When it comes to the battle of flooring, you will see that it comes down to some of the most popular floorings that are found in homes and some that are usually found in commercial facilities. Today we are going to look at some of the most popular floorings on the market today and how epoxy flooring stacks up to these floorings:
Tile is a highly customizable flooring option that can be found in a variety of different materials such as ceramic, porcelain and even stone so there is no shortage of what styles you can achieve with tile. While tile can last an average of a few years all the way up to decades, it all depends on what material is used and the high-end materials are going to cost you a pretty penny. Another downside of tile flooring is that they aren’t very durable and will crack and chip when exposed to too much force and when objects are dropped on them. Tile flooring also has the disadvantage of being a pain to maintain as the grout between tiles will stain very easily and will actually become chipped when exposed to water and will need to be re-grouted after only a few years.
Hardwood is the run of the mill flooring that everyone had in the 1800s and early to mid-1900s that in our opinion has become severely outdated. The selection that can be chosen from with hardwood frankly look all the same with a few variations in size, color, and grain, but honestly who pays attention to something that small? Hardwood flooring also has a hard time dealing with most environments as it will warp and buckle. Hardwood flooring is also not the ideal flooring for heavy traffic areas as it will show signs of wear and tear rapidly in these environments.
While polished concrete is some of the most modern and attractive flooring options available on the market, it does have some downsides as well. Polished concrete will eventually need to be repolished and will need it quite frequently in high traffic areas. Polished concrete is also not resistant to moisture and will absorb any liquids on its surface and release them into the surrounding soils that will lead to severe structural damage in the future. Polished concrete is just concrete and will eventually crack, just as all other concrete will eventually crack.
Now that you have seen what other floorings have to offer, it is time to take a look at what epoxy flooring brings to the table. Epoxy flooring is one of the most customizable floorings on the market with a huge selection of colors, options such as colored flakes and metallic pigments and you can even place an emblem or logo into epoxy flooring! Epoxy flooring is also extremely durable and can handle an extremely heavy object(s), heavy vehicle and foot traffic and even dropped objects without showing signs of wear and tear. Not only is it durable, but it is also resistant to all forms of moisture and chemicals so you won’t have to worry about materials leaking out of your concrete slab. I think you can now very clearly see that epoxy flooring is the superior flooring system.