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Coating and sealing a floor using epoxy resin creates a durable hard surface that is much more resistant to daily wear-and-tear – and provides protection from weather and other potential hazards to the surface - such as from harsh chemicals or cleaning solvents. Thermoset epoxy resin bonds fully to almost any substrate; protecting the underlying layer from impact, wear, moisture, abrasion and a wide range of petroleum products and other chemicals.
Aside from its wear-resistant and waterproofing qualities, epoxy resin also enhances a floor’s appearance. The smooth, glossy and bright finish makes for a much more pleasing aesthetic than an unfinished surface. Plus, cleaning up and maintenance is much easier as well as very few things stick to floors coated with epoxy resin. The smooth and even finished surface is easily swept and cleaned.
The benefits of epoxy resin flooring far outweigh any shortcomings as outlined in ‘Understanding the Pros and Cons of Epoxy Floors,’ an article featured on the site Blue and Green Tomorrow. Aside from the superior appearance as mentioned above, other pros highlighted include:
- Affordability - compared to most other flooring types, epoxy resin is hard to beat from a cost perspective
- Stain & Wear Resistance - epoxy resin is highly resident to impact, stains, water and heat - providing an almost impervious surface
- Durability - epoxy resin floors are known for their long-life span - greatly expanding the longevity of the substrate surface to which they’re applied
And installing a decorative and durable epoxy resin floor is easier than you think! Online articles like SFGate’s ‘How to Apply Epoxy Resins on Floors’ feature epoxy resin flooring instructions for those looking to know how. Article highlight’s include floor preparation, epoxy resin installation, tools needed and helpful tips on proper application temperatures, safety and more.
Epoxy resins come in a wide variety of colors and textures giving homeowners or businesses the ability to create their own unique look – from a beautiful glimmering shine – to personalized patterns and designs. Aside from visual patterns and designs - texture may be added to the surface when applied as well - for enhanced safety and its own aesthetic. All in all – epoxy resin flooring is tough to beat – due to its numerous benefits – and hard surface - quite literally ‘tough to beat’!