The next time you enter a fancy restaurant or a lobby of an upscale hotel, take a closer look at that floor. That beautiful floor you’re walking on may not be what you think it is! Today’s flooring technology can create spectacular looking floors that are durable and easy to maintain. Epoxy floor coating, also known as poured resin floors, are popping up in public gathering spaces and in homes across the country. Their versatility and cost effectiveness make epoxy floor covering a great option when planning to cover a concrete floor.
An epoxy floor is a blend of resin and a curing agent that is applied to a concrete floor to offer protection, strength, and design. Depending upon the desired look, poured resin flooring can include custom designing! A basic single color or a color combination of a base color with colored flecks can be considered the starting point. The sky’s the limit after that!
Popular in today’s designing community, metallic epoxy floors offer an unparalleled gloss to a marble-like pour, for a great first impression in an entrance hall. Poured resin floors can be “molded” to have the Mediterranean look of slate. In these floors, grout is actually applied between the pieces of resin “slate”. The rustic look of Tuscan wood can be added to compliment your new dining area. For fun spaces, sports team colors can be incorporated into family game rooms. The appearance of running water adds a great point of interest to a bathroom.
Resin floors are great for floors in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and garages because of the natural spill resistance. Accidents can be easily mopped up without worry of staining the floor. Epoxy floors are non-porous and will allow the spill to puddle, rather than be absorbed into the concrete.
The floors are also able to handle high traffic areas, like at the front door or in front of the refrigerator. The coatings are easy to clean. All you need to do is sweep or vacuum the floor to remove loose dirt and debris. A bucket of warm water is all you need to mop the floor! Soaps will in fact dull the finish! Harsh cleansers and acidic products should be avoided on resin floors. This is a great advantage for the environment. No chemicals into the landfill.
When it’s time to spruce up the outdoor areas such as a patio or lanai, epoxy flooring is a new option. Between the design and color choices available, epoxy flooring can be a cost-conscious alternative. Non-slip agents can be added to the resin to reduce slips on wet floors. Using today’s 3-D technology, flooring professionals can even create an underwater seascape including coral reefs and fish! Great for poolside or sauna flooring.
Epoxy floor covering and today’s flooring technology allows for safe, sound, and creative choices for your designing needs. The decision is not whether to apply an epoxy coating. Given today’s choices the decision is what you want the floor to look like!! Give us a call to discuss your ideas!