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The Benefits of Thin Mil Epoxy Floors

For commercial and industrial applications, you want your flooring to be both durable and safe. Premium flooring materials can be very expensive and impractical for anything other than residential use. If you are in need of flooring that will provide slip-resistance and protection from harsh materials while also being a possible economical solution, consider thin mil epoxy floors from Sundek Products.

Thin Mil Epoxy Floors by Sundek Products

Thin Mil Epoxy Floors
by Sundek Products

Why Choose Thin Mil Epoxy Floors?

When it comes time to install new flooring, you have many different options, so you need to take the time to carefully consider your needs. Thin mil epoxy floors from Sundek are a great choice if you need durable and nonslip flooring in a commercial or industrial building. Epoxy floors can be used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from warehouse areas and automotive repair facilities to light manufacturing and food preparation areas. The SunEpoxy system is installed using a brush or roller, and it produces a seamless, monolithic appearance. Depending on specifications, and also to enhance the slip resistance and appearance, your contractor can add a second coat after the first coat dries.

In addition to being highly versatile, epoxy floors from Sundek are also very straight forward to install. The SunEpoxy system is low odor and made with low volatile organics (VOCs). You can customize your epoxy floors for maximum slip resistance in wet areas by adding a textured admixture to the mix.  Perfect for laboratories and offices. Epoxy floors can withstand a wide range of elements, including fats, oils, water, chemicals, and more. You also have the option to add SunChips or SunFlek to your epoxy floors for a customized color and pattern.

The SunChips line of multicolored vinyl acrylic paint chips is a great way to customize your thin mil epoxy floors. This color flake floor system features paint chips ranging from 1/8 inch to 3/4 inch in size, and they come in various shades of cream, tan, brown, red, gray, and even blue. The SunFlek flooring system offers 14 quartz blends in shades of blue, black, brown, tan, and green. If you choose either of these color flake floor systems to use in combination with your thin mil epoxy floors, your system will be finished with a commercial grade top coating, which is a sealant to ensure wear resistance.

Commercial areas require heavy-duty flooring that can withstand heavy foot traffic as well as exposure to harsh materials – you also want to make sure that they are safe for your employees and customers. For a bullet proof flooring option that meets all of these needs while still ensuring versatility and options for customization, consider thin mil epoxy floors from Sundek Products.


Outdoor Concrete Colors

Concrete Colors

Helping Your Clients to Choose Outdoor Concrete Colors

As a contractor, you have to do more than install concrete products for your clients. In many cases, they turn to you for guidance when selecting materials, concrete colors, or designs. The majority of manufacturers only offer outdoor concrete colors in eight or so choices. Encouraging your client to use Sundek greatly increases their choices. The different coloring mixtures from Sundek allow your clients to select from literally dozens of colors. These range from muted to bright and can be blended for virtually unlimited colors.      

Epoxy Coatings vs. Polyurethane for Garage Floors

Epoxy Coatings

Both polyurethane and epoxy coatings are recommended by contractors for garage floors. Both of these coatings are available from Sundek and can protect the floor from damage, oils, chemicals, wear, and stains. Each is easy to clean, long-lasting, and reflects light, making it hard to choose between them. In many cases, clients turn to their contractors for advice when making a decision, the best way to get a great garage floor is by combining these two products.  Take a look at the differences between them and benefits of each.      

Installing Anti-Slip Decorative Concrete Pool Decks

Anti Slip Pool Deck

Contractors are aware that the biggest problem associated with decorative concrete pool decks is slippage. In many cases, the sealer is to blame for the slippery result when you install stamped or decorative concrete near a pool. Specific products are designed to minimize the effect, such as the Classic Texture Splatter Knockdown finish from SUNDEK. Additionally, various methods can turn a slippery pool-side concrete surface into an anti-slip one.

Creating Grit

The obvious solution for making decorative concrete pool decks anti-slip is to add grit to it. Common options that contractors try are aluminum oxide, sand, silica, and glass beads, each of which is added to the sealer, including our SunClear EcoProtect. Out of them, aluminum oxide grit is the most effective, especially when it is broadcast as this gives the heaviest coverage. As an added benefit, aluminum oxide is affordable and available in many different colors so your clients don’t have to sacrifice style or color scheme for safety.

Using Color Hardener

To install a decorative pool deck that is truly anti-slip, you need to think outside of the box. One method is to use color hardener in a light coat right before using a stamp mat. Instead of troweling it on, simply add it. This slip-reduction method can be fairly permanent as it adds some rough area to the decorative surface. This method offers the benefits of being less prominent than adding something to the sealer and not wearing off as quickly.

Combining Sealers and Stamps

Contractors need to give clients good advice when it comes to the combination of sealers and stamps for their decorative concrete pool decks. While acrylic sealers, such as SunColor, are OK on some stamped concrete, they shouldn’t be used if the stamp is too flat. In cases where your customers are concerned about the slipperiness of the surface, encourage them to select a sealer that penetrates or a silane one if they want a natural look that won’t affect gloss or color.

Textured Overlays

Anti slip surfaces are usually gritty, so a natural looking and gritty surface to consider is a Limestone coating.  SunStone is the Sundek brand and is an ideal solution to slippery pool decks.  The surface resembles limestone and is naturally slip resistant.

Preventing Tire Tracking on Garage Floors

Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Many home and business owners have had an epoxy coating, like SunEpoxy from Sundek, installed in their garage floors and a few days later, the beautiful, new flooring is showing signs of unsightly tracks from tires. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot that can be done to prevent this issue as it is due to the chemicals found in the tires not the flooring.  But it is very simple to remove the marking with a household cleaner.  There are, however, some small steps you can take to minimize tire tracking on garage floors.