(Above - Pumaflow Self-Smoothing High Gloss Epoxy Resin Floor Topping - 3mm Thick)
Epoxy resin self-smoothing flooring was introduced to the UK market in the late 1970's and is now estimated to have been applied to over three million m2 of floors in that time.
In the early days these floors were referred to as self levelling and in some quarters still are. This description should be applied with caution as at 2-6mm in thickness the levelling properties are limited - this is compounded by the fact that the high gloss finish will highlight and indeed exaggerate even the slightest of undulations. If a mirror like self-levelling finish is required proceed with caution.
Pumaflow self-smoothing epoxy resin floors provide hard wearing attractive surfaces that are chemically resistant, impervious and easy to clean.
Available in a wide range of colours Pumaflow self-smoothing high gloss epoxy resin flooring is ideal for industrial and commercial locations where a durable, hygienic dust free environment is important e.g. laboratories, hospital clean rooms, electronics assembly plants, showrooms and light industrial plants.
Applied at a thickness of 2-3mm Pumaflow self smoothing epoxy resin floor toppings are capable of withstanding a far greater degree of wear and tear than a high build epoxy resin floor coating and when applied at a thickness of 4-6mm Pumaflow 4000 is deemed suitable for heavy duty environments.
Whilst all self-smoothing epoxy resin floors will scratch, scuff and gouge if subjected to heavy traffic it is virtually unheard of for the floor to be sufficiently trafficked to the point where it wears through and the underlying concrete floor slab is exposed.
At a thickness of 2-3mm Pumaflow floors are deemed suitable for regular foot traffic, pallet trucking, frequent forklift traffic and occasional hard plastic wheeled trolleys. In medium duty working environments such as manufacturing, light engineering and assembly environments it would be reasonable to anticipate a life expectancy of eight to ten years for this type of floor topping.
At the greater thickness of 4-6mm Pumaflow 4000 floors are deemed suitable for regular foot traffic, constant forklift traffic and hard plastic wheeled trolleys with some impact resistance. In heavy duty working environments it would be reasonable to anticipate a life expectancy of ten to twelve years for this type of floor topping.
Click on images below to read and download datasheets