Epoxy floor coating has grown in popularity because it creates a solid, stain-resistance surface. This is ideal for workrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and any spaces that have heavy use.
But how do the advantages of epoxy floor coating stand up against other finishes? These are worth delving into if you want to be sure you are making the right choice for your floor. The information below will let you know how epoxy flooring can benefit your work area or garage.
Epoxy Floor Coating Basics
“Epoxy” is a general term used to describe different types of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. They have a long shelf life and work well as adhesives. Epoxy resin can be mixed with a hardening agent to make surfaces for countertops and flooring.
There are many advantages of epoxy flooring. Here are three to consider.
Epoxy floor coating is resistant to shock, chemicals, heat, and liquids. You can drive your car on the surface and not worry if you drop a heavy tool onto it.
Epoxy garage floor coating is resistant to oil, brake fluid, and other spills. And it can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (some specialty products can endure heat up to 600 degrees).
Epoxy flooring will last for decades, and it is easy to maintain. And, after years of use, if you need to refinish it, you can add another coat on top of the existing flooring.
Epoxy flooring has a sleek, elegant appearance. It has a brilliant sheen, which captures light from the room.
You can add chips of quartz or mica to the mixture to give the floor a speckled appearance and increased traction. And you can mix in pigments to produce many different garage floor epoxy colors.
Epoxy flooring cost is comparable to other products. You may find that it costs slightly more than some alternatives, like concrete. But its ability to last and look great longer may make epoxy flooring a better deal in the long run.
Another cost (and convenience) aspect is that you don’t have to remove your current floor to install an epoxy one. The mixture can fill in dents, ruts, and uneven surfaces, which makes installation simple and easy.
A final financial consideration for epoxy flooring is that it adds great value to your home. If you ever plan to sell your house, you can be sure to see a substantial return-on-investment for your garage floor.
Now that you have an idea of the main advantages of epoxy floor coating, you can line up installation and have your garage looking like new. You may find some DIY epoxy flooring tutorials online. But to ensure correct installation so that your floor functions like it should and lasts a long time, consider hiring a trained professional.
A&P Contractors has a wealth of experience installing residential & commercial epoxy flooring in the Roswell and northern Atlanta areas. We do residential as well as commercial projects.
We offer free consultation and estimates for your flooring project. So you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us for a quote today.