Technical FAQ's

  • General
  • What is epoxy resin?

    Epoxy plastics belong to a group of substances called polymers. They are manufactured from two components: a base component consisting of epoxy resin, and a hardener component consisting of different types of amines.

    In addition there are also various additives in the base component and hardener, such as reactive thinners, pigments, fillers and other additives.

    These additives modify the epoxy plastic to suit the application in question. When the base and hardener are mixed there is a chemical reaction which forms a transverse structure: epoxy plastic.

  • What colours are available?

    We have a variety of standard colours available for each of the epoxy, MMA, polyurethane product ranges. We recommend the use of industry standard colours preferably from the AS2700 or RAL range to ensure availability of the same colour at any stage in the future.

    If the colour you would like is not available as standard we have the ability to create bespoke colours Non-standard and specially blended colours are more expensive than standard colours, but can create a unique, individual floor for your facility.

  • Are your products expensive?

    Most of our flooring systems are compatible in cost to tiling, timber flooring or other floor finishes. 

    Conducting a Lifecycle Costing of any flooring material should be considered to understand the full financial impact.

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

    Most of the products within the Flowcrete range are solventless, low VOC formulations which are kind to the environment.  Some of our products also use recycled materials to reduce our impact on the ­­environment.  You can see more about Flowcrete’s green initiatives here.

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

  • 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 Australian/New Zealand Standards.

    To discuss your slip resistance requirements with a Flowcrete expert, please contact ausweb@flowcrete.com.

  • 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.

  • What is the importance of coving in a food grade environment?

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