Epoxy flooring is used in so many different venues including: schools, hospitals, kennels, chemical manufacturing facilities, retail stores, aircraft carriers, industrial manufacturing plants, and auto repair garages. The reason it is so ubiquitous is because of its positive characteristics including appearance, safety, cost, ease of cleaning, and durability. In fact, in recent years, more and more residential homeowners have been adding epoxy flooring to their garages, barns, and basement floors. Even small businesses are getting in on the act. Here are some of the reasons why as we explore the advantages of epoxy flooring.
Epoxy flooring has a clean, smooth, and shiny appearance, thus making even the darkest garages or manufacturing spaces brighter. The reflection of light is one of the reasons why so many manufacturing facilities, hospitals, and schools use this type of floor covering. Adding brightness to a space can elevate mood and provide light for safety purposes.
Ease of Cleaning
Since epoxy flooring is highly resistant to just about everything – oil, gasoline, bleach, transmission fluid, cleansers, and so on – it makes for much easier clean up than a porous surface. Epoxy floors are almost impervious to most chemical spills without any negative effects on the coating. In addition, these floors also resistant to bacteria and germs, which makes them very easy to sanitize. This is why epoxy is an excellent choice for hospitals and clinics.
Like concrete, epoxy flooring is very durable. It will last many years with little upkeep. Occasionally, after heavy items have been dropped, or after years of wear and tear, you may need to re-apply a layer. Talk to your installer about maintenance.
Epoxy flooring is heat and water resistant. It can be installed using a non-skid finish to prevent slips and falls, as well. In addition, safety lines can be included in the design to keep walkways a safe distance from machinery, which is especially useful in larger manufacturing companies.
Epoxy flooring can be installed in different colors and skid resistance levels. There are a number of choices that you can make regarding style, color, and brightness that can change the look and feel of the space you are refinishing.
Jerry Enos Painting specializes in the installation of commercial, industrial, and residential epoxy flooring systems throughout New England. Our innovative epoxy flooring styles, strong supplier support, and select team of highly skilled installers have earned us the reputation as the go-to installers in the field for both commercial and residential clients. Call us at 978-546-6843, or visit our website.