When Old Meets New – Epoxy Coatings

The Challenge of Historic Buildings

Historic buildings are time capsules, preserving the aesthetic and architectural ideas of eras gone by. In Reno, we have many different historic buildings, including the California Building, Greystone Castle, Lake Mansion, the Riverside Hotel, and even the Sparks Library. As time goes by, many of these buildings need renovating or restoring – not simply to preserve the building, but to keep it safe and secure. While restoring them for modern commercial use is a romantic notion, the practical challenges can be daunting. A key concern is preserving the original look while ensuring compliance with contemporary building standards. Thankfully, epoxy coatings are a modern solution to an age-old problem.

Epoxy Coatings: A Contemporary Solution

Epoxy coatings stand out as an option for historic buildings. Not only do they offer durability, but epoxy coatings can emulate traditional materials, offering a perfect blend of authenticity and modern efficiency. If preferred, you can use a completely transparent topcoat to seal in the look of your original concrete floor.

Mimic the Historic Look

Epoxy terrazzo, like its traditional cement terrazzo counterpart, brings forth the elegance of yesteryear. By mixing epoxy resin with colored chips of marble or glass, it’s possible to replicate historical details or create traditional looks with a contemporary edge. At Nevada Custom Coatings, our customized epoxy coatings can echo the original architecture of historic buildings, adding aesthetic appeal with modern functionality.

Durability for High Traffic Areas

Historic buildings that are repurposed for commercial spaces such as museums, retail stores, or restaurants endure constant foot traffic, creating wear and tear. When exhibits or displays are shifted around, epoxy coatings provide a hard, resilient surface that resists staining, scratches, and general wear, making it an ideal choice for preserving the integrity of the historic site. With Nevada Custom Coatings, you can ensure your flooring withstands the test of time and the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Traditional floors may require frequent and expensive maintenance. Epoxy floors’ minimal maintenance requirements make them an attractive option. A simple mop and bucket can handle most spills and stains, freeing up more time and resources to focus on the core business.

Meeting Modern Standards

Epoxy coatings are not just about looks and durability; they also play a vital role in meeting modern building codes and standards. They can be engineered to provide slip-resistant surfaces, making them a safe choice for commercial spaces. Nevada Custom Coatings takes pride in ensuring that our epoxy flooring solutions align with all relevant regulations, marrying historical charm with contemporary safety.

Preserve History with Epoxy Coatings

Restoring historic buildings is a delicate art that requires careful consideration of both aesthetics and practicalities. Epoxy coatings provide a remarkable solution that caters to both of these aspects. From replicating the traditional appearance to offering a durable, low-maintenance surface, epoxy coatings are a go-to choice for many restoration projects. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can transform your historic space with our customized epoxy solutions. Give us a call or schedule a free onsite consultation with our online form. Let us help you preserve our collective Nevada history far into the future!

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