how epoxy floor coating?

Epoxy flooring is a great way to transform your home. It can make hallways, bathrooms, and garages look modern and fresh, and they won’t need replacing for years to come.

However, there are many different options when it comes to epoxy floor coating and you can end up spending a lot of money if you don’t know what you’re doing.

That’s why we’ve written this guide: to give you all the information you need before making that initial decision on how much epoxy is right for your home.

How is epoxy coating applied?

Epoxy flooring is applied in two steps:

  • The first step is to apply a primer. Primers are used to create a uniform base for the topcoat by filling in any cracks or imperfections in the concrete. If your concrete has a lot of cracks, you may need to use more than one coat of primer before applying the epoxy coating.
  • The second step is to apply an epoxy topcoat that will shield your floor from wear and tear over time, as well as keep it beautiful for years to come! One thing we’ve learned about epoxies is that they’re sticky when wet, so we always recommend wearing gloves when applying them—you’ll thank us later! Epoxies come in different colors, shades, and finishes depending on what look you’re going for. To find out which color would work best for your space (or if there’s another type of finish available), just ask us!

How do you do epoxy flooring yourself?

  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Clean the floor well before applying epoxy
  • Mix equal parts of hardener and resin, according to the manufacturer’s instructions (follow along with this video)
  • Pour a thin layer of epoxy onto your floor, using a notched trowel or something similar to spread it out evenly and create a smooth finish (don’t forget about those corners!)
  • Wait for the epoxy to cure, at least 4 hours after you apply it—you should be able to touch it without leaving any sticky residue behind when you’re ready!
  • Carefully remove your masking tape once curing is complete; if any bits remain on there for too long they’ll be permanently stuck forever 🙁

How do you do epoxy coating?

  • Prepare the surface

Before you can start, you’ll need to make sure that your floor is clean and free of debris. If necessary, use a broom to sweep floors and vacuum up any dirt or dust. Next up: removing any furniture or fixtures that might get in the way of your project. You can move these items temporarily while epoxy curing (but don’t forget where they went).

  • Apply Epoxy

Now it’s time to apply the epoxy coating! Follow the instructions on your specific brand of flooring adhesive/sealer, but generally speaking, this process involves cleaning one small section at a time with soap and water; letting it dry completely; applying epoxy evenly with a paintbrush or roller (or whatever tools were recommended by your manufacturer); waiting for it all adhere; then going over each area again with an additional layer once the previous layer has dried fully before moving onto another section in order to make sure everything sticks together smoothly without gaps between tiles later down the road when exposed to moisture levels change.

How does epoxy flooring work?

Epoxy flooring is a two-part resin and hardener that forms a tough, durable, and waterproof coating. Epoxy is a great option for areas that are exposed to moisture (like kitchens or outdoor decks) because it can withstand water damage better than other types of flooring materials.

What are the disadvantages of epoxy?

The main disadvantage of epoxy is its increased difficulty in repair. If you have a crack or chip in your epoxy floor that becomes more than 1/8-inch wide, you will need professional help to fix it.

Epoxy is also slippery, so if there’s any chance of falling on it (especially if you’re elderly), consider tile instead.

Finally, while tile can be installed over existing subfloors (such as concrete or wood), epoxy requires a moisture-resistant subfloor for installation—so unless you have an ideal subfloor already installed in your space, installing epoxy could be more expensive than tile because of the additional costs associated with building out the floors underneath.

How long does epoxy floor last?

Epoxy flooring is extremely durable, long-lasting, and durable. The epoxy coating will resist scratches, dents, and stains.

It can also be used for commercial applications such as garages or warehouses where chemicals or moisture are present.

Is epoxy flooring cheaper than tile?

You’re probably wondering just how much more expensive epoxy flooring is compared to tile. Well, it all depends on the size of your project.

If it’s a large project, then you can expect to pay more than double what you would for tile. However, if this is a small project like one bathroom, it won’t cost that much more than what you would pay in tile costs per square foot.

Regardless of whether you choose epoxy or tile as your choice of flooring material, both products are going to cost more than linoleum or carpeted floors would.

The reason why epoxy and other types of coating are usually more expensive than other types of flooring has everything to do with how durable they are when compared to other materials like linoleum or carpeted floors which aren’t very durable at all.”

Which is better epoxy or tiles?

Epoxy is more durable than tiles. Tiles are not resistant to chemicals, moisture, or UV light. Tile flooring is also susceptible to scratches and will crack easily if you drop something heavy on it. Epoxy floor coating is resistant to all those things and more!

Epoxy is a great choice for any commercial space such as shops and offices where people are constantly walking around in high heels or even barefoot (yikes!).

Your employees will thank you for having an epoxy-coated floor instead of tile because they won’t have to worry about slipping and falling while they’re trying their best at work!


It’s important to spend time on research and planning when you are planning a new floor. We hope we have helped with some of your questions about epoxy coating, and that this article has provided some useful information for those considering installing an epoxy flooring system in their home or business.

If you have any more questions or would like us to help with your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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