In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, epoxy and polyaspartic floors offer a wide range of benefits.
Benefits of epoxy floor coatings and polyaspartic floor coatings
- They are durable and resistant. Epoxy flooring and polyaspartic flooring can handle years of abuse. They are most commonly applied in garages, so they can withstand the weight of cars, motorcycles, and other heavy equipment. As long as the floor has been coated with a high-quality sealer (which is highly recommended) it can resist stains from oil, grease, antifreeze, chemicals, water, moisture, hot tire marks, and more.
- They can be quickly applied. The amount of time it takes to complete a job depends on the size of the space being resurfaced, but in most cases you can walk and even park on the epoxy or polyaspartic floor within 24 hours.
- They’re easy to maintain. Since an epoxy or polyaspartic surface is resistant to spills, the maintenance required is fairly simple. Wipe up any spills as you notice them. Sweep and mop as needed. If necessary, remove dirt and debris with a mop, hose, or pressure washer.
- The design possibilities are endless. You can stick with varying shades of gray, or you can choose from a variety of colors. For something unique, you can have additives applied. For example, SUNDEK can add quartz beads, metallic flakes, colored glass, or create a mirror-like finish. The additives come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can adjust the look to be anywhere ranging from subtle to dramatic.
What is the difference between epoxy floor coating and epoxy floor paint?
Epoxy paint for concrete and epoxy coatings are often confused for one another. In fact, homeowners sometimes leave hardware stores thinking they’ve bought an epoxy floor kit, but they’ve really bought epoxy paint. The truth is, the two are quite different. Epoxy paint has a small amount of epoxy in it that makes it adhere to surfaces better than standard paint, while an epoxy coating is a protective layer that is much more durable than paint. Read more about the difference between an epoxy coating and epoxy paint.
Where can an epoxy floor coating or polyaspartic floor coating be applied?
Epoxy and polyaspartic floors are typically applied to garages because of their extreme durability. However, since they are also non-porous, they are becoming more common in basements, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and outdoor patios in both commercial and residential spaces. With a concrete epoxy floor or concrete polyaspartic floor, you also don’t have to worry about scratches or dents.
How thick is an epoxy floor?
The thickness of your epoxy floor should be decided based on how the floor will be used. For example, if you’re looking to coat a floor that’s used for light traffic such as a home garage or storage room, then a thin coating will do the trick. It will still protect your floor from moisture damage and stains from spills. However, if you’re looking for more resistance for a space with higher traffic, a thicker application would be a better choice.
Are epoxy or polyaspartic floors slippery?
SUNDEK has the ability to make epoxy and polyaspartic floors slip-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about accidents.
How much does it cost to epoxy a floor?
Your epoxy flooring cost will depend on several factors including the condition of your current surface, how thick you want your coating to be, how large the surface is, and what types of additives you want. To get an estimate for your floor, contact us.
Commercial spaces that benefit from having epoxy or polyaspartic floors
An epoxy or polyaspartic floor works well basically anywhere that a durable floor is needed. Its resistance to damage from spills makes it desirable for many businesses and organizations, but here are a few specific locations that benefit from this nonporous flooring solution.
- Veterinarian offices, animal shelters, and other animal facilities. Epoxy and polyaspartic coatings are resistant and impermeable to odor absorption, staining, animal waste, and the harsh cleaning products commonly used for sanitation purposes. With no seams or grout lines, the floors are also more sanitary than materials such as tile or wood. Additionally, floors will not chip or crack due to significant paw traffic. Epoxy or polyaspartic floors can be made to be non-slip, reducing potential hazards for older animals, their owners, or employees at the facility. The fact that they are also easy to clean makes these floors desirable in facilities with lots of animal activity.
- Hair & nail salons. Because epoxy and polyaspartic floors are non-porous and resistant to staining, it’s easy to wipe up dyes, chemicals, and anything else that might spill at a salon. With so much foot traffic, it’s important that salon floors are not slippery. You can make epoxy or polyaspartic floors non-slip, increasing the safety for everyone. In salons, a beautiful aesthetic is often a top priority. You can customize this flooring with a variety of colors, textures, and patterns, giving it a look your customers will love. Many salon owners choose metallic epoxy floors to make a bold statement.
SUNDEK epoxy and polyaspartic coatings
SunEpoxy54 is an epoxy coating that can be used in home garages, light manufacturing and warehouse areas, automotive repair facilities, garage floors, and driveways.
SunEpoxy100 is an epoxy coating for areas with high traffic and heavy duty machinery.
SunOne (polyaspartic) is a polyaspartic concrete coating that is ideal for spaces that need to be able to cure quickly.
SunMetalFX can be used in combination with SunEpoxy54, SunEpoxy100, and SunOne to create a smooth, glass-like finish.