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The Pros And Cons Of Epoxy Flooring

This blog will help you understand the pros and cons of epoxy flooring. At Parker Painting Group we understand that epoxy flooring is one of the most innovative and durable flooring solutions; for both industrial and residential use. No flooring system is perfect however the pros of epoxy flooring far outweigh the cons.

Are you looking for a professional team to complete your epoxy flooring? Get in touch with the professionals at Parker Painting Group on 1800 370 741.

the pros and cons of epoxy flooring

The Pros And Cons Of Epoxy Flooring

What Are Some Of The Pros Of Epoxy Flooring?

Epoxy flooring can be used in commercial, industrial and residential spaces. Below are 8 benefits of getting epoxy flooring applied;

1. Economical

Epoxy flooring is economical. The epoxy system can be installed over existing concrete, which means a low cost per square metre.

2. Long Lasting

Depending on the application, commercial epoxy floor coatings can last 7 to 20+ years. They are also easy to keep clean and maintain requiring very little if any repairs.

3. Withstand Heavy Loads

With the right solution mixture epoxy flooring can withstand very heavy loads, much more than concrete alone. Epoxy floors can endure high impact and are tough to scratch, dent or damage.

4. Durable

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely durable and resistant to damage, including a large number of chemicals. It is resistant to things like oil, solvents, cleaners, transmission fluid and acids. This makes it an excellent choice for factories, workshops, retail shops and more.

5. Customizable

The floors are visually appealing and decorative. You can achieve the precise look and colour you want. With limitless pattern design options and effects.

6. Fast Application

Because of the fast application there is only a minimal work interruption.

7. Low Maintenance

This type of flooring is easy to maintain and keep clean, with minimal wear and tear over time.

8. Under Floor Heating

Epoxy floors combine well with underfloor heating. This combination guarantees more comfort and ensures better heat distribution and considerable energy cost savings.

What are the Cons Of Epoxy Flooring?

There are many advantages to epoxy flooring solutions, however you must also take into consideration the cons. Below we’ve listed some factors to consider. This will help you make the most informed decision when choosing the ideal flooring for your property.

1. Fumes

Smelly fumes can be strong during the epoxy application process. However, once the epoxy dries the smell disappears.

2. Long Cure Time

The cure time is usually between 3-7days. There are variations but you should allow a week for the floor to be fully cured. However, the floor is usually dry enough to walk on in 12-24hrs.

3. Slippery When Wet

Because epoxy is non-porous it can be extremely slippery when it gets wet. Because of this, a skid resistant additive added to the top coat would make the floor safer…even when wet.

4. UV Light

Exposure to UV light can damage an epoxy coating, causing it to turn yellow or ‘milky’. UV-resistant coating can be added to the formula to alleviate this issue, but generally epoxy is not recommended for use in sunny areas.

If you are searching for an epoxy flooring specialist, then give us a call on 1800 370 741 to arrange an onsite inspection. Alternatively, complete the contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.


For more information about the pros and cons of epoxy flooring, get in touch with Parker Painting Group.


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