Particularly popular in workspaces and industrial settings but increasingly used in homes – epoxy flooring can offer you a good-looking, durable and easy-to-clean flooring. But is epoxy flooring a good idea? The answer: it entirely depends on your flooring requirements.
When considering whether epoxy flooring is a good idea to install in your workspace or home, there are a number of things to consider, from practicality to the overall design of the space.
At Flex Flooring, we are experts in the planning and installation of epoxy flooring, meaning we are well-placed to answer your questions, including talking through the best options for your project.
What is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is one of the most popular forms of resin flooring in the UK. It is a hard floor consisting of synthetic resin that is poured over a concrete substrate. That creates a practical, slip-free and customisable floor that is resistant to chips, spills and damage over time – even from the most hard-wearing of activities.
There are a wide variety of epoxy floorings, making them suitable for a range of uses and rooms. They offer a clean, flat, professional finish which can include decorative finishes, such as “flake” or “terrazzo” – or a single colour with a matte, satin or glossy finish.
In fact, epoxy flooring is the most popular industrial floor coating according to this industry analysis.
1. What are your flooring needs?
In order to understand whether epoxy flooring is a good idea for you, first consider your needs and priorities for the room at hand. Epoxy flooring is particularly popular in industrial and commercial rooms and spaces due to its durable, anti-slip and chemical-proof properties, as well as how easy it is to clean and maintain. If your flooring is likely to experience a large amount of wear and tear, from heavy duty vehicles and machinery to regular spills, then epoxy flooring is likely to be a great option for you.
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Alternatively, if you are looking for a clean and professional finish in either a business or private setting with little maintenance, the epoxy flooring’s quick-clean properties could also be a good choice of finish.
2. What aesthetic are you looking for?
Although many of the benefits of epoxy flooring are practical, it is still very suitable to elevate the look and feel of any space featuring hard floors. If you are looking to create your own design, or improve the look of your space, then epoxy flooring could be the option for you.
Poured epoxy flooring can be installed in any range of colours and finish options to suit your showroom, bathroom, kitchen and more. You’ll see from the photos that the finish is slightly industrial looking – which is great for modern homes. Offering a clean, professional finish, your epoxy flooring can match your personal style or brand. It can be customised to include your favoured patterns and finish.
Thanks to its durable properties, your chosen design will still look good as new even after years of use.
3. Do you require safety floors?
Slip-free and chemical-resistant, epoxy flooring is a great option for any space with potential health and safety hazards, from your bathroom floor to a warehouse setting.
Heat resistant to very high temperatures, it is also a good option for any space with higher-than-average fire hazards.
If mitigating safety concerns are important to you, then epoxy flooring has the potential to be your best option.
4. Will you be installing the flooring yourself?
At Flex Flooring, we do not recommend epoxy flooring as a DIY option, even in your own home. It is important that your floor is prepared in a professional manner, with specialised cleaning products which can be expensive and difficult to find over the counter. This can make installing your flooring yourself more expensive than necessary and has the potential to yield results that you are unhappy with.
Additionally, installation can be a lengthy, messy process best undertaken by professionals like our expert team at Flex Flooring. Even the most experienced DIY fanatics are best placed to leave epoxy installation to the experts to ensure the great look, or practical finish you require.
If you are looking for a DIY-only option, then epoxy flooring is probably not for you.
5. Do you need an easy to clean finish?
If you are time-poor, or looking for flooring in a room that is regularly messy, then epoxy flooring is a great option for you. It is water-resistant and wipe clean, meaning a quick sweep and mopping will have your floor looking good as new in a matter of moments.
That’s true at home and in a professional setting. As a stain and chemical-resistant option, even tyre marks, oil and food spills clean up without leaving a blemish.
If your ideal floor remains showroom ready for years, without spending time and money in upkeep then epoxy flooring could be for you.
Where is epoxy flooring often used?
As already mentioned, epoxy flooring is exceptionally versatile and is often used in both professional and private settings, including:
- Warehouse flooring
- Garages (both at home and professional)
- Kitchens flooring (both at home and professional)
- Utility rooms
- Living spaces
- Many more
So is epoxy flooring any good?
It depends! To wrap up, if you are looking for a safe, durable, wipe-clean flooring that has an industrial / modern aesthetic then epoxy flooring could be the right option for you. That’s especially true, if you are hoping for a long-lasting option that needs to be replaced less often than wood flooring, tiles or other options. However, if you’re looking for a more traditional-looking floor for a period property or have more of a rustic decor – you may want to consider other options.
Ask the experts to find out if epoxy flooring is a good idea for you
If you are interested, or still unsure if epoxy flooring is the best solution for your project, then speak to our team today. Our team of experts will take the time to understand what you are looking for and suggest the best option for you.
We are experienced in delivering great-looking, practical and safe epoxy flooring to the highest standards, both to businesses in your home. Contact us today on 01622 747 909 or email@example.com with your questions or briefs and we will be quickly in touch.