The floor covering industry (laminate, tiling, carpeting etc.) is a good and stable business but it is very competitive. Epoxy flooring is a sector with less competition in South Africa and may be something worthwhile to look at when deciding to start a small business and you don’t have a lot of capital.
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Epoxy based materials are extensively used in coatings, adhesives and composite materials such as those using carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforcements. The epoxy floors and coatings is popularly used in industrial and commercial flooring but there is a growing home market as well. It is also used for decorative flooring applications such as terrazzo flooring, chip flooring, colored aggregate flooring and even “3D” photo flooring:
Epoxy flooring is durable solution for shops and factory floors but it is also used for innovative and luxury flooring solutions allowing you options on which market to focus on.
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Different types of epoxy floor coatings
There are a number of different types of epoxy coatings that can be used on floors including self leveling epoxy coatings, self-dispersing epoxy coatings, mortar epoxy coatings, graveled epoxy coatings, epoxy terrazzo coatings, epoxy antistatic coatings, and vapor barrier epoxy coatings. Click here to read up in detail.
How to install epoxy natural stone flooring Everlast pebblestone is very easy to install. Full instructions and tool list needed is here: http://www.everlastepoxy.com/pebblestone-river-rock/how-to-install The first step is to prepare the concrete by removing any existing coating. You can rent this floor maintainer at almost any tool rental location, this one is available at home depot for $34 for 4 hours.
How to apply epoxy flooring
Like any skill or trade it requires some practice or training and you should probably start out doing smaller areas like garages to get a feel for the business. Some people are better than picking up new skills than others, that is why I advise when starting out to work for what you can learn and not earn in order to gain a skill.
This Old House host Kevin O’Connor assists epoxy-coating expert Doug Fasching in creating a good-looking, hardwearing, stain-resistant garage floor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
The basic steps to apply epoxy flooring are as follows:
- Prepare the surface
- Sweep and clean the floor
- Prime the floor
- Fill cracks and holes (this can done before primer if you prefer)
- Apply first coat
- Apply subsequent coats as necessary
More reading: A 7 step guide on how to apply epoxy floor paint
This service is usually priced per square meter (m2). Factor in the cost of all the materials, the time it takes and work out a reasonable profit to both stay competitive and to maintain a sustainable business.
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