Epoxy Floor

Durability – Residential and Business

The popularity of epoxy flooring has caught the eye of many homeowners over the past decade. Epoxy flooring used to be reserved for business owners, who wanted a utilitarian solution for their floors. Epoxy has come a long way since then and can now be designed to maximize the owners’ priorities. In this article, we are going to discuss the durability and strength that epoxy flooring offers. This is a great chance to learn more about how this flooring functions, its installation process, and more.

This flooring works in residential spaces, but it’s obviously a great fit for our business friends too. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a floor that is easier to care for while still maintaining it’s brilliant finish. Let’s get into the details.

How is Epoxy Flooring Durable?

To answer this question effectively, you’ll need to understand how the floor is installed. After the floors have been prepped the right way, repairing any cracks or damages, a bond coating is installed first. This is followed by customizations like color, fleck, metallics, or granules. That will cure, and then another coat will be applied. After this cures, a clear topcoat will be applied. This process includes resins that act as hardeners, which directly impacts how strong your flooring will turn out. We can customize this depending on how you will be using this floor. For example, someone who is moving heavy equipment around at a business may opt for extra layers of epoxy, to give it more strength. 

It’s this process that makes the floor stain, impact, fire, slip, scratch, and water-resistant and cures super hard. It isn’t porous like other floorings, which contributes to a faster-deteriorating floor. Each layer is roughly two millimeters thick. Anything less is considered an epoxy coating, which doesn’t last nearly as long and is similar to the thickness of paint. Epoxy floors have a flexural strength of more than 10,000 psi. Additional coatings can even increase that value. Here are some examples of epoxy flooring durability.

Garage – Epoxy can withstand dropped tools and the weight of your cars or motorcycles with ease. They will also stand up to chemicals that spill in the garage without any damage. We suggest tending to spills as soon as possible to preserve the longevity of your floors. 

Traffic Patterns – You’ve likely seen flooring worn out in a business where everyone seems to walk the same path. You won’t get this with epoxy flooring. It can withstand the daily foot traffic that usually causes this problem. 

Concrete Floor Protection – Raw concrete often breaks down if left untreated. It can crack, crumble, and separate at seams. Epoxy flooring is often used to protect concrete floors from this type of breaking down, preserving it for years.