With various types of decorative concrete coatings available on the market today, settling on a specific coating is proving to be a daunting task for many. If you want concrete flooring that can easily draw the eye with its beauty, consider giving it an epoxy coating. This type of coating usually comes in an array of colors, textures, and patterns to make sure you can seamlessly achieve the desired visual impact. But there are more upsides to an epoxy finishing than just a visually pleasant effect.
Increase the longevity of your floors
Concrete is an ideal choice of construction material for flooring in many high traffic places because of its natural strength and durability. But that doesn't mean it is unyielding to the harsh conditions it is usually exposed to. Continued abuse of concrete flooring calls for the addition of a protective coating to increase the longevity of untreated concrete.
Without a protective coating, concrete flooring will wear down rather fast. Because it is designed to tightly seal the pores that can allow liquid spills to penetrate into concrete surfaces, an epoxy finish will help prevent structural damage that may be caused by permeating elements. This way, your concrete flooring will serve you for much longer than if it were untreated.
Improve the slip resistance of your floors
Slip resistance is an attribute that generally means installing flooring that reduces the risk of falling. Virtually all types of flooring can cause slippage; what makes all the difference is the specific surface properties of each flooring type. An epoxy flooring can be combined with various anti-slip aggregates, including colored quartz, walnut shells, silica sand, glass spheres, and so on, to boost the skid resistance and safety of your concrete floors.
Make a good choice for the environment
Because an epoxy coating will slow down the rate of surface deterioration, the service life of your flooring will be lengthened. A longer lifespan means that the demand for new concrete flooring products will be reduced. Epoxy coating presents the chance to rekindle the initial attributes of your old flooring by an occasional re-coating job. Since this job requires fewer materials as compared to complete replacement of the old flooring, epoxy coating is definitely a good choice for the environment in the long run.
Now that you're better informed about some of the essential benefits of epoxy coating for your concrete flooring, you should consider asking a professional to do the installation job for you.