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What is Epoxy and What are its advantages?
Epoxy floor coatings are becoming increasingly popular in both residential and commercial applications. Maybe you noticed your neighbors epoxy garage floor and got bit by the jealousy bug? Here are answers to the top 3 questions we receive about epoxy coatings.
What is the difference between an epoxy coating and floor paint? Paints designed for floor applications are a latex acrylic based product which can have small amounts of epoxy added to them for added durability. These are known as epoxy paints and are applied in a single step process. Don't be fooled...these are not the same as epoxy coatings.
Epoxy is a thermosetting resin polymer that cures rather than dries. This is formed when you mix epoxy resin with a polyfuntional hardener. This creates a chemical reaction which when cured gives the epoxy coating its strength and durability. When properly applied to a well prepared surface it creates a strong bond that will last.
What are the advantages of an epoxy coating? There are many advantages to epoxy other than looking great and making your neighbors and family envious. It is resilient to chemicals, impacts, chipping, staining, and surface abrasion. It is easy to clean and can hide minor imperfections in your concrete.
How do I care for and maintain my epoxy floor? Care and maintenance are very simple. We recommend that you blow, vacuum, or lightly sweep the surface to remove large debris. Then you can rinse with a hose or pressure wash the surface to clean it. Often times this is enough to get it looking like new. If needed, you can use a non-abrasive soap or PH neutral cleaning solution with water for heavily soiled areas. Then pressure wash again and squeegee dry with a foam squeegee to remove the excess water.