10 Reasons to Have Epoxy Flooring

Last updated: November 2, 2017

High-gloss epoxied white flooring in white kitchen with glass-railing stair case on the right

Do your floors need a facelift? Epoxy flooring might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Epoxy is a smooth, sleek coating that adds an extra layer of durability to concrete floors. It has long been popular in garages and commercial buildings, and today, more homeowners are recognizing the benefits of using epoxy flooring inside the home.

Here are the top reasons to have epoxy flooring in your home.

1. Low-Maintenance

With no grout lines to scrub, wood to wax, or fibres to shampoo, epoxy flooring is one of the most low-maintenance flooring options out there. It resists dirt and stains, and requires little more than soap and water to keep clean. See our blog on how to care for epoxy concrete floors.

2. Versatile

Think beyond ordinary concrete floors. You can customize epoxy flooring to fit just about any interior style, from contemporary kitchens to cozy family rooms. With an endless array of dazzling colours, patterns and finishes, the only limit to epoxy’s potential is your creativity! See for yourself in this gallery of epoxy flooring inspiration.

3. Cost-Effective

Epoxy flooring provides a sleek, smooth finish fit for even the most modest renovation budgets. Installation is fast and easy compared to other flooring options, with a relative low cost per square foot.

4. Child and Pet-Friendly

Softer than plain concrete and more scratch-resistant than hardwood, epoxy flooring is a great option for families with pets or young children. The fact that it resists all manner of stains and spills is a great reason to have epoxy flooring in the playroom!

5. Makes a Statement

Once relegated to garages and warehouses, epoxy flooring is making gains in the world of interior design. Its seamless flow makes it perfect for contemporary, open-concept spaces, and you can also customize it to showcase vivid colours and patterns not typically seen at ground-level. Even neutral tones can stand out with a glossy epoxy coat.

6. Durable

Topped with an abrasion-resistant epoxy coating, concrete floors can withstand years of heat, moisture, and heavy traffic. Epoxy is a reliable flooring option for industrial buildings and warehouses, along with homeowners who want flooring able to stand the test of time.

7. Boosts Visibility

Epoxy flooring comes in glossy finish. High-gloss epoxy coating beautifully reflects natural and artificial light, instantly boosting the brightness in an area with no electricity required. It is a great solution for brightening dark rooms, like basements, or making large commercial spaces safer and easier to navigate.

8. Safe for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Flooring for kitchens and bathrooms has to stand up to heat, humidity, and the occasional spill. Epoxy fits the bill perfectly. Its durable surface is mold and moisture-resistant, and it wipes clean with a cloth or a mop.

9. Hypoallergenic

Unlike carpeting, epoxy flooring doesn’t harbor allergens like dust mites, dander, or pollen. Switching from carpets to epoxy flooring is a step towards better indoor air quality. Epoxy flooring also helps to control dust issues in an industrial setting.

10. Long-Lasting

When the job is done right, epoxy flooring can hold up to many years of use. But it’s important to start with high-quality materials, and ensure the coating is properly cured and applied. The City Painters use a solid, commercial-grade epoxy that stands up to heat, water, oil, gas, and just about anything else you throw at it!

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