What Is Epoxy?

An epoxy floor provides a stable, clean flooring solution for garages and businesses.

When most people think of hardwood flooring, they imagine simple wood floors in various shades. It’s a firm, warm material that invites you into the home. In reality, hardwood flooring is far more complex. There are two different types of wood flooring: engineered and solid wood flooring. Which one will you choose?

It’s not an easy decision for most homeowners. First, let’s explore solid hardwood. Solid hardwood flooring is a single piece of hardwood. There are no additional materials mixed into the flooring solution. It’s just wood.

Then, you have engineered wood flooring. It’s a more cost-effective option with some key differences.

Types of Epoxy Flooring

If you have considered epoxy flooring for your commercial property, there’s a flooring solution to fit your specific needs. Epoxy is an umbrella term that encompasses a class of materials and the manner in which they are used. An epoxy flooring system is a unique combination of resin and hardener. When combined, these two chemically react to form a plastic-like material that is strong and reliable. It’s the perfect flooring for industrial or commercial property.

There are numerous types of epoxy to choose from:

  • Self-Leveling Epoxy Flooring – A self-leveling epoxy is applied over old or damaged concrete floors to provide a level solution. The epoxy fills in the cracks and crevices of the old floor to form a smooth and seamless surface. It’s typically used for aesthetic appeal or slip resistance.
  • Epoxy Mortar Flooring – An epoxy mortar flooring is extremely tough and great for a seamless commercial system. The epoxy is mixed with graded or quartz sand, then troweled in place for a smooth finish. Typically, epoxy mortar is used for repairing an old floor.
  • Anti-Static Epoxy Flooring – In many industrial complexes, an electrostatic charge can be dangerous and even deadly. This unique epoxy flooring system contains a conductive material that accumulates all static electricity nearby and dissipates it properly. If you work with flammable materials, it’s highly recommended that you install an anti-static epoxy floor.

Epoxy Flooring Advantages

Besides the obvious commercial benefits of a smooth, stable floor, epoxy flooring provides other advantages, including:

  • A high-gloss surface that increases the brightness of an area for increased safety.
  • Quick and easy installation, without any layout or adhesives.
  • Durability and simplicity.
  • High resistance to oil stains and water.
  • Compatibility with self-leveling products for new or old concrete.

If you’re interested in new epoxy flooring for your commercial property, contact Starwood Distributors. We proudly offer epoxy solutions for garages that require little maintenance or time. Give us a call at 214-718-7304 today!

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