Sometimes the best trend is the tried and true epoxy methods. Broadcast flakes are a classic choice for warehouses, garages, hospitals and other similar settings. They are simple to install, look professional, and help the epoxy be non-slip.
Every kind of flooring has advantages and disadvantages. However, many people think epoxy floors have greater advantages and fewer drawbacks than any other flooring. Read more to learn about epoxy flooring and see if it is a good choice for you.
Epoxy Flooring Advantages
- The appearance of epoxy flooring looks professional, bright and enticing. Its smooth surface is easy to maintain and clean.
- The cost per square foot for epoxy flooring is very reasonable compared to other flooring types as it can be installed over existing types of floor.
- Epoxy floors are very resistant to gasoline, bleach, oil, fluid, cleansers, transmission fluid and more. They are virtually impervious to spills from chemicals and also water and heat resistant.
- Epoxy floors are resistant to germs and bacteria making for easy sanitization.
- Epoxy floors are second to concrete in their durability and can be placed over concrete without the need for glue or mortar.
- When properly installed epoxy flooring protects the concrete underneath from stains, moisture, cracks, and grease, This will save you a great deal on maintenance and cleaning costs as it eliminates the need to clean carpet or grout.
- When epoxy flooring is properly installed and it can last for several decades.
- Epoxy flooring is available in a wide range of colors to provide an elegant chine, smooth and flawless appearance. It is a great, economical way to improve the atmosphere of an office or home.
- Using epoxy on a garage floor enhances visibility by reflecting the light from the floor.
Epoxy Flooring Disadvantages
- Although epoxy flooring is long lasting, it will eventually need to be replaced. You will need, from time to time, put down a new epoxy coat. Chips can also develop and cause the coat to peel from the floor.
- Epoxy flooring is somewhat skid resistant but they can become extremely slippery when wet. if the area is prone to slippages, an epoxy floor may not be the best choice.
- Preparing the existing floors for the application of epoxy is very time-consuming. The concrete floor has to be clean of any oil, solvents or grease before the epoxy coating is applied. Concrete floors require multiple passes and any cracks need to be filled as well.
- As epoxy flooring does not breathe once it has been cured, it can cause bubbling.