Commercial epoxy flooring has a variety of uses across many different industries. The strength, durability and protection it provides, as well as the low relative cost in comparison to other types of floors make it an ideal flooring option for a wide array of commercial applications. Today we take a look at 6 major uses for industrial epoxy flooring.

Warehouse Flooring

Epoxy coatings are great for warehouse flooring. Warehouses usually see heavy traffic, including equipment like forklifts, machinery and vehicles. Coating the floors with epoxy is an excellent way to protect the concrete from wear, pitting or other damage. The coating also makes the warehouse easier to clean, defending against dirt, spills and chemicals. In areas where a large number of people will be walking, a non-slip traction layer can be added to the epoxy to help lessen the danger of workers slipping and falling.

Aircraft Hangars

Airplane Hangar Epoxy Floor CoatingTraditional concrete floors can absorb chemicals, making it difficult or impossible to completely remove them without replacing the floor. This can cause a safety hazard for employees. Epoxy coatings are chemical resistant and actually repel chemicals, causing chemical and fuel spills to float atop epoxy coatings instead of seeping in. This allows easier cleanup by maintenance crews. Coating the floors of aircraft hangars with an epoxy resin provides similar benefits to warehouse floors. The coating is also heat resistant and handles the hot tires of the aircraft.

Automotive Facilities

Auto shops are notoriously hard on floors. Grease, oil and chemicals are regularly spilled on the floors. Tools and parts are dropped or dragged across the floor, causing chips, scratches and gouges in the concrete. This is just the nature of the business and the heavy duty tools and equipment involved. Fortunately, industrial epoxy flooring can protect the concrete from even these harsh conditions.

Pharmaceutical Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy makes an excellent flooring surface for pharmaceutical, laboratory and clean room use. The resins are naturally anti-microbial and create a seamless surface that resists dirt, dust and bacteria. The high chemical resistance and waterproof finish make it an ideal surface for the harsh conditions found in laboratories and pharmaceutical environments.

Showroom Floors

Office Flooring Metallic EpoxyIn addition to being a highly durable commercial-grade coating, epoxy resins are also very versatile and stylish. Many different colors, styles and textures can be achieved to match almost any design need. This makes it ideally suited to using in showrooms. What better way for a car dealership to show off their top (insert favorite Mercedes/Lambo/Porsch/BMW) than to have its gleaming body nicely reflected in the surface of the stylish new epoxy flooring.

Food Service Flooring

Coating commercial kitchen floors with epoxy resins is an ideal use to take advantage of all the benefits epoxy floors bring. Kitchens, such as those in restaurants and the fast food industry, see high levels of traffic, as well as oil and food spills. These areas are very hard on other types of flooring, causing excessive wear, staining and damage to the floor. Additionally, they can be difficult to clean and disinfect. This is where epoxy floor coating shines, protecting and sealing the floors from damage and bacteria. The seamless anti-microbial layer makes the floors easy to clean and prevents harmful bacteria buildup. This helps keep a sanitary kitchen and can improve the establishments ability to pass health department inspections. The epoxy coating doesn’t absorb grease, dirt and food spills, making it simple for staff to mop and wash down the kitchen when they close for the day. High traffic areas can also be installed with a non-slip surface to make the floors safer for kitchen staff to walk on without falling.

Additional Commercial Epoxy Flooring Uses

There are many other commercial applications for epoxy flooring, including military use, healthcare, manufacturing, factories, and others. A future post may focus on these additional uses, but here are the 6 we focused on for today.

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Welcome to 2018. Technology and materials continue to advance in many different fields, providing numerous options in construction and home improvement. All the choices can cause confusion and indecision though, due to homeowners not fully understanding the pros and cons of the flooring materials and which may be optimal for their specific application. This month, we will examine some of the more commonly used floor finishes, trying to focus on outlining the benefits and drawbacks and where you should or should not use them.

