The Advantages of Epoxy Coatings

The first in a two part series on Advantages of Epoxy Coatings

Nevada Custom Coatings respectfully acknowledges that epoxy coatings are not the only type of flooring available for your concrete floor. But whether you choose hardwood or linoleum tiles, ceramic tiles, carpeting, or another type of flooring, they all have their benefits and challenges. Similarly, epoxy coatings have benefits, and some people list challenges to their use. We’d like to go over the advantages of epoxy coatings in this article, and in a future article we will discuss perceived challenges to epoxy flooring.

Appearance of Concrete Coatings

Over time, carpet can fray or fade. Tile floors sometimes come loose, making a tripping hazard, and the missing pieces quickly become an eyesore. Epoxy coatings do not fade over time, and since the coating is one single, seamless application, there are no pieces to come loose. What’s more, you can also adjust the gloss of epoxy flooring, from a mild sheen to a mirror-like finish – something you can’t get with carpeting.

Cost of Concrete Coatings

Epoxy coatings are more budget-friendly per square foot than other types of flooring. Epoxy floors bond directly to the concrete, creating a flat surface if you ever decide to cover it over in the future. Also, you won’t need to purchase a stack of replacement tiles for loose or broken pieces. Once the concrete floor is prepared, Nevada Custom Coatings quickly spreads your epoxy coatings, generally costing less installation time than tile floors or hardwood.

Durability of Concrete Coatings

One constant worry with carpeting is the possibility of stains or spills damaging the look or feel of the carpet. Epoxy floors are resistant to oils, cleaning solvents, bleaches, stains, and even ultraviolet light. Their seamless configuration offers no option for loose pieces, and there’s no joints or connections for liquids or contaminants to work their way into. Epoxy floors also resist vibration, scrapes, cracks, gouges, and chips. It’s forgiving enough to endure shifting of the concrete underneath. With a no-slip finish, epoxy floors can even resist slips and falls.

Customization of Epoxy Coatings

One of the biggest benefits to epoxy coatings is how many ways you can adjust it to look the way you want. With tile floors, you are often limited to color shades or a few marble patterns. With carpeting, you can get a speckled look with different colors of fibers. With epoxy floors, not only can you get those looks, but you can add color granules, micas, metallic flakes. You can also add stripes or geometric shapes. Depth illusions are possible, so your floor looks like outer space, a beach with waves, or an optical illusion. You can add a business logo, directional stripes and arrows, or the emblem of your favorite sports team into your epoxy floor.

Certainly, there are many benefits to epoxy coatings, more than we listed here. If you’d like to learn about other benefits, we’d be happy to discuss them with you. Feel free to contact Nevada Custom Coatings by phone or using our online form here on our website. Of course, you may have discovered online claims of challenges with epoxy coatings. In the next article, we will consider some of these claims and provide an alternative perspective.

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