Technical FAQ's

  • General
  • What is an epoxy polymer resin?

    Polymers are a class of materials that includes epoxy plastics. Two materials are used in their production: an epoxy resin base component and a variety of amines as a hardener component. The hardener and base component also contain a variety of additives, including fillers, reactive thinners, pigments, and other additives. These additives change the epoxy plastic to fit the specific purpose. A transverse structure known as epoxy plastic is created when the base and hardener are combined chemically.

  • What colours are available?

    Every range of epoxy, MMA, and polyurethane products is offered in a number of standard colors. We advise using industry standard colors, ideally from the AS2700 range, to safeguard that the same color will always be available. In the event that the color you prefer is not offered as standard, we can make custom colors. Although they may cost more than standard colors, non-standard and specially blended colors can give your building a distinctive floor or help enhance your brands identity.

  • Are your products expensive?

    In terms of cost, the majority of our flooring systems are comparable to timber flooring, tiling, and other floor finishes. To fully comprehend the financial impact, every flooring material should have a lifecycle costing conducted.  Cheaper alternatives do exist, but at what cost to the overall project, its finish and performance?

  • Does your product meet green building requirements and are they environmentally friendly?

    The majority of the Flowcrete product line consists of low-VOC, solventless formulations that are environmentally friendly. To lessen our environmental effect, we also use recycled materials in some of our products. See more about the green initiatives that Flowcrete is involved in here.

  • How do I use multiple colours for aesthetics for safety?

    A crucial tool for any designer is colour. Although grey is the most common colour we see specified for resin flooring projects, coloured options can be strategically employed to support EHS and improve site safety. Within a single site, segmenting zones, establishing walkways or safe spaces and even drawing attention to dangerous areas can all be accomplished by using contrasting colours.  Don't be afraid to explore the rainbow!

  • Is epoxy resin good for flooring?

    For the majority of settings, epoxy resin flooring solutions are an ideal option. An anime hardener, fillers, pigments, and other additives are mixed with an epoxy resin base component to create a stable and adaptable flooring solution. Keep in mind that epoxy resins are rigid by nature, making them unsuitable for situations where a substrate might be exposed to extreme heat or temperature fluctuations.

  • Technical
  • What level of slip resistance do your flooring systems provide?

    One of the key features of Flowcrete’s flooring systems is their flexibility.  Slip resistant profiles can be tailored to your individual need and the application area.  Our products are able to deliver slip resistance ratings as required by the relevant local AS 4586 – 2013 and SA HB 198:2014 slip resistant ratings of P0 – P5 (previously R-Rating).

    To discuss your slip resistance requirements with a Flowcrete expert, please contact [email protected].

  • What is antimicrobial flooring?

    Flooring that helps to prohibit the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew and can destroy a percentage of microbes landing on the surface of the floor. Antimicrobial additives are homogenously mixed within polyurethane resin in order to pro-actively assist with microbiological contamination strategies.

  • Do any of your flooring systems provide antibacterial or antimicrobial properties?

    Our Flowfresh range of polyurethane flooring systems feature the Polygiene® silver-ion based antimicrobial additive which provides resistance to both bacterium and other microbes such as mould and mildew.   

  • How does Polygiene® work within polyurethane flooring systems?

    Polygiene® can be found throughout our Flowfresh flooring systems, deep within the resin matrix. It is present at the surface when installed and as the system wears over time it reveals more of the additive which does not degenerate with time.

    The Polygiene® is ingested by the bacteria and therefore disrupts the internal DNA of the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, destroying the cell wall.

    As the bacteria decays it releases the Polygiene® back to the surface, which in turn works in conjunction to that which is already there at the surface.

    Diagram of how Polygiene works with Flowfresh

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