4 Different Kinds of Flooring and How They Can Be Used

Carpeting for Floors

carpet flooringBenefits: Carpet is fairly inexpensive, costing $1.00 – $4.00 per square foot on average, depending on type and quality. It is comfortable and provides a welcoming, cozy feel to most rooms. It is great for covering up uneven or badly finished floors and can be replaced easily if damaged or stained. The material also acts as a sound dampener, lessening the noise around the house.

Drawbacks: Carpet quickly gets stained, dirty and retains allergens. The oils from your feet collect on the carpet, causing tracking and filthy-looking areas where it sees more traffic. It requires regular cleaning, often needing professional steam cleaning to make the carpet presentable again. Some stains simply cannot be removed, and when carpeting needs to be replaced, you usually need to replace the whole room, since it cannot be patched without looking mismatched.

Good and Bad Uses for Carpeting: Generally, using carpeting in high traffic areas or rooms that will see a lot of food, liquid or contaminants that may stain is a bad idea. Kitchens, dining rooms, garages and basements should not be carpeted. Bedrooms are a good choice to add comfort.

Cork Flooring

Cork FlooringBenefits: Cork is a natural material that is environmentally friendly. It is mold resistant and has an anti static properties that resist microbes and toxins. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, which gives each floor unique textures and insuring no two floors are exactly alike. While not as soft as carpet, cork still provides a soft, springy surface that is enjoyable to walk on.

Drawbacks: Cork can require a lot of maintenance. Heavy items sitting on it can leave permanent indentations, making the floor look strange if you decide to rearrange your furniture. It also stains and water causes it to swell. Though you can apply sealers that help prevent this, the sealers need to be re-applied fairly often to maintain your floors.

Rooms for Cork Flooring: Potentially any room could use cork flooring, but it requires more care and maintenance than some other flooring finishes. Higher traffic areas like kitchens or rooms with a lot of heavy furniture, like living rooms are riskier to do in cork. Bedrooms or a loft are safer rooms to use cork.

Check out the video below to see an epoxy flooring install for an entire house. Skip to the end to see the final results.

Epoxy Resin Floor Coating

metallic epoxy flooringBenefits: Epoxy is a strong and versatile coating that can be used in almost any room. It completely seals the floor, so it can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, or any room that you want to protect against water or food spills. Epoxy flooring is very durable and can be used in high traffic areas as a good way to protect the floors from damage. It also acts as an anti-microbial barrier, so is good for people with allergies. Epoxy floors are easy to clean. You can sweep, vacuum and/or mop the floor. Epoxy resins are very stylish and can be used to create many different designs and looks to match any room.

Drawbacks: Epoxies are hard and do not provide soft or comfortable surfaces to walk on. If used in bedrooms or an area where you want to relax in comfort, an area rug on top of the flooring can provide some added comfort.

Rooms for Epoxy Flooring: Epoxy is great in the kitchen to protect against spills and staining. Coating the garage floor protects the concrete against chemicals, tire marks and damage from tools and storage. Living rooms can be made very stylish with epoxy coatings, while a rug under the couch can add a soft surface for guests to lounge on. Epoxy floors are fine for any room in the house, but are best in high traffic areas and areas where you want to protect against spills or water.

Hardwood Flooring

Benefits: Hardwood flooring is very classy and stylish. Most people love the look of hardwood floors, so it raises the resale value of a home. They are also easy to clean.

Drawbacks: Expensive. Hardwood flooring is one of the most expensive flooring options available. At costs from $10 to $18 per square foot, depending on wood type, removal and installation, expect to spend $5,000 to $10,000 or more for a quality hardwood floor. They need to be refinished and re-coated periodically, especially in high traffic areas, to protect and maintain the floors. Unlike cork or carpet, hardwood flooring does not dampen sound and is noisy to walk on.

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Since the holidays are here again, we are going to focus on the versatility and sometimes even “festive” options that epoxy provides, allowing designers and businesses to install flooring, design epoxy “art,” or other creative uses that match almost any design or need.

