How long do epoxy seamless floors last?
Jointless floors have a high resistance to wear and tear. There are systems that are extremely durable. Even heavily trafficked surfaces retain their attractive appearance. It often takes up to ten years before the floor covering needs to be “refreshed”.
Refreshing is easily done by sanding the top layer and applying a new coat of coating. The floor is as good as new again. Over time, considering the long lifespan, durability, cleaning and maintenance costs, seamless flooring is often cheaper and more profitable than traditional paving.
Is there a floor covering that can be laid on cracked subfloors?
The answer is yes. There are several joint-free floors that are resilient and crack-bridging. The elasticity can be tailored to the need.
Are there floor coverings that are sound-absorbing?
Resilient floor coverings are sound absorbing. The soundproofing can be adapted as needed. They can be designed to replace conventional soundproofing solutions such as ceilings. The elasticity of the flooring means that footstep sounds are effectively dampened and absorbed horizontally, avoiding loud noise.
Can epoxy flooring be used in a room that is not aired out very often?
There are no problems associated with using seamless flooring (such as epoxy) in a room that is not aired out frequently, such as utility rooms, basements, etc. Seamless flooring is suitable for all rooms in the house, including wet rooms. Our advisors will help you find out which type of seamless flooring is best suited for your house or room and recommend several solutions to work from.
Does the existing coating have to be removed before laying a new seamless coating?
One of the advantages of epoxy coatings is that they can often be laid directly on top of the existing floor covering. This will make it possible to save an entire operation such as removing tiles, for example.
What is the m2 price?
There are several factors that come into play when calculating a floor price. In addition to the size of the room, other factors include the type of subfloor, evenness, moisture penetration, wishes and requirements for use, type of floor covering, etc. It always requires a discussion with one of our advisors and possibly an inspection of the site to assess the task in the best possible way.
Over time, considering the long lifespan, durability, cleaning and maintenance costs, seamless floors are cheaper and eventually more profitable than traditional paving.
Is epoxy flooring suitable for bathrooms?
The epoxy floor is suitable for the bathroom (incl. shower cabin) also with underfloor heating. For comparison, the bottom of a standard shower cubicle is also smooth. A smooth floor also has its advantages as it is easier to clean. The slip resistance of the floor can also be adapted to individual preferences by choosing a surface coating or by adding anti-slip protection. However, the anti-slip coating makes cleaning more difficult.
Are epoxy floors suitable for underfloor heating?
Epoxy floors and all other seamless floors such as polyurethane, terrazzo, etc. are suitable for underfloor heating.
However, please note: before laying Areos coatings, the client must ensure that the temperature of the substrate is the same in all rooms and does not exceed 20 degrees (ideally 15-18°C). Large window areas should be covered to prevent direct sunlight – this is especially true during hot summer days. All these factors – together but also individually – can potentially cause color differences in the final result. Special attention should be paid to areas with underfloor heating. The underfloor heating must be switched off min. 48 hours (new construction min. 72 hours) before starting work on a new coating.
Is there a back-friendly floor?
Comfort and safety are top priorities for end-users of the floor. For those with a bad back or who can’t stand standing for long periods on a hard floor, there is good news. There is a flooring solution that contains a layer of liquid rubber matting, which helps to protect the back. The floor can become very soft, with high elasticity and good shock-absorbing properties that help to relieve the feet and back, making it very comfortable to move around on. The hardness of the systems can be adjusted as needed to achieve the best possible combination of comfort and durability.
Is epoxy flooring toxic - are there odours and fumes?
A lot has happened since the first epoxy floors came on the market. The epoxy materials we use today do not contain solvents. Odors are thus reduced and are minimal. After complete curing, no fumes are emitted.
Is there a period when the floor should not be used?
No, not beyond the period when the floor is being laid. It can take three to five days to lay the floor and one to five days for drying and curing, depending of course on the structure of the floor. It is during this period, while the floor is liquid and hardening, that care must be taken with touching. But only our experienced and trained installers come into contact with the floor during this phase. After that, the floor does not give off any fumes or odors. And the floor is then as neutral as most other types of flooring.
Is there an advantage to having seamless floors if you suffer from asthma/allergies?
One of the advantages of seamless floors (epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic and seamless terrazzo) is that they are seamless, where lint and dirt can often be easily collected. In addition, floors can have a very smooth, non-porous surface that does not let dirt in. All this makes seamless floors very easy to clean and helps to maintain a high level of cleanliness. The fact that the floor does not give off any dust or other particles contributes to a better environment, not least for those suffering from asthma/allergies.
What colors to choose?
In principle, you can choose epoxy and polyurethane (PU) in any RAL color. All coatings are available in some standard colors. If you want a color outside the normal standard colors, you have to expect extra delivery time and surcharges.
How does epoxy flooring compare to tiles and tiles?
Epoxy flooring, including other seamless flooring such as polyurethane, acrylic and seamless terrazzo is a very good alternative to traditional floor coverings (such as tiles, clinker, vinyl, linoleum… etc.). An alternative that, with its seamless look, fits perfectly with the minimalist Nordic design expression. In addition to appearance and aesthetics, there are a number of advantages of seamless floors, such as easy cleaning of the smooth surfaces without joints, high hygiene, high wear resistance and durability, and a wide range of colors. Jointless floors provide a uniform, homogeneous and cohesive surface without joints, which means the surface is easy to clean. And that the floor does not give off dust or other particles.
How is the cleaning and maintenance of epoxy and other seamless floors?
Seamless floors such as epoxy, polyurethane and seamless terrazzo are characterized by the absence of joints, which are typically places where dirt and grime collect. Avoiding grouting also avoids dirt collection points. Floors can thus be easily kept hygienically clean thanks to the non-porous, seamless surfaces. This is a great benefit especially for families who suffer from asthma and allergies. Traditional coverings such as vinyl and linoleum involve joints and seams that are difficult to keep clean.
How does epoxy flooring compare to tiles and tiles?
In addition to appearance and aesthetics, there are a number of advantages of seamless floors, such as easy cleaning of the smooth, seamless surfaces with high hygiene, high wear resistance and durability, and a wide range of colors. Jointless floors provide a uniform, homogeneous and cohesive surface without joints, which means the surface is easy to clean. And that the floor does not give off dust or other particles.