6 Reasons Why Epoxy Floors Are Ideal for Industrial Flooring

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Your industrial floor goes through a lot each day. It needs to be able to maximize productivity, provide a safe environment, and hold its condition for a long time. In the past, polished concrete was the best available option, and it became the most popular floor type for industrial spaces.

Concrete has several vulnerabilities, though. It wears quickly, cracks easily, and can be very slippery. More recently, however, epoxy floor coating technology emerged into the mainstream and provided a solution to these common problems. Epoxy floors truly check all the boxes.

6 Reasons To Install Epoxy for Industrial Floors

1.   Epoxy is Strong and Long-Lasting

Epoxy coats are a two-part curing system: a resin and a hardener. When these two components are mixed, a chemical reaction occurs that solidifies the liquid and creates a very hard surface. The epoxy surface is between two and three times stronger than concrete. Epoxy can withstand over 10,000 psi (pounds per square inch), whereas concrete can hold 3,000 to 5,000 psi.

This massive increase in strength greatly increases the lifespan of the floor by reducing the risks of cracking, chipping, and scratching. With proper care, the lifespan of epoxy flooring is 20 to 30 years!

2.   Epoxy Floors Are Customizable for Your Needs

Epoxy floors can be formulated to suit your purposes in a variety of ways. The thickness of the coat will also vary depending on your project’s requirements. Maybe you need more protection from chemical spills and heavy machinery damage, or maybe you need slip resistance to be a priority. A professional at Coating Designs can help you select the right epoxy floor system for your space.

3.   Epoxy Floors Are Low Maintenance

Epoxy floors are very easy to maintain. While daily maintenance is important to boost the lifespan of your floor, this cleaning takes a few minutes to complete. Daily maintenance is as simple as sweeping with a soft-bristled broom. The floors only need to be mopped weekly or bi-monthly with warm water. Chemical detergents are not necessary. Lastly, spills and potential stains should be neutralized and mopped as soon as possible. That’s it!

4.   Epoxy Floors Are Safer

Safety is a top priority in industrial spaces. Epoxy floors are safer than traditional polished concrete because most epoxy coatings are non-slip. Traditional concrete may have several tripping hazards, such as cracks, grout lines, and uneven slabs. Epoxy, on the other hand, is a smooth, continuous layer that reduces falling risks. Additionally, the shiny coat reflects light and increases visibility for employees.

5.   Epoxy Floors Can Be Installed Quickly

If you’re hoping to get back to business as soon as possible, you’re in luck. An experienced team can install epoxy floors in just a day. You don’t need to rip up the existing concrete as epoxy is coated right over the top of it. The floor takes longer to cure than it does to be installed. Although a few factors play into how long it takes to fully cure, your floor is typically ready for light use after about 24 hours. Full cure time ranges from 3 to 7 days.

6.   Epoxy Floors Are Good Looking

To top off their excellent grade in durability and functionality, epoxy floors add a great look to any space. The shiny floor coating appears clean and bright. If you wish, you can customize the look of your floor coating’s color. You may choose to add flecks of color that can disguise dirt. You can even choose a marble-like or metallic finish. Whether you choose to keep it simple or not, epoxy floors are sure to enhance the appearance of your facility.

About Coating Designs

We are a locally owned group of trained and certified professional installers of decorative finishes such as Epoxy, Polyaspartic, Acrylics, and other resins. We implement a 6-step process when coating your floor which is not only cutting-edge but also highly cost-effective. Installations are complete in one day, and we back your coating with a 25-year warranty to ensure great service for a lifetime.

Visit our website or get in touch today to learn more about why Coating Designs is the #1 concrete coating company in Orange County, FL.

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What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. Premier uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

Unfortunately, we must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems. If you have stamped concrete that has faded, please contact us for options in reviving it.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or pressure washing the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Most contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 5 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Orange County, FL cities and the surrounding areas including:

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