Modern Epoxy Resin Floors Add Excitement

commercial epoxy resin floorFlooring used to be boring, but with all the modern, creative uses for resins, colors and texturing possible with epoxy, this is no longer so. The contemporary designer has a veritable canvas in the floor space of any home or business. This surface can be styled and textured and blended to create an effect or compliment the decor of the room.

For business use, epoxy resin flooring can create a stylish, yet durable surface that can withstand years of traffic and abuse. However, one of the clever uses for epoxy floors that businesses may start taking advantage of is to create effects that they change during special promotions or seasons. Changing the flooring for an entire department store could get rather costly, but imagine just doing the entryway for a seasonal event like Christmas, or gearing up for a spring break or summer sale.

Creative Commercial Uses for Epoxy Coatings

business epoxy resin floorLikewise, for commercial use such as a warehouse or hangar, different areas could have different shades of “color coding” to designate where certain machinery is stored. Areas of a plant that had been specially treated for chemical use might have a specific epoxy flooring color coding to instantly let employees know at a glance that the area was safe for chemicals.

3D flooring art is starting to catch on as well. Graphic murals and artwork of everything from seascapes with realistic looking animal life, to clever optical illusions that look like something is breaking through the floor are being installed to create custom effects. This flooring is digitally printed and then the material applied to the surface. After installation, the flooring is then coated with a clear epoxy resin to protect the print and seal the floor.

Epoxy Resin for Creative Design

Epoxy resins truly allow us to expand our creativity and style in the flooring industry. But it doesn’t stop there. Epoxy is being used to create jewelry, art, tables, counters and many other things as well. Check out this Pinterest page dedicated to epoxy. How about a custom coffee table made with real coffee beans encased in epoxy resin? Or a real penny epoxy flooring made with thousands of pennies coated in epoxy resin?

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Most people have heard of epoxy floor coatings for garages, but you may not know that epoxy flooring is used for many other surfaces as well. Here are seven uses for epoxy that you may not be aware of.

Epoxy Resins for Pool Decks and Pool Rooms

Epoxy Pool Deck1. Pool decks can be dangerous if they are not properly surfaced. Water from the pool can make the deck slippery. A wrong step can cause your friends or family to slip, hurting themselves on the hard concrete surface. Fortunately, epoxy flooring can be mixed with non-slip materials that provide extra traction around the pool deck to help prevent injuries from slipping.

2. Pool rooms are another great place to use epoxies. The coating creates a moisture and microbial barrier that simultaneously protects against moisture damage and bacteria build-up.

Epoxy Coatings in the Bathroom

3. Bathrooms get a lot of use. Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time in the bathroom, showering, washing our hands, getting ready for work. Just one person uses the bathroom several times each day. The average family bathroom may see use dozens of times each day. With all the water and steam from constant showers, and water from the sink, bathrooms see a lot of continual moisture. This causes mildew, peeling paint and wallpaper, curling linoleum, damp and rotting baseboards, as well as other moisture related problems.

Epoxy resin coatings can alleviate many of these problems. Epoxy seals the floor against moisture, preventing water from seeping into the flooring and causing damage. It also creates a barrier that is resistant to mildew. Epoxy can also be used on the walls and baseboards to protect against moisture seeping into them and causing rot.

Epoxy Surface Coatings for Use in Saunas

4. Epoxy coatings can be used on the walls and floors of saunas. The thick, durable layer is tough and resistant and can stand the high temperatures and abuse inherent in a sauna environment. Saunas that don’t use the proper materials can be breeding grounds for bacteria and fungus that may build up over time. Epoxy floor coatings act as a microbial barrier that don’t hold bacteria. With proper cleaning and maintenance, these coatings provide an excellent surfacing option for a sauna.

Epoxy Flooring for the Basement or Den

(5 & 6) Many people cut corners when it comes to the flooring for their den or basement. Much of their time and money went into the kitchen, bedrooms, dining room and other areas of the house, so you will often see the basement with a half-finished look. Bare concrete, rafters and beams still visible, maybe a missing piece of sheetrock that was never hung. This seems like such a waste. With a few finishing touches and some stylish looking epoxy on the floor, these rooms can be turned into modern, comfortable places that your friends will want to spend time in. Make that dreary basement into a lively man cave or game room.

