in Brisbane and Gold Coast
If you run a workshop in Brisbane or Gold Coast, it goes without saying that you need sturdy floors. After all, your workshop is sure to see a ton of foot traffic and massive impacts from machinery and chemicals. You can’t afford to have an unstable surface like wood or plain concrete that will wear and crack. That’s why epoxy flooring and epoxy coatings are the perfect solutions. They’re durable, affordable, and are reflective and visually appealing. At My Floor, we provide elite level epoxy coating systems for Brisbane and Gold Coast! We love to educate our customers, so let’s take a look at what an epoxy floor is precisely.
What Are Epoxy Floors and Epoxy Coatings?
Okay, so first, we’ll take a look at epoxy resins. They’re used to create both epoxy floors and epoxy coatings. In a nutshell, epoxy is a two-part liquid mix of resin and hardening agents. When combined, they form a stable and rigid plastic material known as epoxy. Epoxy resins are the most challenging and most resilient types of resin that we have available today. Now let’s take a look at what differentiates an epoxy floor from an epoxy coating. As a simple rule of thumb, it goes like this:
- Epoxy Coatings: Below 2-millimeter thickness
- Epoxy Flooring: Above 2-millimeter thickness
It’s important to know this distinction to avoid confusion. At My Floor, our epoxy coatings consist of multiple layers of coatings and is always prepared in accordance with the Australian Standard. This combination of multiple layers ensures maximum durability!
Since epoxy coatings are so durable and robust, they’re great for high-traffic areas. They’re also resistant to chemicals, grease, and water. As a result, they’ve become wildly popular in commercial and industrial areas. Having said that, epoxy floors have seen a recent surge in residential areas. That’s because when done right, they can be quite aesthetically appealing. Here are some of the most common places you’ll find epoxy flooring:
- Airport hangars. Epoxy coatings are durable enough to withstand heavy traffic from vehicles and equipment. It’s also easy to keep clean and is cost-effective to install. It can easily withstand traffic from airplanes, employees, and other cars.
- Fitness centers. Epoxy coatings is great for gyms and fitness centers due to its strength and visual appeal. Due to its toughness, your clients won’t have to worry about damaging your floor. It can withstand massive impacts from weights and other equipment!
- Car dealerships. Thanks to its shine and reflectiveness, epoxy coating systems work great for showrooms. Not only are epoxy floors beautiful, but they can handle vehicle traffic with ease.
- Residential homes. As previously mentioned, epoxy coatings is making a big boom in residential areas. With a non-slip agent and other cosmetic modifications, epoxy floors are very versatile floor for garages or inside your home.
- Industrial workshops. Epoxy coatings protect the concrete from oil, grease, brake fluid and impact damage, making the surface easy to clean. Standard concrete creates loose dust particles which can prove to be damaging for your workshop environment, as a solution, recommend sealing your concrete with our specialist epoxy concrete coatings.
- Many more!
If you’re thinking about installing an epoxy system into your Brisbane or Gold Coast business, here are some of the main benefits you’ll enjoy:
- Low maintenance
- Chemically resistant
- Can withstand high impacts
- Is relatively easy to install on existing surfaces
- Has a ton of applications in residential, commercial, and industrial areas
- Is non-toxic and environmentally friendly
As you can see, epoxy coating systems have a ton of great benefits! If you’re a homeowner or business owner in Brisbane or Gold Coast, you need to invest in an epoxy system today! To do so, there’s no better choice than My Floor.
Floor, we don’t cut any corners when installing our epoxy. That’s important because it can be easy to mess up an epoxy flooring installation. Here’s a brief breakdown of what the process looks like:
- Repairing the Underlying Surface
You can install epoxy on wood, concrete, steel, or other slightly porous surfaces. Before you get started, you must repair the original surface. That means smoothing out any perfections, repairing cracks, and removing contaminants. You see, the epoxy requires a suitable bond in order to prevent delamination. That’s why it’s so crucial that you have a pristine surface to start. My Floor only apply coatings on concrete.
- Preparing the Concrete Surface
Next, we use our diamond concrete grinder to remove a layer off the surface. This opens the pores of the concrete so that the first coat of epoxy can soak in and penetrate. We also ensure that the surface is dry the surface for the next step.
- Applying the Epoxy Primer
After a detailed inspection, we apply a thin coat of epoxy primer using a roller. This will ensure a flawless bond between the substrate and the epoxy coating.
- Applying the Epoxy Coating
Depending on what options you have elected to install, we apply several layers of coating together to form the epoxy coating system. Usually there is a 6 to 12 hour drying time between each epoxy coat application. We are able to include an anti-slip additive during the process for areas requiring a non-slip floor.
Where to Use Epoxy Floors in Brisbane and Gold Coast
At My Floor Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast we have a solid reputation in the flooring industry, thus having a number of mutually beneficial partnerships with trusted and reputable epoxy flooring suppliers both in Australia and internationally. Some of our suppliers include:
Epoxy coatings are durable enough to withstand heavy traffic from vehicles and equipment. It’s also easy to keep clean and is cost-effective to install. It can easily withstand traffic from airplanes, employees, and other cars.
