Instead of using a boring flooring material, why not consider something different, such as an epoxy floor, for your business premises? You can install this surface in many settings, like cafes, showrooms and retail stores. Here's an overview of epoxy floors so you can judge whether they would suit your establishment.
What Is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy floors consist of a mixture of resin and hardener that is poured over a concrete slab. The mixture chemically reacts, melding with the concrete and forming a hard, nonporous plastic cover.
Standard concrete shows obvious tiny pores, but when the contractor pours the thick, uncured epoxy mixture over a slab, it flows into the holes and crevices to smooth the concrete. The floor then hardens into a nonporous finish. If you want to add subtle roughness to increase its traction, the contractors can include gritty additives.
What Are the Benefits of Commercial Epoxy Flooring?
With epoxy floors, you don't need additional materials such as tiles or planks, as the epoxy blend goes directly over concrete. If you have a slab in place, the contractors may use that, depending on its condition, thus saving you money.
Plus, epoxy floors are durable and can withstand wear and tear. The cover doesn't easily scratch, nor does it tend to flake, as the epoxy melds with the concrete rather than forming a surface layer as paint does. Additionally, being nonporous and sealed, the floor won't absorb spills and get stained. Looking after an epoxy floor doesn't take much energy. Simply mop or sweep it regularly, as dirt can wear the surface over time. Check with the installer about what cleaning products to use.
What Decorative Options Do You Have?
Epoxy floors can be embellished with different colours and flakes. They can mimic surfaces such as terrazzo and marble or form a uniform colour. You may wonder how the contractors create these effects. They can add different coloured flakes that can look like chips of granite, for example. You can choose a combination of chip colours, such as tan and black, on a cream background.
Or else, gold, silver and copper metallic elements can be added and swirled around the floor. You can choose neutral hues like beige and grey or brilliant colours such as cobalt blue, depending on the look you want to create for your business. The contractors can create a logo or use your company colours in the design.
Contact a professional to learn more about commercial epoxy flooring.