Posted 05/02/2019 in About Epoxy

Common Myths About Epoxy


Common Myths About Epoxy

Epoxy flooring has become a popular choice in both commercial and residential settings. The durability and aesthetic value of epoxy appeal to many people, and it has even become hugely popular in art and woodworking. While it has become more popular, some myths still abound about epoxy that need to be dispelled.

Paint Will Protect Just Like Epoxy Does

Of course, paint does offer some amount of protection to surfaces, just not as good as epoxy. This material cures very hard, giving surfaces a huge amount of protection. Also, paint adheres only to the top of the surface. Epoxy chemically bonds to surfaces by getting deep into the pores of the object. This means it will not peel off in the future nor will it require recoating, as paint often does.

Flooring Coated With Epoxy Is Slippery

While many smooth surfaces can be slippery, this is not something that you have to worry about with epoxy. Additives are available to create non-slip surfaces with epoxy. This makes it a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas that are prone to spills and/or a lot of moisture.

Installation Is Expensive

The epoxy may cost a little more upfront, but it pays off in the long run, as it requires little maintenance. It also does not need to be redone as often as other flooring types, which will save you a lot of money. The upfront investment is well worth it for the savings you will experience throughout the lifetime of your floor.

Epoxy Does Not Have Many Options

Many people think of epoxy as bland, boring flooring made for coating garages. However, it has so many more options than this! It can be used to embed cool objects, create 3D epoxy floors, and make amazing faux stone floors. Clear epoxy with a colored tint can be used to make amazing river tables as well as poured in molds to create cool, unique objects. With this material, the only limit to your design is your imagination.

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