Epoxy resin is one of the most common and durable surfaces used in organizations across the United States. In fact, according to recent data from Global Market Insights, the industrial flooring market is predicted to cross the $4 billion mark by 2028*, so it’s big business.
If you’ve decided that an epoxy floor is right for your business, you’ve made a great decision! But choosing an epoxy flooring supplier can be a minefield, so it’s vital to know which questions to ask potential contractors before you make a decision.
To help you find a suitable contractor, our Everlast® flooring experts have listed some of the top questions you should ask an epoxy flooring supplier before placing an order.
How long has your company been in the epoxy flooring industry?
While most resin flooring suppliers are reputable, sadly there are some fly-by-night operators out there who should be avoided at all costs.
One way to determine whether a contractor has a good reputation is to ask them how long they have been in business. You can validate the question by asking to see some examples of their work, which can include before and after photos and a quick check to ensure their company details correspond with what they are telling you.
Do you have any references I can see?
Most reputable businesses will have glowing reviews and testimonials that they will be more than happy to share with potential new customers. You can also check out the company’s Google reviews — this should indicate whether they are a credible supplier who can meet your flooring requirements.
If you know someone who used the contractor previously, ask them to offer an honest opinion on the company’s installation and customer service. Recommendations are often the best way to find a trustworthy supplier.
How thick will the resin be applied?
This key question will give you plenty of insight into the quality of the resin — and the installation itself.
As a guide, our epoxy floors are installed at a depth of 160 mm; however, many companies will only install a thin 60-mm layer.
While it will not be apparent right away, a shallow resin and aggregate layer will be less durable and more prone to gouging than a rich, thick layer.
Are you insured should something go wrong?
If the company is legitimate, all its paperwork will be in order, and valid insurance will be in place.
The last thing you need is to be held liable should an accident or injury occur, so check that your chosen supplier has valid general liability insurance before signing any contracts.
Do you provide a written quote?
Pricing is always crucial when choosing an epoxy flooring supplier. Once you’ve drawn up your shortlist, it’s time to get a written estimate to determine whether you will get the best value from the installation.
By obtaining a written quote for the project, you’ll be able to plan and forecast expenditures and minimize the risk of unexpected costs and nasty surprises further down the line.
If you’ve decided to install an epoxy resin floor at your premises, contact our friendly Everlast® Epoxy team, who will be happy to provide answers to these five questions and provide any other information you’d like to know about our products.
Call us today at (800) 708-9870 to explore our full range of commercial flooring options and request your FREE commercial samples.