3D epoxy flooring is a strong, unified structure, absolutely harmless to health and easy to care for. Yes, this is exactly the beautiful cover, which is increasingly found in restaurants, airports and luxury apartments. In addition, due to its environmental friendliness, such coverage is quite popular in children’s institutions and hospitals. Solid pluses! Do you dream of pouring such a floor in your own apartment? Now we will tell about 3D flooring installation, 3D epoxy floor painting, 3D flooring designs and 3D flooring prices.
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Features of 3D epoxy floor paint
3D epoxy flooring is one of the best in all type of premises, where you need to keep cleanliness, there is a Zero probability of mechanical and chemical damage to the surface, It is not surprising that many industrial enterprises choose this floor covering to equip their shops. In recent years, more people are considering it as an option for home use. This solution has numerous advantages over traditional flooring like Tiles & Marble .
3D epoxy flooring is radically different from all classical types of floor coverings since their laying is carried out by pouring a special liquid mass. The composition is based on a polymer base, therefore, after a certain time after pouring, the surface, which, like any liquid, assumes an ideally horizontal position, freezes to form a smooth but non-slip floor. At the same time, it looks as complete as possible, since it does not provide any stitches in its design.
3D Flooring Installation
1) Substrate preparation
The concrete base is subjected to grinding, the protrusions are removed, and the chips and cracks are filled with cement mortar. Then remove the remaining dust and, if necessary, remove oil stains. After that, a primer is carried out. The primer layer is applied twice to fill the pores in the concrete. You can use a fur roller for this. To continue the work, the primer should dry for 4 to 24 hours.
Applying the base layer
As a base layer, a floor screed or polymer can be used. Especially carefully approach the choice of a polymer color solution, if you plan to create a 3D epoxy flooring using small decor. In this case, the polymer will serve as a background.
Applying an image
If you decide to just paste an image, then print it with thermal printing or vinyl film. Be careful, the surface should be even without bubbles. It is worth printing an image a little more than the size of the room in which the 3D epoxy flooring is created. Superfluous you always have time to crop, and additions will stand out.
If your choice is drawing an artwork, then it’s better to invite a professional artist. You are confident in your own abilities – draw by yourself, but remember that you will be contemplating the result obtained and not only you will be for many years. In any case, use acrylic or polymer paints, they are best suited for this type of decoration. The protective layer of varnish can be applied only after the pattern is completely dry.
Working with the finish layer
Finishing layer thin (0.5 mm), but very important. Making a polymer for the finish layer, mix the resin and hardener in a ratio specified by manufacturer, make sure that there are no lumps (or you can facilitate this task and buy a ready-made compound). Note that after 40 minutes of operation the mixture will begin to thicken and it will not work with it, do not prepare too much polymer immediately. In the process of work, always mix the mixture.
A transparent layer of the polymer should be spread over the surface evenly with a notched trowel, and then start rolling with a needle roller. As soon as the material starts to stick, the rolling stops.
For the final drying of the 3D epoxy flooring, it takes 1 week. At this time and throughout the duration of the work, avoid direct sunlight on the floor.
3D Epoxy Floor Painting
Let’s start decorating and design experiments! There are two options:
- Use of a two-component epoxy composition, based on resins and hardener.
- Drawing of the finished drawing (banner sheet, vinyl film) on the coating and pouring with a transparent floor or a special varnish.
For the first option, patience and the needles are required. In the premixed epoxy resin, add the hardener and mix thoroughly.
3D flooring designs are one of the most fashionable trends in modern design. Putting the selected pattern on the floor surface, you only need to apply the epoxy filler floor, for the final fixation of the image.
Important: if the glossy surface of the finish coat distorts the pattern, you can additionally coat the floor surface with a matt polymer.
Thanks to the use of two-component polymer systems, alternating transparent and opaque structures, rich color scheme and innovative technologies, it is possible to achieve the effect of maximum realism. Up to the point that dwellers of the sea depths will dabble under your feet!
3D Flooring Prices
3D flooring prices are made up of the cost of several basic materials. We calculate the price for 3D floors based on the average costs of these materials.
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The main material that is used to cover the floor of the 3D epoxy flooring:
Elanor-ED Transparent bulk floor – epoxy, two-component composition:
- component A – base (resin) – a transparent component;
- component B – hardener – transparent component;
- the component ratio is indicated on the component “A” label.
After curing (polymerization) it forms a coating that is completely transparent in layers up to 2 mm, with high strength characteristics and resistant to the widely used aggressive chemical reagents.
The cost of bulk floors 3D significantly differs from the price of self-leveling floors of other types:
- Transparent self-leveling floors 3D at a price higher than materials for opaque liquid coatings.
- The film with the image is in the price of 3D floors from 55 USD to 100 USD/ m².