How Durable is an Epoxy Floor?

An epoxy floor has been popularly used for residential, commercial, and industrial properties due to its durable finish and versatile design option. This feature makes the material suitable for high traffic areas and facilities that have heavy machinery. It is often seen in areas such as kitchen, garages, living areas, basements, hallways, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, food processing facilities, and gymnasiums.

No matter which area of your property you want the epoxy floor to be installed, the main question that is being asked is “How durable is an Epoxy Floor?”

If you want to know how durable an epoxy floor is, we have listed the information you have to know about this type of flooring material.

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Scratch Resistant

Epoxy coating is composed of resin and polyamine hardener making the material durable and resistant to abrasions and scratches. But for the material to be that durable and resistant to scratches, it should be installed by a professional contractor to ensure longevity and quality results.
Some other types of coating material make a flooring system scratch-resistant, including urethane and other top coatings. Depending on how well the surfaces are used or how exposed the area to impact, you can choose a type of coating suitable for it.

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Durability

Epoxy coating is considered to be the most durable material used for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces. It also provides an impressive resistance to stains, chemicals, scratches, and cracks.

This material is suitable for establishments where there is heavy foot traffic, machinery, and equipment. Areas like garages or factories are exposed to impacts such as dropping a heavy instrument, consistently parking heavy vehicles, or machinery on the floor area. These damaging factors are not something to worry about when you choose an epoxy floor.

Heres what the experts say about how durable is epoxy flooring:

An Epoxy floor possesses a flexural strength of over 10,000 pounds per square inch (psi), making the material durable. But if you want a stronger flooring surface, you can add a topical coating over it.

Advantages

Aside from durability and resistance, choosing epoxy floors for different areas of our home or business comes with many benefits, and that includes the following: 

  • Eco-friendly
  • Cost-effective 
  • Easy to install  
  • Economical price point
  • Provides seamless finish
  • Brightens interior spaces 
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Lasts for many years (10-20 years)
  • Full-range color, pattern and design options
  • Conceals minor flooding issues such as stains, cracks, and holes 
  • Can be mixed with decorative materials such as paint, chips, and flakes

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