The Do’s and Don’ts of Epoxy Flooring
Epoxy coatings are among the most popular flooring options of the moment. They are incredible versatile in terms of design, they are highly durable and easy to maintain. They are mostly used for commercial and industrial spaces, but they can also be great choices for some residential spaces. However, before you jump on the epoxy band wagon, there are a couple of things that you should know about these floors. Follow these simple guidelines, to make the best flooring choice for your space:

Do hire professional contractors
Nowadays you can find online tutorials for any type of project, even construction projects. However, as simple as it may look online, installing an epoxy floor is actually a very complicated process. Preparing the concrete slab is essential in order for the epoxy coat to adhere properly and the actual installation can also impact the final result. It is particularly important for the concrete to be completely dry, because epoxy coats don’t breathe once they cure, so trapped moisture can damage the floor in time. When they are installed properly, epoxy flooring can last for decades without needing any repairs. So, hire some professional contractors in order to make the most of these floors.

Do follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions
Epoxy floors are seamless, which makes them very easy to clean. With no joints, edges, or pores where dirt can gather, these floors can easily be cleaned and moped. However, if you install the floors in a space that requires regular sanitation with harsh chemicals, make sure to follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. If you are trying out a new cleaner, make sure to first test it first on a small surface.

Don’t choose epoxy floors for quiet or humid spaces
While epoxy floors look great in almost any space, they are not recommended for certain spaces. For example, they should not be chosen for quiet spaces such as bedrooms or offices, unless you plan to cover them with carpets. Due to their hard surface, these floors can be very loud. Moreover, while epoxy floors have anti slip properties, they can become slippery when they are wet, so they are not recommended for bathrooms or other humid spaces. Other than that, they work great for most spaces, from living rooms to kitchens and all types of commercial and industrial spaces. They are also a great option for garages since they are resistant to oil stains.

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