Here at Garage Force of Denver, we sell garage floor coatings that are stronger and more durable than epoxy by a wide margin. But many people out there are still unsure about the benefits of epoxy itself. Since epoxy is somewhat similar to our garage coating material (minus a little durability), we thought we would go over just what epoxy flooring is here.
What is Epoxy?
Epoxy is merely a resin like material made up of reactive propolymers and polymers containing epoxide groups. All that amounts to a material with high thermal and chemical resistance. Epoxy is used in all kinds of applications, from metal coatings, to electrical components, to paintbrush manufacturing, to creating structural adhesives. Epoxy can refer to either a basic epoxy resin component, or the cured end product of an epoxy resin.
When an epoxy finish greater than 2 millimeters is installed over a substrate material, it is known as epoxy flooring. If the epoxy finish measures less than 2 millimeters, it is known as an epoxy floor coating. Essentially, both epoxy flooring and epoxy floor coatings use the same installation method, and offer the same benefits to a different degree.
When you get epoxy flooring, you are actually getting two components: the resin and the hardener. When it is time to apply the epoxy, the resin and hardener are mixed, wherein they react to form a strong, rigid plastic material that forms a strong bond to the substrate (in this instance, probably concrete garage floors). The plastic material that results from the chemical reaction is so strong, that it can even be used for industrial applications. That is why you will find epoxy flooring not just in private garages, but professional mechanic garages as well. It’s powerful enough to withstand the stress of having a multi ton vehicle worked on above it.
Epoxy is so popular because of its resistance to both physical and chemical damage. But as we mentioned, our garage floor coatings are even stronger! Not only that, but our installation process is quicker and less of a hassle than the epoxy installation process. If you are looking for a longer lasting, more durable garage floor solution, our garage floor coatings cannot be beat. Like epoxy floor coatings, our garage floor coatings can be customized to reflect a wide range of styles. There is bound to be an option to suit your business’ aesthetic, so make sure to check out our selection before making a major decision.
Have we piqued your interest about our Denver garage floor coatings? They make a great addition to any garage, whether it is a private garage or an auto shop. If you need any more information about our garage floor coatings, or how they can benefit you, please do not hesitate to give us a call at your earliest convenience. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.