Embedding Objects in Epoxy Floors

Why has epoxy flooring become the fastest growing sector of the flooring industry? There are many reasons, but arguably the most prominent, is the shift to more decorative applications. Epoxy used to be available in a handful of colors and when applied, would look like a painted floor. This was great if you needed industrial strength to handle forklift traffic in your warehouse and looks were secondary, but not so great if you wanted an extremely durable floor for your living room that also looks nice. As the epoxy flooring industry evolved many more decorative applications were developed. Now you can get the same industrial strength floor used in a warehouse or airplane hangar with a beautiful custom finish.

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Best Floor Coating for an Auto Spray Booth

When a local auto repair shop installed a new state of the art spray booth in their shop, they were looking for a flooring solution.  The existing concrete was dirty, had some saw cuts and holes that would hold dirt and make it impossible to clean.  Since the quality of the sprayed finish is really dependent on the quality of the working environment, (the whole point of a spray booth) they were looking for a seamless option, that would reflect light, be easy to clean, and would hold up to chemicals and solvents that would be present in the painting process, and one that could withstand the 150 degree heat used to bake the freshly painted cars.

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Professional vs. DIY Epoxy Garage Floors

We get asked all the time about DIY epoxy kits sold at the box stores.  These stores, as well as some paint stores that sell similar kits, want you to believe installing an epoxy floor is just like painting.  If you can paint, you can install epoxy.  While this may be true with the little kits they sell, there is much more that goes into installing a long lasting floor coating and good reasons why you might experience sticker shock when you get a price from a professional if you have already priced out the box store kits.  So here are my thoughts on the DIY vs professional epoxy question.

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