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Q: How long can a well installed epoxy flooring system last?
A: One of the best benefits of having your epoxy flooring installed by a professional company such as ourselves is that the epoxy floor is going to be properly installed. A properly installed epoxy flooring can last your home or business decades. While how well the flooring is installed plays a major role in how long the flooring is going to last, there are other factors that play roles as well. In order for your epoxy to last as long as possible, it needs to be properly maintained as well. If you have your epoxy professionally installed and properly maintain your flooring, it can last well over 20 years, maybe even 30 years!
Q: How thick should a concrete driveway be?
A: Garage floor epoxy has been one of the most popular garage floor coatings for how well it performs in the garage. With garage floor epoxy in place, you can expect your garage floor to become much stronger. As a matter of fact, it has been proven that a concrete slab with epoxy installed it can be up to 300 percent stronger than a bare concrete slab. Tired of your garage floor staining from tire tread or chemicals that have been spilled on its surface? With epoxy flooring, it will be nearly impossible for stains to pass through the epoxies tough top coat. All marks that are left on the epoxy can easily be cleaned off, even with a garden hose!
Q: Where can epoxy flooring be applied?
A: Epoxy flooring has been known to be one of the most versatile flooring solutions that are available on the market. Since the recent application of epoxy flooring in the great outdoors, there really is not a place where you can not use epoxy flooring. Epoxy flooring can be used in auto shops/ home garages, commercial facilities, and even in the medical industry. This is because epoxy floorings benefits can benefit any area that is placed in as they are benefits that everyone can find use in.
Q: Why is epoxy flooring better than traditional concrete flooring
A: One of the floorings that are compared to epoxy flooring the most is concrete flooring systems such as polished and sealed concrete. One of the key factors that make epoxy flooring better than traditional concrete flooring for most people is that concrete flooring doesn’t offer much resistance to chemicals. The resilient top coat of epoxy isolated all chemicals and moisture for that matter on the surface of the flooring where there is a risk for the chemical to be absorbed by the concrete with a concrete flooring system. Another reason why so many homeowners and business owners use epoxy flooring over concrete flooring is the level of durability that is added to the concrete slab. With an epoxy flooring system, your floor will be able to handle up to 3500 psi.
Q: How long does it take to install a garage epoxy floor?
A: While epoxy flooring is one of the fastest flooring systems to be installed, there are factors that can speed up or slow down the process. If everything goes as planned during the preparation and installation process, we can be out of your hair in as little as 4 days in a 2 car garage! There are things that can slow down the process as well such as extensive repairs, inclement weather or level of design that is being implemented. In most cases, we have found that the design of the epoxy flooring actually takes longer than the installation of the flooring system!
Q: What are the different types of epoxy flooring?
A: There are plenty of different types of epoxy flooring, from residential epoxy to graveled epoxy flooring, there is an epoxy flooring system that will fill all of your needs. The most popular type of epoxy flooring being the garage floor epoxy is found in nearly fifty percent of homes across the country and nearly most of these homes use the flaked epoxy. Want a more unique or exotic flooring? That’s where the metallic epoxy flooring comes in with the ability to mimic the effects of lava flowing, a cloudy day, or even like a bowling ball. That’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the types of epoxy flooring!
Q: Are epoxy floors slippery?
A: The common misconception of epoxy floors being slippery comes from the appearance of the flooring. Epoxy flooring is a seamless surface that shines like the north star when lights are shone on the flooring, so many people tend to think that the floor is slippery. That is not the case at all, the epoxy flooring provides natural grip when shoes are worn on its surface. Just like any other flooring, epoxy can be slippery when exposed to moisture or when it has become soiled. But, epoxy flooring has a solution for this. There is an additive that can be placed in the top coat of epoxy that looks like sand or salt that will help the floor provide grip when it is wet or soiled.
Q: What is the maintenance like for an epoxy floor?
A: Epoxy flooring has one of the easiest maintenance regiments as it doesn’t require any type of waxes or polishes to upkeep the epoxy flooring. One thing about epoxy floorings maintenance is that it plays a huge role in how long the epoxy flooring is going to last, so we urge to never let the floor go too long without being cleaned. All you will need for the maintenance of epoxy flooring is a soft bristle broom or a dust mop to remove all foreign objects off of the floor and a standard wet mop to wipe down the floor. Always test all cleaning agents on the floor in a small and masked area before using them on the entirety of the floor.
Q: Are epoxy floors good for commercial settings?
A: Epoxy flooring systems are one of the top flooring systems that are used in commercial facilities across the country! This is widely the case as epoxy flooring is one of the few floorings that have passed the strict test administered by the USDA for use in sensitive facilities such as food, beverage, and medical facilities. That’s not all, epoxy flooring is also used in the commercial setting as its chemical resistance makes it easy for the flooring to be disinfected by the harsh cleaners that are used in these sensitive areas.
Q: Are epoxy floors good for residential settings?
A: Slowly but surely, epoxy flooring is making its way into the residential setting and no we just don’t mean garages. Epoxy is finding itself being installed in the living area of some homes for its attractive and modern finish. Some people are becoming tired of the standard and traditional flooring systems such as tile and hardwood and are making the change to either epoxy flooring and concrete flooring in areas like bathrooms, living rooms, and even bedrooms. The only problem that faces epoxy in the residential setting is the hardness of the floor which can cause objects to break when dropped or even injury when someone falls on the epoxy flooring.