In recent years, epoxy flooring has become very popular among homeowners and commercial businesses. Epoxy flooring and coatings are durable, safe, and economical, and provide additional design options for rooms. With its glossy, non-slip finish it’s no wonder why epoxy has become a popularized flooring system.
If you’re looking for a flooring solution that is long-lasting, quick to install (typically usable within 24 hours after installation) and provides better traction even after spills, epoxy flooring is professionally-recommended. While the most common areas you’ll find epoxy systems are in commercial spaces with high foot traffic, homeowners can get creative with their epoxy applications.
Homeowners find themselves installing epoxy all throughout their homes, but the most common room is the garage.
Epoxy flooring is most commonly found in the garage. The reason? Because of the natural weather, temperature, and regular usage of heavy objects and storage in the garage, epoxy won’t fail under the pressure.
Concrete can easily chip if heavy, dense objects hit the ground. Wood is beautiful but doesn’t offer a reliable solution against challenging conditions. Epoxy flooring is more durable than concrete and just as eye-catching as wood. Adding vinyl flake to your epoxy flooring system will additionally provide better traction for the wet season so you don’t risk slipping or falling.
Epoxy flooring solutions are also a great defense against chemical spills. If your car has an oil leak, you’ll no longer need to worry about the difficulty of removing the stains. Epoxy is very easy to clean and doesn’t require any special cleaning supplies.
If you’re planning on using your basement for storage or as an additional room for the house, epoxy flooring offers a clean look that will match the rest of the home. No more having a dull, concrete look that breathes in moisture, causing mold growth. Complete epoxy flooring and epoxy coatings both prevent mold growth due to the mixture of epoxy resins and hardeners. Now you can have a basement that is both reasonable and designed to your liking.
Choosing an epoxy flooring solution for the kitchen adds a personal touch of interior design you just can’t live without. Metallic flooring has a gorgeous, marble-like design that will make your kitchen stand out. Spills, falls, and item droppings are huge concerns in the kitchen. You don’t want to ruin your nice floor if you drop a glass. Luckily, epoxy flooring is slip-resistant and can withstand the weight of up to 17,500 psi (pounds per square inch).
It’s a shame that the glass broke, but at least you won’t have to pay for additional damages made to your floor!
On a side note, epoxy doesn’t always have to be for the kitchen floors. This application is also used for kitchen countertops. Epoxy countertops are food safe and don’t require special attention, just regular clean-up.
Studies show that roughly 235,000 people suffer injuries in their bathrooms each year. The typical action that leads to the injury is getting out of the shower/tub. Due to the water dripping onto the floor, it makes sense that this is a common cause of injury.
While slip mats are an option to prevent people of all ages from falling while in the bathroom, an ideal prevention would be the installation of an epoxy system. Since epoxy flooring is slip-resistant and glossy, those who are getting out of the shower/tub have better traction and can recognize water spills faster.
Yes, epoxy flooring systems are also usable for the outside of the house! An exterior epoxy coating sealant will protect your patio from harsh weather conditions and will keep you safe year-round. If it’s raining or the snow is picking up, you won’t need to worry about slipping while going out to check your mail. It’s extremely easy to clean off and doesn’t stain easily.
Where there’s foot traffic, there’s an accident waiting to happen. Commercial spaces such as shopping malls, warehouses, showrooms, or even coffee shops can benefit from having a safe, durable, long-lasting flooring solution with a great design.
Terrazzo epoxy flooring is one of the most well-known and used flooring options for shopping malls and grocery stores.
Self-leveling epoxy systems are very common as well for facilities with heavy equipment, high employee foot traffic, and for keeping designs simple. Business owners and management have epoxy flooring solutions installed for accident prevention, easy cleaning, and durability.
Epoxy flooring has so many benefits that it’s a no-brainer to install it in every room of the house or commercial space that doesn’t have carpet. Older adults who are more prone to have difficulties with slipping and falling would be safer with epoxy systems in their lives. Parents wouldn’t have to worry as much about their children running around the house. And, you would be safer when traveling in and out of your house even if the floors are wet.
Epoxy Colorado services Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and the surrounding Colorado cities with professional and long-lasting epoxy flooring solutions. Our coatings are made with the best and safest ingredients to protect you, your family, and your employees as they walk and run on your floors.
Contact an epoxy flooring expert today to acquire pricing on your epoxy floor or coating.