EPOXY VARNISHES AND COATINGS:
Used on concrete floors not subject to too much pressure both in large warehouses and smaller auxiliary premises, mostly for the purpose of making floors dust resistant and more hygienic. The thickness of the coating depends on the pressure applied to the floor but is normally in the range 0.3-0.5 mm.
SELF-LEVELLING THICK EPOXY PAINT COATINGS:
Used for similar purposes as described above but the layer of paint is considerably thicker (1.5-2 mm), depending on the pressure applied to the floor. These thick layers are mostly used in food industry and utility rooms, in other words, everywhere, where hygiene and durability of are of the essence. The selection of epoxy paints is rather wide, and with the addition of mosaic paint pellets quite extraordinary decorative floors, stairs, garages etc. are possible, which are also suited to public buildings.
SELF-LEVELLING THICK POLYURETHANE COATING:
Polyurethane coated floor looks very similar to that coated in thick epoxy paint layer but the first is unique in that after drying (completion) is floor looks elastic. It is used on surfaces where is it desired that the material of the undercoating, such as veneer, plaster board, asphalt and even concrete, plays a role due to various considerations. Furthermore, this type of coating can also be mixed with mosaic paint pellets. The thickness of the coating is, again, dependent on the level of pressure applied to the surface (floor).
ANTISTATIC AND ANTIFRICTION COATINGS:
Again, these coating types look similar to the ones discussed previously. However, the floors covered with these coatings are friction resistant, preventing static electricity from building up on the surface, for static charges could be hazardous in, for example, computer rooms, electromechanical industries, laboratories (chemistry, biology, electronics), special medical premises (tomography, magnetic resonance diagnostics, endoscopy).
To obtain antistatic quality, special metal strings are installed under the coating, which is then glued to the floor together with a current conducting thick coating, which contains special metal fibres (for conducting electricity). To protect the floor, current conducting waxes are recommended; and for day-to-day maintenance of antistatic floors special cleaning agents are available.
ANTI-FRICTION THICK COATINGS:
The coatings are used on floors subject to intense pressure and they are durable in both relatively high and low temperatures. They are suited to food industry as well as other industries where floors are exposed to hot water and heavier objects.
Anti-friction coatings could be used with sand grains of different fractionation and colour, which make such floors more decorative. They are suited to homes and offices as well as saunas, stairs, corridors, etc.
The thicknesses of anti-friction layers are dependent on sand fractions, starting from 4-10 mm.
CHEMICAL-RESISTANT FLOOR COATINGS:
These coatings are used on floors with are exposed to various chemicals. These coatings can also bear high pressure and are subject to changes in temperature. They are installed as a thick or antifriction coating. Coating thickness is in the range of 6-9 mm.
Depending on necessity and circumstances bulk coatings could be made with various levels of roughness. These coatings are used in garages, kitchens as well as outdoor premises. They are suited to places where there is a danger of falling (outdoor stairs and terraces, garages, kitchens, production floors, etc.) They are easy to maintain and very durable with the layer thickness in the range of 2-4 mm.