If you have never heard of epoxy flooring before, the simplest definition of epoxy flooring would be a plastic coating which is then applied to a hardwood floor. Basically epoxy flooring, if applied correctly, will create a durable underlayment under your concrete floor which will help protect the floor from water damage, stains, scratches and dents. If done incorrectly, epoxy flooring can result in a chemical reaction which can etch and bond the concrete to the floor which can actually lift the entire board up off the floor. Epoxy flooring can also be used on garage floors, swimming pool floors, sidewalk cracks, parking lot edges, floor decks, and more. If you want epoxy flooring to become a part of your home or business, it is important to follow the proper steps in applying it.
To begin with, epoxy flooring can be applied in many different ways, but generally it is applied in two different methods, which include: wet/dry or seamless. Wet/dry epoxy flooring entails the application of the coating directly to the floor as well as the top coating of the flooring, which are generally applied with a brush or roller. Seamless epoxy flooring uses no application of a coating, but instead is a continuous liquid which cures into a solid material which has a much sturdier finish than a wet/dry application. No matter what method you choose to install your floors, one of the main advantages of epoxy flooring would be the durability and lasting effect it has upon any floors you are installing it on.
Another advantage of epoxy flooring would be the ability to create a smooth, glossy finish on any type of surface. Since the epoxy has no drywall build up or dust like a vinyl coating, this allows the floor to have a smooth finish that lasts for years to come. There are virtually no disadvantages of installing this type of floor, and it has a wide variety of different looks and styles to suit just about any home, including those with a more modern or contemporary appearance.