Due to its extreme durability, appealing look and ease of cleaning, epoxy flooring is becoming a popular choice for homeowners everywhere.
This article will cover epoxy flooring details, costs, benefits and design options.
What Is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is an ideal floor material that has increasingly grown in popularity. After concrete floors are leveled and prepared, a resin and a hardening chemical are combined. The chemical change is going to turn the combination into hard plastic flooring over a couple of days. The compound is dribbled over the concrete and left to harden prior to a 2nd or 3rd layer being applied.
The liquid to solid steps gives the epoxy flooring the ability to be durable, resistant to stains, and more. The most favorable uses are in medical environments, educational facilities, home/ automotive garages, and industrial environments. But it could be just as useful for residential living rooms, bathrooms, etc.
Epoxy Flooring Cost
Epoxy-based concrete coatings for a 2-car garage floor are going to cost between $1,320 – $3,080 with some home owners spending around $1,711 when applied professionally, according to Homeguide.
The price to coat a pre-existing concrete floor ranges from $3 to $7 per sq ft including materials and labor. Cost will depend on how many layers you want to add, the kind of epoxy you decide on, and how the floor’s condition is prior to having it applied.
When you’re not prepping the flooring yourself, prepping could take a day at around $500 for 2 workers. Labor for the whole project is costly at $2 to $5 per sq ft since they have to initially prep it and then come back a 2nd day to apply it, and then a 3rd day for sealing.
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Benefits Of Epoxy Flooring
The benefits of epoxy flooring include:
- Highly durable
- Chemical breakdown prevention
- Easy & quick to install
- Easier to clean and low maintenance
- Decorative style & color choices
- Resistant to slippage
- Resistant to temperature
- Impact resistant
- High gloss options increase lighting
- Reduce wear on forklifts
- Lower carbon footprint
- Can last many years of use
- Different pattern choices
- Can be applied over old or new concrete floor
- Can withstand heavy traffic
- Great for industrial facility flooring
Epoxy floors are known for their durability. These floors are protected against any sort of impact, which is great for homes featuring multiple children and/or pets. Whether you are driving on it or storing heavy equipment atop it, rest assured that these floors will show no signs of wear and tear.
Perhaps the best feature of this flooring is that it is easy to clean and requires little to no maintenance whatsoever. Sweeping up of any dust or debris is quick and effortless. This flooring is also extremely easy to mop in the event of any spills.
Epoxy is becoming more and more popular due to the seemingly limitless options it presents homeowners. Choose from nearly any color to match your basement or garage best. Solid gray is a common choice since it works with so many color combinations, but feel free to experiment with any designs you desire.
Epoxy Flooring Colors
Check out Desert Coatings’ extensive color options:
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