Epoxy is a type of resin from the group of thermosets applied to the surface in liquid form. It is a long-lasting material that is highly preferred because it has high adhesion to the floor and is resistant to heat, moisture, abrasion and chemical effects. They are usually formed as a result of the reaction that occurs when two components are mixed. These components are biphenol A and epichlorhydride. Like other thermoset plastics, they go from liquid to solid and reach their final hardness after curing for a while.
The surface to be coated with epoxy must have a strength of at least 225 kg/cm2, contain a maximum of 5% humidity and have a minimum ambient temperature of 15-20 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, a solid and reliable epoxy coating cannot be made.
The floor to be applied is roughened by mechanical means. Thus, both the grout layer on the concrete surface is eliminated and the adhesion surface is increased for maximum adhesion of the epoxy coating to the surface. Then, the epoxy primer application is applied to the entire surface with a trowel of 400 grams of resin and 300 grams of quartz sand, and it is covered with quartz sand. After this application, the entire surface is lightly sanded. Colored epoxy self leveling coating is applied to the entire surface with a toothed trowel by adding 700 grams of qartz sand to 1300 grams, and the air bubbles on the surface are removed by combing with a spiked roller.
At the end of the application, the surface becomes 2-2.5 mm thick, smooth, shiny and has a high physical strength.