Using Epoxy To Protect Your Flooring – Commercial & Residential Garages

epoxy-flooringEpoxy coating is a method of protecting and sealing concrete floors. Epoxy is used to preserve and prolong the life of a floor and can also give it a more aesthetic appeal in the process. This form of flooring is created when a resin is placed over an existing floor, such as concrete, marble or terrazzo. The result is a floor that is ultra-durable and gives off a glossy yet nonslip surface.

Epoxy is extremely hard, which makes it resistant to scratches and scuffs. This makes it especially suitable for industrial settings that receive a lot of foot traffic. The fact that it is water and dust proof also make it incredibly easy to clean.

Epoxy is also affordable, and the appeal of it has increased over the last several years. Even other industries are now also beginning to turn to Seamless Epoxy Flooring for increased durability. A variety of finishes is available as well.

When it comes to commercial facilities, such as factories and warehouses where heavy machinery and vehicles are used on a daily basis, the flooring needs to be able to hold up to the heavy traffic from objects that can weigh upwards of several tons. Epoxy is also commonly applied in kitchens, public restrooms and other hygiene areas where the flooring can repel water and is easy to clean.

Most flooring services can provide the following coatings in a variety of commercial settings:

  • Epoxy Coating – Epoxy makes most floors resistant to stains, chemicals and wear. The flooring also improves visual appeal. Epoxy flooring is suitable in the industries of transportation, manufacturing, food processing, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Urethane Cement Flooring – Urethane is a polymer commonly applied on window and door frames as well as the borders along the walls and ceilings. It is also used as a form of cement flooring and is great against thermal shock.
  • Trench Drains – Aside from flooring, most services also provide trench drain installation.

epoxy-flooring-3An application of epoxy coating can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. It is also non-porous, which makes it resistant to bacterial and mold growth. Most businesses also use epoxy to fill in any holes, cracks, and crevices present in concrete flooring. This is also a lot cheaper alternative than having the entire slab removed and replaced.

Several forms of epoxy are also available. This includes self-dispersing, which is used for warehouses and other areas where forklifts and pallet jacks are used. Quartz sand is also used to give the floor non-slip properties. Other forms include mortar epoxy, functional epoxy, and decorative epoxy. A consultant will let you know which type of flooring application is best for your particular type of industry. Different colors are also available so you can find one that matches the surroundings for a uniform appearance.

You can call a professional that provides Commercial Floor Coatings. It is an investment that will preserve your floors and prevent premature wear and damage. More industries are beginning to recognize its value and long-term benefits.In an industrial setting, it is especially important that the floor is durable and able to withstand daily foot traffic as well as traffic from the hauling of heavy equipment, machinery and vehicles.

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