A building represents a significant investment, which means that the manager of a building will want to go to great lengths to protect that investment. One such measure is to have an epoxy coating applied to the floor.
Why epoxy coating?
Coating a concrete floor seems like such a fuss. After all, concrete doesn’t seem like it needs anything. But, eventually, if the area is used for anything which requires reasonably clean storage or where there is foot traffic, the epoxy coating provides excellent flooring.
In addition to an attractive array of colors and styles, epoxy is durable. That means it is reasonably well impenetrable by oil, dirt, grease, moisture, and other products. It’s clean for many reasons.
One thing an epoxy coating will do is stop concrete dust. Most people think a family garage is dusty because it’s outside. Upon review, that doesn’t make sense. Because a garage really shouldn’t get a lot dirtier than your home. But, concrete floors shed concrete dust, which means that everything on or around that concrete is going to get dusty in a hurry.
In addition to holding down dust, an epoxy coating will also make everything easy to clean up That means if you can spill it, you can wipe it off the epoxy layer, even if it’s sat a while. Epoxy doesn’t dry, per se--it cures. When water or another liquid with a slippery viscosity is spell onto the floor, it needs to be wiped up so no one can slip on it because epoxy is so impervious, spills don’t soak in! If you think it might be an issue, have us use acrylic flakes.
Epoxy coating seals small hairline cracks and imperfections, making the concrete smooth and elegant without being slippery. Epoxy doesn’t dry; it cures, giving it a far superior strength to paint and which holds up well to the wheels of rolling tool boxes and dollies. This strength is one reason a professional epoxy company is the best option: they know how to properly prepare the concrete before applying the epoxy, which will make the epoxy cling fiercely to the concrete.
Epoxy floors are gorgeous. There are many colors and options from which to choose, and the final product will last an average of 15 years if it’s treated with care. Otherwise, just a dust mop and an occasional damp mop are all an epoxy floor needs.
When a business is looking for a strong, durable, long-lasting floor option which requires minimal maintenance, epoxy flooring is a great option. Epoxy floors add value to a building investment without slowing down the business with high maintenance and repairs.
Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stain concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!