Epoxy Floor Coatings in the Garage

Metallic Epoxy Garage Floor Coating7. One of the most popular uses for epoxy floor coatings, and the one that most people think of when they hear “epoxy flooring” is for the garage. The garage is a place that can see heavy use. Tools, equipment, vehicles and numerous other things are stored in the garage. Many homes also use the garage as a workshop. Tools get dropped on the floor, heavy items are slid, dropped, or drug around. Oil spills, dripping car fluids and other chemicals often find their way to the garage floor. Very few flooring options can stand up to all this abuse as well as epoxy. Epoxy resins can withstand most oils and chemicals. Tools and heavy items dropped on the surface will usually do little to no damage. The other benefit is that epoxy floor coatings create a layer that seals the concrete and makes the surface very easy to clean. Oils or chemicals that would normally stain other surfaces wash off much more easily from epoxy.

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Improper epoxy flooring surface preparation can lead to delamination and other problems with your epoxy flooring. Do you know enough to tell whether your installer is conditioning and installing your floor correctly?

One of our frustrations as a professional epoxy flooring installation company, is seeing all the hack handymen, fly-by-night “epoxy” companies and other con men posing as epoxy floor professionals. Many homeowners get duped by the low prices, thinking they are getting a great deal. After all, most epoxy floors look similar when finished. It isn’t till later, when the low quality floors start to delaminate that the differences become apparent.

proper floor coating preparationSome companies may even offer lengthy warranties to hide the low quality materials and workmanship. Offering a 30 year warranty doesn’t matter if the company isn’t around in 2 or 3 years.

One of the most important things that some companies may cut corners on is the surface preparation of the concrete. There are only three methods of preparing the concrete for epoxy installation that will properly condition the floor. We want to educate homeowners on the proper methods, so they are less likely to be fooled by shoddy work.

The Three Methods of Epoxy Flooring Surface Preparation

Shot Blasting Concrete Flooring

Shot blasting is a one-step approach for removing, cleaning up and profiling surfaces in preparation for coverings and overlays. Not only do shot blasting systems produce a roughened texture that enhances adhesion of decorative garnishes, they also leave surface areas immediately ready and dry for re-coating or resurfacing.

Many shot blasters use a wheel with blades similar to paddles, that launch steel shot at the surface area at a high speed utilizing centrifugal force, fracturing off the surface layer of the concrete along with any dirt, finishes, paint or other contaminants.

The depth of surface area removal is managed by a mix of factors, consisting of the size of the shot and concentration utilized, the rate the machine is moved across the floor, shot impact force and whether there is already a coating on the floor that needs to be removed. One advantage of shot blasting is that it produces little dust or debris, making the technique an excellent choice for floors in sensitive areas, such as cooking facilities or making plants. Shot blasting is one of the old techniques earlier utilized to level a flooring and to prepare a concrete floor for further treatment. The heat produced from shot blasting can make the covering sticky.

Concrete Grinding Floor Surface Preparation

commercial epoxy floor prep imageConcrete grinding is a phrase that broadly references the work done to a concrete surface to remove layers of residue or imperfections. Concrete grinding is generally used in the removal of flooring finishes and/or the flooring itself, as well as glue left from carpet or tile removal. It can also remove residual grout from stone tile floors.

Concrete floor grinders use powerful rotating diamond-coated discs to carry out a wide variety of jobs, from concrete texturing to clean and open the pores of the surface, to elimination of paints, glues and other finishes. They usually leave behind a smoother profile than scarifying, scraping or shot blasting, and when used on difficult, dense concrete surfaces they have more of a polishing effect rather than creating abrasions.

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What is a “commercial epoxy coating” and how does it differ from the epoxy that is used for residential flooring? This is a common question in the industry and among homeowners, with many wondering what the distinction is between the two.

