30th June 2020

Self-Smoothing Epoxy Flooring Systems

At MCG Epoxy Coatings Ltd, we specialise in providing with epoxy coatings and floor screeds for commercial purposes, providing the nation with resin and polyurethane flooring systems for over ten years. Today we’re going to turn our attention to self-smoothing epoxy flooring systems.

Epoxy Flooring Systems

An epoxy flooring system is generally made up of a combination of resins and hardeners. Upon these two elements being mixed together, they react chemically in order to form a rigid plastic material. The result is a strong, hardwearing floor that is suitable for areas that require a fine balance of strength and safety measures such as those with heavy traffic like car parks, industrial environments, or sports facilities. It is widely recognised in the UK that these flooring systems are the most reliable and safest option for the most critical and difficult installation and performance requirements.


There are different types of epoxy flooring systems, and the one we are focussed on today are the self-smoothing systems. Self-smoothing or self-levelling epoxy flooring systems usually applied over a surface to create a smooth and seamless flooring that is durable yet low-maintenance. It can be used for both new and old concrete floors, and can help to cover up cracked or damaged flooring. The self-smoothing epoxy system is used when the client requires a surface that is resistant to abrasion, chemicals, heat or slip-resistant, as well as offering an aesthetic appeal. This type of epoxy system is one of the most popular. To find out more about this choice at MCG, read on.

Self-Smoothing Epoxy Flooring Systems at MCG

Our self-smoothing epoxy systems are applied with minimal thickness of between 3mm to 5mm. They are best used in areas where a jointed finish would not be suitable, and where cleanliness and durability are key. We recommend this type of flooring from us for industries and purposes such as food processing, laboratories, clean rooms, and operating theatres. It offers the same cohesive strength as concrete, but with plenty more benefits. Due to its seamless finish, there are no crevices where dirt or bacteria can linger and its chemical resistance includes both sugars and acids. As it is so smooth, it makes it easy to clean and maintain sterile conditions where necessary. You can also benefit from a fast installation and as it is solvent free, any odour is minimal. Not only does it feature high abrasion resistance, standing the test of time, but it is also attractive in its basic light reflectance appearance, as well as being available in different colours.

Contact Us

Located in Preston, if you would like to find out more about our self-smoothing epoxy flooring systems or any other products and services, please get in touch with us by filling out our online contact form, or by emailing us at info@mcgepoxycoatings.com. You can also speak to a member of the team directly by calling us on 07707 129523 and we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have for us.

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