About Everlast Epoxy Systems Inc., a commercial flooring manufacturer
“As the founder of Everlast Epoxy, I am proud to say we are as committed today as we were.... years ago... when we opened our doors, to provide our customers the highest quality flooring in the marketplace. We are here to recommend and provide the right floor product no matter how unusual the situation. That is why Everlast Epoxy has gained a reputation as one of the best epoxy flooring manufacturers in America.” ---David Linton
Prior to founding Everlast Epoxy, David Linton had owned both a retail flooring store and a commercial flooring contracting business. When his contract flooring business first started out, his team spent the bulk of their time tearing out tons of two- and three-year-old quarry tile just to replace it with new quarry tile. “It was a vicious cycle for our customers, and we couldn’t help but wonder: if the tile didn’t work the first time, why would it work a SECOND time?” David said.
“Floors should last—it was an idea we could all get behind. But it was clear to us that the solutions on the market at the time weren’t getting the job done. So, we did something about it.”
OUR GOAL: FLOOR BETTER
It started with a simple goal: create a better flooring solution for our restaurant clients. We toured facilities, visited restaurants and checked every option out there, finally deciding that epoxy flooring had the most potential—but it hadn’t yet reached it’s potential. While epoxy resins were clearly tough, the floors we inspected still had suspiciously low lifespans.
Working with our own experts and a team of scientists, we quickly discovered the problem. There weren’t enough resins in finished epoxy floors to provide the "permanent" durability that restaurants needed. To cut costs and line their own pockets, manufacturers were using an excess amount of aggregate and skimping on resins. And those resins? They weren’t designed for commercial kitchen use.
After this discovery, we set out to develop our own resins—specifically for restaurant kitchen use. Our floor formula contains some of the strongest and most expensive resins around. One of the ingredients in the Everlast® Floor is also used in the construction of F-16 fighter jets as a way to add toughness without adding to the weight by using heavy metals such as steel. So as you might imagine, our floors are well armored for some of the toughest conditions imaginable!
Then we created "kits" that contained the correct amounts of resin—and we refused to sell more aggregate than resins call for. We refuse, even though we’ve been asked numerous times, to sell more aggregate than is needed for the resin. Many other companies sell the resins separately – which we feel is a huge mistake because this gives the flooring contractors the ability to skimp on the resins and still get the whole floor covered. We wouldn’t—and we won’t—compromise quality for profit.
Once word got out on how well our Everlast Floor was performing in restaurants, we started getting requests for durable floors for other uses. So we formulated new solutions and added many new flooring products to our line of flooring solutions. And that was the beginning of today’s Everlast Epoxy.
We’re dedicated to creating and providing the healthiest, most durable and easiest-to-maintain floors for demanding commercial facilities.
OUR CORE VALUES
No matter the project or the client, we’re committed to:
- A customer-first approach
- Dedication to our work, our products and to each other
- Good old fashioned INTEGRITY
It’s how we’ve done business since day one — and how we’ll ALWAYS do business, today and tomorrow.