Coating Your Concrete with Modern Science

Epoxy coatings are well known for their durability, strength, and versatility. Many homes and businesses in Reno and the surrounding areas recognize the advantages to having a seamless, customized epoxy floor to protect their concrete and dazzle their guests. But what makes epoxy coatings so effective? Let’s take a closer look at the science behind epoxy coatings and how they can benefit your concrete floors.

Epoxy — When Chemicals Combine

Epoxy is a type of polymer, a substance that hardens in the presence of another substance. When the two components of epoxy – resin and hardener – are combined, they chemically react to form a new substance that is stronger and more durable than the individual components. The chemical reaction between the resin and hardener is known as an exothermic reaction. It produces heat that needs to be controlled (usually around 70 degrees Fahrenheit) during the curing process to ensure the epoxy coating has the desired properties.

Versatile Epoxy for Concrete

While there are plant-derived epoxies available, most modern epoxy coatings are derived from petroleum. By making slight changes to the chemical structure of epoxy or diluting it with other chemicals, it can be customized to fit the specific needs of a wide variety of applications in almost any industry. Epoxy mixtures we use at Nevada Custom Coatings are designed to withstand heavy foot traffic, vehicle tires, pallet jack wheels, and falling equipment. It even resists stains, chemicals, and abrasions. The surface of epoxy coatings is non-porous, which means it won’t absorb moisture or other liquids that could damage the underlying concrete.

Nevada Custom Coatings Combines Skill with Science

Epoxy coatings have a wide range of aesthetic options. Nevada Custom Coatings can add color flakes, micas, granules, or metallics so you can customize the look of your concrete floors to match your interior design. We can even add a business logo, printed pattern, or stripes, to your epoxy floor, creating a unique and personalized look. If you need strategically placed numbers or directional arrows to help guide your patrons or clients, we can do that too.

The science behind epoxy coatings is all about the chemical reaction between the resin and hardener, forming a durable and long-lasting material that bonds tightly to the concrete surface. With their versatility, durability, and aesthetic options, epoxy coatings provide excellent protection and appearance for your concrete floors. If you’re looking for a long-lasting and low-maintenance flooring solution, give Nevada Custom Coatings a call, or use our online form to schedule a free onsite consultation.

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