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Epoxy Flooring is applying epoxy coating to floors to create a smooth and shiny surface. It is a popular flooring choice for hospitals, clean-rooms and food factories.  This is because it has antimicrobial properties and is resistant to most chemicals. As more colors and patterns became available, it is now being used in homes and retail premises.  If you are looking into epoxy, these are some things you should look out for. 

Advantages and Disadvantages


Epoxy can be used in kitchens and workshops as it is resistant to chemicals. Its water resistance and smoothness allows you to easily clean spills. It is also antimicrobial and protects you and your family from germs and bacteria. 


Epoxy is not as durable as other flooring types. Epoxy coating can develop cracks and chips which would be difficult to repair. Repairs should be done immediately as cracks create lips that cause people to fall. Epoxy floor coating is slippery when wet which creates a falling hazard.

Maintenance of Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy is a temporary solution that will eventually be refinished or removed. Application requires your concrete floor to be free of cracks and substances. After application the floor coating will need a few days to set properly. Cleaning epoxy flooring is quite simple. It can be swept, mopped or vacuumed. Removing the coating is a labour intensive process which makes it costly. This is because the coating is extremely hard and need to be hacked off.  Therefore, maintaining the epoxy coating is easy. However, it will eventually need  to be refinished or replaced, which can be a costly affair.


Epoxy is inexpensive as it can be installed over existing flooring. However, preparation and installation are costly. The floor that is being treated needs to be chemically cleaned which drives preparation costs up. Protective equipment are also required during installation. Therefore, epoxy floor coating can be beneficial in areas that require a chemically resistant floor. However, you should know that it can get costly and is only a temporary flooring solution. Explore our website for more flooring options to use in your home.


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