Whether your home has brand new concrete floors or you own an older home with damaged or stained concrete floors in the basement, garage or other rooms, you may be looking for a flooring solution that is both attractive and cost effective. Epoxy flooring offers a wide variety of colors and styles that will fit any interior design plan.

Composition

Epoxy flooring is composed of an odor-free resin and a hardening agent that are mixed together to create durable flooring. Many homeowners see the word “epoxy” and think these floor coatings are dangerous because epoxy is listed as a harmful chemical. Therefore, they may be hesitant to purchase epoxy floor coatings. However, epoxy coatings are commonly used garages, offices, playrooms and basements. They also have many commercial applications.

Advantages

Epoxy flooring is durable, lasting 15-25 years when properly mixed and installed. These coatings are waterproof and will prevent water from seeping down into your substrate or subfloors. They also protect your floors from mold and bacteria growth because they provide a nonporous surface. This type of flooring is also resistant to stains and chemical spills, including gas, oil and solvents. They are durable in salty climates or areas where the roads are salted in the winter.

In addition, they are low in cost compared to other flooring options, especially when their lifespan is considered. They can also be installed in an almost unlimited number of colors and many different patterns, including marble, terrazzo and striped patterns.

Application

Although epoxy coatings can be purchased your local hardware store, they require precise mixing that can be difficult for those without experience working with this type of resin, which may result in wasted money and time. An experienced epoxy installer will understand the mixture texture and thickness you need based on your climate and the room’s usage. In addition, a good contractor will mix the resin with a color of your choice and lay it down in your preferred pattern.

If you are looking for a cost-effective way to cover and protect your flooring, consider working with a contractor who installs epoxy resin flooring.