Benefits of Using an Epoxy Floor Coating
Epoxy floor coatings are hard-wearing and durable solutions for home-use,
or for commercial and industrial flooring. These floor coatings can be
applied over concrete floors to provide a high performance, attractive
surface. Epoxy floor coatings can be used in your basement or garage, or for
a wide variety of commercial and industrial buildings—including industrial
manufacturing plants, commercial facilities, warehouses, pharmaceutical
manufacturing buildings, food and beverage plants, laboratories, and more.
Wherever you need an attractive, long-lasting, environmentally friendly
flooring option, epoxy is a great choice.
Epoxy Floor Coating Advantages
Using an epoxy floor coating over your concrete floors will create a high
gloss, hard wearing, and durable surface. These floor coatings offer a
number of benefits and advantages from the initial installation stages to the
long-term maintenance steps. For example, epoxy floor coatings are quick
to install and are durable and easy to clean. Because of the many
advantages that epoxy floor paint offers, this is an ideal flooring solution for
many types of situations.
The following are some of the main advantages associated with choosing an
epoxy floor coating for your home, or for a commercial or industrial
building. Your new epoxy floor coating will:
• Create an easy to clean, seamless surface: Epoxy floor coating
products dry to become durable, seamless surfaces that can easily be
wiped free of dirt, dust, and debris. Because of this ability for easy
cleaning, our epoxy floor coating services are ideal for food, beverage,
and pharmaceutical preparation and packaging plants
• Result in a hard-wearing and durable surface: Epoxy floor
coating products turn concrete floors into a seamless and durable,
high performance surface that will last for years to come.
• Provide an attractive flooring surface: Epoxy floor coatings dry
to a high gloss shine, and are available in a variety of different colors
and styles. You can chose to use one solid color or create a decorative
pattern using several colors in order to create an attractive and
durable flooring solution. Another way to add to the attractiveness of
your flooring is to add flecks of color to epoxy paint before it dries.
This will create a highly decorative effect, and will hide the inherent
imperfections in concrete when applying an epoxy finish to your
garage floor, for example. The attractiveness of basement floors can
also be greatly increased by the application of epoxy. There are many
ways to use epoxy creatively. A designer epoxy floor can appear
metallic or marbleized, depending on the effect you want to create,
providing a beautiful and highly functional surface. People have
creatively used epoxy in truly beautiful ways to transform drab
concrete floors into wonderfully unique features of their homes—for
instance, applying clear epoxy coating over a floor covered in smooth
river stones, or over shiny pennies.
• Become a chemically resistant surface: Epoxy floor coatings are
a chemically resistant flooring option for manufacturing plants,
warehouses, and industrial plants.
• Improve safety: Epoxy floor coating products can improve safety by
creating a slip, impact, heat, and fire resistant flooring solution. These
high gloss floor coatings can also improve brightness in a work area
by 300%. Granules can be added to epoxy paint to create a
sandpaper-like surface which provides extra traction on garage floors
in snowy or rainy weather, giving your vehicle’s tires the extra grip
they need to prevent dangerous slips and skids.
• Allow for designated traffic and work zones: You can use
different colors of your epoxy floor coating products simultaneously
to define safety zones, forklift traffic zones, and other work zones.
• Increase productivity capabilities: Using epoxy floor coatings in
a factory, warehouse, or industrial plant can reduce wear on transport
vehicles, allow for faster material movement, and prevent wear and
damage to the floor.
• Offer an environmentally friendly flooring solution: Epoxy
floor coatings are an environmentally friendly flooring solution for
companies interested in choosing “green” alternatives and building
materials. Epoxy flooring is a green option for your home use, too,
because it is so durable and prevents wear and damage to your floor
or garage. Recycling is good for the environment, but, when possible,
taking care of what you already have so you don’t need to replace it is
even better for the environment. Plus epoxy flooring is so easy to
clean, oil drips, coolant leaks, spilled antifreeze or any other
environmentally hazardous materials that can collect on a garage
floor can easily be wiped away and safely disposed of before they get
outside as runoff.
• Allow for quick and easy application: Epoxy floor coatings are
self-leveling products. This allows either experienced professionals or
do-it-yourself homeowners to apply an epoxy floor coating quickly
over any new or old concrete floor. Applying epoxy is as easy as
applying paint—and requires the same amount of proper prep-work.
Once your concrete floor is thoroughly clean and prepped, the epoxy
can be applied, dried, and ready to park your car on after a single
weekend. The epoxy will provide an attractive surface that has you
feeling like you’re parking your car in a showroom every time you
come home, year after year.
• Offer a cost efficient flooring solution: Epoxy floor coating
installation provides an affordable flooring solution. The durable and
hard wearing surface that results from epoxy floor coatings will last
for years to come with little to no need for maintenance or up keep