Fashion and home design seem to go through phases. Builders and home designers are always looking for something newer and better. Epoxy coatings may be the newest, best and most durable product on the market when it comes to flooring.
Epoxy concrete coatings from are ideal for many places in the home. The material used is incredibly versatile and can be used with a variety of colors, designs and additives to achieve the look you desire. For example, floors can be cut and painted with custom designs before the epoxy is applied, making the design really stand out. Flecks of metal, granite or quartz are often added to the epoxy resin to add texture and character to the floor. This look is particularly popular in garages and commercial applications. The epoxy also works well with stain, providing a large selection of colors to choose from. Because the stain is applied directly to the floor and moved around by the installer, no two floors will ever be exactly alike.
Epoxy coatings are incredibly durable. They perform well in all areas, including those that are regularly wet or covered in oil. By adding granite or quartz to the mixture, the epoxy coating becomes textured, providing a slip resistant surface, and the epoxy itself is naturally water and oil resistant. Because of the ability to withstand water or oil spills, and the slip resistance of this durable surface, it is perfectly suited for garage floors, high traffic areas and busy kitchens. It has the ability to last many, many years and will likely never have to be replaced.
While epoxy coatings have been used in commercial applications for many years, they are fairly new to the residential scene. However homeowners are quickly discovering how wonderful this product is and choosing it for the ability to custom fit it to their own style and taste.