Epoxy resin is combined with a hardener and applied onto a prepared concrete surface as a liquid. As it cures, the epoxy resin hardens into a durable and seamless surface that is resistant to stains, chemicals, and abrasion. Epoxy floors come in a variety of colors and finishes, including high gloss, matte, and textured. They are commonly used in commercial and industrial settings because of their durability, ease of maintenance, and slip-resistance. Epoxy floors can also be used in residential settings, such as garages and basements, due to their ability to withstand heavy foot traffic and spills.

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Epoxy floors are resilient, impact resistant, somewhat flexible and hard. They definitely supplement an efficient, durable and long lasting floor coating system by providing build thickness. However, the best results come from an epoxy floor with a thin-film polyurethane (often referred to as a “urethane”) topcoat.

A polyurethane topcoat adds chemical resistance, scratch resistance, gloss retention, yellowing resistance and easier clean-ability to an “epoxy” floor coating system. Additionally, fine aggregate additives made from silica sand, aluminum oxide, or even spherical glass bead stirred into the urethane topcoat adds significant slip and wear-resistance while maintaining easy clean-ability. These additives will break up the gloss which hides, or camouflages, unavoidable bits of dirt and settled airborne particles. These also hide minor imperfections in the concrete substrate, especially if a satin finish urethane is used.