Epoxy flooring, also known as polymer or resinous flooring, is often placed over concrete, wood, or other types of commercial floors. Its main components of hardeners and resins bond together with the substrate to form a hard, sturdy plastic making it popular for a variety of home and industrial projects. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of epoxy flooring.
What are the Pros and Cons of Epoxy Flooring?
The demand for epoxy resin is on the rise. Review the pros and cons of epoxy flooring to determine if it is the right flooring option for your project.
Pros of Epoxy Flooring
Not only are epoxy flooring solutions eco-friendly, long-lasting, and cost-effective compared to other types of flooring solutions, but they’re also:
Epoxy flooring systems are extremely tough and able to withstand anything from daily foot traffic to vehicles to industrial machinery, making them an excellent choice for both homeowners and business owners. Epoxy floors are often used for residential projects like garage floor installations due to their durability and compatibility with cars, lawnmowers, snowblowers, and other items commonly stored in garages. The same compatibility also makes epoxy floor coating services perfect for commercial and industrial projects that need to withstand heavy equipment.
Epoxy coatings have a polished and clean look. Epoxy paint finishes come in a wide variety of colors. You can even add decorative flakes of varying colors and sizes to add character and achieve a look unique to your space. Decorative colors and flakes aren’t your style? You can also choose from a selection of more subdued concrete polishings.
You won’t have to worry about stains or damage from water, oil, or chemical spills with epoxy flooring. Epoxy floor coatings are resistant to a large number of chemicals such as solvents and acids and can also withstand car oils, anti-freeze, road salt, and other common garage spills. Besides withstanding chemical spills, epoxy flooring is also water resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures. It’s also abrasion resistant, so you don’t have to worry about heavy-duty equipment, machinery, or other items scuffing your floors.
Cons of Epoxy Flooring
The advantages outweigh the disadvantages of epoxy flooring, especially with our team at MACH ONE™ handling installation, but here are a few things to consider. Epoxy floors can be:
Slippery When Wet
Epoxy flooring is non-porous. While this makes it seamless, smooth, and easy to clean, this also means that it can become slippery when wet. We recommend adding an anti-slip additive to make your floor skid resistant and to guard against trips and falls in spaces prone to water or oil spills.
Tough to Install
Traditionally, the installation process is long and time-consuming. It’s complex and requires a lot of prep work, but that’s why you have the experts at MACH ONE™. Thanks to our team’s quick service and the fast-drying properties of epoxy, we offer a quick turnaround time, meaning less downtime for your business and less waiting around to park your car back in your garage. We even offer up to three weeks of free storage with epoxy garage floor installation so you can store your garage tools, sporting equipment, and machinery carefree in a storage pod during installation and curing time.
Are you ready to get started on your concrete flooring project? MACH ONE™ has the concrete coating experts you need. As a Veteran-only franchise, you can count on our team to apply U.S. Military values like service, integrity, and pride to every flooring installation project we complete. Contact a location near you today and request a free quote on your next project.