A extremely hard wearing, high build 100% solids epoxy resin floor coating
Capable of withstanding heavy traffic and proven in almost every industry worldwide, this twin pack epoxy floor paint is the preferred choice for many companies’ concrete floors. The totally impervious chemical resistant finish helps to reduce costs due to much easier and faster cleaning. The hard-wearing coloured gloss finish completely transforms the area, especially where colour coding is concerned, making the whole environment safer and brighter for employees and customers alike.
- Superb high gloss finish
- Excellent for colour coding, for company image or to highlight specific hazards
- 100% solids high build epoxy paint formulation
- Very hard wearing and long lasting
- Suitable for heavy traffic areas, including vehicle traffic, forklifts, and pallet trucks
- Abrasion, chemical and impact resistant
- Impervious & easy-to-clean paint
- Pressure washer resistant
- Easy application
This epoxy resin floor paint has been proven since 1991 in almost every industry. Suitable areas of use for epoxy resin floor paint include industrial floors, garage floors, warehouses and showrooms, shops and factories, production areas and workshops, hospitals, and schools, to name but a few and are installed into many areas, including:
- Chemical Bunds
- Fuel Areas
- High Wear, Heavily Trafficked Areas
- Production Areas
- Ramps & Steps
- Storage Areas
- Workshops and garage floors
- Wash Bays
Other formulations available:
Extra fast hardening: Flortex EP XFH
Slip Resistant: Flortex EP Slip Resistant
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Flortex EP Product Details
Flortex EP can be applied to most surfaces, both old and new concrete surfaces, polymer modified cementitious screeds, brick, block, stone floors, wood, and metal. Furthermore, it is compatible with and coating most previously coated substrates. However, due to the many and varied paints on the market, make absolutely sure the existing paint has fully cured and is fully adhered to the substrate before painting. We then strongly advise applying a trial area to ensure a good inter-coat adhesion with the existing paint can be achieved.
Flortex EP epoxy floor coating is available in a standard range of 12 stock colours, or to order in a large range of BS4800 colours.
Flortex EP is a two part epoxy floor paint, supplied in two units, Part A and Part B, with two components and a total unit size of 5kg units.
An extremely tough and hard wearing epoxy resin floor paint, with excellent chemical resistance, impact resistance and abrasion resistant. Quick and easy to apply and can be applied over previously painted concrete floors. Superb adhesion qualities to most substrates. Extra fast curing, extra chemical resistant resin, and low temperature formulations are also available.
Condition of Substrate (Important)
THOROUGH SUBSTRATE PREPARATION IS ESSENTIAL.
Recommended methods are:
Powerfloated concrete – use a Vacuum Assisted Shotblaster to remove weak laitenance and provide a surface key for the coating. If this is not possible, chemically etch the cement with Polycote Etch It then rinse thoroughly and allow the cement to dry.
Oil or grease – use Hot Compresses Air for large areas of contamination. Smaller, isolated deposits may be chemically cleaned with Polycote Degrease IT, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to completely dry.
Concrete floors must include a functional damp proof membrane and be free of rising moisture.
Prior to application of Flortex EP, a suitable epoxy primer should be applied. These include Polycote EP Primer – a 100% solids epoxy resin with outstanding penetration to use as a dust proofer for porous substrates, WD Primer – a high adhesion water-dispersed epoxy primer offering a high bond strength to all substrates or OT Primer – a professional twin pack epoxy resin with a highly advanced oil tolerant formulation depending on the type and condition of the substrate. If the substrate is unstable, dusty, suffering from oil contamination or rising damp, (especially concrete floors), it is very important that you contact our technical team to establish the correct method of preparation as well as the correct epoxy primer to be used, or indeed to discuss an alternative floor coating more suited to your needs.
It is far more important to us to offer the RIGHT floor coating solution and have a happy customer, than a quick sale ending in disappointment!
Professional Help and Advice
No matter if you have a large or small requirement, if you are not sure which product to use, please feel free to contact our technical experts who will establish exactly what your issues are, along with the maximum amount of downtime you can allow to complete any work.
Only then will we advise the best preparation, the best primer and the best Floor Topping or Floor Screed, to meet YOUR specific needs.
We have a vast range of solvent free epoxy floor coating, epoxy garage floor paint, and sealers, epoxy damp proof membranes, anti slip paints, etc, etc and we are 100% confident we can supply not on a high performance product but more importantly, the RIGHT solution for your specific requirements.
