Are you looking for an affordable, durable floor coating solution? Today, epoxy floor coating is one of the top choices for garage floors and other cement floors. In a market analysis report, the concrete floor coating market showed considerable growth in recent years and is expected to grow even more as the demand for new construction grows. You may be wondering why concrete floor coatings like epoxy are so popular. It helps to understand what epoxy is, its benefits and what to expect from professional epoxy floor painting services.
Epoxy is an epoxide polymer. Although it is mostly known for its adhesive properties, epoxy is also used as a coating. Epoxy is made from the combination of a resin and a hardening agent, which form a strong bond. As a floor coating, epoxy may be used to protect the concrete substrate or for decorative purposes.
Today, people often choose epoxy as a garage floor coating. However, it is also becoming more common for basements and in other rooms of homes with concrete floors. These are some of the reasons why its popularity is only expected to grow.
For those who prefer to have an attractive floor, there is colored epoxy coating. There are also epoxy products with quartz granules, colored flakes or a metallic look. A professional can discuss the various options with you.
The total cost depends on the type of epoxy floor coating, the square footage of the floor and the number of coats required. Depending on those variables, costs for professional application average between $800 and $5,000. In comparison with other types of flooring, epoxy is an affordable solution. This is especially true when you factor in how little maintenance it requires and its other benefits.
One of the greatest benefits of epoxy as a floor coating is how long it can last. It may last up to a decade. However, proper care for the floor, how much traffic passes over it and other factors determine whether it lasts a few years, a decade or longer. For example, an epoxy floor in a basement with little foot traffic may last much longer than an epoxy floor in a garage where there is daily vehicle and foot traffic. A professional can discuss your needs with you and let you know what to expect for epoxy longevity based on your individual needs.
If you have ever tried to remove oil, stubborn grime, or other staining residue from concrete, you know how difficult it can be since it is so porous. Epoxy is not a time-consuming material to clean. Because of the properties, it is more resistant to chemicals, oil and liquids. It is also durable enough to stand up to foot traffic, vehicle traffic, scuffs and scratches. While it can crack or chip with enough impact or over time, professionals can patch smaller problem areas. They can also apply a new layer of epoxy. Because epoxy creates a seal over concrete, it can also help prevent mold or mildew. This is a great benefit for basement floors since many homeowners struggle with battling mold in basements.
The good news for homeowners who may want to sell their homes within a few years is that epoxy coatings can raise the value. On average, professional epoxy floor coating can increase the value of a home by about $8 per square foot of epoxied space.
Epoxy can help reflect light, which improves visibility and safety. Additionally, it can help reduce slipping risks. It is resistant to fire and temperature changes, which are also potential safety benefits.
Without proper installation steps, epoxy may not last as long or may have other issues. Professional installation ensures that your epoxy floor will last longer and look better. To ensure a better outcome, professionals use thorough preparation methods. They have special tools for grinding and cleaning the concrete. Proper substrate preparation is also important to ensure that the epoxy bonds correctly to maximize longevity.
As it is with other types of paint, professionals apply a primer before the epoxy coating. Professionals know how to apply just the right amount of primer to maximize the epoxy’s usefulness. If too much primer is applied, it can cause puddling. Once the primer is evenly applied and has dried, professional epoxy floor painters apply the epoxy. Using special tools, they add multiple coats of epoxy to create a smooth surface. When epoxy is applied correctly, it creates a seal over a substrate. There may also be decorative layers applied. At the end, a sealant is applied to protect the epoxy.
If you know you want professional epoxy floor painting services, Extreme Painting is here to help. We have more than 8 years of experience, have painted homes across San Diego and can paint any surface if you need other residential painting services as well. Our epoxy floor painters are also skilled at repair work. Without cutting corners, we work efficiently to minimize interruptions to your daily schedule. We are fully insured and licensed, and we complete projects within your budget and on time. Our vetted, well-trained painters have the modern tools, equipment and technologies they need to do a great job, which is why we offer a satisfaction guarantee and a five-year warranty on our painting work. For a free estimate on epoxy floor painting in San Diego, please contact Extreme Painting.
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