If you’re renovating your commercial or industrial building space, you might be in the process of deciding whether to keep the existing flooring in the space or to install new flooring.
Epoxy flooring is one of the most popular options for businesses across an array of industries. Its durability and attractive finish make it a wonderful solution. But if you’re still not convinced, let’s go over why epoxy flooring is a better option for your commercial building and what the installation process looks like.
Why Choose Epoxy for Your Commercial Property?
Business owners are turning towards epoxy flooring for a number of reasons. This versatile flooring option offers so many benefits for a commercial property owner. Here are a few reasons we suggest epoxy flooring for all sorts of business spaces.
Epoxy is one of the most durable flooring options on the market. Whether it’s enduring high foot traffic or heavy machinery, this flooring can stand up to wear and tear with ease. As it cures, the epoxy resin hardens to an extremely tough surface able to withstand chemical spills, the impact from dropped equipment, heat, and more. All typically without leaving a mark! They aren’t completely impervious to damage but it would take a very sharp, heavy object to damage epoxy flooring systems. The durability of the system can be enhanced depending on the add-on applications.
Stands the Test of Time
Since it takes a lot to damage an epoxy floor, they often outlast most other flooring options. When installed professionally, it can last up to several decades. Ultimately, the lifespan of a given flooring system will depend on how much use and traffic it supports. But regardless, you can expect years of durable flooring free from cracking and peeling.
Easy to Clean
Another highly desirable trait an epoxy flooring system has to offer is the ease of keeping it clean. Its slick top coat makes it easy to sweep up messes and pick up spills. Epoxy is also naturally antimicrobial so sanitation is a breeze too.
It Comes in a Variety of Colors, Textures, and Applications
Epoxy flooring can come in a range of colors, textures, and styles. Practicality and aesthetic expression converge with an epoxy flooring system. You can even insert designs, patterns, and logos to compliment your branding.
Standard epoxy flooring can be quite slippery when wet. But those texture add-ons we just discussed aren’t just for looks; they can also provide an anti-slip component to your flooring system. This can increase overall onsite safety in your commercial building.
What Industry Spaces Could Use Epoxy Flooring?
There are so many businesses and entire industries that could benefit from epoxy flooring. Here are a couple of practical applications for industries we believe could benefit from it the most:
- Medical Buildings – Since epoxy flooring is so easy to clean and sanitize, it’s a great fit for a sterile medical setting. Plus, it’s important to have a non-slip floor in these heavy traffic areas.
- Restaurants – When you add slip-resistance additives to your epoxy flooring system, it provides a great grip for shuttling food and dishes back and forth from the kitchen to the dining room.
- Car Repair Shops – Oil and chemical spills can’t stain or damage epoxy flooring. This is perfect for such a spill-prone line of work.
- Factories and Warehouses – Epoxy flooring can take on heavy equipment and machinery easily without showing wear and tear. It can also withstand heavy impacts. Factories and warehouses can take advantage of years of durability with epoxy flooring.
What to Know About The Installation Process
Another important consideration when weighing out if you want to install an epoxy flooring system is what the actual process looks like and the price. Here are a few common questions we get moving into the installation process.
How Long Does Installation Take?
All in all, it takes about 48 to 72 hours for an epoxy floor to be completely usable between the actual installation and cure time. But this will depend on the company you enlist to do the job, what type of epoxy system you select, and how big your building’s property is.
Do I Have to Prepare Ahead of a Professional Installation?
Yes. You’ll need to remove any moveable items to allow for your contractor to easily get to work on your floor installation.
How Much Will It Cost?
This will vary from project to project. It can depend on the size of your building, what kind of epoxy you select, and a number of other factors like if the surface area has slopes. Contact the company you’re looking to schedule an installation through for more information.
Get Top-Tier Epoxy Flooring For Your Building
Epoxy Colorado is your trusted flooring expert. We service Northern Colorado, Denver, and Colorado Springs. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to providing you with a quick, professional floor installation perfect for your commercial property. Not only will your flooring be extremely durable, but it will also last for years to come!
Are you ready to schedule? Contact us today!