Heavy Duty Flooring

Warehouses and lorry parking areas require floor systems with excellent compressive strength in order to withstand the weight of heavy traffic (eg. forklifts, lorries/trucks). 


Common issues and queries you can face

1. Floor Crack/Worn Out Surface

Due to weight of vehicles and constant heavy traffic on the surface, floors may crack and become worn out easily. It is important to use products with high compressive strength to withstand such loads.

Check out our heavy duty flooring solutions below to have long lasting floors for your warehouses and carparks for heavy vehicles.

2. Slippery Surface

For car parks, smooth floors are a big no-no.  Specially if vehicles coming in and out are carrying heavy loads, tyres skidding may cause dreadful accidents. 

To prevent such unfortunate events from happening, contractors may broadcast fine silica sand on the wet coating. This process will make the floor textured and create more traction on the tyres.

For Newly Built Flooring

  1. Substrate Preparation

    Ensure that the substrate is structurally sound, free of oil, grease and loose particles. The substrate should be cleaned by grit or shot blasting, high pressure water jetting,  or grinding.

  2. Primer Application

    Prepare and apply E.Mix EP 500 PR, a solvent-free epoxy primer to prime and seal concrete substrates before the application of the flooring systems. 

  3. Mortar Screed Application

    Mix and apply E.Mix EP 550 MS, a heavy duty epoxy mortar screed.

    This product is a three-component, high performance epoxy flooring system specially formulated for food and beverage and industrial warehouses, multi-level carparks, motor workshops, and chemical processing plants. 


    Bonus: It has a compressive strength of 90 N/mm² with only 5mm thick coating (as compared to typical screeds with only around 25 N/mm² for 15-75mm thickness).

  4. Coating

    Coat using E.Mix EP 530 HB, a high build epoxy floor coating with excellent chemical resistance, low maintenance cost and no offensive odour.

    Bonus: You can choose any color for the coating!

    Pro tip: You may also scatter some fine silica sand onto the wet coating for an improved slip resistance.

For Resurfacing

  1. Surface Preparation

    The surface must be clean, sound, free from any laitance, oil, grease and any other contaminants. Remove using industrial detergent and scrub. 

  2. Bonding Paste Application

    Prepare and apply E.Mix EP 562 BP, a resin-based bonding paste with excellent compressive and bond strength. It has non-sag characteristics suitable for general purpose bonding. 

  3. Mortar Screed and Coating

    Follow steps 3 and 4 of newly built flooring solutions (above).