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Posted 12/12/2019 in Why Use Epoxy

3 Reasons to Coat Marble Floors With Epoxy


3 Reasons to Coat Marble Floors With Epoxy

Marble is a favorite flooring choice for spaces that need a classic and refined look. Marble is a popular choice because of its classic beauty and because it offers excellent color choices as well. The drawback to it is that it must be sealed consistently. 

This is because marble is highly porous compared to other natural stone choices such as granite, so a sealant is necessary to keep it from staining and to protect the stone in general. Most sealants have to be applied every 2 to 3 years, with waxing done regularly to maintain the protection. You can prevent all this by using epoxy, which lasts a long time and does not take away from the natural beauty of the marble flooring.

Here is why you should use epoxy to coat your marble floors.

 

1. No More Absorbed Spills

One of the biggest issues with marble is that it is a porous rock. When spills occur, it absorbs them. This can lead to staining, which discolors the stone and takes away from its beauty. If food products are spilled, mold and mildew can grow, as can bacteria. Epoxy is a non-porous material once it is cured, so it does not absorb spills and it also completely protects your marble from errant spills and food dropping.

 

2. Keep it Shiny

When it comes to marble, shininess is the expectation. When marble loses its shine, it really takes away from the atmosphere of the room. The room you created to be sophisticated and make a grand impression instead looks dingy and unkempt. This is not the impression you want to give! Epoxy is made to look great for years with little maintenance, so it keeps marble shiny much longer than other sealants do.

 

3. Save Money

Using epoxy to seal your marble can save you money in the long run. First, you do not have the expense of re-sealing your marble every 2 to 3 years. Second, you do not need constant waxing between redoing the sealer. You can always choose to spruce up the epoxy, but if you properly care for it, it can easily be 20 years or more before you need to redo your flooring.

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