Every flooring system has its advantages. One of the greatest advantages of epoxy flooring is its versatility. Epoxy can be used virtually anywhere – it’s tremendously useful in commercial, industrial, and healthcare settings.
The focus of this article, then, will be on some of the best applications for epoxy. Whether you’re a homeowner needing a new basement or a business owner, this post will help you understand what makes epoxy such a great flooring system. Let’s get started.
Commercial Epoxy Flooring
Due to the wide variety of customization options available with epoxy flooring, it’s an excellent fit for commercial applications with straight forward installation. Epoxy is particularly popular in malls. Retail flooring systems are often epoxy coated with a high sheen finish, which increases the brightness of the surrounding area. That means fewer lights need to be installed to achieve the same level of brightness, reducing overhead costs.
Slip-resistant additives are also popular in commercial/retaill applications, especially around food courts or other areas where spills are expected.
The colours and patterns used in epoxy are also highly customizable. Your company’s logo can be a part of your flooring, as can any of your brand colours. The high level of durability of epoxy, coupled with its branding potential, makes epoxy a popular choice for car dealerships and showrooms.
Industrial Epoxy Flooring
The high levels of chemical resistance available with epoxy flooring make it an excellent option for the food and beverage industry. The fact that epoxy systems are non-porous and seamless; makes them ideal for food prep/processing areas in order to maintain health code compliance.
Its high durability makes it a great choice for warehouses in order to protect the concrete surfaces from premature wear and damage.
One popular option is to use coloured epoxy to colour-code different zones in buildings dedicated to manufacturing, as well as coloured paths going from zone to zone. This allows you to control the flow of traffic through the use of signage, and reinforce that flow through your flooring adding to a facilities safety protocols.
Epoxy Flooring in Healthcare
The chemical resistance and water imperviousness of epoxy flooring makes it a great option for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Epoxy flooring is seamless, so there’s no fear of living organisms working their way into pores in the floor. There are also anti-microbial and anti-static properties that can be added to epoxy floors. Finally, epoxy flooring is very easy to clean and maintain. All of these qualities can help hospitals reduce the rate of hospital-acquired infections.
These are just a few of the many potential applications for epoxy floors. Epoxy flooring installs quickly, and can be used over almost any concrete substrate – the substrate just needs to be properly prepared. Epoxy flooring can also be repaired.