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Choosing Epoxy Floors For Different Flooring Situations Throughout The Home

by Bernice Stanley

Home epoxy flooring offers a long-lasting, durable, and cost-efficient alternative to porcelain and ceramic tile. With its low maintenance properties as well as its resistance to chemicals, humidity, and staining, many homeowners are turning to epoxy floors in their kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. There is no one type of epoxy that is right for everyone. However, there are many different situations in which home epoxy flooring can create the look you want in your home while providing you with numerous benefits over other types of flooring. If you are interested in installing an epoxy floor for your home, consider these scenarios to choose the best options for your home.

Epoxy Flooring and Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the most popular room in your home to renovate, and it's also one of the best places to use an epoxy flooring system. Epoxy floor coatings can withstand the heavy traffic and activity that happens in kitchens, and they are easy to clean.

If you love the industrial look that many restaurants have, you can incorporate it into your own kitchen with an epoxy floor system. Some of the things to consider when choosing epoxy floors for your kitchen include:

  • Color: Epoxy flooring comes in a wide range of designer colors and styles. Choose a color that matches your countertops or cabinetry, or opt for something dramatic like black or red.
  • Maintenance: Cleaning up spills is easy with epoxy floors. However, if you want something low maintenance, then keep in mind that dark colors will show dirt more easily than light colors. Also, avoid shiny finishes as they show scratches more easily than flat finishes.
  • Durability: Epoxy floor coatings are resistant to most chemicals and heat, making them a good choice for kitchens where spills are likely, and heat from stoves may reach the floor.

These are some of the things that need to be considered when using epoxy floors in your kitchen.

Epoxy Flooring in the Basement

When choosing epoxy flooring for your basement, keep in mind that it is one of the most moisture-prone areas in your home. Epoxy floors are not porous, so they do not absorb water or other liquids. This means that spills or wet weather outside won't cause the floor to get damaged. It also makes cleaning up a breeze. Stains or mold will not form on the epoxy on the surface of your basement flooring with an epoxy coating.

In an unfinished basement, you may be thinking about using epoxy as a painting alternative. However, since epoxy is a plastic resin and paint is made from oil and pigment, these two options are actually quite different. For example, paint doesn't have the same durability as epoxy. Paint also doesn't provide the same level of protection against wear and tear that an epoxy coating does. Go with an epoxy coating instead of paint if you want finishes that last for years in your basement.

Epoxy Bathroom Floors

Epoxy flooring is a popular choice for bathroom floors. It can be installed in a variety of patterns and colors to match the décor of the rest of the bathroom. The epoxy is much stronger than other flooring options, making it a good choice for bathrooms with high moisture levels. For epoxy flooring for your bathroom, talk to our experts about the different options available to you and which would work best for your needs.

Garage Epoxy Floors

You'll see many homes with epoxy on their garage floors. Epoxy flooring is a good choice for the garage because of its durability and low maintenance requirements. Besides resisting moisture and mold, it can also withstand a lot of wear and tear from heavy equipment like cars, tools, and gardening equipment. It's easy to wipe up oil spills and other chemicals, making it ideal for garages that may get messy.

You can find a type of epoxy flooring that is right for your home. Contact an epoxy flooring service, such as Tillotson Enterprise Inc, to discuss the best options for the floors in your home.