What is the difference between an epoxy floor and epoxy floor coating?
Confusion typically arises when comparing an epoxy floor and epoxy floor coating. The difference between the two lies in the depth of the epoxy - as stated, epoxy floors are classified as an epoxy coating of at least two millimeters thick. Any epoxy floor less than two millimeters thick is commonly referred to as an epoxy floor coating.
How Long Does Epoxy Coating Take To Complete?
Epoxy coating is a quick process.
Typically, a skilled epoxy flooring company can install your flooring in as little as 24 hours, with an average of 14 hours drying time.
One aspect of completion time is the current state of your flooring.
The more damaged the floor currently is, the longer it may take for a company to smoothly lay down the epoxy coating.
The goal in the installation is both repairing the underlying conditions of the floor and providing a smooth finish.
Are Customizations Available?
Yes! The ability to customize your epoxy flooring to look like nearly anything imaginable is one of the main reasons so many choose epoxy. By specifically mixing the blends of your epoxy, you can achieve unique looks that will wow those who step on your floor.
You can even add details such as logos and artistic landscapes to give your floor a jaw-dropping appearance.
How thick is epoxy floor coating?
Most epoxy and resinous floor coatings range from 10-250 mils.
How do you maintain an epoxy floor?
Mopping with water and occasionally a pH neutral cleaner is usually enough to keep epoxy floor looking new. Heavy soiling may call for scrubbing with a heavy-duty degreaser followed by water rinse.
Do epoxy floors crack?
Most epoxy floor cracking is caused by the concrete substrate cracking. The coating system is only as good as the integrity of the substrate. There are ways to mitigate substrate cracking by correctly detailing the cracks and using flexible resins to bridge the movement.
Does epoxy stop moisture?
Most epoxies have a very low perm rating, meaning that they do stop the passage of moisture. However, moisture vapor emission (MVE) is very problematic for most resinous flooring. It would be best to consult with our representative to help create a solution based on your particular job site conditions.
Can you epoxy over damaged concrete?
Most coating system can be used to restore or repair damaged concrete. Repair materials and methods should be discussed with our representative for the best results.
How much does epoxy flooring cost?
There are many different types of resinous and epoxy flooring options, from a 2-coat application all the way up to 3/8” terrazzo, ranging $3-30 per square foot. The number of coats, overall thickness, design details, and the type of chemistry will all play a factor in the total cost.
What are the uses and applications of epoxy flooring?
Epoxy coating is typically applied over concrete floors to provide a smooth, durable surface and increases the floor's load-carrying capacity. Mainly, warehouses, industrial sites, and commercial buildings rely on epoxy floors to maintain clean and safe conditions for workers, equipment, and inventory.
What is concrete polishing?
Similar to epoxy flooring is polished concrete. Polished concrete flooring has the same shine and sleek feel to it, without pouring epoxy on top. It is, however, not as durable, long lasting, or stain resistant as epoxy flooring. If you do choose to go with polished concrete, we can handle it no problem. Concrete floors are rough and have blemishes or divots. Abrasive diamond fragments are used to buff the concrete, so it is free of any imperfections. Then, it is best to seal it to keep it from damaging easily right away. It’s also important to keep polished concrete floors clean and buffed on a regular basis to maintain them properly.
What can I do to prepare for your arrival?
Household goods and/or vehicles will need to be removed from the area during the installation and curing process. Depending on the type of flooring your choose, and other factors like time of year and temperature, the curing process may take up to 5-6 full days before your floors are completely cured. In most cases, you can walk on your new floors after 24 hours of the final application, however, you will need to wait at least 72 hours before you start replacing household items and furniture or vehicles, if you are choosing this type of flooring for your garage.