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Epoxy paint flooring is an easy and cheap way to coat floors. Most of the time, it can be applied without hiring expensive contractors to prep floors for use. Epoxy paint is non-porous, chemically resistant, has minimal odor, and easy to maintain. They come in a variety of colors and textures as well.

The application of an epoxy paint coat on concrete can be a tedious process. Inadequate surface preparation of dirty and moist areas could prevent adhesion. Bubbles also form during curing if the epoxy paint is not mixed thoroughly or if the substrate is exposed to different temperatures during the curing process. These bubbles, however miniscule or microscopic, trap microbes and germs, creating an unhygienic cesspool without anyone's notice.

Moreover, epoxy paints are mixed with solvents, making them thin enough to be applied onto substrates by using a roller. Thinning the product weakens the bond between the coat and concrete.

In addition to the application issues, epoxy paint flooring can be damaged by oils and solvents. Alkaline salts in mortar and concrete dissolve into the tiny crevices of a poorly applied coating, causing damage called efflorescence.

Some users note that epoxy paint stays tacky, remaining sticky long after the curing process finished.

Because paints are a main component specific to this floor coating, it retains some of its properties such as inelasticity. Epoxy paints tend to be dry, brittle, and prone to cracking, much like peanut brittle.

When you need a floor, don't buy a paint. Everlast® Epoxy Flooring is almost 100 times thicker than an epoxy paint which is one of the many reasons it lasts 100 times longer.