New businesses need newer ideas to attract the ever-changing market towards themselves while
the old businesses need to keep up with the everchanging trends of society. Gone are the days
when the same kind of flooring would be seen to have been replicated in nearly every building you
would walk into. Not only were the designs outdated and dull, but they were also suddenly a cause for
concern if say, the floor was wet, or if they were damaged.
This is no longer the case since the introduction and popularity of epoxy resins in the construction businesses and market. Why flake floors? They are long-lasting, low maintenance, healthy in terms of harbouring microorganisms, anti-static, have an insulated covering to make sure that they are cool in summer while warm in winters, easy to repair in case of any damage, perfect for wet areas, noise reducing and fire-resistant – one could go on, really.
However, whilst having the characteristics listed above, they are also easy on the eye. These systems contain scattered decorative flakes which are sandwiched between the base and the upper layer finishing. The polymer or reflective metallic based flakes, or chips as they are also referred to as are available in a wide range of sizes and colours. The designs and options available are dependent on two factors only – you and your imagination!
According to a study, hospital-associated infections have led to hundreds of deaths.
Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi are the source of such infections and they inhabit different surfaces present in these places. In order to mitigate this concern in areas and settings where
sterilization is of prime importance, antimicrobial surfaces are being used widely nowadays.
The surface essentially contains an antimicrobial agent which inhibits the ability of these concern causing viruses to grow on the surface of a material. Such surfaces are being used not only in
healthcare setups, but also in industries and at homes.
With the application of such surfaces, one will not only protect the integrity of the surface itself,
such as floors but also guarantee that the patients who walk into a hospital, or the customers
which come to visit a business place, along with the staff present in either setting, are also safe and
secure from any such hazards.
Antimicrobial surfaces are just one of the many aspects which makes epoxy resin the goto product
in not only flooring but also construction-related applications in general.