Nation-wide supplier of epoxy and specialist concrete products, located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and New South Wales. Parchem have more than 50 years’ experience in supplying and manufacturing quality products for the construction, civil and concrete industries.
Thanks to its shine and reflectiveness, epoxy coating systems work great for showrooms. Not only are epoxy floors beautiful, but they can handle vehicle traffic with ease.
As previously mentioned, epoxy coatings is making a big boom in residential areas. With a non-slip agent and other cosmetic modifications, epoxy floors are very versatile floor for garages or inside your home.
Epoxy coatings protect the concrete from oil, grease, brake fluid and impact damage, making the surface easy to clean. Standard concrete creates loose dust particles which can prove to be damaging for your workshop environment, as a solution, recommend sealing your concrete with our specialist epoxy concrete coatings.
Your floors should last roughly 1 to 10 years before needing an application of an additional coat. With the proper maintenance, touch-ups, and care, they can last even longer! At My Floor, our team can help you keep up with preventative maintenance. We also offer extended warranties!
You never want to use abrasive brushes or pads to clean your epoxy flooring. That’s because they will rub the surface and will wear away at the coating. To clean your floors, you should sweep and vacuum the entire area. From there, use warm water and a hard foam mop to clean the flooring thoroughly. Water is the best cleaning agent to use. If you do use a cleaner, use one that has a neutral PH level. You don’t want to use cleaning agents that are too alkaline or acidic.
It depends on your specific flooring choices and who installed them. If you use My Floor, your floor should feel like a smooth surface unless a non-slip is required. That’s because we pay special attention to smoothing and cleaning the surface beforehand.
You should use us at My Floor! Here’s a brief breakdown of why we’re by far your best choice for epoxy systems in Australia:
- We NEVER cut corners on preparing the surface before installing epoxy
- Our epoxy is non-toxic and environmentally friendly
- We feature an elite-level team of highly trained and experienced flooring professionals
- Extended warranties
- Excellent customer service
- Free estimates
- Service for Gold Coast, Brisbane, and beyond!
As you can see, we do it all at My Floor when it comes to epoxy coating systems. We’ve yet to have an unsatisfied customer, and for a good reason! That’s because we’re the best in the business. Please don’t wait to reach out to us by calling 1300 693 566 for a free estimate on your project today!
Top 10 reasons to choose My Floor
Floor solutions are delicate processes that take professionals to do correctly. That’s why you need to hire our team at My Floor. We’re by far the most experienced and reputable floor solution company in Queensland. You’ll be in great hands when you choose us, and there are many reasons why. Here are the top factors why we’re the best concrete polishing company out there today:
14 years in the business
My Floor is here for the long-term. We got started in 2009, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we continue to grow and expand each year that we’ve been in business. Our longevity is due to our expertise and excellent service. We have superior product knowledge, and we’ve even crafted our own signature flooring solutions. Our team members have also mastered the art of problem-solving on the fly. As a result, we’re able to handle any issue that we encounter with total ease.
Small enough to care, large enough to deliver
We have a total of 8 team members at our company. To us, it’s the perfect sweet spot for us and our customers. We’re small enough to give a very personal touch while large enough to tackle giant projects. Our team can handle tasks that range in size from 20m2 to 20000m2. We provide commercial, residential, and industrial services, all with equal quality and dedication.
Stellar Google reviews
All it takes is one quick internet search to realize how great of a reputation we have. Currently, My Floor boasts almost 100 reviews with a 4.8 average score. All our reviews are candid and totally authentic. We believe our reviews speak for themselves, so don’t be shy about checking them out!
We add value with no complications
Whether our flooring solutions are for your business or home, we add serious value to our clients. Our polished concrete will save you money on electricity and energy, as well as add value to your home. For industrial environments, our no-slip coatings will keep your employees safe and protected. We’re in the business of adding value without complicating matters. The same can’t be said for our competitors!
Most of the companies that you’ll find in Queensland are not certified. At My Floor, we boast our QBCC license, which allows us to carry out concrete coatings and polishing. It’s another mark of our professionalism and expertise.
Ongoing support for our clients
Our services don’t end when we finish with your flooring solution. We’ll educate you on adequately maintaining your floor, and we can perform minor repairs and fixes for you. We value you as our client, and it’s our goal to secure your long-term business. That’s why we won’t hesitate to go above and beyond for you.
Professional team support
We boast incredible attention to detail in our services. We also keep an open line of communication with our team and clients. You’ll always be able to get a hold of us if you have any questions or concerns.
We have rigorous measures in place to ensure our quality stays the same every time. Our project managers mean business, and they check up on all our job sites. They’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure your satisfaction during the entire process.
We’ll consult with you in great detail on what you want out of your flooring solutions. That way, you’ll have complete control over how your flooring installation goes.
Specialists will provide you with extra knowledge
We’ve been in business for 14 years, and we’ve accrued tons of knowledge during that time. Educating our clients is also a big part of what we do, so don’t be shy about asking questions!