Anglia Decor have a team of epoxy floor painters able to carry out 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 resin screed flooring services.
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.
Epoxy floor painters
Anglia Decor’s team of epoxy floor painters offer nationwide coverage and weekend scheduling of projects to minimise disruption to your business.
EPOXY FLOOR PAINTER SERVICES:
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? Weak powdery screeds can be 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 adhere 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 (DFT) of 100 microns per coat. It will need 2 coats to look uniform and has low odour.
Oil based floor paints such as Dulux Floorshield are popular options for diy projects. They give a DFT of around 30 microns per coat and are suitable for low-mid traffic areas such as shops.
There are also polyurethane based coatings. These are UV stable and give a DFT of 100-250 microns per coat. Can also be laid 2-4mm thick mixed with aggregate, ideal for kitchen flooring.
High build solvent free resin coatings have a DFT 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. High build coatings are available in all colours and give a gloss finish. This system is suitable for industrial usage and should last 5 years before looking tired.
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 as the dirt sticks to the aggregate. A scrubber dryer is a good solution to cleaning anti slip floors.
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 solvent based- 1-2 year lifespan for foot traffic.
Water based epoxy- 2 to 4 year lifespan.
High build resin coating- 4 to 5 year lifespan.
Resin screed system- 5-10 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 concrete floor painters 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.
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 an email with the above details or call to discuss your project in more detail.
Where to buy?
We supply Floor ProTect, a high build solvent free resin coating ideal for garage and industrial floors.
Understand the system
The time-lapse video shows the first day of a concrete floor painter 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.
We are suppliers of ‘Floor ProTect’ epoxy floor paint, which is 7 times thicker than standard floor paint. Ideal for garages, industrial floors and factories.
Available in 5kg, 10kg and 15kg units in a range of colours.
Discounted rates available for large orders, get in touch today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes epoxy flooring is very durable, 7 times thicker than standard floor paint and well suited to the industrial sector. Will not flake if correct preparation is carried out.
So long as thorough preparation of the floor is carried out epoxy paint will last for around 4-5 years on an industrial floor. At this point it starts to look tired and can be refreshed with diamond grind and a 1 coat system.
Yes, we can complete a large industrial floor over a weekend. If walkways and zebra crossings are required this can be done on a separate weekend.
A high build epoxy floor paint such as Epocoat Hb or PumaTect costs:
£50+vat for a 5kg unit. 1 coat 20m2
£90+vat for a 10kg unit. 1 coat 40m2
£200+vat for a 25kg unit. 1 coat 90m2
All costs plus shipping. If buying large quantities a discounted rate is available.
It’s important to keep the floor dry for 7 days to allow complete chemical cure. Once cured you can prolong the life of your floor by regular sweeping and using a mop and bucket or scrubber dryer to wet clean with a mild detergent. Don’t use strong coloured cleaners as these may tint your floor.
Resin floors are very durable but if a pallet is dragged across the floor it can leave a scratch mark. If the floor has been chipped by dropping metal tools, over time these can be touched up.
If using fork lifts you may see a build up of rubber on the floor, buy tyre mark remover and use this for a deep clean on a monthly basis.
An epoxy floor can be over painted. Before painting it needs to be prepared using a diamond grinder. This will give the new coating a textured surface to adhere to. It ensures the new coating does not flake or blister.
The main reason is inadequate or no preparation. Even power floated floors need to be prepared by blasting or diamond grinding before painting with epoxy.
Contamination from oil or silicone can also cause epoxy coatings to fail as they weaken the bond to the floor.
Epoxy is a liquid and will fall through cracks. If mixed with kiln dried sand you can create epoxy repair mortar which can be used to fill cracks and sets harder than concrete.
You can also use Ardex A45 to fill cracks and imperfections.
The epoxy repair mortar or A45 can be flattened once cured using a diamond grinder.
It is best to fill the cracks with Ardex A45 first. Then to make sure cracks don not reappear mesh can be applied to the crack and fixed in place with resin coating. Once cured the floor can be coated with epoxy resin and the crack will not reappear.
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Concrete painters guide
It’s a simple job to carry out, especially for bare concrete floors. If your floor is already painted and showing signs of flaking it is a good idea to remove this coating as what ever you apply over the top will only adhere as well as the existing coating has bonded to the concrete.There are plenty of tutorials on youtube.
- Prepare to floor. Ask local hire shops what diamond grinders they have available, a STR701 is an easy machine to operate. Make sure you wear a ffp3 mask as the dust is harmful to health.
- Vacuum, a henry hoover will do the job. Don’t upset your wife!
- Apply 1st coat. We use Epocoat HB resin coating. Use a screw gun and mixing paddle to mix hardener with resin coloured base. Then brush edges and roller main area, you have a 30 min pot life. Thinners can be added to the first coat to help it bond.
- Apply 2nd coat. Any holes can be filled with 2 pack filler. Then rub down. Mix resin coatings and apply a 2nd coat. After 24 hours this is ready for foot traffic and 48 hours for vehicle traffic. Keep dry for 7 days to allow chemical cure.
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, Lookers, The Environment Agency & Toyota
- 5 star Google reviews
- Out of hours scheduling of projects
- Friendly and reliable staff
- References available
- Members of the Painting & Decorating Association