Epoxy Floor Coatings
Epoxy concrete coatings are the best floor coatings on the market for so many reasons. When you have a concrete surface, it is already strong and durable but without a proper coating, the concrete surface will damage quickly. Epoxy floor coatings come in different levels and colors that give concrete surface owners the ability to design their floors however they wish with limited restrictions. Epoxy floor coatings come in 3 different types:
100% Solid Epoxy Floor Coatings
As a two-part mixture, a resin and hardener epoxy floor coating is 100% solid, meaning, there are no additional chemicals that could potentially water down the strength of the floor coating. Epoxy floor coatings are strong and thick when they cure to a porous concrete surface. These are the most expensive epoxy flooring options; however, epoxy floor coatings are the most affordable decorative flooring options! These strong surfaces offer so many benefits:
- They’re quick to install, 24 to 48-hour period
- Epoxy coatings are extremely affordable, $2-$10 per square foot
- These coatings make your floors more than 300% stronger
- Strength is estimated around 10,000 psi
Water-based Epoxy Floor Coatings
Water-based epoxy floor coatings are durable floor coatings that include a water-solvent. These are the coatings homes and businesses should apply to their concrete floors if they are especially looking for low VOCs. These coatings offer floors a beautiful solution with colors, designs, and textures; however, these floor coatings are much thinner than 100% epoxy so they will not last as long.
- Costs less than 100% epoxy but doesn’t last as long
- Low odor
- Reapplication is simple
- Offers different color and design opportunities
Non-epoxy Floor Coatings
It is important to note that epoxy floors all have a resin and hardener component, if the product does not contain both then it is not a true epoxy floor, it is floor paint. If you decide to a DIY kit it is important to be aware of certain characteristics of these coatings.
- Sold without needing to be mixed
- Extremely affordable
- Dries within the hour after installation
- Reapplication is expected
Epoxy floor coatings are beautiful floor coatings that can offer different colors, designs, textures, and more. These floors can create 3D illusions and others can be installed to mimic other floors. Whatever you’re looking, an epoxy floor coating can fulfill that need.