Epoxy Floor Coating Guide: Pros and Cons
Concrete is a common option for garage floors and even patios. But it also doesn’t inspire much love. It’s functional, but no one is going to get excited about concrete. It has a dull, gray surface that doesn’t stand out in any way.
Fortunately, you can upgrade your concrete floors with a number of options, including epoxy floor coatings. You can choose from a variety of colors and patterns to create a look you like. Epoxy floor coatings have a number of other benefits for your concrete floors in addition to being able to upgrade their look. Consider these pros and cons to decide if epoxy floor coatings are right for you:
There are few disadvantages to epoxy floor coatings, which is why we start here. Epoxy floor coatings have a strong bond – which is an advantage – but it can become a disadvantage if you think you’ll want to make changes to the floors within a relatively short time frame. So if you decide in a couple of years that you want a different color for the floor, you are going to have a hard time changing it. You will have to hire a contractor to grind the coating off the floor, which will be a time-consuming and expensive process.
The other disadvantage of epoxy floor coatings is that it can take a couple of days for the coatings to adhere to the floor and to fully cure. You may have to arrange to be away from your home during that time. Or, if you decide to stay home, you may experience disruptions to your routine for that time.
There are minimal drawbacks to epoxy floor coatings, but there are many advantages. But it’s important that you consider both sides to make the most informed decision.
There are many more benefits to epoxy floor coatings, and we’re sure these are what will make the case for you.
Perhaps most importantly, epoxy coatings protect your concrete floors. Concrete is strong, but it can also wear down from foot traffic, spills from chemicals and oil, and even regular exposure to water. You can retain the concrete by repairing it, but this can be tedious and expensive. By adding epoxy floor coatings, you protect your concrete floors from damage, minimizing your repair costs and extending the life of the floors.
The coatings themselves are also long-lasting. They are resistant to fading from UV light, staining, peeling, and chipping. You don’t have to constantly maintain them to keep your floors in good shape. In fact, epoxy floor coatings are low maintenance. You only need to keep the floors swept and mopped to keep them looking great. If there’s a spill, you just need to wipe it up.
Epoxy floor coatings have a glossy look, but they are not slippery. In fact, these coatings have anti-slip properties that make your floors safer. You can even use epoxy floor coatings on the area around your pool or in your kitchen. The floors will maintain traction for your safety and the safety of your family.
Of course, epoxy floor coatings also make your floors look great. You can completely transform your floors without having to continually resurface your concrete or to lay down new materials, such as tile. You can get a gorgeous look with a simple polish, or you can try out different colors or patterns. No matter what room of the house your floors are in, the epoxy floor coatings will make the space look glamorous and professional.
There are numerous benefits to applying epoxy floor coatings to your concrete floors and nearly no drawbacks. The “cons” are minor inconveniences that really won’t make an impact. With epoxy floor coatings, you will save money over the long term while also creating a beautiful look for your property. In the meantime, you will reduce your maintenance and make it much easier to keep your space clean.
Barefoot Surfaces can help transform your space with a variety of epoxy floor coatings for your concrete floors. We offer coatings in a variety of colors and patterns, and we can apply the coatings to your garage floor, your kitchen or bathroom floors, your patio, your pool deck, and any other space where you have concrete. Imagine how beautiful you can make your space look with epoxy floor coatings. Then call us today to get an estimate for your job.
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Posted: April 22, 2019