The best commercial epoxy floors for New York businesses
Commercial floors must be capable of withstanding heavy traffic and remaining functional and attractive even throughout the toughest tasks. Ideally, they should also be low-maintenance, minimizing staff downtime and workflow interruptions, and budget-friendly. Not every flooring material is tough enough for commercial spaces, but epoxy can.
Commercial epoxy floors are perennially popular and with good reason. Epoxy makes it possible to achieve a smooth, lustrous surface similar to that of polished concrete, but it’s far more resistant to spills and chemical damage. Epoxy flooring even has naturally anti-microbial and anti-slip properties, making it a great choice in kitchens or other environments prone to spills or wetness. At Blackrock Industrial, we can help you find the best epoxy flooring solution for your New York business.
What is Epoxy?
Epoxy is a resin that consists of two parts. When these two parts are combined and applied to concrete or other floors, they form a hard film that seals the underlying floor and protects it. Lightweight and resistant to corrosion, epoxy is popular in a variety of applications and can be used in aerospace facilities, garages, showrooms, and more.
The Benefits of Epoxy Flooring
Few materials are as versatile in as many spaces as epoxy, and the benefits are extensive, including:
In some commercial environments, especially the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, floors are subject to spills and messes. Unlike concrete, which is porous, epoxy protects floors from these spills and is itself impervious to corrosion from acids and chemicals. This trait also makes it popular in auto repair shops, parking garages, and warehouses. Not only will spills not damage the floor, but they will also not leave unsightly stains behind. Epoxy resists stains and moisture handily.
Cleanliness and Safety
The same properties that make epoxy flooring resistant to chemicals also make it resistant to bacteria and other microbes. In other words, commercial epoxy floors are a great choice for labs, clinics, and other environments with high sanitation requirements. The slip-resistant properties minimize the risk to workers who are on their feet all day.
They’re also easy to clean. They naturally repel dirt and stains, and you can just wipe up small spills. If you need to deep clean the floor, a mild detergent solution and water work just fine. Otherwise, daily sweeping and dust mopping are sufficient for keeping your floors looking great.
Concrete alone is a good choice for heavy-traffic areas, which is why you might see it so often in garages and warehouses. However, adding epoxy to your concrete flooring can really take your New York business to the next level. Epoxy is durable enough to handle not just heavy foot traffic but vehicle traffic, too, which is why it is often used in airplane hangers, fire station bays, and factories. It repels water and stains and is also resistant to heat and impact damage, which means that high temperatures and dropped tools will not damage it.
When it comes to customizing your floor, the options with epoxy are almost neverending. You can use a clear coating to allow the natural beauty of the concrete to shine through, or you can add colors, metallic flakes, aggregate, striping, or other features to personalize and beautify a space or to better reflect your brand’s aesthetic.
What to Expect from Commercial Epoxy Floors
Although the initial installation cost of epoxy can be higher than some other treatments, such as polishing, high-quality epoxy is a durable, long-lasting material that requires minimal maintenance and can last for many years without the need for repairs or replacement, making it a remarkably cost-effective material.
At Blackrock Industrial, we specialize in high-quality concrete and epoxy flooring solutions for business owners throughout the Tri -state area. We can help you find the best flooring solution for your commercial space. Contact us today to schedule a site visit with our team.