Anglia Decor have a floor painter team with experience in completing large scale projects. Our clients include Proctor & Gamble, Twinings, The Environment Agency, Toyota & Tate Modern. We provide competitively priced commercial and industrial floor painting, resin flooring and wood floor painting.
Established in 2010, Anglia Decor are the company to call when looking for commercial and industrial floor painting services. We are able to carry out repairs to uneven floors to improve safety of pallet and fork lift traffic. Dust free preparation of floors gives extended life spans, saving you time and money of having to frequently repaint.
Floor painting services:
- Anti slip floor painting, added safety for slippery floors
- Pedestrian walkway floor painting, helps meet HSE guidelines
- Zebra crossing floor painting
- Line markings, cross hatching & lettering / numbering
- Warehouse resin floor painting
- Car park line painting
- Polyaspartic floor painting, quick cure for fast turnaround.
- Garage floor painter using epoxy coatings
- We can supply resin coatings at very competitive rates
- Surface preparation by diamond grinding & vacublasting
Floor painter guide
Painting wooden floors:
There are a variety of floor paints suitable for wood, oil water and resin based. If the wood is new, make sure to apply knotting solution to any resinous areas, this makes sure it seals the knots and stops discolouration over time.
Painting concrete floors:
If your floor is new it may need a water permeable coating to let the moisture escape. New concrete drys at 1mm per day, this can take several weeks.
Does your floor have any areas of self leveling screed? Powdery screeds are problem surfaces to paint, the coating can de-bond from the surface and need frequent touching up. A better solution is to remove the screed and get to a solid base that the coating can stick to.
Power floated smooth concrete will need preparation before painting, see below.
Painting tiled floors
Some tiles are glazed and shiny, more difficult for a coating to adhere to. Porous tiles require less preparation, just ensure the surface is clean and free of grease.
If your floor is already painted and in good condition (not flaking) it will need rubbing down and cleaning.
If you have a bare wood floor, first step is to abrade the surface and ensure it is clean. A great product for preparation of wood floors prior to painting is Net-Trol wood cleaner. Wood floors can be primed with aluminium wood primer, once primed solvent based top coats can be applied to finish.
If your floor is concrete or tiled it will need diamond grinding or vacu-blasting to provide a textured profile that the coating can adhere to.
Floor painter video showing second coat to lab floor at EBM Papst, Chelmsford. The floor was cut in and video shows rolling to main areas.
Types of floor coatings
Water based floor paints are easy to apply and also come in epoxy versions. Epocoat WD is a water based epoxy, comes in all colours and gives a dry film thickness of 100 microns per coat. It will need 2 coats to look uniform and has low odour. There are also single pack water based paints available, these are not as durable and require a water based primer or need to be thinned 15% for the first coat to help adhesion.
Oil based floor paints such as Dulux Floorshield are popular options. They give a dry film thickness of around 30 microns per coat and are suitable for low-mid traffic areas such as shops. There are also solvent based epoxy resin coatings, Temacoat RM40 gives a dry film thickness of 100 microns per coat and is more durable than the single pack option and three times as thick.
Solvent free resin coatings have a dry film thickness of 200 microns per coat and can be laid 4mm thick. Resin floors are the most durable and a typical 2 coat 400 micron system will give outstanding durability. Epocoat HB comes in all colours and gives a gloss finish.
Should I use an anti slip coating?
If your floor gets wet it could pose a slip hazard, fine aggregates can be added to all coating types to overcome this issue. Anti slip coatings are slightly harder to clean , dirt sticks to the aggregate.
How long will it last?
The main factors in the lifespan of your floor are; preparation, dry film thickness and volume of traffic. Lifespan is largely dependent on usage, assuming good preparation and medium duty usage here’s a rough guide;
Single pack water based- 10 months- 1.5 year lifespan.
Single pack solvent based- 1-2 year lifespan for foot traffic.
Water & solvent based epoxy- 2 to 4 year lifespan.
Solvent free resin coating- 4 to 5 year lifespan.
Some areas of your floor will wear quicker, especially doorways with heavy foot fall. Industrial floors with fork lift traffic will wear at corners where friction is greatest. It may be an idea to have a maintenance schedule to re-coat the hardest wearing areas more frequently. Or the floor painter can apply extra coats to these problem areas to combat the problem.
DIY or employ a professional floor painter?
Small domestic floors are easy to carry out ‘in house’, having the right tools will make it easier: skuttle, roller frame and sleeve with an extension pole.
For large industrial floors getting the preparation right is a big factor for how long it will last. Floor grinders and industrial vacuums can be hired, just make sure not to inhale any concrete dust as there is a risk of silicosis. We are able to prepare your industrial floor and supply the coatings for self application, this will reduce the cost of your industrial floor project and give maximum lifespan.
What does it cost?
The price for floor painting projects varies greatly depending on size, location, amount of surface preparation required and coating needed.
To get a quick quote please send am email with the above details or call to discuss your project in more detail.
Understand the system
The time-lapse video shows the first day of a typical flooring painting project. Our team set up a vacuum assisted diamond grinder to prepare the floor. Once complete we vacuum to remove any dust. Defects are filled and a first coat of epoxy resin coating is mixed and applied. The following day we return to fill and then apply the top coat.
Case study: Watford 1000m2
We prepared this floor by vahcublasting to remove the single pack paint and diamond grinding. We then filled defects and rubbed down. Our floor painting team applied 2 coats of a high build solent free resin coating.
Case study: British gaskets Ltd
Our floor painter team completed this 1000m2 resin flooring project over the Xmas shutdown. We also installed 160 linear meters of pedestrian walkways to help meet HSE guidelines.
Yes epoxy flooring is very durable, 7 times thicker than standard floor paint and well suited to the industrial sector.
Solvent free & water based resin coatings are low odour that will not create a smell. Solvent based floor paints create a smell during installation.
Yes, we work weekend shifts to minimise disruption.
A dustproofer does not give the same benefits as an epoxy resin coating, but it can strengthen bare concrete and provide a shorter term solution to reduce dust- dustproofer / concrete sealer.
Carrying out in house will reduce the cost of an epoxy resin flooring project. We are able to offer preparation by diamond grinding and supply of coatings for in house application.
Marking out pedestrian walkways and applying in coloured resin will reduce the risk of accidents and keep the workplace organise.
Why choose Anglia Decor?
- Well established company, trading since 2010
- Chas and Constructionline accredited
- £10m public and employers liability cover
- Well trained operatives
- 12 month warranties
- Trusted by known brands, Proctor & Gamble, The Environment Agency & Toyota
- 5 star Google reviews
- Out of hours scheduling of projects