How long does an epoxy floor last?
If you’re looking for a durable, sanitary, and attractive flooring solution for your business, then the chances are high that epoxy flooring is on your radar.
Epoxy resin floors are hard-wearing and designed to last, but how long does an epoxy floor last—and what can you do to prolong the life of your floor to get the maximum return on your investment?
Here are some helpful tips to ensure that your organization’s epoxy flooring provides many years of useful service.
The longevity of epoxy floors
There is no single answer to the question “how long do epoxy floors last?” It depends on several factors, such as how well the flooring was installed, the care and maintenance routine your team follows, and how much foot traffic your floor will be subjected to.
For a professional long-lasting floor, you need to invest in a high-quality epoxy resin. There are many budget options on the market—and although they look great when first installed, they often develop wear paths, a pitted surface, and begin to deteriorate after only a short period.
Everlast® Epoxy uses only the highest-quality resins, which are designed to bond seamlessly with substrate to achieve a flawless finish that lasts for many years. Our installers also have vast experience in achieving a flawless, long-lasting finish.
A commercial or industrial floor has to cope with more than just foot traffic. Heavy machinery used in warehouses, hot fats and liquids in food preparation areas, and chemicals used in laboratories can all shorten the lifespan of your floor.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring provides excellent resistance to chemicals—and unlike many of our competitors who test the chemical resistance of their floors with a 24-hour submersion, we test our floors with complete saturation for seven days and nights. The results are stunning: no signs of pitting, swelling, or erosion from a wide range of harsh chemicals.
A good maintenance routine will help extend the lifespan of your epoxy flooring. Some environments may need to be cleaned more frequently, such as hospitals, care homes, or schools, to ensure rigorously high standards of hygiene are maintained.
We offer a simple, yet very effective, Everlast® Floor Care solution, which is designed to protect and prolong our flooring systems and has been approved by the EPA for use against coronavirus.
And, speaking of hygiene, our floors contain an integral EPA-registered antimicrobial component that protects your floor against microorganisms, germs, and bacteria too.
Keeping an epoxy floor well-maintained takes very little effort—just rinse with our cleaning solution, leave to soak, and then squeegee any excess down the drains. Maximize the lifespan of your floor with minimal effort when you choose an Everlast® Epoxy installation.
Does an epoxy floor last longer than a concrete one?
In a low-traffic environment, a concrete floor may suffice. But for anything more than light use, a concrete floor can soon become scuffed and pitted, which does not make a great first impression of your business.
Water ingression is a common issue with concrete floors, causing damage to the substrate, but with a high-quality, seamless epoxy floor, fluids cannot penetrate through the layers and attack the substrate.
For a long-lasting solution to concrete floor problems, we’ve developed Natural Stone, a product that covers up existing damage to a concrete surface and allows water to evaporate beneath the surface instead of becoming an attractive home to bacteria, mold, and mildew.
A professionally installed water-resistant epoxy resin floor will last much longer than a porous concrete alternative. If you are experiencing issues with a concrete floor, our team can help solve them.
Invest in a long-lasting, durable epoxy flooring system
A top-quality resin floor is a healthy, durable, and easy to maintain solution to your floor woes. By choosing a professional contractor to undertake the installation and by investing a little time and effort into the TLC of your floor, you will have a surface that can last for decades.
Keen to find out more? Get in touch with our friendly flooring specialists to request a free sample and see and feel the quality of an Everlast® Epoxy floor for yourself.
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