• Why choose epoxy flooring?

    Epoxy flooring is a highly versatile flooring system that brings many benefits to both home and business owners. These benefits can save you time, money, and effort. Here are some of epoxy flooring’s benefits:

    • Durability: Epoxy flooring is one of the most durable floor coatings on the market. These floors are designed to withstand hard impacts, scrapes, scratches, and high volumes of foot and vehicle traffic without sustaining significant damage. This durability helps avoid frequent repairs or premature replacements.
    • Resistance: Epoxy flooring is installed seamlessly and has a non-porous surface that repels chemicals, water, and other liquids to reduce damage and staining.
    • Longevity: These floors are built to last. When properly installed and maintained, epoxy flooring can last for 25 years or more.
    • Customization: This concrete coating can be completely customized. There are endless colors, patterns, and textures to choose from to personalize a professional epoxy floor.
    • Low-Maintenance: Many flooring systems require labor-intensive, expensive, and time-consuming maintenance routines. On the other hand, epoxy flooring only requires minimal effort, time, and less expensive products to maintain.
  • How long does an epoxy floor last?

    Epoxy flooring is designed to last for decades before needing a replacement or significant repairs. Most conventional flooring systems are made to last around 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. However, epoxy flooring can last twice as long! When properly installed and maintained, an epoxy floor can last for 25 years or more.

  • What are the best places to install an epoxy floor?

    Epoxy flooring can be used in many diverse locations. Below, you can see some of the most popular places to install epoxy flooring:

    • Garages
    • Basements
    • Kitchens
    • Retail Stores
    • Hospitals
    • Auto Shops
    • Hotels
    • Warehouses
    • Factories
    • Manufacturing Plants
    • Distribution Centers
  • Why is epoxy flooring better than traditional concrete flooring?

    Several types of epoxy flooring are commonly installed. These include:

    • Standard Epoxy Flooring: Standard epoxy flooring is one of the most commonly installed epoxy flooring types we offer. This concrete coating is available in limitless colors and patterns to suit any design scheme. From highly complex, multi-colored, intricately-patterned floors to the simplest solid-color floor, standard epoxy can meet your design needs.
    • Metallic Epoxy Flooring: This unique epoxy flooring system is made when we mix metallic pigments into the epoxy resin during the installation process. These pigments give the floor a shimmering effect that can be used to create one-of-a-kind patterns.
    • Decorative Flake Epoxy Flooring: These epoxy floors are made by layering acrylic chips over the epoxy base and finishing the floor with a thin, clear epoxy topcoat. These flakes give the floor additional texture and can aid with slip resistance.
  • How does concrete polishing work?

    Concrete polishing is a process that strengthens, densifies, and gives a concrete floor a high-gloss finish. This process starts with your existing concrete being cleaned and inspected for damage, such as cracks and chipping. Any damage will be repaired, and the rough grind starts. The rough grind involves using a floor grinder fitted with a coarse diamond grinding wheel. Roughly three to four passes are made with ever-finer grits. Next, the floor is sealed with an impregnating sealer that protects the concrete from the inside out. This sealer also makes the concrete stronger and denser, making the surface less permeable. Finally, the fine polishing begins with a floor grinder equipped with a fine diamond polishing wheel. Approximately four to five passes are made to reach the desired sheen level. Once any residual dust is cleaned, the floor is ready for full use.

  • Why is polished concrete better than regular concrete?

    Polished concrete is better than regular concrete for several different reasons. First, polished concrete has a non-porous surface compared to regular concrete that resists various liquids and staining. Polished concrete is also much stronger than regular concrete as it can withstand harder impacts and rougher abrasions. Thanks to this floor’s durability and resistance, it can also last 10 or more years longer than traditional concrete. Not to mention, polished concrete is much easier and faster to maintain than standard concrete.

  • How long does it take to install an epoxy floor?

    The time needed to install an epoxy floor can vary, depending on different factors. These factors include the floor’s size, the design’s complexity, and the chosen epoxy flooring style. In most cases, your epoxy floor will be installed in about two days. One-day installations are possible but not as common. Typically, the first day will be used to clean and inspect the floor’s substrate for damage, such as cracking, chipping, or flaking. Then this damage will be repaired, and the floor prep is completed to finish the first day. The second day is most often used to mix and pour the epoxy, create patterns, and finish the floor. After these two days, the floor still needs 72 hours to be fully cured.

  • Are DIY epoxy options any good?

    Typically, no, they’re not. DIY epoxy kits aren’t made of the same epoxy resin as professional epoxy flooring. These kits are most often water-based epoxy designed for thin applications and only last a few years at most. If you want an epoxy floor with the most benefits that lasts for decades, there is no substitution for professional epoxy flooring.

  • Why do people put flakes in epoxy flooring?

    This type of epoxy flooring is referred to as decorative flake epoxy flooring. Decorative flake epoxy flooring offers several aesthetic and functional benefits that other epoxy floors do not. The decorative chips come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes, ranging from 1/16 to 1 inch. These flakes can be broadcast at varying densities as well, from sparse to dense coatings. The acrylic chips give the floor texture, which can increase slip resistance. Various designs can be created with decorative flake epoxy floorings, such as vibrant color schemes, neutral-colored, speckled designs, and even patterns that mimic terrazzo flooring.

  • How much does an epoxy floor cost?

    Determining the cost of an epoxy floor depends on several factors that affect the price. These factors include the floor’s size, the pattern’s complexity, and the selected epoxy flooring type. Typically, the larger the floor is, the less per square foot it will cost. A standard epoxy floor will cost roughly $3 to $7 per square foot to install in most cases. If you’re going with metallic epoxy or decorative flake epoxy, the price will increase. These epoxy floors will usually cost between $8 and $12 per square foot for installation.