One of the biggest decisions that you are going to have to make for your commercial facility is the type of flooring you want to use. The two juggernauts in commercial flooring are commercial epoxy flooring and traditional concrete floors, but which one is better? That is what we are going to determine today with a series of facts about both forms of floorings but only one flooring can be dubbed the best commercial flooring system.
Spoiler: The better commercial flooring system is our commercial epoxy flooring and here’s how the two floorings stack up next to each other!
Commercial epoxy flooring is the process of installing multiple layers of epoxy resins mixed with chemical hardeners that are applied to a prepared surface. This process is what gives the commercial epoxy its high tensile strength an the appearance of depth in the finished flooring that can be modified using a wide assortment of colors, options for flakes or metallic pigments installed or even the ability to have your companies logo in your flooring. We even offer customization in the way of efficiency with the ability to use stencils to create barriers, walkways and even text. In concrete floorings case, you basically can only have the choice in the level of gloss that the sealer will have. Very bland when compared to a commercial epoxy floor coating.
Possibly the biggest advantage that our commercial epoxy floor coating has over a concrete floor is the sheer level of strength that the flooring offers where a concrete floor has the strength of well, concrete. While concrete is strong in its own right, epoxy flooring takes durability and strength to a different level. For example, high-grade concrete has a threshold of roughly 3,500 PSI where our commercial epoxy flooring has the ability to withstand up to 25,000 PSI. This is a very large upgrade when considering the amount of storage, level of abuse the flooring can take, and the level of safety posed from commercial epoxy that concrete flooring simply can not compete with.
Another benefit that commercial epoxy offers that a concrete flooring system cant match is its ability to resist a wide range of harsh chemicals. Even if your facility deals with a rare or uncommon type of chemical, our award-winning engineers can specially formulate your commercial epoxy to take zero damage from the said chemical in the event of a spill or accident. The epoxies incredibly durable top coat is also nonporous, keeping the chemical isolated on the surface of the flooring for easy cleanup and disposal when the time arises. Concrete, on the other hand, may have a sealer placed on the surface, but that sealer won’t be able to deal with a seriously harsh chemical the same way an epoxy flooring can. The sealer will eventually break down, leaving the concrete exposed. Did you know that concrete is an extremely porous material and will absorb the chemical and leak it out into the surrounding soil, causing severe environmental damage? If you want to keep your facility gree, make sure to use a commercial epoxy flooring.
No matter which way you come at a commercial epoxy floor coating, you will find that the flooring will beat out most if not all major traditional flooring options with ease. Concrete flooring stands no chance when stacked up against commercial epoxy flooring and can even cost less than a concrete repour as commercial epoxy can repair moderately damaged concrete. As a businessman, investments are a daily obstacle so we’ve made the choice of flooring options clear as day. All you have to do is give us a call today or take a look at our main website for more information on commercial epoxy flooring.