Epoxy and non-slip additives?

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Whenever the question of covering the floor arises, one of the most important factors usually considered is that will the floor be stable? Will it allow the person to walk as freely as he could before on the concrete? The question is dominant, especially in the case of epoxy. As the floor gives a smooth, shiny, gloss like surface, which is very smooth, there are chances that the surface might become quite slippery when introduced to water, mud, oil, snow, etc.

The most prominent question asked is if it is so slippery, how is it being used in bathrooms and showers? It is being used in the anti skid form, or by using mats, etc. There is a solution to every problem of the world!

In this article, we will try to analyse if the floor needs a non-slip additive, there are a lot of them available online. Continuing with that, we’ll see which one is best for your epoxy floor paint and how can it be applied and used.

Is a non-slip additive required?

The first factor to consider is the climate in which the epoxy will be used. If the floor sees a lot of liquid from cars or snow, the need for a non-slip additive increases. For arid reasons, it is not required.

When dealing with continuously slippery floors, such as in industries with regular spills of chemicals, lubricants, oils, etc., the non skid additive might be very helpful.

How to deal with it without additives?

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While the floor is being coated with the epoxy floor paint, a static charge is developed in the process and the charge might last for a few days. The charge attracts the dust particles, pollens, etc. and they get struck to the floor, making it slippery. After some time, the charge is lost and the dust is no longer there. With the dust, the slippery dust problems also go away!

After the epoxy floor kit is applied, the floor is just like a glass, glossy and shiny, which makes it highly susceptible to being slippery when wet. Once a considerable amount of time has passed, tiny scratches and microscopic holes gradually start coming up the surface, though they are not visible and don’t tamper with the shine of the floor. They help in increasing the stability and developing a grip on the floor.

And, if there is not enough time to wait for the natural course, then the scratches and microscopic holes can be created artificially also, to reduce the slippery nature. Scuff the surface lightly and this should do the trick. The technique might remove the glossy finish a bit, but the matte look will be nothing less than dashing.

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