Is Epoxy Flooring an Eco-Friendly Choice?
Protecting our planet and treating the environment well is essential to making our world a better place for future generations to inhabit. Many of us already recycle our plastic and cardboard at home and have made the switch to electric cars or an energy-efficient home.
The same is true for the workplace, many of which have adopted incentives to reduce printing, ban disposable cups, and add additional recycling bins in offices, all of which add up to make a big impact to protect the planet.
The flooring you choose for your facility can also make a big impact on the environment. Did you know that, aside from its durability and hygienic properties, epoxy flooring systems are also eco-friendly? Read on to discover how Everlast® Epoxy flooring is an environmentally responsible choice.
Less waste goes to the landfill
Our epoxy flooring system is designed to last for decades. Unlike other flooring types (such as tiles, which need to be replaced after just a few years and invariably end up in landfills), epoxy flooring can cope with heavy foot traffic in busy walkways as well as plant and machinery activity with ease.
Epoxy flooring has no joins or seams, which prevents waste from cracks or chips that become pollution. Also, because of the unique way the epoxy flooring is troweled onto the substrate, there are no offcuts or leftover pieces at the end of installation, all of which would go to the landfill. Even the buckets and boxes in which the product is stored are fully recyclable.
Epoxy flooring outlasts many other flooring systems by many years—and even when it’s time to replace it, it can be used as the base substrate for your next epoxy system. Removal of the old floor is not necessary, so there is no debris to dispose of.
A spotlessly clean floor—with no harsh chemicals
The nonporous surface of Everlast® Epoxy means that your floor is resistant to spills and stains. It is a seamless flooring system with water-resistant properties, so no oils, fats, or chemicals can seep through the floor and into the environment.
A seamless floor is also easy to maintain and keep hygienically clean. Spills can be easily wiped away without the need for harsh detergents or chemicals. We recommend our Everlast® Cleaning System that uses Vital Oxide, a noncorrosive NSF-certified cleaning solution that is listed in the “lowest toxicity pesticide” category with the Environmental Protection Agency.
We are actively working toward environmentally sound cleaning and disinfecting solutions for our customers’ peace of mind and our planet’s protection.
Make savings on your power bills
Epoxy flooring is incredibly light-reflective, so you will need less artificial lighting in your facility. This all adds up to energy savings and a welcome reduction in your utility bills. Our Everlast® Eco-Friendly Floor system is manufactured using recycled glass bottles, which is what gives it its light-reflective quality. In fact, many of our customers prefer our eco-friendly flooring because it looks so attractive.
Top tip: Choosing one our lighter shades for your flooring will make your area feel even brighter and more airy. There are over 50 shades to choose from, so you’ll be spoiled for choice!
No harmful fumes
Many inferior epoxy floors contain solvents that evaporate and leave behind harmful fumes. When you use these inferior epoxy products, it is necessary to keep staff and visitors safe, which means your facility will need to cease operations while the odors clear.
Everlast® Epoxy has no solvents and therefore no nasty odor. It can be installed while your building is occupied and emits no harmful vapors because of our choice to use high-quality natural resins for a safe and eco-friendly flooring solution.
Everlast® Eco-Friendly Floor system
Everlast® Eco-Friendly Floor is constructed from recycled copper, glass bottles, and porcelain. By choosing our environmentally friendly flooring system, you’ll be playing your part in keeping old bathroom fixtures and beer bottles out of our nation’s landfill.
A recycled content certificate can be provided to help you toward your LEED sustainability rating, proving how your flooring plays a key role in your “green building” goals.
Go green with Everlast® Epoxy flooring
We have a long-standing reputation for providing sustainable, durable, and long-lasting flooring solutions to warehouses, offices, medical facilities, and commercial kitchens.
Contact us to discuss your flooring requirements and receive a free no-obligation quote from our expert flooring specialists so that you can plan a new, hygienic, and eco-friendly flooring system for your establishment.
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