Thinking about epoxy flooring probably calls to mind auto shops or commercial kitchens. You’re likely not thinking about living rooms, dens, bathrooms, and interior hallways. But as modern interior flooring goes, epoxy actually brings a lot of good things to the table!
First, it dries ultra hard, and it’s seamless, waterproof, and durable. It also has a fresh, modern look that a lot of people love and the color options available are nearly endless.
Installation of interior epoxy flooring is actually simple and fast. The application process is a lot like painting – floors are prepped and primed before the epoxy is applied. Then there is a curing period. Floors are quickly dry to the touch and very firm within the first twelve hours. After a day, the actual strength of epoxy becomes evident and by a week after the application, the total strength and durability of epoxy flooring is clear.
We’re seeing more homeowners opt for interior epoxy floors for mod finished basements, chic easy care kitchens, and bathrooms that look like they’re straight out of a spa. It’s an obvious choice for rooms where moisture is an issue. But it’s also amazing in high traffic areas where scratching or staining is a concern because epoxy is much harder wearing than wood or laminate and a lot easier to care for than either carpet or rugs.
It’s also just plain cooler than tile flooring, which tends to be laid out in plain rows in a single color. Epoxy flooring comes in a wide range of hues and can even be put down in artistic patterns. It can be made to look like marble or granite as in epoxy terrazzo flooring. Epoxy can even be mixed with different coatings to provide either texture or visual interest.
Don’t let epoxy’s industrial uses scare you off! Look around your home and ask yourself whether this brilliantly colored, hard-wearing option might be right for you and your family.