For homeowners and industrial (or commercial) business owners, epoxy flooring has many advantages. In an industrial setting, epoxy flooring is incredibly durable – it resists wear and tear, as well as being attractive and easy to maintain and clean. For homeowners that durability is important, for this reason, it is great for high traffic areas, as well as areas that see hard use such as the floor of the garage or workshop. However, epoxy flooring can be customized – and it offers a great canvas for those who want to stretch their creative muscles.

types of epoxy floors

There are also a number of other advantages to using epoxy for flooring. The way that epoxy flooring works is that in order to be activated two compounds are mixed. The first of these is the epoxy resin and second a hardener. When mixed in the correct proportions they bond to each other and the substrate foundation itself. This bond is tremendously strong – and for a coating that is usually only about two millimeters deep it epoxy coating provides toughness, longevity and excellent return on investment.

There are also a number of different types of epoxy floors. Two of the most popular are self-leveling epoxy floors, which are ideal for sealing cracked concrete. The level nature and seamless structure make it easy to maintain. It is also available in a number of colors- making it great for livening up industrial and commercial spaces. The toughest of the epoxy flooring is known as Epoxy Mortar Floors. These use only the best of compounds and finely ground quartz. It tremendously impacts resistant and it is highly resistant to damage caused by chemicals. It is ideal for use in environments such as restaurants, warehouses and industrial sites. Other types include ‘Quartz-Filled Epoxy Floors’ (with anti-slip properties). ‘Epoxy Flake Floors’ have colored flakes in the mix giving the finish an incredibly vibrant and attractive finish. It is ideal for use in commercial sites. One of the more fascinating types of epoxy flooring is known as ‘Anti-Static Epoxy Floors. This has a conductive compound mixed in that gathers static charge and allows it to be safely dissipated.

The fact that epoxy flooring is so easy to apply, attractive and has a variety of different applications makes it a great addition to many different spaces. For these and a number of other reasons, it represents great value for money. It is well worth investigating.