Epoxy mortar is a fast-curing, tacky resin used to fix tiles or patch concrete. It is resistant to stains, water, chemicals, and shocks, making it a popular choice of grout in kitchens and bathrooms and a durable choice for repairing cracks in concrete, such as in a driveway. Its impenetrable nature means that it does not require a tile sealant once set. Epoxy mortar is used for a variety of purposes, including structural repair, filling voids and cracks in driveways, patios and squares, and tile installation where sealants are not required.
It is also used to create seamless floors in manufacturing plants, engine rooms, warehouses, garages and service areas where heavy use occurs. Epoxy-based mortar is a polymer-based adhesive paste made from epoxy resins, solvents, binders, mineral fillers and some additives. Mortarchem was designed using a unique 100% solid water-based epoxy technology which extends its working time significantly. Urethane mortar floors are now “taking up the slack” in areas where thermal shock is common and in industries where epoxy generally fails.
Epoxy mortar has many benefits. It provides a waterproof environment and a barrier that will protect the reinforcing steel against corrosion. It is also more resistant to thermal shock stress than concrete and typical epoxy systems. Additionally, it can be used to fill cavities with a special mortar prepared with epoxy and steel shot to increase its strength.
Epoxy mortar is a strong and durable flooring option that is installed in many industrial environments on an underlying concrete slab or anywhere where the concrete slab is heavily eroded. It costs more than traditional epoxies and urethanes but has a much thicker film thickness which makes it ideal for full or wide coverage solutions. In conclusion, epoxy mortar is an incredibly versatile material that can be used for a variety of applications. It is resistant to stains, water, chemicals, shocks and thermal shock stress which makes it an ideal choice for many industrial environments.
Additionally, it provides a waterproof environment and can be used to fill cavities with special mortars prepared with epoxy and steel shot to increase its strength.