Colored Epoxy Systems (CES), such as for epoxy flooring, require an epoxy resin, epoxy hardener, color dispersion and a filler that work in unison. If not, the end result is non-uniform coloration, improper curing and improper leveling.
We have recognized this constant problem in the market since we have been selling color dispersions for this market for 5 decades. To mitigate this problem we put together the whole system, by researching the chemistry and compatibility of all the components.
Kerox EzFloMix™ Universal Pigment – any of the color dispersions in our very vast range, including the Compliance Range, will give perfect uniform coloration to epoxy flooring. The colors are available in 1 Kg, 5 Kg, 25 Kg and 50 Kg jars.
Compliance Range Color Chart – Hundred of color choices!
Standard Range Color Chart – Hundreds of color choices!
Kerox Sparkle Pigments – any of the sparkle pigments in our range will give awesome sparkle and metallic effect to the epoxy flooring. The colors are available in 1 Kg, 5 Kg, 25 Kg and 50 Kg jars.
Kerox Epoxy Resin (Part-A) – this is a carefully designed epoxy resin that has perfect compatibility to the hardener, color dispersion and filler. The packaging size is 35 Kg jars or 200 Kg drums.
Kerox Epoxy Hardener (Part-B) – this is a specifically designed hardener that is perfectly compatible with our epoxy resin, color dispersion and filler. The packaging size is 35 Kg jars or 200 Kg drums.
Kerox Filler – this is a specifically manufactured filler, with the suitable particle size distribution, to give designed thickness build up with good self leveling properties. The packaging size is 50 Kg bags.
Floors that are not flat and uneven would need a Base Coat Layer. Once the floor is prepared with a Base Coat Layer, then a Top Coat Layer is applied. If the floor is well prepared, such as with a pre-existing leveled cement floor or a marble/granite floor, the Top Coat Layer can directly be applied. Epoxy has great adhesion to substrates. However, if the underlying layer has adhesion preventing compounds, such as oil and grease, the adhesion would be poor. So, before the application of epoxy products, the substrate should be cleaned. Extraneous deposits should be first cleared from the substrate by physical scraping. Then, oil and grease should be cleaned with a solvent cleaner or a water based soap solution. A final wash with clean water is required. Prior to application of epoxy, dust control in the room should also be controlled. Settling of dust in the room on the epoxy will create cosmetic defects, such as fish eye.
Top Coat Layer
Kerox Epoxy Resin (Part-A) and Kerox Epoxy Hardener (Part-B) are used in a ratio 1:1. First, the color is introduced by adding 10% (on total weight of Part-A and Part-B) of Kerox EzFloMix™ Universal Pigment or Kerox Sparkle Pigment into Part-A and mixed well. Then Part-B is added and mixed well. It is applied on the surface using standard industry practices using trowels and wiper blades. The recommended coverage is about 100 grams per square feet.
Base Coat Layer
The Base Coat Layer is epoxy (Part-A + Part-B + Colorant) with a filler. The filler is mixed at a ratio of 1 part to 1 part of epoxy. The color dispersion, if needed, is first mixed with 1 part of Part-A (similar to Top Coat Layer). Then, 2 parts of Filler is added and mixed well. This is followed by the addition of 1 part of Part-B. The resulting mix is applied on the surface using standard industry practices using trowels and wiper blades. The recommended coverage is about 200 grams per square feet.
The amount of color dispersion required for the base coat depends on what is being achieved. If the Top Coat Layer is going to be an opaque EzFloMix™ color, then coloring the Base Coat Layer is not typically required. However, to account for variations of Top Coat Layer thickness, it is safer to color the Base Coat with about 5% of Pigment based on the weight of epoxy (Part-A + Part-B). When using Sparkle Pigments the bottom layer needs to be accentuated with a dark color, such as black, to bring out the stunning sparkle beauty. In this situation, the Base Coat should be colored with 5% to 10% of the dark EzFloMix pigment based on the weight of the epoxy (Part-A + Part-B).
Designer Epoxy Flooring
We manufacture all the materials for making designer epoxy flooring. There are numerous techniques in the public domain, such as videos on www.youtube.com. Besides, we have also developed some of our own techniques. Please contact us if you are interested in them. Showcased below are few of the designer epoxy flooring ideas that we have developed.
Random Gold Orange Black
Gold Aurum Sparkle
Red and Gold Swirls
Red and Gold Patch
Red and Gold Patch
Black and Irridescent Blue
Peridot Green Sparkle
Black and Copper Patch
Ruby Red Sparkle