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The Pros and Cons of Epoxy in Commercial Buildings:


When owning a business, its hard to find the best materials for your commercial space, especially with the number of options available in todays market. Many businesses try to find the best material that are durable and affordable. By taking this into consideration, you will want the longest lasting floors for high traffic and affordable for your wallet. Good thing when it comes to commercial spaces the easiest choice would be polished concrete, since they are durable enough to withstand day to day work, as well as give any commercial space a great design that will last forever. When thinking about installing polished concrete, you should also know you have they option of doing epoxy floors. Epoxy floors are a type of synthetic resin floor system that is laid on top of concrete substrates as a form of protection and decoration. The systems can comprise of serval layers of thermosetting resin that are coated, troweled, or poured, and generally applied onto a concrete substrate. We will go into the pros and cons of using epoxy creations as your commercial buildings flooring solution. The first thing to remember with epoxy is the time it takes to prep, seal, and stain the flooring will be worth it in the long run. Another pro when choosing epoxy floors is how affordable it is especially when you have a lot of floors to cover. As business owners, if there is a way to save money and still get a quality product, it’s a win-win situation. Luckily for you, epoxy is a great product with the right price, and it is an easy and quick installation with the right professionals. Not only is epoxy affordable, but it is very durable for you high traffic spaces. Epoxy floors are one of the longest lasting types of floor coverings on the market, and by allowing you to save money at the same time. Not to mention they require very little maintenance other than regular routine sweeping and mopping. A big factor that a lot of times, people forget about, is the design of the floors you are choosing. You always want to pick a design that fits the culture of your business and makes the space feel like a safe and welcoming environment for customers and employees. There are a lot of design options when it comes to epoxy floors, it is a very customizable product, so you can choose colors patterns and other design elements of your choice. A couple design options are epoxy terrazzo, epoxy flake, solid color, and metallic, these are just a couple of great options to add some color to your space. There are only a couple cons when it comes to epoxy flooring, one being it can become slippery when wet, but if you choose a design like flake, this will add some grit to the floors and helps it become less slippery. The other con that comes with epoxy is that it is affected by UV light, so just make sure to install windows that reflect UV rays or pick a room will less windows. However, whether it is polished concrete, stained concrete, or epoxy concrete floors, you can never go wrong! Consider epoxy floors for your next commercial space.