3 Benefits Of Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is a type of resin flooring. You need a substrate to apply the epoxy flooring, such as concrete. There are many benefits to choosing epoxy flooring for both commercial buildings and homes with basements, other sub-grade flooring, and garages. If you would like to know more, check out these three benefits of epoxy flooring. 

1. Fast and Simple Application

For the most part, applying epoxy flooring is much like painting your walls. You do need to prepare the substrate by:

  • Cleaning it
  • Removing any stains (such as oil)
  • Repairing cracks/chips
  • Smoothing the surface

Once the area is clean, you'll need to make it rough, which allows the epoxy to better adhere. One popular method is with acid etch.

After the floor is prepared, you start applying the epoxy in multiple layers. Much of the project time is waiting for layers to dry and cure.

2. Easy Maintenance

Because of all the prep work, epoxy floors are incredibly smooth. They also have no grooves or crevices like tile flooring. These tiny areas are perfect for bacteria and grime to gather. As a result, you may have to scrub harder to clean the floor. In many cases, soap and water is enough to keep the floor clean.

On top of that, it's incredibly durable and resistant to stains. It's even resistant to many corrosive chemicals. It's good in areas with heavy vehicles, machinery, tools, etc. because it is impact and scratch resistant.

3. Cost-Effective

Epoxy floors aren't the cheapest to install, costing about $3 to $12 per square foot for a professional job. However, you can also find DIY kits for about $50 to $600 or more. The exact price largely depends on the size of the area and the type of epoxy. There may be additional costs for tools like gloves, buckets and goggles.

Regardless of whether you choose a professional or buy the epoxy flooring equipment yourself, the floor will last a long time because it's so durable. This saves you money in the long run because you don't need to replace the floor as often. In addition, you'll save money on fewer repairs.

Epoxy flooring is a great idea, especially in garages and finished or unfinished basements. The floors last a long time and are resistant against many hazards. If you would like to know more about epoxy flooring, or if you want to buy some epoxy flooring equipment, start looking in your area today.