What are the benefits of epoxy flooring?
There are many good reasons why you should consider installing epoxy flooring. The material offers an incredible amount of strength and durability, and it is also very long-lasting, which means you will need to perform repairs or resurfacing services for many years to come. The material also offers heavy load-beading capabilities and is stain and slip-resistant. The aesthetics of epoxy flooring also represent a major upgrade when compared to the dull and plain appearance of traditional concrete, and epoxy flooring is also an eco-friendly option because it requires fewer materials to produce the epoxy mixture.
How long does an epoxy floor last?
Epoxy flooring on average typically lasts for over 20 years when you properly maintain and clean it. Recent technological improvements have greatly benefited the average lifespan of epoxy flooring, but ultimately the environment in which the material is installed will determine how long it will last. For example, the amount of maintenance you put into your floor will vary with commercial and residential installations. Either way, epoxy flooring offers you a great deal of longevity.
What are the best flooring options for commercial applications?
Epoxy installations are easily your best option when it comes to commercial and industrial settings because you want to ensure that your flooring can endure a significant amount of foot traffic as well as routine exposure to chemical and oil spills. The name of the game is strength and durability, and the protective epoxy overlay is what preserves the structural integrity of your concrete flooring. Concrete polishing is also a simple yet effective solution to strengthening and reinforcing your concrete flooring.
Why should I consider epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring is a significant upgrade when compared to traditional concrete installations and they will ultimately allow you to save money over time while also increasing functionality. Laid concrete also tends to break and crumble much quicker than an epoxy installation, so your flooring will have greater protection against natural wear and tear. Epoxy flooring has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, wet conditions, and exposure to chemical contaminants.
What should I do to prep for your arrival?
There is not much that you need to do before we perform the installation process. This is because it usually takes longer to prepare your flooring than it does to install and apply the epoxy overlay. Part of our job is to clear any clutter and remove any trash or debris on your floor before the installation process takes place. What we recommend you do is sweep your entire floor thoroughly before we begin preparing it for the epoxy installation.
Is Epoxy Flooring Slippery?
Newly installed concrete flooring can be slippery and create hazardous situations, but an epoxy installation offers skid-resistant solutions that will prevent accidents and ensure that you will remain on your feet at all times. If you are concerned about your floor’s slipperiness, then you can incorporate slip-resistant additives to your epoxy mixture before we apply the topcoat.
What types of epoxy flooring do you offer?
We offer a wide variety of different epoxy formulations, and some of our more popular options include flake epoxy, metallic epoxy, and water-based epoxy. Flake epoxy is where we incorporate multi-chromatic flakes into the epoxy mixture to create a colorful and flashy appearance with your flooring. Metallic epoxy is where agitated metallic pigments are thrown into the mixture to give your flooring a sleek and elegant look. And finally, water-based epoxy serves more as a sealer for your concrete flooring. The material spreads thinly accross your flooring and is absorbed into the concrete.
How long does an epoxy floor take to install?
The time it takes to install epoxy flooring depends largely on the conditions of the setting in which we are performing the installation. The size of the flooring area and the age of the concrete are the two main factors. What it all comes down to is the preparation, which can take an entire day to complete. On average, it takes about two to three days to install epoxy flooring, but for larger areas, such as a warehouse or factory, it could take a little linger. In a commercial or industrial setting, we utilize an epoxy formulation that cures quickly.
The pros and cons of epoxy flooring?
There are several pros and cons to installing epoxy flooring, and we want to ensure that you carefully consider everything before making a decision.
Here are the pros:
- Epoxy flooring offers an affordable and cost-effective alternative to traditional concrete installations
- The epoxy material is extremely resistant to heat, moisture, dirt, bacteria, and invasive chemicals
- Epoxy is a durable material that will not easily erode or diminish structurally
- Epoxy flooring is very long-lasting and you will not need to repair or replace the material well into the future
- Epoxy offers many different customization and design options
And here are the cons:
- Ultimately, despite how durable and long-lasting the material is, epoxy flooring is a temporary solution
- Depending on the conditions of your current concrete installation, preparation can be tedious and time-consuming
- If installed incorrectly, the epoxy material will not adhere to your concrete flooring, which means that you will have to start all over
- If you want to make any changes to your flooring, then you will have to remove the epoxy installation completely, which is extremely labor-intensive
How much does an epoxy floor cost?
The cost of installation will vary according to your situation. Prices for materials and labor combined can range from anywhere between $750 and $5,000, but the price will ultimately depend on square footage and the current condition of your concrete flooring. Dirtier and unkempt flooring will take longer for us to prepare for the epoxy installation, which will increase the cost of labor. It is also worth mentioning that water-based epoxy is the cheapest option; it costs about three times less than solid epoxy.