Please consult the technical data sheet for full technical product data.
Normal range is between 10°C and 25°C. Best results are achieved in warm conditions (minimum 15°C)
Most popular coverage and cure times for industrial users
Pack sizes: 5kg units
Coverage rate: 15-20m² per 5kg unit
Pot life @ 20°C: 25-30 mins
Curing time @ 20°C: Minimum 24 hours
Number of units supplied: 2
Note: This is dependent on the porosity of the substrate and the ultimate film thickness required.
Professional Help & Advice:
No matter if you have a large or small requirement, if you are not sure which product to use on your concrete floor, please feel free to contact our technical experts who will establish exactly what your issues are, along with the maximum amount of downtime you can allow to complete any work. Only then will we advise the best preparation, the best primer (if necessary) and the best Floor Paint top-coat from our wide range of epoxy floor paints meet YOUR specific needs.
Materials should be stored at 15°C to 25°C for a minimum of 8 hours before use.
Having fully prepared the substrate, stir the individual components before you mix them together. As pigment may ‘sink’, ensure that the mixing is very thorough and from the bottom of the container.
Add Part ‘B’ to Part ‘A’ and thoroughly mix for at least 3 minutes. For best results use a heavy duty slow speed drill with a mixing paddle.
Ensure it is thoroughly mixed as an unmixed product will result in a poor or non-cure situation.
Do not add solvent/thinners to the product.
Apply by brush or roller, making sure that the surface is completely covered. Particular attention should be given to doorways and other areas of high traffic. When finished, do NOT scrape the remaining contents from the container as this will invariably include unmixed raw resin.
Anti Slip Applications
For slip resistance, sprinkle Calcined Bauxite aggregate onto the WET first coat. The normal sprinkling rate is 0.5kg to 2kg aggregate per 30 sq.m., depending on slip resistance required. This method allows selective areas of non-slip treatment to be applied as required. Spiked shoes should be worn on the floor area to avoid disturbing the wet coating.
Allow the first coat to fully cure then remove any excess aggregate before re-coating using a squeegee followed by back-rolling with a short pile roller.
Pot Life & Curing Times
Once this two pack epoxy has been mixed the pot life is approximately 25 minutes at +20˚C. Initial curing takes place within 24 hours depending on temperature and humidity.
To ensure a good intercoat chemical bond, the top coat should be applied between 12 and 36 hours later. If this interval is exceeded, abrade the first coat to ensure intercoat adhesion.
Will accept pedestrian traffic after 24 hours, light wheeled traffic after 4 days and full cure strength is reached at 7 days.
Normal application temperature range is between +10°C and +25°C.
Best results are obtained in warm conditions (minimum 15°C).
Should a second coat of Flortex EP be needed after initial curing has taken place – see ‘Pot Life & Curing Times’, this should be applied at right angles to the first coat.
The coverage of a 5kg unit of Flortex EP is approximately 20m², depending on the texture and porosity of the surface.
Tools and equipment should be cleaned whilst resin is still wet using solvent cleaner.
Hands and skin should be cleaned immediately with Organic Hand Cleaner.
Shelf life and storage
Shelf life in unopened containers is approximately 12 months subject to conditions of storage. Store in a cool, dry, frost-free environment away from sources of ignition, between 10°C and 30°C.
Health and safety
Before using this product, please ensure you have received and read carefully both the Hazard Label applied to the container and the relevant Material Safety Data Sheets.
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Choosing The Right Paint For Your Floor
It is well known there are hundreds of suppliers selling hundreds of different types of epoxy resin floor coating and paint from single pack and two part epoxy paints, low viscosity or high viscosity epoxy floor coatings. For business owners, finance directors or maintenance managers, this becomes a lottery as to which manufacturer you should use and what type of epoxy resin floor coating or paint you should buy.
To experience a failure of a floor paint or screed wastes so much time, effort, and money. A cheap floor paint may appear more enticing but when factoring in the inconvenience and cost caused by production downtime, it pays to make a wise and educated decision so as not to end in premature failure and frustration.
We have useful blogs and product articles that can answer a plethora of questions and concerns about epoxy resin floor paint or water based epoxy resin floor paints. Apart from those, please see our article below which goes over some of the most basic but important questions and answers, that will prove helpful to you in arriving at the best floor paint solution, for your OWN specific needs.