Many residential homes and commercial buildings are built with a concrete floor on the ground level. This flooring, while durable and strong, is certainly not an ideal surface for a home or commercial property space. Epoxy floor coatings are a great option to turn boring old concrete into a beautiful, durable and very stylish floor.
What is an Epoxy Coating?
An epoxy floor coating is not a tile or a separate flooring per say, but rather a liquid applied to the surface of the concrete to create the look of various floor surfaces. It comes in a wide range of colors to match with any décor or to even match with the colors in company brands and logos for commercial buildings and applications.
The epoxy coating is made up of a resin and a hardener, which are both liquids. When they are mixed and applied to any surface they form a thin to thick coating like a hard plastic that perfectly adheres to the floor surface.
An epoxy floor coating, just like rigid plastic, is very durable and highly resistant to stains, chemical degradation, and damage. It can even resist stains from oil and grease. In addition, like plastic, these coatings tend to resist damage from impact. They can take a lot of traffic and wear and tear and still look brand new, without scuffing, scratching or chipping.
In areas where moisture, chemicals or other types of slippery materials may be used, or even in areas where footing may be an issue such as hallways and entrances, there are options to add safety. Non-skid and non-slip surfaces are now just an application away without having to replace your existing flooring. The epoxy floor coating can simply be applied over the top and bond instantly.
Another important reason epoxy floor coating is so versatile is its ability to create a complete seal across a floor, even if the surface is slightly rough, uneven, or chipped. Since the epoxy flows into the slightest crevice or dent in the floor, there is virtually no risk of areas of contamination, and it is possible to choose an epoxy with antibacterial properties for even more protection.
This is why epoxy floor coating is a popular choice for hospitals, commercial kitchens, labs and food manufacturing and preparation facilities. However, it is equally popular for laundry rooms, garages and even outside patio areas in homes, making it a very popular flooring option for all types of buildings.
At Dex-O-Tex, we have a complete line of epoxy floor coating for any flooring requirement. To learn more see us online at www.dex-o-tex.com.