Epoxy flooring is a smooth and seamless surface that is ideal for covering concrete. Because it’s a non-porous surface, it doesn’t stain, and it is extremely resistant to damage and very easy to clean with just mild soap and water. It’s also ideal for rooms or areas that are going to have high traffic, and won’t degrade over time like concrete can. Finally, it doesn’t crack so you don’t have to deal with that unsightly issue like you would with bare or treated concrete flooring.
Epoxy flooring is a combination of hardeners and resins that, when mixed together, create a chemical reaction causing it to harden into a rigid material with very strong bonds. That makes it durable and resistant to some of the most common issues you see with concrete, such as cracks, water damage, stains, and more.
There is no right or wrong place to add epoxy flooring, but some of the most common include:
• Restaurant kitchens
• Gymnasiums or sports facilities
• Storage facilities
There are also more decorative epoxy floor coatings that are popular in:
• Locker rooms
• Laundromats or other businesses
• Medical facilities and clinics
• Office buildings
A polyurethane floor is a highly flexible, highly abrasion-resistant floor coating that is known for its shine and longevity. Currently, Polyurethane floor coatings are one of the most historically used products in building and architectural planning. They are known to be highly flexible and allow for high levels of foot traffic and large machinery usage. In addition, Polyurethane floors will remain glossy and new-looking even if in contact with abrasives like glass, sand, or concrete.
Polyurethane coatings are excellent choices for warehouses and Industrial complexes where large machinery will be stored. These coatings are also the ideal flooring finish for veterinary labs, and animal laboratory facilities. Additionally, since Polyurethane coatings are so durable and glossy, they are commonly suitable for use as, auto garage floors and aircraft hangars.