How Commercial Epoxy Flooring Can Create Safer Work Environments

There are many options if you’ve been searching for a new flooring option for your office, warehouse, restaurant, or other commercial space. Chances are you’ve encountered commercial flooring options, such as wooden, carpet, tiles, linoleum, and concrete.

But have you heard of commercial epoxy flooring?

Commercial epoxy floors are one of the best choices for work environments because it’s safer than many other types of flooring options.

This flooring option is changing the work environment, making it better and safer for employees and customers.

What Is Commercial Epoxy Flooring?

Commercial epoxy flooring is a durable concrete floor coating suitable for many different commercial environments, including restaurants, retail stores, offices, and more.

The material consists of a combination of two parts: the epoxy resin and the polyaspartic protective coating.

The epoxy resin is responsible for giving the floor its strength and durability, while the clear protective coating gives the floor its hardness. The ratio between these two components determines the properties of your flooring system.

You can use commercial epoxy to create floors resistant to stains and scratches, anti-slip, and UV-resistant while also being easy to clean.

How Commercial Epoxy Floors Are Safer for Work Environments

It has a low-slip rating

Slip-resistant commercial epoxy flooring suits various settings, including manufacturing and warehouse facilities, hospitals, and even schools.

The reason it’s so popular is that it’s durable and long-lasting, but it also reduces the risk of injury.

The slip resistance on this type of flooring comes from the special formula that makes it incredibly hard. It contains an epoxy resin mixed with other materials such as polypropylene and acrylic polymers, making it extremely strong yet soft enough to prevent injuries like tripping or falling over.

It contains no VOCs, asbestos, or formaldehyde

Commercial epoxy floors are safer for work environments because it contains no VOCs, asbestos, or formaldehyde. VOCs are volatile organic compounds that can cause indoor air pollution, and asbestos and formaldehyde are known carcinogens and respiratory irritants.

Because commercial epoxy flooring does not contain these potentially harmful ingredients, it is a healthier choice for your employees.

It can withstand high temperatures

Commercial epoxy flooring is safer for work environments because it can withstand high temperatures.

Epoxy is a strong material that can withstand heat up to 300° F. If you have an area of your business that gets hot from machinery or other heat sources, epoxy floors will keep your employees safe from burn injuries.

It’s easy to clean and maintain

Because solid plastic materials make up epoxy floors rather than porous wood or concrete, they don’t require any special cleaning products or practices to keep them looking their best.

It is durable and long-lasting

Commercial epoxy floors typically last up to 20 years with minimal upkeep. They won’t crack or chip like some other types of floors do over time (like linoleum), which saves you money on maintenance and replacement costs down the road!

It has high light reflexivity

Commercial epoxy floors are safer for work environments because it has high light reflexivity, meaning that the floor’s surface will reflect light to its source. This helps make your workplace safer by making it easier to see hazards in low-light situations.

It provides for painted markings

Commercial epoxy flooring is ideal for work environments because it provides painted markings.

Painted markings are a great way to ensure you know where you’re going. This can be especially important in areas with multiple exits or spaces with multiple entrances that are close together.

It is corrosion-resistant

Commercial epoxy floors consist of corrosion-resistant materials. Your coated floors will not sustain significant damage from substances like water, acids, and alkalis that could spill on them by accident or during regular use.

Considering Epoxy Flooring for Your Business in Northern Wisconsin Tri-State Area? Contact the Experts Today!

Are you looking to upgrade your business’s flooring? Contact Armor Coating today!

We proudly provide commercial epoxy floor options for businesses in the North Wisconsin Tri-State Area. Our services include polyurea flooring and polyaspartic flooring. We specialize in poly flakes, making our floors so beautiful and durable.

Our team strives to deliver the highest quality workmanship to every commercial epoxy flooring project we take on, no matter how big or small. We offer a 15-year warranty on all new installations for your ultimate peace of mind.

Whether it’s a residential home or a commercial building, we’re committed to doing our best work every day—and ensuring that you’re happy with the results!

Call (715) 934-9037 for a free quote!

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Long Will The Concrete Coating Last?

We use the highest quality materials in our polyaspartic floor coatings and we’ve perfected our application process to make the concrete coating permanent.  Once completely cured and adhered, the concrete coating is meant to last as long as the substrate it’s adhered to.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Over Epoxy Floor Coatings?

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings dry more quickly than Epoxy Floor Coatings, and the finish is also more durable.  Our floor concrete coating finishes are also more slip-resistant and will not discolor like some Epoxy Floor Coatings.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

Our flooring cures within a few hours, however our team of professionals recommends waiting at least 4-6 hours before walking on your brand new concrete coated flooring. After 12 hours, you can begin moving lightweight objects onto the flooring, like light patio furniture.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before moving anything heavy back into the area where we’ve applied the coating (your car, heavy equipment or furniture etc.).

Will My New Concrete Floor Coating Turn Yellow?

It sure won’t! Our concrete floor coverings will not yellow or discolor, because they are UV stable. This  one of the many benefits of using Polyurea or Polyaspartic floor coatings.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

How Long Does It Take You To Apply Concrete Floor Coatings?

We’ve perfected our 6-step application process, so most typical projects take between 5-10 hours depending on the square footage.  We pride ourselves in a one-day application, and will do everything possible to stay within that time frame.  Rainy weather can delay the project, but it is rare.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming, and hoses.  We offer maintenance services should your concrete flooring ever need cleaning, however you can also use non-abrasive cleaners, like CLR, to remove grease or other stains. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Armor coatings are oil resistant as well as moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Bayer Material Science first developed Polyaspartic coatings in the 1990’s to protect steel bridges and infrastructure from rusting and corrosion. It has since been modified for different applications, once being durable concrete flooring coatings.

What Are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?

Polyaspartic Concrete coating is another name for Aliphatic Polyurea, which is a hybrid material consisting of ester and other materials. It was originally developed to coat metal bridges.  It was later used to coat concrete flooring due to its durability and moisture resistance. Polyurea is also used to coat truck bed liners.

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used Outside?

They sure can!  We offer wonderful solutions for driveways, patios, and even the area around the pool.  Our coatings are all UV stable, which will help prevent discoloration or flaking.

What Types Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used?

Polyaspartic flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Polyaspartic Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, basecoating, applying chips, scraping the chips, and applying the clear UV protective clear coat. 

Can I Apply Polyaspartic Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe to apply in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees.

How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?

Our Polyaspartic Floor Coatings are engineered to rapidly cure, and can be dry in a matter of a few hours!  However, we recommend waiting at least 5-6 hours before walking on newly applied coating and 24 hours before moving heavy objects back onto the flooring.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

Installing Polyaspartic Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! Our team at Armor Coatings is certified in Polyaspartic Floor Coating installation and have many years of experience.

Is It Possible To Cover Existing Epoxy Floor Coating With Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

It is!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are specially formulated for their incredible adhesion properties.  If you have existing patches of epoxy coating, our team can sand it down, vacuum, and wipe down the area with a solvent.  Once prepped, we will apply your new, superior, Polyaspartic Floor Coating