Comparison between ASHFORD FORMULA and EPOXY
S.no
Heading
Ashford Formula
Epoxy
1.
Service
In service since last 60 years
No solid history
2.
Hardening
Hardens the concrete by 40%.
No hardening of the floor
3.
Curing
It cures the concrete.
  1. Water curing can be avoided.
  2. Does not require any cure time. Onced applied Floor can be used immediately.
Does not cure the concrete.
  1. Needs full time for uring of the floor before application.
  2. Needs maximum time to cure before and after application.
4.
Dustproof
It locks the salts present in the concrete. Thus turning the concrete into a solid mass.
Deteriorates with abrasion.
5.
Sealing
100% sealing for life of concrete
100% sealing but life is short in comparison
6.
Abrasion
Improve resistance by 50%
Deteriorate with abrasion of the floor
7.
Moisture
As it is not a coating, the surface treated with Ashford Formula is not effected by moisture. Hence allows concrete to breath.
As it is a coating,it flakes due to moisture coming from the surface, whereby creating bubbles in it.
8.
Warranty
Written warranty against Hardening
No warranty
9.
Application
Single Application
Two or more
10.
Maintenance
No reapplication, No patches, only scrubbing with the machine.
Required re-coat, Time to Time
11.
Price
Pocket friendly.
Very expensive on yearly budgets.
12.
What you should expect
As it is transparent & odorless it enhances the natural colours of the concrete.
Any thick coating can't have properties of concrete and will wear off with time.
13.
Danger
Non-Hazardous material, Food Grain Quality,water based, Non-Flammable
Flammable.
14.
Reapplication
Not required.
Periodic reapplications.
15.
Packing
It comes as a ready to use & no mixing is required.
Improper mixing of different parts will deteriorate the quality of coating
16.
Finish
It self polishes with traffic movement. THE MORE IT IS USED THE BETTER IT PERFORMS.
Extensive care product.
more it is used require maintenace in 6 months
17.
Suggestion
Only maintain your Floors/scrubbing by a machine
Hassle for life/recoat again and again