Where Commercial Epoxy Coating is Used

While there are differences, most of the same processes and materials are used for both commercial and residential epoxy floors. Here at Brilliant Epoxy Floors Inc., we regularly install our systems in garages, basements and living rooms, but may install a similar floor coating in a warehouse or commercial kitchen the next day.

commercial epoxy coating kitchen floorAll of our residential systems including; solid color, chip systems, Granite Chrome System, and Pearl Essence Metallic systems can be used for commercial projects. A major difference that can be found in a commercial application of one of these systems is the sealant and top coat we use may be thicker and more hardened to protect against high traffic or heavy equipment damaging the floor.

Commercial Epoxy Coating Additives

Many commercial uses of epoxy coatings also require the addition of non-slip additives such as sand or grit (we use an aluminum oxide sand-like material) to give the flooring a more textured surface. This textured finish provides more traction and helps prevent slipping.

For high-use businesses and commercial areas, many companies are very pressed for time when making any changes. They use their floors daily and need the area ready again for use as soon as possible. For projects such as these we usually recommend one of our quick drying systems that can be ready again for use within two days.

In reality, all residential epoxy flooring systems can be “converted” for use in most commercial floor projects. Depending on traffic, use and what sort of wear the floor is likely to receive, we select a finish appropriate for the situation. Need a durable, non-slip surface for a commercial kitchen that is easy to clean every night when the restaurant shuts down? No problem.

There are a few epoxy floor coatings that are specific to commercial projects. These are systems that could in theory be used in a home, but are unnecessary and what one might call “overkill” for home use.

Quartz Broadcast System

commercial epoxy coating chemical pitThis system is widely used for light to medium traffic situations. It is excellent in commercial kitchens, manufacturing facilities, aviation, automotive, bathrooms, and bottling facilities. Generally, this system is recommended for areas where water containment is needed and a more durable surface that can take a good amount of traffic. These floors generally have very good traction and anti-slip surfaces.

The 1/4 inch Power Trowel Systems

This system is a very thick silica mortar mix that is used to correct degradation of concrete and to create a very strong flooring system for all Industry. Used In warehouse, manufacturing, bottling, aircraft hangers, military, and automotive use. This system restores old cracked and pitted concrete to a smooth extremely durable heavy weight traffic and storage system.

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When most people think of epoxy, they likely are only aware of its uses as a floor coating. While one of the primary uses is definitely as epoxy garage flooring, it also has many other applications. Considering the combination of modern polymers and increasingly being used in interior design, epoxy now has a wide variety of applications ranging the gamut from home to industrial use. Here are some of them:

Epoxy Coatings Can Be Used on Tabletops and Counters

epoxy garage flooring imageMany homeowners, businesses and restaurants are now using epoxy resins to coat counters and tabletops. One of the unique qualities of epoxy is that it creates a non-porous, perfectly smooth surface that is easy to clean and resistant to fluids and stains. This makes it a great material for areas like kitchen counters, bar counters, or surfaces like tables in restaurant. The benefit to this is the epoxy coating protects whatever is underneath. For instance, a restaurant could coat an expensive hardwood table, preventing damage to and protecting the surface from some patron spilling wine on it, while still showing the beauty and luxury of the real wood underneath a clear coating of epoxy.

Decorative Interior Designs With Epoxy Resins

In recent years epoxy has gone upscale with its creative uses in interior design. Hi-end designers have realized the benefits of using this versatile polymer in interior design for everything from kitchen counters, living room flooring, bathrooms, basements, to stylish accents and highlights, or as a protective coating for colored tile. Epoxy coatings can be mixed to create almost any color imaginable, so they are great to help style a room, or add accentuation and shine to an area you want to draw attention to.

If used as a flooring, epoxy can be given texture, swirled in stylish colors, or even be given a metallic look like our Metallic Pearl Epoxy to enliven dreary basement flooring, or add some style and pop to a living room.

