Epoxy Floor ThicknessesA quick guide to systems and thicknesses
Epoxy Floor Systems will tend to vary significantly in thickness depending on the intended use. This guide below examines the most common epoxy floor systems used:
Thin Coat Systems usually have a dry film thickness of 400-500 microns. They are composed of one coat of primer and 2-3 coats of Ktisepox Epoxy Floor Coating. Such floors are used for facilities with light to medium wear traffic. They are commonly applied with a roller and squeegee.
Self Leveling epoxy systems are epoxy floors with a larger thickness than thin coats. Their typical thickness is usually 2-3 mm. The most commonly used products for such floors are Ktisofloor and Rapidcure Floor. These products create a perfectly smooth finish and are applied in a range of industries. Some industries where such floors are applied are food storage and manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, but also industrial warehouses.
Self Leveling floor coatings are commonly poured on the floor and applied with a trowel and spiked rollers. For a demonstration on how to apply such a floor watch this video.
Anti-slip floor systems come in various thicknesses usually starting at 1mm and can reach a total film thickness of 4mm. For a demonstration on how anti-slip quartz floors are constructed have a look at the video here.
Anti slip floors applied with two different methods:
- Via a broadcast method where the quartz is broadcast on the wet coating. A final topcoat of Ktisepox is then applied on top.
- Alternatively the quartz can be mixed in with our product Ktisepox PR Solventfree and applied with a trowel.
Finally in certain heavy duty industries, epoxy floors may reach up to 10mm. These are usually applied as a mixture of epoxy resins and a variety of aggregates that give the floor exceptional mechanical resistance.