The answer is yes.. there are a number of types of resins. These being
- Solvent Based epoxies
- Water based epoxies
- 100% solids Epoxy Systems
EPW (water based epoxy supplied by Flock Image)
Water-based epoxies, have become more popular. They are as durable as the solvent-based epoxies and produces the same glossy finish. Moreover, they do not exude harmful fumes and bad odor because they have little to no VOC and are environmentally-safe.
One can apply water-based epoxy even if the floor is still wet. Also, water-based epoxies can prevent hydrostatic pressure, making it a good primer to stop moisture transmission. As such Water-based epoxy are recommended for damp areas.
100% Solids Epoxy Systems
Hammerflow MK1 MK2 MK3 (supplied by Flock Image)
Peran STB compact/classic (supplied by Flock Image)
Unlike water-based and solvent-based epoxies, 100% solids epoxy systems don’t require liquids to evaporate. Hence, the 100% solids epoxy produces thicker dry coatings. It also does not contain any volatile organic compounds. It cures through chemical catalisation. It is one of the most environmentally-safe epoxies.
Additionally, 100% solids epoxies are more abrasive and more resistant to chemicals and stains. They are widely used for various commercial applications and for garage floors. These floors are highly durable, in fact, for all works carried out by the company, Flock Image gives a 10 years guarantee against delaminating . One can also add decorative chips such as acrylic flakes to the coating or a natural aggregate. The 100% solids epoxies are also more expensive. Nevertheless, the investment is worth it because the final product is a lot more durable.
However, it is harder to use and apply 100% solids epoxy for the following reasons:
- they are thicker in consistency.
- they have to be applied quickly as the mixed pot life is only 30 to 40 minutes.
At Flock Image we would assist you in choosing the epoxy floor coating that you can best work with your requirement and at the same time, gives you the best value for your investment.