One of the most frequent arguments that are had in the commercial business sector is,” how does commercial epoxy stack up to other types of concrete flooring?” We believe that commercial epoxy flooring is one of the best if not the best commercial flooring available on the market and blows all forms of concrete flooring out of the water. But, because of that argument, we are going to be comparing the commercial epoxy flooring system to one of the most popular forms of commercial concrete flooring, the polished concrete flooring system. Let’s get started!
If you own a commercial facility or a facility that handles chemicals on a daily basis, you know how important it is that your flooring is able to cope with dealing with the eventual chemical spill. Unfortunately for polished concrete flooring, concrete is an extremely porous material so all moisture and chemicals that are exposed to the polished concrete surface will be absorbed into the concrete. Not only will the chemical damage the composition of the concrete slab, but it will also be a pollutant to the surrounding soil, causing an environmental hazard and it will also cause the soil supporting the concrete slab to be washed away, leading to the eventual structural damage of the concrete slab. With a commercial epoxy flooring system in place, you will never have to worry about environmental hazards or any of that nonsense. All chemicals and moisture that is exposed to the epoxy flooring system will be isolated on the top of the epoxy floorings surface for both easy cleanup and disposal.
We all know how harsh the conditions are in all commercial facilities, between constant vehicle traffic and other heavy machinery, the flooring needs to be able to handle some damage. One of the worse traits of having your concrete polished over having a commercial flooring system put into place is that polished concrete doesn’t actually make the concrete slab any stronger at all. With a commercial epoxy flooring system in place, you will see how strong your concrete can truly be! Did you know that epoxy flooring can handle up to 3500 psi? Or that epoxy flooring has actually been tested and proven to make the concrete slab up to 300 percent stronger and last 2-3 times longer than a polished concrete floor? The commercial epoxy flooring system is also able to handle the effects of heavy foot and vehicle traffic, impact from dropped objects and the use of heavy machinery with ease!
While customization may not be the biggest concern to some commercial facility owners, it is a great way to differentiate yourself from your competition. Polished concrete isn’t exactly the best option if you are looking to make your business stand out, all you can really change about polished concrete is either the size of aggregates exposed or the level of sheen the top sealer has. That isn’t the case at all with a commercial epoxy flooring, this flooring system is actually known for its ability to be customized to the hearts fullest extent! There is a wide variety of base colors, the option to use metallic pigments or even the option to place an emblem or logo directly into the flooring system!
If you’re looking for flooring for your commercial facility, make sure you take into account the cold hard facts. Commercial epoxy flooring is the superior flooring option for all commercial facilities and now you know exactly why!