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What Is Epoxy:

 
 

Wikipedia Defines Epoxy as: a term used to denote both the basic components and the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxidefunctional group. Epoxy resins, also known as polyepoxides are a class of reactive prepolymers and polymers which contain epoxide groups. Epoxy resins may be reacted (cross-linked) either with themselves through catalytic homopolymerisation, or with a wide range of co-reactants including polyfunctional amines, acids (and acid anhydrides), phenols, alcohols and thiols. These co-reactants are often referred to as hardeners or curatives, and the cross-linking reaction is commonly referred to as curing. Reaction of polyepoxides with themselves or with polyfunctional hardeners forms athermosetting polymer, often with high mechanical properties, temperature and chemical resistance.

Wow! That is a lot to swallow when you're just trying to make your garage look nice and last a long time. Basically Epoxy is a two component material that when applied properly can transform any substrate into a durable long lasting durable floor. (For our purposes anyway) Epoxy has an unlimited amount of applications from structural to artistic and has only begun to reach its potential with the flooring systems we use it for. There are many different kinds of epoxy including water based, solvent based and 100% Solids Epoxies. There are also many different types of other floor coating materials such as Polyurethanes, Polyaspartics, and acrylic sealers. Knowing the difference between these materials and what they are used for will help you when choosing what floor coating system is right for you.

 
 

 
     
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