Engineers of commercial and industrial buildings have long chosen to specify epoxy flooring solutions in those buildings. They are renowned for their resilience to chemicals, diversity of design options, and durability.
The lifetime of epoxy is well known, but what does this actually mean? How long should an epoxy floor be expected to survive in a commercial or industrial setting?
Regarding Epoxy Flooring
An epoxy flooring system—what is that? Resin and hardener are the two major ingredients used to create epoxy flooring. Epoxy is a stiff plastic compound that is created as a result of the chemical reaction that occurs when these two ingredients are mixed.
Epoxy has a strong connection with most surfaces, is highly durable and powerful against wear. It is often applied to a concrete substrate floor and installed in several layers. After a primer, epoxy flooring solutions can range from thin mil “coatings” to mortar resurfacers with a nominal thickness of up to 3/8″.
Epoxy flooring not only survive a long time, but they can also be attractive visually. Epoxy provides a vast range of colour and design options and offers a plethora of advantages, such as the following:
- Since it is seamless and non-porous, dirt and bacteria cannot hide there
- Resistant to harsh chemicals that can damage other surfaces, such as acids, alkalis, and solvents
- For a safer workplace, use surfaces that are impact, heat, and fire resistant
- Durability, preventing damage from transportation vehicles even in high-traffic areas
- Made using secure and non-toxic construction components for a green choice
- Fast, simple, and inexpensive to install, with very little ongoing maintenance
For many business industries, epoxy flooring is a fantastic option. If kept properly, it is durable, simple to clean, and can last 20 years or longer. The lifespan of your floor can be extended by keeping it clean and making timely repairs. Epoxy flooring is cost-effective and may be tailored to your preferences for durability, hygienic conditions, and even aesthetics.
However, the longevity of the flooring can be impacted based on:
- Foot traffic
- Use of heavy carts
- Mechanical traffic
- Vehicular traffic