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9 Popular Types of Epoxy Coatings

August 3, 2020

Epoxy coatings are one of the most versatile, durable, affordable, and safe flooring options available to homeowners today. Used commercially and residentially, epoxy coatings cover everything from garage floors to countertops, from restaurants to basement remodels.

On top of being a convenient and efficient flooring choice, it helps that epoxy flooring is also beautiful and malleable to the taste and decor style of the space being coated.

Stay tuned for the 9 most popular types of epoxy coatings and their most common uses.

Self-Leveling Epoxy

This type of coating receives accolades because it is easy to install over new and old concrete floors. The material fills any cracks or blemishes and levels seamlessly to create a smooth, beautiful surface.

Common Uses: warehouses, showrooms, commercial garages, kitchens, athletic facilities, manufacturing plants, etc

Self Dispersing Epoxy

Popular in heavy traffic and commercial spaces, this type of epoxy boasts exceptional mechanical strength. It is greatly beneficial for industries that work with liquids (like a food processing plant), as it also has anti-slip properties.

Common Uses: warehouses, commercial facilities, commercial kitchens, athletic facilities, distribution centers

Mortar Epoxy

The strongest of all epoxy applications, this coating is commonly applied to commercial spaces with industrial equipment and can be used to fix cracks or blemishes before installing other epoxy flooring applications.

Common Uses: mechanical spaces, industrial warehouses, commercial kitchens, restaurants, manufacturing plants, garages, etc

Graveled Epoxy

Popular because it is one of the more decorative epoxy choices, graveled epoxy can be easily customized with logos and decorative details specific to businesses.

Common Uses: businesses, showrooms, patios, walkways, decks, kitchens, residential and commercial spaces, etc

Terrazzo Epoxy

Commonly used in larger spaces such as commercial buildings, schools, and offices, terrazzo is a popular choice because it is both durable, beautiful, and easy to clean.

Common Uses: business entryways, schools, cafeterias, commercial offices, artistic spaces, and showrooms

Antistatic Epoxy

Utilized in locations with static-sensitive electronic equipment, antistatic epoxy is a popular choice for laboratories, hospitals, and electric equipment manufacturing plants.

Common Uses: electronic facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, chemical facilities, healthcare buildings, any space using flammable gases or liquids with a risk of combustibility

Vapor Barrier

Typically applied directly over concrete, vapor barrier epoxy coatings reduce vapor emissions to almost none, and are usually a foundation for other applications (such as vinyl, carpet, tile, hardwood, etc.).

Common Uses: garages, commercial buildings, residential spaces, kitchens, living areas, businesses, and offices

Quartz-filled Epoxy

A combination of epoxy polymer resin and stained quartz grain, quartz epoxy is most popularly used in spaces that require decorative flooring that is also sanitary and slip-resistant.

Common Uses: locker rooms, restrooms, schools, cafeterias, lobbies, offices, etc.

Flaked Epoxy

More specifically a decorative style of epoxy, flaked epoxy is an application of multi-colored flakes or chips incorporated while the epoxy is wet to provide a specific finished look.

Common Uses: residential basements and garages, patios, locker rooms, sports venues, showrooms, kitchens, residential spaces, etc.

All This and More With Epoxy Colorado

If you’re unsure which type of epoxy coating is best for your project or space, our team of experts here at Epoxy Colorado will walk you through every step of the process and help you make the most informed decision.

We are proud to serve the community in Northern Colorado as the leading epoxy flooring company and for good reason. Our team of well-trained staff can install your new epoxy flooring as quickly as one day. We are accredited with the Better Business Bureau and believe that quality, value, and excellent customer service are what our clients deserve. Take a look at our gallery of beautiful epoxy coating applications and let the results speak for themselves.

Whether your project is residential or commercial, you can trust Epoxy Colorado to do it right the first time. Reach out today to get started!

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