When you think of floor coatings, you likely think of an epoxy floor coating. Epoxy is one of the most common floor coatings for the industrial and commercial setting. This is due to its tough protective layers that hold up against heavy surface wear and tear and corrosion. While epoxy floor coatings are an excellent choice for sealing and protecting your floors, did you know that floor coatings such as epoxy aren’t limited to just floors in your business? In this article, we are going to give you some ideas for other uses for epoxy projects.
What is Epoxy?
Epoxy is made by combining a hardener and a resin mixed using a specific formula that creates a chemical reaction causing a strong bond. Not to be confused with epoxy floor paint which is an easy pre-mixed solution excellent for DIY projects, epoxy floor coatings typically require a professional painter for proper (and safe) installation. A commercial painter who works with epoxy finishes will be able to properly mix the two compounds as necessary for your particular project. Epoxy floor coating’s properties allow it to be very versatile, used for a wide range of materials including woods, metals, cement and more. Epoxy floor coatings are very popular because of its resistance to harsh chemicals, extreme temperature changes, it’s water resistant properties and more.
Benefits of an Epoxy Floor Coating
As mentioned already, epoxy provides a very hard, slip resistant, easy to clean surface that is excellent on a large variety of materials. It’s durable and long lasting which makes it excellent for high traffic areas. Epoxy floor coatings are FDA & USDA Compliant, have a low VOC Content, are thermal shock resistant and have a ton of custom color options. The health industry utilizes epoxy due to its ability to stand up against harsh chemicals needed for cleaning in hospitals, clinics, etc. Factories and other manufacturers utilize epoxy coatings on machinery, warehouse floors with high heavy machinery traffic, and more. Just about any business can benefit in some way from using epoxy floor coatings. BUT, what else can you do with epoxy?
Other Epoxy Floor Coating Ideas
Garage Floors – Epoxy coatings are becoming more and more popular for garage flooring. Not only does it provide a scratch resistant, durable, strong surface, it can actually improve the overall stability of your structure and increase the value of your home! Garages these days serve many more purposes than a place to store your vehicles. Epoxy allows you to get creative in design to accommodate your specific wants and desires for the specific use of your garage. Color and design options are limited only by your imagination.
Bathroom Floors – Again, the wide variety of colors and styles that can be achieved with epoxy and the water resistant properties of it makes epoxy a popular choice for bathroom flooring. Get creative and customize your flooring to match your bathroom.
Countertops – That’s right! Epoxy Coatings are not just for floors! A popular trend going into 2022 is achieving the marble or granite look for both kitchen and bathroom countertops with epoxy paints. Epoxy is a cost effective way to create this classy look. If you already have existing marble countertops, epoxy is also an excellent option for a clear topcoat to protect the surface.
If you are a homeowner or a business owner who is interested in exploring the different options epoxy floor coatings can provide, contact JMA Painters for a free consultation. JMA Painters is a skilled commercial painter servicing Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi markets. We utilize all the newest paint technologies in the industry and have built a reputation on excellent customer service and thorough communication. We would love to teach you everything we know about epoxy!