercial epoxy flooring system last in Perth?
Professionally installed floor is designed to last between 5-10 years. The variation here comes from the extent of use or how much the layers are worn over time. The great news here is that this material will do its job to protect the concrete substrate, and it is fairly straightforward to have an additional touch-up layer applied in areas of high use.
What are the most common issues?
Since these floors are low maintenance and durable, they are not prone to giving their owners many problems during use. The most common issues come from installations that are not properly completed. This is why it is so essential to call in experts. Otherwise, your floor could show signs of peeling, bubbles, cracking, moisture accumulation, or color fade.