Choosing The Best
Epoxy Floor Coatings
With epoxy floorings’ rise in popularity within the last decade, everyone wants to know, what should they get? There are a few things that you need to do before choosing an epoxy flooring system, including answering these questions:
- Where do I want my epoxy flooring to be?
- What will I be exposing the surface too?
- Is there a particular need I’m searching to fill with my new floor?
- Will my floors be customizable?
- How long will they last?
- What is my budget?
- What is my time frame?
- What condition is my current slab in?
All of the aforementioned questions are good starting points to help you choose what type of epoxy flooring you want and finally, you need to research epoxy floors! There are different types of floors that can enhance any space, but some can help your specific space more than others. Here are three popular flooring options for residential and commercial properties:
100% Solid Epoxy Floor Coating
This is one of the most durable flooring systems you could ever install on your property. These types of coatings last over two decades with little to no maintenance because they are highly resistant to common and uncommon forms of damages. Even when subjected to high levels of foot traffic, heat, impact, chemical spills, or potent substances, 100% epoxy floors are there for you. So, if you’re installing epoxy floors in an area where exposure can be a big issue, consider installing this flooring. The initial installation price is more expensive than the counterparts we will discuss; however, the maintenance, durability, and longevity of your floors will repay that cost quickly.
Water-Based Epoxy Floor Coating
This is what you find when you go to a store and try to purchase and install a DIY kit. Professional installers have the access, training, and licensure to prepare, design, and install longer-lasting and much more durable floors. If you’re just using this type of coating in an area that does not need protection, if you don’t mind constant maintenance, or if you just need a primer, then this is the flooring for you. This will give your floors a glossy smooth finish but will not protect your floors from damages. These floors have a much lower overall cost but should be noted that the surfaces will not be around for very long so more money will have to be spent on repair, placement, or some other form of flooring.
Solvent-Based Epoxy Floor Coating
This is a great floor sealer and primer that contains about 30% to 70% epoxy-based solids. This is rarely used and is a topic that should always be discussed with a professional.
Epoxy floors are great systems that can take your flooring to a completely new level of design and functionality. Do your research and discuss options with credible professionals!