Guangdong Crown Paint Company Limited

Read Carefully before you decide to choose White color epoxy for your floor

 White floor coatings are increasing in popularity. Retail stores, hotels and designer outlets are specifying seamless white floors for many new projects. Flooring companies are eager to take on such challenging projects, but the difficulties that are associated with white floors compared to (for example) standard gray floor coatings can’t be ignored.

There are main difficulties as follows:

1. Detecting problems during the installation period. White coloured resins (while still wet) have a tendency to trick the eye and hide potential problems. Little bubbles, trapped dirt, spatula marks may not be easily detectable when working on a white floor. You can have all your workers inspecting the floor during application and no-one will notice the problem. The next day the entire crew will be scratching their heads and wondering how these little details were not visible during the installation. Therefore good lighting and double checking of the floor during installation is crucial.

2. White colored epoxy coatings often have viscosity issues. In order to achieve this snow-white look in the coating, the product has been specifically formulated with whitening fillers. These fillers may make the color of the floor look magnificent but they can be a detriment when it comes to enabling proper flow and leveling of the product. In fact over the years most leveling problems that I have experienced have been with white floors. Therefore it is important to keep this in mind during the application. You may need to improve the viscosity and flow of the product with other methods. (One method would be to add solvent, which could however lead to more trapped air and bubbles)

3. White floors are unforgiving after they have cured. Once the floor is put into operation it has a tendency to pick up dust and dirt immediately. Every little abnormality in the coating will become visible. Bubbles and trowel marks that were not addressed during the installation period may now look like ugly black spots.