Is Epoxy flooring worth the investment?
Homeowners are seeking an alternative to tired, worn out concrete floors. And while we won’t address the, do it yourself “Epoxy” kits sold at big box retailers (basically paint), we will discuss real Epoxy floors, sold and installed by professionals. Homeowners are realizing what commercial businesses have known for a while, Epoxy floors are durable, resist stains, are easy to clean, and can add life to old concrete garage floors and porches… all while creating a stunning look in your home.
Despite common misconceptions, Epoxy flooring isn’t just a fancy coat of paint for concrete. Epoxy is a thermosetting resin that is applied as a coating. It is formed when you mix one part epoxide resin with one part polyimide hardener. The hardener acts as a catalyst and is what gives epoxy its strength. Our direct to concrete Epoxy gives you 8 pounds per square inch MVE (moisture vapor emissions). Looking for more protection for that space that has moisture problems? Our MB (moisture barrier) Epoxy gives you up to 22 pounds per square inch!
Not only do our floors withstand pressure from underneath, but they can take a beating on the surface. When you use our 5073 Polyurea, UV Stable top coat, this product is 10x stronger than the competition… check out the data here.
Once you paint the concrete floor of your garage, you’ll probably be painting it, again and again, every other year after that… until you just give up and call a professional.
Paint isn’t the answer… it’s just a thin coating that merely sits on the surface of concrete—a surface that is more than likely already damaged with chips and scrapes. Our Epoxy, however, when installed mechanically, will adhere to your concrete for a very long time… which is why we can offer a Limited Lifetime Adhesion Warranty.
Exceptional Epoxy Features
People who reside in cold, snowy, and/or rainy climates are particularly fond of Epoxy flooring. Although it chemically bonds to concrete, Epoxy is technically still a topical coat—making it naturally resistant to moisture. It’s easy to clean, simply use a mild soap, and quick to dry, sans all the dust that’s typical of a concrete floor.
You probably already know that mechanics widely prefer Epoxy flooring over any other. When auto and bike maintenance is regularly performed on the floor of an average garage, you can safely bet that if the concrete is not already spattered with stains it eventually and inevitably will be. That’s why nearly every repair shop you’ve stepped foot in has been covered with Epoxy.
Gasoline, brake fluid, antifreeze, oil, and any other auto-related fluid—even if you wait for several hours to clean such a spill, you will still be able to effortlessly wipe it up with a dry or damp towel.
Epoxy flooring comes in a wide assortment of finishes. From customized shine to stand-out hues and shades, from blends of colored flakes to slip-resistant and non-skid finishes, no matter your individual style or garage needs, there’s an Epoxy floor coating just right for you.