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Epoxy floors are known for their durability and easy maintenance. However, you may need even more safety and practical utility out of your floors depending on your space. This can pose a safety hazard in areas where floor traction is important, such as commercial kitchens, pools and patio decks, and industrial workplaces. There are a few different ways to easily increase the traction of your epoxy floor.
Do You Need to Upgrade Your Epoxy Floor Traction?
There are a few reasons why you might want to increase traction on your epoxy floor. If you have a commercial kitchen, for example, it is important to make sure that your floor is safe for employees to walk on. Any place where there is a risk of slippage, maybe a pool or patio deck, normal epoxy might not deliver everything you need out of it in terms of safety. Luckily, it’s easy to upgrade epoxy floor traction during your installation!
How To Improve Epoxy Floor Traction
The singular most impactful way to improve traction on an epoxy floor is to add a traction additive to the epoxy before it dries. This will create a rougher surface that will be less slippery when wet. You can also add traction by applying a top coat of epoxy with a higher grit rating. Often, you want to find a method that will help you create a more textured surface.
Either way, the most efficient and effective method of increasing your floor’s traction will be during its installation, by decreasing the smoothness of the surface of the epoxy. There are several options for you to choose from when it comes to what kind of traction additive you want in your floors!
Types of Epoxy Floor Traction Additives
There are a few different types of traction additives that can be used with epoxy. One type is silica sand. This is a relatively inexpensive option that can be added to the epoxy during installation, using a broadcast method underneath the topcoat. Another type of traction additive is a polymer-based additive. This type of additive is more expensive, but it will last longer and provide better traction.
There is also a third option with vinyl flake flooring, which offers all the safety and practical benefits of epoxy, with a great look, and an increase in your floor’s traction! Flake epoxy floors are a standard in garage and driveway flooring projects, but flake can be used anywhere where you need a high-traction, high-resistance floor.
Learn To Install Safer Epoxy Floors!
Every year, contractors install thousands of floors across the United States. The demand for epoxy floors has been growing. Business and homeowners all over want to have new, beautiful and safe floors in their spaces. With the help of our Epoxy Classes program, you can be the contractor that fulfills that demand. Over the 5 day course, you’ll get the skills and experience you need to start installing beautiful, safe floors. In the program, we’ll teach you:
- Broadcoasting vinyl flake or silica sand
- Installing epoxy floors from start to finish
- How to find clients, market your business, and manage your products
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From silica sand, to vinyl flakes, epoxy’s versatility as a flooring solution gives you plenty of options to make a safer, more practical floor for your clients. And they’re all easy to install! Help your business install safer floors today.
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