Posted 03/18/2019 in Why Use Epoxy

Why Choose Epoxy for Your Auto Body Shop Floor


Why Choose Epoxy for Your Auto Body Shop Floor

Auto body shop floors take a beating on a daily basis. Tools get dropped, oil and other chemicals get spilled, and there is a lot of traffic, both foot and automotive. You need a floor at your automotive shop that can handle heavy traffic, won’t easily dent, and can be easily cleaned and maintained. Epoxy flooring will do all this and more.

Let’s take a look at the reasons you should install epoxy on your auto body shop floor.

Chemical Resistance

It is inevitable that oil, paint, and other chemicals will be spilled while working on cars in your shop. Epoxy is a non-porous surface. What this means is that it does not absorb liquids as other flooring surfaces do. This means that a spill can easily be wiped up and not leave behind unsightly staining. This makes epoxy flooring ideal for your auto body shop's floor.

Durability

Epoxy cures super hard and will not crack or break under heavy foot traffic or weight. Unlike other flooring types, epoxy permanently bonds with whatever porous surface you put it on, so it will not easily be scuffed off or ruined. Also, epoxy can handle the inevitable tool dropping that may occur without being scratched or dented.

Aesthetic Appeal

Epoxy can give you a unique showroom quality look that will make you stand out. There are many color options available. You can use vinyl flakes to create a great look, or use metallic epoxy and create a modern trendy look. You can even use inlays to put your logo on the floor. With so many options, you can create the exact look you want for your auto body shop.

Easy Maintenance

Epoxy is very easy to maintain. You can clean it using hot water, a mop, and a cleaner such as Simple Green, It is better to avoid caustic chemicals to clean with on a regular basis in order to maintain the sheen of your epoxy flooring. Epoxy can also be polished to make it look new again if needed.

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