Epoxy floors can be used in a wide variety of industries, locations and buildings. They are no longer just for manufacturers or warehouses. While there are common misconceptions about epoxy floors, here are three myths surrounding this flooring solution.
Misconception #1: Professional Installation Isn’t Necessary
Walk into any big-box home improvement store and you’ll see the big bucket of DIY epoxy floor. Seeing this will lead you to believe that epoxy floors require just a simple installation.
We’ve talked about why you should leave installation to the pros in another blog post, but let’s just reiterate that a properly installed epoxy floor requires a lot more than pouring epoxy.
A professional will assess not only the cleanliness of the floor, but also point out potential problems in your concrete, and help you fix them prior to installation. These steps will ensure you get the most out of your epoxy floor for years to come.
Misconception #2: A Coat of Paint Does the Same Thing
Will a coat of paint protect your concrete from residue and oil stains? Does paint resist cracks, scrapes, and dents? Will paint retain its luster regardless of the amount of traffic that travels over it? The answer is no. Epoxy floors provide a durable, strong and shiny surface that will keep its appeal long after it’s installed.
Despite the fact that epoxy floors look like paint, they are indeed much more sophisticated than a simple layer of coloring. Epoxy floors solidly bond with the concrete below it and create a layer of seamless, liquid-resistant, and durable resin coating. This is something that a thin layer of paint can’t boast about.
Misconception #3: Epoxy Coatings are Expensive
Getting anything professionally installed seems to be the more expensive option. However, epoxy floors are much more economical than many of the other flooring solutions on the market. Depending on the size of your space, epoxy floors can be reasonably priced.
The upkeep over time also continues to decrease the price of epoxy floors per square foot. Because of their durability, epoxy floors can easily be pennies per square foot when considering the initial investment and the years in which the floor will last in your space and the minimal level of maintenance they require.
Epoxy floors are a simple solution for your space. And regardless of what you’ve heard about them, realize that they are one of the best flooring solutions on the market. Contact Liquid Floors today to bust the other myths you may have about epoxy floors and determine if it’s the right solution for your facility.