What is epoxy?

Southern Surface Solutions specializes in epoxy floor coatings, while epoxy is a commonly used term you may be wondering what exactly epoxy is.

For starters, at a very basic level, epoxy coatings are chemically different from traditional floor paints. According to Epoxy Central, “Resinous flooring consists of a two-part epoxy system - a combination of polymer resins and hardeners, much like epoxy glue. When properly mixed, the epoxy resin and hardener react to one another resulting in a chemical bond with each compound and with the floor itself. The chemical bond creates a stiff plastic material that is durable, resistant to degradation, and bonds exceptionally well to its substrate.”

Now that you have had your science lesson for the day, what does that mean for epoxy floor coating?

The most straightforward definition is a flooring surface that is made up of multiple layers of epoxy that is applied to a floor. Epoxy floor coatings are commonly used for commercial and industrial floors. Epoxy coatings are typically applied over concrete to provide a high-performance, smooth, stain-resistant, and durable surface that can last for years and withstand heavy loads. Many industrial sites, warehouses, and commercial buildings rely on epoxy floors to maintain clean and safe conditions for workers, equipment, and inventory.

Epoxy floor coatings have also become increasingly popular in the consumer or residential markets for their durability and aesthetic value. So what are the benefits of an epoxy floor coating?

  • Easy to clean.

  • Creates a shiny high-gloss surface that can significantly increase the brightness of interior areas.

  • It offers a durable surface able to withstand heavy and continuous traffic, perfect for garages.

  • It can be installed quickly, usually within a week.

  • Resists oil stains and water damage.

  • Creates a seamless surface that can last many years

  • It can mask chips and cracks in concrete.

  • Prevents wear and tear on existing concrete floors.

  • Requires little or no major maintenance.

Are you interested in learning more about epoxy floor coatings or do you need a free quote? Give us a call and let Southern Surface Solutions help walk you through your new floor step-by-step.

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