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The Advantages of Epoxy Flooring

On a normal day we hardly pay attention to flooring at all. Only when we encounter a gap or hole and it is blatantly noticeable do we consider the option of replacement. Epoxy flooring is an extremely popular choice these days mostly because to its durability, which makes it feasible for areas that get a lot of traffic such as offices, malls, restaurants, and so on.

What Is Epoxy Flooring?

It is a thermosetting polymer manufactured from a mixture of a hardening agent and liquid resin. It protects the existing flooring from chemicals, heat, traffic, dust, and moisture by creating a thick and seamless coating.

 Advantages of Using Epoxy Flooring

  • As mentioned before, it is durable and hardy, thus making it a good choice for floors, especially in the garage or basement. Epoxy flooring has the ability to withstand automobile damage, cracking, stains, and peeling.
  • Since this type of flooring is available in different colors and styles, you can create a customized look. You can try out various designs and patterns using a single color or you can mix several shades to get a hip and attractive feel.
  • If there is a crack or hole in the flooring, the chances of someone tripping and getting injured increase greatly. Epoxy flooring enhances the safety as it creates a slip, heat, impact, and fire resistant shield.
  • There is active usage of green building materials which pave the way for providing an environment-friendly flooring solution. In areas susceptible to flammability and solvent odors, greener water based epoxies are being used.
  • These are self-leveling products, which allow for easy and quick application, unless any special preparation is required. It goes like this – patching, cleaning, etching, applying base coat, one or two layers of epoxy, and a final coat on the top. Depending on the area, the procedure can be completed in 12 hours, with a full chemical cure for the duration of 48-72 hours.
  • Last but not the least, the epoxy flooring will last for years to come as it is a durable and hard wearing surface, which make it a very cost-effective solution.

Want to know more about epoxy flooring products? Southwest Professional Painting will be happy to provide you with suitable solutions once we know your requirements. Call today for a free estimate on your epoxy floor project, 602-490-0979.