In this guide, we’ll talk about the different types of flooring and what epoxy flooring is. We’ll go over how it’s made and why it’s such a great investment for your facility.
We hope you learn as much as possible about epoxy so you can make an informed decision about whether it’s right for your facility.
Is epoxy worth doing?
Generally speaking, epoxy flooring is an excellent option for garage floor coatings, as well as other areas of your home. Epoxy can transform a room from being a lackluster space to one that looks great and is highly functional. Additionally, epoxy increases the value of your home and can be easy to maintain with minimal effort.
Epoxy floor coating is a great option for homeowners who want an attractive garage floor that will last for years. It’s also a good solution for those who want to protect their concrete floors from wear and tear. Epoxy is also durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic, so it’s ideal if you spend time in the garage frequently or have children who play there often.
Once installed correctly by our team here at Garland Concrete Coatings we guarantee that your epoxy garage floor coating will look brand new for many years!
Our team has over 10 years of experience in residential and commercial concrete coatings so when you choose us; you know you’re getting the best epoxy installation services available anywhere around Dallas Tx!
Is there something better than epoxy?
You may be wondering if there’s something better than epoxy. However, when it comes to garage flooring options, determining what’s “better” can be a bit tricky. As with most things in life, it all depends on your situation and what you are looking for.
If you are worried about cost, there are more affordable options than epoxy. However, they may not hold up as well as an epoxy garage floor coating.
If you want the strongest solution, epoxy may not be the right choice at all. There are several other solutions that last longer and have a higher resistance to abrasions and chemicals.
How long will epoxy last?
Epoxy floors can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years, depending on several factors.
The quality of the installation is important—you want a professional who knows what they’re doing to lay your flooring. The epoxy itself can also affect how long it lasts. Look for high-quality products with warranties for as long as possible.
You also want to do everything you can to maintain your epoxy flooring after it’s installed! This will help ensure you get the most life out of your investment.
Do epoxy floors scratch easily?
Epoxy is the material of choice for many people these days. It looks great, protects floors from wear and tears, and it’s relatively cheap. To be frank, I’m not a fan of epoxy floors. There are many different types of epoxies available on the market, with varying levels of scratch resistance. Some don’t even last for as long as you would expect them to.
Many people also claim that epoxy floors should never be scratched or scuffed because they’ll become brittle over time and eventually crack or chip when you walk across them.
But this statement is false; it’s based on an old wives’ tale that was started by a person who fell off a stairway in his home while moving one time after putting down clear glass tiles and the flooring underneath them (epoxy). He claimed that he broke his arm because he couldn’t get up after he fell, so therefore the flooring wasn’t capable of supporting his weight.
I can speak from experience; my wife has been putting down epoxies for years at her office building and we’ve had problems with hairline scratches over time in various locations around her work area (for example, between carpeted office doors), but we haven’t had any major issues with cracking or chipping despite using carpeted offices where she works daily and dragging heavy equipment across hard wood floors daily while moving furniture around her work area. Sometimes our carpets get worn out quickly due to heavy traffic—like if we are painting—but she still puts down new carpets when she needs them instead of replacing the existing ones with epoxy floors.
Regarding pets: If you have pets or children who love to play rough on furniture and other hard flooring materials like wood tables and chairs, then put down an epoxy that’s made specifically designed to withstand damage by humans or animals such as those manufactured by Armstrong Flooring Solutions . Then no matter what happens your floor will remain intact….
Why you should not epoxy your garage floor?
Epoxy is expensive. It’s justified as being a high-end solution, but it’s not really worth the extra cost. Epoxy is not as strong or durable as concrete. It doesn’t have the same kind of feel and it’s far more slippery than concrete. Concrete is resilient; it can handle more traffic and serious abuse whereas epoxy will crack if you drop a heavy object on it and can be easily scratched by other objects.
Concrete has its own inherent beauty and getting a decorative concrete overlay applied to your garage floor is a great way to make your space more attractive, practical and safe for less money than epoxy.
Does epoxy floor add value to home?
If you’re considering epoxy flooring, I want to be upfront and honest with you. It’s not a cheap material. A piece of baseboard thickness will cost an average of $28 per square foot, which at least doubles the price of laminate or vinyl flooring. For our 1,000-square-foot home, that’s about $3,000 for the baseboard alone.
In addition to the materials themselves, there are also installation costs and labor involved in setting up your new floors. To cut down on expenses while paying more for a product that isn’t always a good value, I recommend doing some quick math before contracting services to come out and install them.
Natural wood is great if you have the space to allow it to breathe and expand as it ages. If you have wood floors in your main living area (where people spend most of their time) such as an entryway or living room, these types of finish options can be rewarding additions to your home’s overall look and feel—but only if done right by a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing when choosing lumber from which species offer particular traits….
Is epoxy as strong as concrete?
Garage floors are one of the most common places where epoxy is used. But if you’re looking to do work around your house, you may be wondering whether epoxy is as strong as concrete in the long run.
The short answer is no—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent option for your garage floor. How much weight can epoxy flooring hold? Is it durable enough for a garage, basement, or workshop? Let’s find out!
What flooring is better than epoxy?
There are a number of other flooring options for your garage, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Tile is a popular option with many homeowners and is easy to install, but can chip easily and be harder on your feet than other materials.
Vinyl flooring is also very popular because it’s easy to install, versatile, durable and water-resistant, but can buckle if not installed properly.
Linoleum is similar to vinyl in that it’s extremely durable, impact resistant and water-resistant; however, it requires professional installation as a result of its large size.
Carpet will simply never work in a garage because dirt and dust collect in the carpet fibers and moisture quickly ruins it; while concrete is an inexpensive option when compared to epoxy or tile floors but lacks the same aesthetic appeal and tends to crack after some time.
So, is epoxy worth the money? Epoxy is not the only option out there but it can be an excellent choice when you’re looking to add value to your home and transform your garage into a functional space that doubles as an asset. While other flooring options may last for a few years, epoxy should last for decades.
Epoxy coatings are one of the most durable flooring options on the market, with many companies offering warranties up to 15 years in length.
Additionally, epoxy floors are easy to clean and maintain, allowing you to devote more time to enjoying this valuable investment and less time taking care of it.
While some people enjoy the organic look of tile or stone in their garages, others prefer a sleek surface that will stand up to any kind of use they throw at it. For anyone who wants an industrial-strength floor that can stand up to all kinds of liquids and traffic without chipping or cracking, epoxy is definitely worth considering when choosing new garage flooring.