Without a doubt by now you have seen epoxy flooring used in all kinds of residential, commercial and industrial settings but perhaps you haven't given much thought as to why the trend is growing. The obvious answer "Because it looks nice" DOES play into the decision but is not the sole reason business managers and owners have made the smart choice to choose epoxy as their floor covering of choice. You should know, epoxy floors can introduce a whole range of value added attributes to your facility that can range from antimicrobial additives that keep bacteria and germs at bay to anti-slip additives that protect you from slip and fall injuries and lawsuits. The many properties that can be realized by hiring an epoxy expert like Artistic Concrete Transformations are:
Antibacterial & Antimicrobial Properties. With the rise of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and the growing health concerns that come from exposure to mold, many facilities now require that hard surfaces, like flooring and coatings, support their germ and mold-fighting efforts. At Artistic Concrete Transformations, our antimicrobial epoxy flooring and other resinous coatings are powerful enough to meet today’s challenges, formulated to provide protection that stays strong and doesn’t fade. This epoxy defense system and antimicrobial protection is regularly chosen by facilities with high standards for sanitation and hygiene, including:
Hospitals and clinics Medical manufacturing facilities
Clean rooms and research laboratories
Food and beverage processing plants
Commercial and institutional kitchens
Perishable goods storage operations
Locker rooms and shower rooms
With our unique antimicrobial additive, you’ll also have the added benefit of reduced odor that comes with bacterial degradation. And because your new floor is entirely seamless, there’s nowhere for dirt and germs to hide.
Safety Properties including Anti-Slip and Ease of Spill Recognition & Cleanup. Are employees and visitors likely to slip or be exposed to dangerous fluids? Does the thought of a slip and fall lawsuit sit heavy on your mind? Maybe it's time to put your mind at ease with an epoxy floor that has anti-slip additives to provide extra grip to areas that tend to be at risk of a fall accident. Our floors can be textured with polymer flakes with the final finish taking on a pebbled, coarse appearance but always non-abrasive finish. In addition, epoxy floors provide an impermeable layer of protection that will pool liquids for easy identification of the spill, then even easier clean up. We can even formulate special coatings that have specific chemical resistance to industrial chemicals, oils and solvents. Epoxy floors also require less maintenance and do not require the constant need of waxing or polishing thus cutting maintenance costs.
Decreased Electrical Use, Improved Ambient Lighting. I am sure you're wondering how a floor has an effect on electrical consumption but it can play a major role in improving lighting and cutting the costs when an epoxy floor with high light reflectivity is implemented in your office building floors, hotels, restaurants, and other public facility. This saves energy by reducing artificial lighting requirements and or reducing the necessary output levels, thus cutting costs of electric required to achieve the same level of lighting.
Long Lasting a Durable Finish Epoxy is unbelievably tough and can be a long term solution to your floor covering needs. Our epoxy resin-rich formula seeps into the concrete or wood substrate while curing, making it all part of the sub-floor. Your flooring will not crack and peel apart like epoxy floor paints or alternative solutions. Choose from a wide variety of colors that will compliment your space, or opt for a custom design featuring your logo, branding or other unique visual treatments. And because the color exists throughout our floors and not just on the top surface, your floors will never fade no matter how much foot traffic, spills and cleanings they endure. If heavy industrial traffic does make its mark over time, epoxy floors can be lightly sanded and recoated at a fraction of the initial cost to have them back to a showroom shine.
Discussing your specific needs with a reputable epoxy installer like Artistic Concrete transformations www.actransformations.com is the best way to ensure you;re getting the right product, providing the best protection for your commercial or industrial needs. If you are interested in having one of our epoxy experts speak with you about the unique needs of your business, call or click today for a no obligation quote. 419-348-8124