Debunking 5 Epoxy Floors Myths
Epoxy flooring has soared in popularity in the last few years. Thanks to its beauty, versatility, and durability, more people are turning to epoxy for a wide range of applications, including industrial flooring, warehouses, and offices. Epoxy can withstand just about anything you can throw at it: chemicals, heavy vehicle traffic, and grit, and grime. Unfortunately, as its popularity grows, so do the misconceptions about its use. It is time to debunk those myths and uncover the truth about epoxy flooring.
Myth #1: Epoxy is primarily for industrial flooring.
Industrial facilities have long turned to epoxy for their flooring needs because it can withstand the harshest conditions. However, that does not mean epoxy is limited to only industrial uses. Metallic chips, pigments, and other additives can be incorporated into the epoxy to create a rich palette of options that will work in virtually every setting: restaurants, shops, and educational facilities.
Myth #2: Epoxy works just like paint.
Paint can spruce up a floor when it is first applied, but because it is not designed as floor covering, it will quickly chip, crack, and peel, especially in high-traffic areas. Epoxy offers not just an aesthetic finish but has a special blend of resin, hardeners, and sealants that fuse to the surface of the flooring. This results in a strong chemical bond that resists chemical and mechanical damage and retains its shine and beauty over time: no peeling, cracking, or chipping.
Myth # 3: Epoxy is slippery.
That incredibly glossy, high-shine surface of epoxy looks as though it would be slippery. However, looks can be deceiving. Once the epoxy has cured, it has a durable, non-slip surface, which is why it is so popular in factories and warehouses. Special additives can be incorporated to increase the slip-resistance even further in areas that will be wet or especially high risk.
Myth # 4: Epoxy floors need to be replaced often.
Epoxy floors that are properly and professionally installed can last up to 20 years or more as long as they are maintained appropriately.
Myth #5: Epoxy floors are expensive.
The upfront costs of installation may be somewhat higher for epoxy floor coatings. However, the costs of epoxy over the life of the flooring offset those initial costs, making epoxy a more cost-effective and affordable choice over time. In other words, epoxy can save you money on maintenance, repair, and replacement costs. Epoxy requires little maintenance beyond routine cleaning, can withstand harsh daily conditions without damage and can last many years with good care. It is an investment in your flooring.
About Blackrock Industrial Epoxy Floor Contractor
At Blackrock Industrial, we offer epoxy floor coatings for virtually every environment. We offer a wide range of colors and additives to create a wealth of options that can add slip-resistance, light-reflective properties, and visual interest to your space. Whether you are adding epoxy to a garage or showroom floor or for a retail or food and beverage establishment, we can help you sort through the facts and fiction about this popular flooring and find the best solution for your situation. Contact our team today to schedule a site visit with our epoxy floor contractor.