Five ways you can use quartz sand in epoxy floorsQuartz sand also referred as silica has several different uses in epoxies.
Quartz as an anti-slip aggregate. The purpose is to attain a rough texture on the floor that will give the floor anti-slip properties.
Quartz as a filler for self-leveling systems. Quartz sand is commonly added as the ‘third component’ in self levelling flooring. Here the purpose of quartz is twofold: By adding quartz the floor screed increases its hardness. Furthermore quartz is used to bulk out the epoxy and to decrease the consumption of epoxy per square meter without forgoing any mechanical properties.
Quartz as a filler for grouting and coving. Large amounts of quartz in the epoxy mix can make the product thick like a grout.
Quartz as decorative component of the floor.
Quartz as a bonding agent. Quartz is a great material to enable inter-coat adhesion and to minimize the risk of delamination.