Epoxy flooring is a perfect solution for those who are looking for a floor that is not only durable, but also good looking and easy in maintenance. Let us take a closer look at it and understand more about its benefits and maintenance.
What is Epoxy:
Epoxy is the result of a chemical reaction between a resin (in this case epoxide) and a hardener (in this case polyamine). It is like a stiff plastic like material which is strong, resistant and well bonded. When this compound is applied over a floor, the floors look attractive, bright and sophisticated. Epoxy flooring increases the life of a floor due to its strength. There is no need to replace floors; a coat of epoxy can do the work and make the floors look new.
Benefits of Epoxy:
Epoxy flooring gives you the benefit of not re-doing the floor again and again. Due to the application of a chemical layer, it repels dust, water, chemicals, dirt and stains. Even if you spill some viscous liquid that is a chemical agent, you will be able to get rid of the liquid in a jiffy. It will not impact the look of the floor nor will it corrode the surface. This helps the floor to last longer. The floors do not chip off from the corners and there are no scratches. This makes the floor look cleaner and neater. Wooden floors or carpet floors often get stained and the look of the room is marred. But epoxy makes sure that floors remain intact for long period of time. This chemical treatment on the floors is beneficial especially if there are chemical treatments going on or if the floors have a heavy footfall on them.
Just because epoxy flooring repels dirt and stains does not mean we should not pay attention towards its cleanliness. There are at times some stains that can be seen on these floors. But these stains can be easily removed.
Wear rubber gloves while you are at the job. Use a blade to gently scrape off the stain and move the blade along a horizontal line. This process, if followed carefully will not leave stains on the surface. Use a sponge sander to remove the stain completely. Collect the debris with a dry piece of cloth. Then with another piece of cloth gently rub the affected area. The cloth needs to be soft so that you do not end up scratching the surface again. Apply a layer of epoxy on the area where there was the stain. Try and get the same colour of epoxy layer so that it matches with the rest of the floor. If the affected area is a small portion, you do not need to worry with the exact shade of colour. However, if the area affected is considerable large, colour mismatch will be evident.
It is quite annoying to walk on chipped and damaged floors. Epoxy flooring provides a complete solution to these problems. The chemical layer not only makes the floor look good but also increases the longevity of the floors in turn reducing the maintenance cost.