Commercial flooring needs to be tough, durable and safe, as they see a lot of foot traffic day in, day out. Regardless of whether your commercial property is an office, retail space, kitchen, factory or something else entirely, upgrading your commercial flooring with epoxy resin is a great way to ensure you have the safest, most long lasting and practical flooring solution possible.
What are the benefits of epoxy resin for commercial floors?
There are a number of reasons why using epoxy resin is great for your commercial flooring, no matter what purpose your space has. Let’s run through the top five benefits of choosing epoxy for your property.
1. High durability
Commercial grade epoxy resin is a thicker, heavier coating than standard epoxy resin, so has high durability that will extend the life of your commercial property’s concrete floor. Epoxy is hard wearing and has a much longer lifespan than most other flooring solutions, so is particularly effective if you have high wear areas or steady foot traffic which, over time, would wear any other flooring out.
2. Damage and stain resistance
Epoxy forms a hard, waterproof protective coating once applied; nothing seeps through it into the underlying substrate. This provides solid stain resistance (and resistance to bumps and abrasions that can be common in commercial environments) and makes it easy to clean up spills without worrying about long-term damage to your floor.
3. Easy to maintain
Maintaining commercial flooring that’s been epoxy coated can be as simple as mopping your floors with soapy water and standard cleaning products. The level of slip-resistance that's been applied to your floors will determine what sort of products and equipment you'll need to clean it. Because of its solid, non-porous surface, it’s suitable for commercial operations that require high-levels of sanitation and allergen control, including:
- Medical facilities
- Aged care sites
- Childcare centres
- Food grade manufacturing sites
4. Slip and UV resistant
A significant benefit of epoxy resin for commercial flooring is that you can use additional additives for slip and UV resistance.
Choosing to add slip resistance to your epoxy coating is great for walkways and wet areas, inside and out, and gives you the peace of mind that your floor isn’t presenting a slip, trip or fall risk for visitors and staff (which is particularly important, given OH&S legislation mandates risk minimisation steps in the workplace).
5. Finishes for any décor and purpose
Regardless of whether you have a new concrete floor or a tired old one that needs to be protected in order to extend its life, epoxy resin provides a fresh and attractive coating that’s fit for any commercial purpose. Choose from a range of plain, coloured, flake or decorative finishes to achieve the flooring finish you want for your commercial flooring – from simple, to elegant, to practical and even creative, there’s a finish to suit any environment.
Find out more about epoxy for your commercial flooring
Epoxy resin provides many benefits for commercial properties, no matter what their purpose, and helps provide a safe working environment that’s cost effective and long-lasting.
Tough Floors has extensive experience creating practical flooring solutions for commercial, industrial and residential spaces. We are QBCC accredited installers, and only use the highest quality epoxy resin products. For friendly, prompt and knowledgeable advice – and a free, no-surprises quote – get in touch today for a commercial flooring solution that will be the most suitable for your needs.