FAQs

Shimi Floors are environmentally friendly, seamless, non-toxic, durable, non-slip and affordable. Shimi floors evokes interest and desire.  We are in the business of creating unique designer floors at affordable prices. The product we use is called epoxy resin but not just any resin – ours are made exclusively for us and only trained applicators can apply our products.  Two or three parts resins are poured on a prepared surface, trowelled or rolled out then, left to cure, harden or set.  Because it’s broadcast across the floor, it is seamless and bonds direct to the substrate (concrete).  Please contact Shimicoat Technical Team for further advice.

Shimi Floors can be laid over any new, old and damaged concrete or ever over existing and deteriorating tiles. We can even waterproof, cove, ramp and level the floor. In relation to tiles, we use a self-levelling solution that runs through the grout lines, making the surface level, seamless and cement like, a better alternative to jack hammering up older tiles.  We do not recommend our products to be applied over timber floorboards and floors with movements.

All our prices include full installation plus GST and we only charge you for the supply and lay of the product, starting from $49/sqm and it may attract extra charges based on the condition of your concrete surface and the type of Shimi Floor you select.  The design work is free.  You get dedicated chemist to your job for expert advice and selection of most suitable flooring system for your need. 

One day preparation and one day Installation, Fast and Easy.  Overnight curing and hardening process. 

Generally allow two to three days to complete your floor.  If required, we can be work 24/7 to speed up the process, get back to normal and complete the job quicker.

Curing process of Shimi Floors are generally progressive and require softer approach during the first few days.  For example,

  1. Do not drive over a freshly installed Shimi Floors.
  2. Do not scratch furniture on the new Shimi Floors.

Ideally, it may take up to two weeks for Shimi Floor to reach its optimal durability and toughness.

Similar to a tiled surface, if the concrete slab cracks underneath, the crack may come to surface and become visible on Shimi Floor.  The damage easily repaired by our trade personnel.

Clean as often as you wish and when needed.  We recommend once a week surface cleaning with any general purpose detergent.

Regular cleaning includes using a mop giving it a wet (with neutral detergent or vinegar) and dry clean. Periodic cleaning includes using a polish to maintain the integrity of the level of shine you desire.

The sound quality is similar to a walking on tiled surface.  Unlike floating boards, you are walking on a solid floor and there is no clicking sound.

The design work is a free of charge service to our valued clients to assist them with the best flooring system that is practical, modern, hygienic and suitable to their needs.

We can remove the flies and insects, patch and repair the surface and recoat the area.  This is being covered under Shimicoat Warranty.

There is no minimum or maximum flooring area, we quote on any job.  However, any job under as standard garage floor (~36sqm) attract same overhead costs, therefore for smaller jobs cost per sqm may be higher than larger jobs.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.  Basecoat has waterproofing properties.

Yes you can, however, it is not necessary, as Shimi Floors are easy to clean with a mop and general purpose detergent

No. This is because timber boards have movements and also they are unstable.  Slates are flaky and unconsolidated.  

First step:            Progressive Grinding and Surface Preparations

Second step:      Application of first coat  - Epoxy Primer (Basecoat) 

Third step:          Application of second coat  -Epoxy high solids Base-coat

Forth step:          Casting Flakes and Chips over the wet epoxy

Final step:           Top clear coat – Clear/High Transparent UV Stabilized Polyurethane finish

It depends on the size of individual job, the required preparation of the subfloor and the type of system required.  Flake flooring system typically starts from $59/sqm.

Approximately 2.5-3.0 mm thick for a typical coating system.

  • Long lasting flooring                       
  • Low maintenance with cleaning
  • Decorative seamless finish                          
  • Will not harbor bacteria
  • Anti-static                      
  • Competitive in price to a lot of surface coatings,tiles and timber.
  • Won’t crack / chip or peel
  • Cool in summer and warm in winter insulated covering.
  • Easy on the feet not like tiles
  • No grout lines for spills to stain
  • If damaged easy to repair
  • Perfect for wet areas
  • Accidental flooding will not harm this type of floor
  • Looks amazing in arrange of colours and styles
  • Mix and match your own colours
  • Smooth or non-slip 
  • Noise reducing
  • Will not yellow or change colour
  • Oils and petrol's wipe clean off (must be within a short time frame of the leak or spill)
  • Fire resistant
  • Floors can be completed in one - three days depending on products used and job time frames

Seamless floors can be applied to most flat surfaces, including ceilings, walls and floors, internal and external areas, in both commercial and domestic applications. The surface must be solid/stable and without any movement. Joins, cracks and holes must be filled to prevent them showing through the finished job.

This Product is both used in the Commercial and the Domestic markets:

  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Schools / colleges / universities
  • Butcher shops
  • Food preparation areas
  • Aged care facilities
  • Clubs / sporting / RSL's
  • Shopping Malls / Centres
  • Councils
  • State Government Institutions

Yes. In cases where the surface requires slip resistance a non slip additive is added to the top coats. We can offer R10/R11/R12 slip ratings for commercial applications and wet areas. Please contact our technical team for further assistance.

Depending on the preparation time of the floor and coatings used, approximately 2-3 days to completion. A typical system must be traffic free (foot) for no less than 16 hours after final coat, and, 5-7 days before vehicular traffic depending on weather conditions and coating systems used. Epoxy Flooring Systems cure and harden everyday of its life, especially during the first few days.  Allowing heavy vehicles or machineries to be driven over of parked prematurely may result in damage to your new floor.

Approximately 3-5 days. The typical Seamless Flake Epoxy Floor System is made for long term durability, which requires several coatings to be applied to achieve the best results. These coatings require curing time to dry between each coat, typically 16 Hours for most coatings.

Yes, our Polyurea and Polyaspartic Flooring Systems offer much faster installation times.

Polyaspartic Flooring Systems can dry much quicker, allowing a floor system to be applied in ONLY one day. Polyaspartic resins offer many benefits over traditional resins, higher abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, faster installation, and better overall performance.

Seamless floors are the lowest maintenance floors available today, only requiring a very mild detergent in warm water, this is usually enough to clean. String mops are not recommended as they leave a "dirty film" over the surface. Sponge mops or stiff brooms and water.  Stone Resin Flooring Systems require a little more elbow grease to keep clean, stiff broom and machine scrubbing highly recommended.

Flake Flooring Systems are very strong, durable, modern and hygiene.  The surface when fully cured, can withstand the weights of trucks, 4WD’s, forklifts and heavy vehicles with ease. Domestic garages have cars driven over and parked for long periods at a time. For a precaution and added protection for your new Flake floor we like to suggest carpet mats placed under tyres as it has been known that some tyres may leach chemicals and stain the Flake floor or sometimes the Tyre will stick to the floor resulting in pulling up your floor when you drive off.

Yes, we recommend placing carpet mats under your tyres, will protect your floor from possible yellowing or marking your new flake floor.