Uses as a Bonding Agent

Resins can be used as a bonding agent. When you think of epoxy, maybe the first thing that comes to mind is not “glue,” but one of the amazing qualities of this resin is its ability to bond together different materials that would be difficult or impossible to adhere with traditional glues. Epoxy can be used to bond wood, metal, glass, plastic, stone, just about anything. Before you go trying to glue things together though, make sure you have the right kind of resin for the materials you are trying to bond.

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epoxy resins for flooring imageSome may see concrete as virtually unbreakable, but it is not impervious to specific types of damage, including cosmetic, such as scuffing, staining and breaking. This can ruin the general attractiveness of the floor. Concrete is permeable and can absorb dirt, salt, chemicals and oils, making it hard to clean up the concrete floors properly.

Epoxy has been used in homes and for industrial purposes for over fifty years. As the benefits have become more widely known, epoxy coatings are becoming the “go to” option for flooring that is both stylish and durable. Here we share some interesting facts that you may or may not know.

Epoxy Coatings as a Durable Surface Protectant

Floor coatings made from epoxy are resistant to many kinds of damage. Tough industrial coatings are often applied in areas that are regularly exposed to damage and wear. Warehouses, garages, areas where heavy equipment is used or stored, auto mechanic shops.

High Heat Resistance and Doesn’t Burn Easily

Epoxy floor coatings form a thick barrier that retards fire and doesn’t burn. It can protect the surface long enough that the fire may burn itself out or prevent burning long enough for the local services to respond and extinguish the fire.

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  1. Epoxy Floors for Professional Kitchens

commercial kitchen epoxy floor

Commercial kitchen epoxy floor

Epoxy floors are perfect for commercial kitchens because of their clean and sanitary traits. Unlike most types of flooring, epoxy floors can be installed to have no cracks/crevices where microbes tend to build. Not only are epoxy floors more sanitary because of this, but to clean these floors requires less chemicals and scrubbing than previously needed for other types of flooring. Most epoxy floors have an antimicrobial layer on the surface of the floor, so despite all of the restaurant spills and mishaps, these floors can remain sanitary and up to health codes.

  1. Epoxy Floors for Retail

Epoxy floors for retail, whether it be from hair salons to corner shops, are an excellent choice due to their attractive qualities. Epoxy floors have a professional style that invites people into your business. The cleanliness of the floors also makes your business appear to be well put together and appealing to customers. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and patterns that best match whatever impression you want your store to portray.

  1. Epoxy Floors for Auto Shops

Auto shops see all sorts of disasters like grease, motor oil, and heavy equipment, so they need a floor that can withstand all of that. Epoxy floor coatings have a heavy layer that can withstand things like motor oil and will allow for easy clean-up. Regular concrete would require special formulas and time consuming cleaning methods in order to remove the stains from substances such as grease and brake fluids, but epoxy flooring doesn’t stain! This creates a cleaner workplace for your employees, and a more attractive business for your customers!

  1. Epoxy Floors for Warehouses

commercial epoxy floor coating for warehouse

Warehouse Floor Coating

By applying epoxy floors in warehouses, businesses can then eliminate specific hazards that come from concrete floorings. The particles from concrete floors, which are traditionally used for warehouses, can cause loose powders or dust to flow into the air causing sicknesses to employees and buildup of debris in equipment. This not only hurts business, but can cost a pretty penny to fix. Another reason to apply epoxy flooring in warehouses is their cleanliness. The buildup of particles from concrete and hard to clean surfaces can make business appear to be unkempt. Epoxy floors don’t produce dust like concrete does and adds an attractive element to the business.

  1. Epoxy Floors for Airports

More and more people are traveling by plane, which also means they spend more of their time in airports. This adds a challenge to transform airports to be attractive and comfortable to future passengers. With the variety of available colors and design options, epoxy floors are stylish and attractive, not to mention sanitary. Epoxy floors also can absorb immense amounts of pressure and the wear that comes with the traffic of thousands of people coming and going every day. These floors have the strength to support heavy luggage and are slip-resistant to prevent injuries to the people in airport.

