The type of flooring you choose for your home makes a big impact on the overall look that you want to achieve. If you're aiming for a highly contemporary and edgy look, then some of the more traditional materials, such as timber and tiles, might not create the mood you're seeking. For many Australian homeowners in this position, using an epoxy coating on a concrete floor provides a great alternative.
Epoxy floor coatings are made by combining resin with a hardening compound that is added to the surface of your concrete floor. It can be used in conjunction with exposed aggregate, concrete paint or acid etching to create a unique and attractive floor. As well as looking great, epoxy coating is a very practical floor surface. If you're considering using it in your home, then here are three benefits that you'll enjoy.
1. Strength and durability
Once the epoxy coating has hardened, you'll have a floor surface that is incredibly strong and highly durable. The finished product is virtually undamageable and won't stain, chip, flake or rot. It's resistant to damage from heat or moisture, which makes it an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
2. Easy maintenance and cleaning
Unlike many other flooring styles, epoxy-coated concrete is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. There are no cracks or grout that will harbour dust, dirt and bacteria and the rock-hard coating doesn't require any specialised upkeep or maintenance. It can be kept in great condition by simply vacuuming or sweeping it regularly, and it can be mopped with warm water and a mild floor cleaning agent.
3. Low cost
In comparison to other flooring types, epoxy-coated concrete is a highly cost-effective way to create a beautiful floor for your home. The key to its low cost is the amount of labour required. This type of flooring utilises the existing concrete slab of your home and doesn't require the time and effort that a new floor made from new materials does.
It will also save you money in the long term. Your epoxy-coated floor won't require sanding and refinishing like timber or the replacement of broken tiles or old grout like tile flooring. This means there are no ongoing maintenance costs and the floor will last you for a lifetime without needing to be replaced.
If an epoxy-coated concrete floor sounds like the ideal choice for your home, then contact your local concrete contractor. They can help you with any further questions you may have about the product and the process involved.