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25 01, 2019

Benefits of Epoxy Floor Coatings You Should Know

2019-01-15T05:56:59+00:00 January 25th, 2019|

Finding the right floor system for your home or business can be difficult. You want the right combination of cost, performance, and appearance but finding all three in the same product can seem impossible. Epoxy flooring is a unique option that is gaining traction thanks to improving awareness among consumers. Unlike most floor products, it can be used in residential and commercial settings with a lifespan of up to 25 years, a highly decorative and custom appearance, and an affordable upfront cost. Here's why an epoxy floor coating is worth considering for your home or business. Safety Safety is an important concern when choosing a floor system, especially in a commercial or industrial property. Epoxy has a non-slip texture that can be improved with skid-resistant additives to reduce workplace slip and fall accidents, even when the floor is wet or dirty. Its bright, reflective surface brightens the floor by up to 300% for improved visibility and safety markings can be added in industrial settings to designate paths. It can even withstand fire and extreme temperatures. [...]

22 01, 2019

Tips for Cleaning Your Industrial Epoxy Floor

2019-01-15T05:53:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|

Industrial epoxy flooring is a popular choice in Austin because it's economical, durable, yet easy to maintain. It can be used in laboratories, processing plants, medical facilities, and any high-traffic environment and resist everything from chemical spills and forklift traffic to cart wheels and abrasion. Keeping an industrial epoxy floor looking and performing its best doesn't require much more than a simple cleaning protocol. Here is how you can maintain your epoxy floor for years to come. Sweep Regularly Grit and dirt on the epoxy can become embedded in the surface and lead to damage over time. Sweeping daily or using a shop vacuum to remove grit is an easy and important step to maintain the appearance of the epoxy, especially in environments with vehicle traffic and moving machinery. While an epoxy floor coating is very resistant to abrasion, it's still a good idea to keep the floor free of grit to extend its lifespan. Neutralize and Clean Spills Quickly Epoxy flooring resists chemical damage and isolates spills on the surface. Still, the epoxy won't [...]

20 01, 2019

6 Pros and Cons of Epoxy Flooring

2019-01-15T05:52:01+00:00 January 20th, 2019|

Epoxy flooring is growing in popularity thanks to greater consumer awareness, lower costs, and a greater number of options. Epoxy is applied as a liquid and reacts chemically to bond with a prepared concrete substrate and form a very strong plastic material that withstands all types of abuse. Epoxy can also be highly decorative and it's now found in upscale hotels, restaurants, bars, and storefronts as well as breweries, medical facilities, grocery stores, and more. Here are three of the biggest benefits of epoxy flooring and three downsides to consider before investing in an epoxy floor system. Benefits of Epoxy Floor Coatings An epoxy floor coating offers a wide range of benefits no matter where it's installed. Epoxy works well in commercial and residential applications with unique benefits for homeowners and facility managers. Here are the biggest perks of installing an epoxy floor system in Austin, TX. Pro #1: Affordable and long-lasting Epoxy flooring can deliver a finished floor system with a relatively low cost as low as $5 per square foot, depending on the [...]

17 01, 2019

What Is Metallic Epoxy Flooring and How Does it Work?

2019-01-15T05:28:56+00:00 January 17th, 2019|

Looking for an elegant and one-of-a-kind design element? Nothing compares to the beauty and impact of a custom metallic epoxy floor coating. Metallic epoxy is a fairly new trend in concrete coatings, delivering a floor system that's cost-effective and long-lasting yet incredibly hardworking. Not just any epoxy contractor can create an attractive metallic epoxy floor as this design effect requires specialized techniques and years of experience. When done properly, metallic epoxy has an interesting three-dimensional appearance with the illusion of movement. Here's what you should know about metallic epoxy flooring and the most popular applications for this fun floor option. How Metallic Epoxy Floor Coatings Work Epoxy flooring is a liquid-applied floor system that's installed in several layers to build up the right thickness. Because epoxy is made from multiple layers and may incorporate any number of colors and additives, it's the perfect material for creating one-of-a-kind design effects. Epoxy can be installed with just one color with a matte or high-gloss finish or vinyl chips can be added for an epoxy flake flooring that [...]

15 01, 2019

Epoxy Flooring vs Traditional Concrete Floors

2019-01-15T05:29:09+00:00 January 15th, 2019|

Untreated or traditional concrete flooring may seem indestructible. After all, what's stronger than concrete? While concrete is strong, it's definitely not immune to damage thanks to its porous nature that readily absorbs liquids and can even crack when subjected to heavy loads. Epoxy flooring is a liquid-applied flooring system that bonds with the concrete and cures into an ultra-strong plastic material that actually increases the strength of your concrete while protecting it from damage. Here's how epoxy flooring and bare concrete flooring stack up against each other in several important areas. Moisture Concerns One of the biggest concerns with traditional concrete is it's very porous. While the pores in concrete are very tiny, they comprise about 15% of the concrete's surface, leaving a network pores that readily absorb moisture. This can be a problem for many reasons. When concrete absorbs liquids, it can stain or even become damaged by absorbed chemicals, salt, and water. When moisture in the concrete freezes and thaws, it causes damage and cracks over time that can affect the structural integrity [...]