Epoxy flooring is found in many places, from warehouses and garages to retail buildings and hospitals. It is made from a combination of resin and hardeners to meet a range of needs, from decorative flooring in a showroom to functional, slip-resistant commercial kitchen floors. Here is a brief look at the ins and outs of epoxy flooring—and why it might be ideal for your building.
What Are the Advantages of Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is easy and cost-effective to install. The material requires a clean, slightly porous surface to adhere properly, so it is usually applied over concrete flooring. This means you can use it to retrofit old floors to create a smooth surface. Epoxy is a low-maintenance option because it naturally beads water, resists oil stains, and wipes clean; you won’t have to worry about unsightly stains with this coating.
Furthermore, the material is durable enough to survive the wear and tear of high-traffic areas, including hospitals, athletic facilities, and schools. In terms of safety, epoxy has a shiny, high-gloss finish that makes rooms look significantly brighter. Its anti-slip surface is also fire- and chemical-resistant, so it’s an ideal choice for manufacturing plants.
How Is It Applied?
Before application, the original flooring should be free of any other products or grease. The installation team will also test the concrete to make sure it is sufficiently porous. After a primer has been applied and allowed to settle, a water base is used to cover the surface. Then, the epoxy is spread in a thin layer across the entire floor. A finishing layer is used to seal the coating.
If the materials aren’t applied correctly, they might bubble and peel or fail to harden. To avoid these issues and ensure the evenest application possible, work with a contractor who has extensive experience with epoxy flooring.
As fully licensed, bonded, and insured painting contractors, the team at Max House Painting is proud to offer services ranging from interior painting to epoxy flooring application in the Duvall, WA, area. The company provides flexible scheduling and durable craftsmanship to ensure your satisfaction. Call (425) 246-5207 to request an estimate, and visit them online to view a gallery of their work.