The curing time for epoxy resin flooring varies depending on the type of epoxy and the temperature of the environment wher it is installed. Most epoxy resins will take between 12 and 24 hours to cure enough to walk on.
The new resin flooring should be ok for light foot traffic after being left overnight.
Heavy foot traffic is permissible on the epoxy floor coating approximately 36 hours after the installation as long as the temperature has been fairly mild. In colder conditions it’s probably best left for two to three days.
It’s probably best to wait at least 48 hours after epoxy floor coating before allowing light vehicle traffic. Five days after the epoxy floor has been installed, it should be safe to park your vehicle for longer than 12 hours.
Resin floors generally take up to 5 days to reach maximum strength, the warmer temperatures of the summer months do contribute to faster drying times but we still recommend at least leaving it overnight before walking on your newly laid floor.
It is important to note that the curing process is not complete until the epoxy has fully hardened. This can generally take up to 72 hours, depending on the temperate and humidity of the surroundings. However, in some cases, it can take up to 1 week.
Do not drive on the surface with hot tyres until the surface has fully cured. We recommend letting tyres cool down for at least 30 minutes before parking on the coated surface.
Speeding up the process
If you really need your floor back quicker than the times suggested above this can be achieved, we do have processes that can speed up the drying time but this will add extra cost to the project.