What are the advantages of epoxy coatings versus other flooring options?
There are several reasons to look at using epoxy as a floor coating for your home or office. The product is durable and is designed to withstand a good bit of daily abuse. It is also an easily maintained floor that doesn’t require special tools or cleaners to care for. Homeowners and business owners alike love that epoxy coatings are one of the most affordable flooring options on the market. This value increases when customers realize just how customized they can make their floor, with endless color palettes and truly unique designs.
How long can I expect my epoxy coating to last?
Epoxy coatings combined various compounds with hardeners called resins. When combined, it creates a tough-as-nails material. There is a reason why this material is used in some of the most demanding spaces, such as corporate complexes, airport hangars, hospitals, and more. You can expect your epoxy floor coating to last anywhere between 10 and 15 years (or longer) if it is cared for properly.
How should I care for my epoxy floors; do I need special equipment or cleaners?
This is an excellent question and is one of the main benefits of epoxy floors. You will not need special equipment or cleaning supplies to maintain your flooring. Epoxy is a nonporous material, so it cleans easily without a lot of scrubbing. You can clean these floors with hot water, ammonia, and a soft-bristle brush or soft cloth. For sticky spills that need more attention, you can use nonacidic cleaners to help bring up the mess.
Where can I use epoxy in my home?
We are seeing homeowners use epoxy in many different applications. We may or may not be able to do all of them, so we encourage you to give us a call to discuss your particular project. However, epoxy can be used on flooring, countertops, shelving, kitchen islands, bathrooms, and various other indoor and outdoor spaces. Homeowners love the customization options. They can choose specific color palettes without having to go place to place sourcing material at the same price or trying to match up color or pattern.
Are epoxy coatings a good choice for retail environments?
Commercial businesses have very different demands when it comes to flooring than our residential clients. They need a floor that is low maintenance, affordable, but also will withstand day-to-day business. Epoxy coatings are designed to perform and hold up to foot traffic, heavy equipment, spills, and drops. Another bonus to epoxy coatings for business use is the customization of branding colors. This is a welcome sign for your clients and makes a space come together. Finally, epoxy coatings are budget-friendly for businesses who need value both upfront and long-term. Since these floors are designed to outlast most other options on the market, not only are they more affordable to install but affordable because they last so long.
How long does it take to install epoxy floors in residential property?
Unlike other flooring materials, epoxy coatings are faster to install. What may take an installation team days or weeks, will only take a day or two for epoxy. This, of course, depends on how complicated your design is, but in general, it is a faster installation time. Families find this beneficial, so they don’t have to live in dust and debris for days on end. Installation times will vary depending on the finish and layers applied. The resins are designed to harden quickly, so you can get back to your daily life.
Are epoxy floor coatings safe for my kids and animals?
Great question. Many people think that epoxy is a toxic material. The material can be toxic in a liquid state. This is why we suggest always using a professional to install your floors instead of doing it yourself. When epoxy is sanded to get the finish that you want, that dust can also be toxic. When you work with professionals like us, you will not have to deal with either one of these issues. In its hardened state, epoxy is non-toxic and perfectly safe to use around food prep, children, and your animals.
I’ve heard epoxy is actually environmentally friendly, what does that mean?
You heard correct. Since epoxy is a created material and not a naturally sourced one, it is more environmentally friendly. This is a sustainable product that doesn’t require natural resources to produce, which also helps keep the cost to a minimum.
Can epoxy coatings protect a damaged floor, like concrete?
Yes, an epoxy coating will prevent a deteriorating concrete floor and can be poured over many different surfaces and materials. There is additional prep involved if the floor is severely damaged. If it needs leveling, we can ensure the surface is prepped, so the end product ends up even. If you are dealing with a historic property and want to preserve various elements of the flooring, epoxy is an excellent choice.
How much do epoxy floors cost to install?
If you have been pricing out flooring, you already know how costly that can get. Epoxy coatings cost less per square foot than most hardwood, tile, stone, and vinyl products installed. The cost of your particular project will depend on what area is being coated. We will also account for the size of the spaces and how many customizations you are utilizing. Epoxy takes fewer people to install than other options and less time. Give us a call to discuss your particular project, and we can give you a customized quote.