Sometimes it can be extremely overwhelming when you’re looking for the best flooring solution for your home or business property. Money doesn’t grow on trees, so don’t throw it around with just a “maybe.” Below is the ultimate epoxy flooring guide, with each type of epoxy flooring popular for residential, commercial, and industrial properties with their most popular benefits and details. Once you have a grasp of all of these epoxy floors you can start to weigh what details are the most important to you!
- Self-Dispersing Epoxy Coatings. For areas that are frequently being exposed to heavy machinery and traffic, self-dispersing epoxy is highly recommended. Areas such as food and beverage or packaging plants are common users of this type of epoxy flooring.
- Self-Leveling Epoxy Coatings. There are many different types of areas and properties that utilize this epoxy flooring because it creates a seamless and easily leveled concrete surface. this epoxy is great for old and new concrete floors in kitchens, dining rooms, warehouses, garages, commercial buildings, and so much more.
- Mortar Epoxy Coatings. This epoxy flooring solution can be used in both residential and industrial properties! Many residential garages and basements can use mortar to repair cracks before laying another type of epoxy coating; however, mortar epoxy coatings are typically used in heavy industrial areas where chemicals, pressure, and impact are daily exposures.
- Graveled Epoxy Coatings. Many businesses love graveled epoxy because it is highly decorative and easily customized. This is the type of flooring that is used when logos, brand markings, and other decorative details need to be added to a surface.
- Epoxy Terrazzo Floor Coatings. This highly decorative flooring epoxy solution is extremely easy to clean and to maintain for many years. You typically see this type of epoxy in large rooms like hallways, entrances, hotels, schools, or commercial buildings because of their beauty.
- Epoxy Antistatic Floor Coatings. This is what we call a “specialized” epoxy flooring because it is used in static-sensitive areas. This is installed in areas where a lot of electronic activity is in constant use and is found in hospitals, laboratories, manufacturing plants.
- Vapor Barrier Epoxy Coatings. These liquid epoxy vapor barriers are applied directly to a concrete surface to provide a barrier of vapor transmission. These are typically added to a final flooring area like vinyl, tile, or hardwood floors.