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Flake Epoxy Flooring in Warehouses

Sika Warehouse floor painted in epoxy by Sydney Epoxy Floors


When it comes to floor coatings in industrial environments and warehouses, there are many factors you need to take into consideration and choosing a floor coating system that can meet the majority of the requirements is significantly beneficial. Flake epoxy flooring in these industrial environments is the popular choice as it is the most efficient flooring that has the most benefits in areas subject to heavy vehicle traffic.

Benefits of using flake epoxy flooring for workshops are


In a warehouse setting, the flooring needs to be able to withstand heavy loads, impacts, and abrasions, as well as any chemical spills or other hazards. Epoxy flake flooring is highly durable and can handle all of these challenges. The coating is resistant to stains, impacts, and abrasions, and it won’t crack or chip easily. This means that your flooring will last longer and require fewer repairs or replacements over time.


Safety is always a top priority in a warehouses and flake Epoxy coatings have slip-resistance, which means that it provides good traction even when it’s wet or oily. The flakes also add a bit of texture to the surface, which can further improve grip and reduce the risk of accidents. You can even add further levels of slip resistance to suit your specific needs.


With Epoxy flake coatings, you can choose from a wide range of colors and patterns to create a more visually appealing space. The flakes add some dimension and interest to the surface, and you can even customize the design to match your branding or other decorative elements.

Ease of maintenance

Keeping a warehouse clean and tidy can be a challenge, but falke epoxy flooring systems make it significantly easier. The sealed surface is resistant to dust, dirt, and spills which can be easily cleaned with a hose, damp cloth or mop. You won’t have to worry about stains or contaminants penetrating the surface which means that your flooring will stay looking great for longer.


Finally, Flake epoxy floorings are a cost-effective solution for warehouses. It’s less expensive than the majority of other flooring coating options, and the installation process is relatively quick, easy and straightforward. Epoxy Flake Floorings are very forgiving in nature, when it comes to application, as they hide imperfections well, this means that you can save money on both the initial installation and any future repairs or replacements that may be needed.

Overall, Epoxy flake floors can be a great choice for workshops due to their durability, safety, easy maintenance, and resistance to chemicals and stains however, proper installation and maintenance are key to ensuring a long-lasting and safe flooring solution.

SIC Flake Epoxy Floor Layers by Sydney Industrial Coatings

Our tailor made packages and products are available to suit your project needs. For further information on preparation, application and colours available, scroll down beyond the products.

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Steps to achieving a successful Seamless Flake Floor Epoxy Coating



  Step 1  

Prepare the concrete thoroughly by diamond grinding with a course grit diamond

To achieve a successful floor coating system make sure your surface is free of dust, oil/grease, any loose particles or paint and moisture. Click on the options below for further information


Epoxy Flooring Tools Information

Epoxy Floor Coating Preparation


Floor Grinders: Rubicon 480mm Grinder | Husqvarna 450mm Grinder | Scintex 250mm Grinder

Vacuums & Dust Extractors: Floorex | Husqvarna S36 (3 motor phase) | Husvarna S13 (single phase)

Diamond Grinding Plugs: Rectangle | Arrow | PCD (to remove previously coated or adhesives on the floor)

Redi-Lock Diamond Plugs: Sydney Industrial Coatings (9 pack)

Diamond Grinding Cup Wheels: 125mm to 250mm


  Step 2  

Repair cracks and imperfections using two-pack epoxy fillers

Fill in all your cracks using a 2-pack epoxy filler and wait until the patching mortar is fully cured before grinding or coating the floor, this process usually takes a minimum of 6 – 8 hours.


For larger cracks and spalls: SIC Epoxy Coving & Repair Kit | Sika Sikadur 31 CFN

For smaller patching and cracks: Sika Sikadur 33 | Sikadur 513 (magic powder mixed into epoxy to thicken up)


  Step 3  

Apply epoxy primer to the floor and allow the coating to cure

General curing time (at 20°C) is a minimum of 8 hours. This can vary further if solvent has been added to the epoxy.


Sika Australia: Sikafloor 160 (up to 40sqm) | Sikafloor 94 (recommended) | Sikafloor 158W (moisture barrier)

UltraKote: High Solids Epoxy

Elite Crete Systems: E100-VB5 Epoxy Vapor Barrier 

EpiMax: Epimax 237WB (water based)


  Step 4  

Return within 24 hours of applying the primer to remove rubbish and imperfections (by grinding down high sections and patching any low sections)  

This is an important step for if the coating is left uneven, this will show though your final coat. If this step if not completed within 30 – 36 hours (depending on temperature) of applying the previous coat, the floor will need to be scratched using an 80 grit sand paper.


  Step 5  

Apply an even coat of the coloured epoxy by rolling the product from wall to wall. Immediately after the floor has been completed, start the next step to broadcast the flakes  

We recommend always having a minimum of two people when completing an epoxy floor, this is to ensure the product does not begin to cure before you have finished broadcasting the flake. If there is no one to help, we would suggest applying in sections based on works time and pot life of product being used.


High Solids Epoxies: UltraKote High Solids Epoxy
100% Solids Epoxies:
Sikafloor 264 | Elite Crete Systems PT4 (pretinted)
UV Stable Polyurethanes: Sikafloor 359 AU | EpiMax 920
UV Stable Polyaspartic: EpiMax 842




  Step 6  

Begin broadcasting the flakes immediately after the base coat has been applied then allow to cure 

We recommend broadcasting the flakes to the point of rejection, this means that you will keep apply the flake until the epoxy cannot have any more flake added to it. This is beneficial as a full epoxy flake system will hide imperfections for longer with its design. Wearing spike shoes to walk over the epoxy is essential with flake epoxy flooring, however you must apply safety practices and be cautious of injury.


Glitter Flakes


  Step 7  

Return within 24 hours, vacuum the excess loose flakes and apply your top coat and allow to cure

For easier clean up you can use a blower to move the bulk of the flake to a corner and scoop up. Using thinners in the final (or finish) coat is not recommended.


Epoxies: Sika Sikafloor 169 | Elite Crete Systems VR1
Polyurethanes: Sikafloor 359 AU | UltraKote UVSeal | UltraKote SuperClear WB
Polyaspartic: EpiMax 920



  Step 8  

Return within 24 hours and apply the final clear coat

If you are using a high body, self-levelling 100% solids epoxy, one squeegee coat will be enough. Using waterbased products, polyurathanes or polyaspartic products will require an additional coat. . Using thinners in the final (or finish) coat is not recommended. It is always recommended to back roll the product against the natural light to assist with achieving a more uniform finish.


Epoxy Glitter can be mixed into the final coat to create a stunning, eye-catching effect on the floor.

Antislip media can be added to the topcoat to achieve a higher slip rating.

Your floor will be trafficable after 24-48 hours and heavy items such as cars, boats or trailers shouldn’t be parked on the floor for 7 days after application of the final coat






SIC Mixed Flake Flooring Sample Card



SIC Natural Stone and Single Colour Epoxy Flake Flooring Sample Card From Sydney Industrial Coatings



Click here to view the PDF colour chart for the Base Coat of your Epoxy Flake Floor


Click here to view our Flake Epoxy Flooring PDF Brochure to see the samples and flakes


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