Could the long-lasting, infinitely customizable look you want for your home’s flooring be found in the garage? It took a flood to bring this homeowner to that realization. The time was right to have Concepts In Concrete bring epoxy flooring inside. Watch as an added ingredient gives these floors a rock solid look.
What is epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring is actually a coating applied to concrete. It’s durability makes it a natural for industrial and commercial applications. Epoxy acts as a sealant. But, its greatest advantage is transforming ordinary concrete into professional looking floors of function and beauty.
Nine epoxy flooring advantages
- Durability: Concrete floors coated in epoxy last longer and resist considerable wear.
- Strength: Once epoxy cures to a solid polymer, it’s incredibly strong, preventing breakdown.
- Saves time: Epoxy flooring installs quickly and easily, meaning less time off your floor.
- Low maintenance: Once concrete has the epoxy coating, it is sealed easier to clean.
- Aesthetics: Epoxies are available in an array of colors and patterns to fit your style.
- Chemically resistant: Since epoxy coatings survive exposure to potent chemicals, they can stand up to your home use.
- Safety: Epoxy coatings are resistant to slippage, temperature, impact and even fire.
- Brightness: Typically, a high gloss option for coatings can be provided, which improves lighting due to reflection.
- Environmentally friendly: Epoxy coatings are a green option because of the reduction in material usage.
Epoxy flooring installation options
You have the freedom to choose from an array of color options and additives for more pizzaz when using epoxy flooring. You also have a choice of application methods.
Do-it-yourself epoxy coatings come in a kit. They typically cover a standard two-car garage. It’s important to factor in floor prep and additional tools you may need. Without proper preparation, an epoxy floor won’t adhere to concrete or can have an uneven finish.
Professionally applied epoxy flooring usually includes at least three coats. Within those layers, it’s possible for Concepts In Concrete to add metal flake or other graphics. These elements are sealed under subsequent coats. Because each coat must cure, a professional job takes about five days to cure.
A 100% solids multi-coat system is your best choice in selecting epoxy flooring. Though it is the more expensive option for a floor covering, it is the most economical when compared over lifespan of your floor.