Most Common Misconceptions About Epoxy Flooring (2021)
Most Common Misconceptions About Epoxy Flooring
When it comes to creating a stunning epoxy floor, there are some common misconceptions involving these special flooring systems. Whether it is the idea that epoxy can’t be done on a budget or that it’s incredibly slippery, this article will debunk the most popular myths about epoxy flooring.
Myth #1 - Epoxy Can’t Be Done On A Budget
The number one misconception that binds people from choosing epoxy as their flooring system is the notion that epoxy can not be done on a budget. Epoxy can be expensive, but there are an incredible number of system variations that can cut costs and make the entire project more affordable. When floors are more complex in their design and involve multiple colors and application techniques, the prices will increase. If you are interested in a low priced epoxy system that is just as durable as their more expensive counterparts, the flaked system is the perfect solution. Flaked epoxy flooring is one of the most durable systems that epoxy can be applied in yet it is also one of the most cost effective options.
Myth #2 - Epoxy Can’t Be Done DIY
Another major misconception regarding epoxy is that these kinds of surfaces can not be applied without the help of a professional. This statement has some truths in it, yet in its entirety, it’s not true. Traditionally, epoxy is applied by a professional crew that will take all of the necessary steps to ensure that the surface properly adheres and lasts. Although this has been the standard practice for many years, epoxy can be done as a DIY project and have it turn out as seamless as a professional application.
Typically, DIY applications are done with the same materials that professionals use. This allows for the same results through a DIY application as what would be done by professionals. Fortunately, there are also products specifically designed for the DIYer. We recommend a DIY kit from Garage Epoxy. They are formulated with the same products used by epoxy professionals but do not require the extensive surface preparation that is synonymous with typical epoxy applications.
Myth #3 - Epoxy Is The Same As Garage Paint
One major misconception regarding epoxy is that garage paints will give you the same results as an epoxy surface. This is most definitely not the case because epoxy is not paint, and performs much differently than paints that are designed for garages. Garage paint will flake and chip when little pressure is applied. It is not designed to be as durable or long lasting as its epoxy alternative. Epoxy is formulated to be the most durable flooring solution both for indoor decorative applications and warehouse industrial applications. Even at its purest, most intricate form, epoxy will hold up much longer than any garage paint on the market.
Myth #4 - Epoxy Is Hard To Maintain
This is a very simple misconception to debunk because epoxy is one of the most durable surfaces and easiest to clean, especially in a warehouse setting. Epoxy, regardless of the type of system it is applied with, will not soak up any spills or materials which makes cleaning up a breeze. Oil, gasoline, and other substances will simply puddle on top of the epoxy making it easy to spray off with water or wipe up with a microfiber towel.
There are a ton of misconceptions regarding epoxy and we hope that this article sheds some light on some of these. If you have any additional questions or concerns, an EpoxyETC specialist will be more than happy to help answer all of those questions. To get in touch with a specialist, call (954)-799-6359.