What Does Polymer Flooring Mean?
Polymer flooring refers to a type of surface pavement that is produced with the use of epoxy systems. These systems are comprised of resins, hardeners and other chemicals. Due to this, polymer flooring is highly corrosion resistant and is used as a protective mechanism on corrosion-susceptible materials installed in high moisture environments.
Corrosionpedia Explains Polymer Flooring
Polymer flooring is comprised of two key component substances, resins and hardeners, which react to form a rigid plastic material. This results in good flooring properties, including:
- Structural strength and durability
- Corrosion and degradation resistance
- Heat and thermal fluctuation resistance
Due to their high strength rating, polymer floors are often used in heavy traffic and high load areas such as industrial environments or hospitals. They are also used to reinforce and protect horizontal concrete surfaces.
There are 5 main types of polymer flooring:
- Self-leveling epoxy floors
- Epoxy mortar floors
- Quartz-filled epoxy floors
- Anti-static epoxy floors (ESD resistant floors)
- Epoxy flake floors