Brilliant Epoxy Floors Inc. has over 20 years of experience and has installed millions of square feet of epoxy flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Give us a call today at: 480-203-2444 and let us help you get the professional service you deserve on your next commercial or residential flooring project.

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Epoxy floor coating has many uses and qualities, but most people don’t know much about this compound. There is a lot that goes into choosing the right flooring choice for your needs, and of course cost is always a factor. To help you decide if epoxy flooring is right for you, we thought that we would answer some frequently asked questions.

Is epoxy floor coating toxic?

residential epoxy floor coating

Most people would be surprised to learn that most liquid epoxy resins, in its uncured state, are classified as “an irritant” material. This means that, if it came into contact with your eyes and/or skin, you might feel some irritation. Aquatic organisms are most at risk with liquid epoxy resins as it can be considered toxic to these types of animals. However, in solid form, epoxy resins are more often classified as non-hazardous material.  Therefore, this form of epoxy resin is usually thought to be the safest form for use.

The main risk identified for use of epoxy resins (until it is set) is “sensitization.” This would be more of a concern if you frequently used epoxy resins, such as someone who worked in this field. This is simply the body becoming sensitive to the chemicals in the resin over time and extended use.

Epoxy resins in their cured (finished) state are non-hazardous. This means that once we complete the flooring installation and tell you it is safe to drive on, it is also safe for your family, pets, or employees.

Is there a specific color that I would have to use if I chose to go with epoxy flooring?

The quick and short answer is no. You would be surprised at all of the variations that are available to you. We have several epoxy color charts available for you to review, ranging from simple primary colors to granite chip and more. You are in the driver’s seat with this one.

Why should I choose epoxy floor coating over other types of flooring?

There are several benefits to choosing epoxy flooring over other types of flooring! One of the obvious benefits of choosing this type of flooring is the incredible durability and resistance found with epoxy. There is also the added bonus that it is easier to clean and maintain this surface and enjoy the seamless beauty found with epoxy flooring. The consumer is able to improve safety as well since epoxy flooring is an impact, slip, and fire resistant surface.

How do the epoxy floor coating systems work?

For residential customers, you have several options available to you. There is the common 2 layer solid color light sprinkle that is a low cost option usually seen in garages. There is also the more durable 3 layer light sprinkle option to choose from. For those who would like the extra protection on their flooring, there is a 4 layer full chip system that adds additional protective layers and durability. Lastly, for the premium flooring, we offer 2 different types of granite to meet your needs: Full Chip System and Chrome System. Both are beautiful and provide an elegance and style that are unmatched by most other flooring systems. “The Granite Full Chip system is a 5 layer composite sandwich comprised of 2 layers of resin based epoxy prime coats, we broadcast the chips to full saturation, and then there are 2 top layers that seal in the chips.” Although the composition of the Granite Full Chip and the Granite Chrome is almost the same, the added detail of the chrome brings out more brilliance and color that you have to see to believe. One of our newest flooring options that has been getting rave reviews is our pearl essence flooring also referred to as a metallic coating. Lastly, there are the polyaspartic and poly urea top coats.

commercial epoxy floor coating projectFor those commercial projects, we have you covered as well. Not only are all of the residential flooring choices open to you, but you have added options as well. You can choose a Quartz Broadcast System, the 1/4 inch Power Trowel System, Urethane Mortar System, or ESD Epoxy Flooring System.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless!

What type of cost is associated with choosing epoxy flooring?

The cost for epoxy floor coating is much more reasonable than you may expect. As stated before, you are in the driver’s seat, which means you control some of the cost associated with the flooring. The size of the area to be treated and the epoxy coating you decide, all play a role in the total cost.

Brilliant Epoxy Floors Inc. has over 20 years of experience and has installed millions of square feet of epoxy flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Give us a call today at: 480-203-2444 and let us help you get the professional service you deserve on your next commercial or residential flooring project.

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