FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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Your health and safety should always come first, which is why epoxy flooring systems are such an amazing option for your home!

Before the curing process, pure epoxy resins are considered non-toxic at low levels. However, just like other chemicals, you wouldn’t want to be bathing in or consuming epoxy resins. So do yourself a favour and wear protection and wash off the epoxy resins if they come in contact with your skin. There is a possibility of an allergic reaction with uncured epoxy resins, so it’s best not to take any chances.

Breathing epoxy fumes can affect the respiratory system. Typical symptoms of respiratory harm include inflammation of the nose, throat, and lungs, irritating. High amounts of exposure to epoxy fumes before and during the curing process can lead to sensitization and asthma. Breathing epoxy dust that accumulates during the curing process should be avoided as these particles can become trapped in the body’s mucus and lead to serious health problems. We recommend never inhaling epoxy dust.

It takes an epoxy flooring system an average of 24-72 hours to cure and officially solidify. Once the epoxy flooring system has solidified, clean it thoroughly to remove the dust and other particles that you may not visually notice. The first cleaning is the most important, so make sure to take your time with it.

After the curing process, epoxy flooring systems are no longer considered toxic. Next, completely air out the space with the epoxy flooring before taking a deep breath and looking at your new flooring with satisfaction.

Epoxy is non-flammable.

A fully cured floor – which takes 1-2 weeks – will not emit any scents and is perfect for a wide range of facilities – including laboratories, food-manufacturing plants, and other types of industrial buildings where fumes would be a concern.

The cost of your epoxy flooring will depend on: How much surface preparation is needed? The effect you want to achieve, and The size of the area you are covering. Most epoxy flooring services can give you a quote for their standard product lines based on a square meter rate, but if further surface preparation is needed, the actual price will be higher.

As a general rule, though, epoxy flooring costs anywhere from around $30-$35 per square meter for two coats over a prepared concrete surface to $60-$100 per square meter for a decorative finish after diamond grinding the concrete. In most cases, you will get a better rate for a larger surface because of the set-up and preparation time. For example, a typical garage will require an initial diamond grind to smooth the surface, followed by two coats of epoxy.

This can cost as much as $60 per square meter in a single car garage. However, the same process in a double car garage can be as low as $50 per square meter. Do cracks need repairing? Is the floor stained with grease, oil or other substances? Information like this allows them to factor preparation work into our original quotes and spare you any nasty surprises when they give you a final on-site quote.

10 to 20 years.
Epoxy floors typically last 10 to 20 years and can last even longer with the proper maintenance and touch-ups. So when it finally comes time to replace your floor, there will be no need for removal and no need to throw away your old flooring.

Epoxy flooring is not as slippery as it looks, and it’s easy to add a skid-resistant additive to the topcoat to make the floor very safe, even when wet. Without a nonslip additive, epoxy flooring can become very slippery when wet, especially with oil spills.

Epoxy flooring can increase the value of your home. Potential buyers will love to have durable, shiny garage floors and might be willing to pay a higher price for a house with this type of flooring.

Epoxy floor paint creates a durable, impermeable surface that’s harder than the concrete or wood substrate. You can recoat an epoxy finish that has been damaged, but you have to prepare it properly, or the new epoxy won’t adhere.

Generally in Sydney, epoxy flooring costs anywhere from around $30-$35 per square meter for two coats over a prepared concrete surface for standard Epoxy Coat. Decorative Epoxy Coatings can cost between $60 – $120 per square meter decorative effect after diamond grinding the concrete.

Epoxy floor coatings are not great options for outdoor spaces because of Australia’s high UV index that can cause damage to Epoxy Coating, but here in Sydney Epoxy flooring, we have multiple alternatives which can withstand the high UV index of the Australian climate, to name a few, there: Polyurethane, MMA System (cold plastic) which is suitable and durable with the ability to withstand the outdoor elements. This alternative offers a safe and low-maintenance option for your outdoor space.

An epoxy coating is one of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor today. Not only does it protect your garage floor, but it can also instantly transform your boring or ugly concrete into a professional-looking floor of beauty and function.

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