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Questions About Garage Floor Coatings

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Questions about our services? Please get in touch! Someone at SSP Coatings a Garage Flooring company will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Until we hear from you, here are a few questions we often receive from customers.

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Top Questions

How durable is epoxy flooring?

It’s hard to beat epoxy floor coatings in terms of durability and performance. Our industrial-grade epoxy coatings are formulated to withstand heavy loads, wet environments, extreme temperatures, chemical spills, vehicle traffic, and other hazards without breaking down. An epoxy floor system is durable enough for a processing plant or factory as well as high-traffic shopping centers, medical facilities, and more.

How long can an epoxy floor coating last?

The lifespan of an epoxy floor system depends on where it’s installed, how well the concrete is prepared, the quality of the epoxy, and whether it’s maintained with new clear coats every 5 to 7 years or so. Professional garage floor epoxy and other residential applications can last up to 20-25 years with minimal care as long as it’s installed properly with new clear coats occasionally. Commercial epoxy can last a decade or longer. In harsh industrial settings, an epoxy floor system can still last years.

What makes epoxy flooring better than a traditional concrete floor?

Untreated concrete may seem strong but it’s actually very porous and subject to a lot of wear and tear. Epoxy flooring is an excellent alternative to traditional concrete flooring for many reasons:

  • Epoxy is seamless and nonporous. It doesn’t have pores like concrete and it won’t absorb moisture and spills that can cause cracks and structural damage in concrete.
  • Epoxy offers a higher tensile and compressive strength than regular concrete to withstand heavy loads and impacts.
  • Epoxy stops concrete dusting for good. This can be very important in wet areas or industries involved in food processing, electronics, and more.
  • Epoxy flooring creates a bright and reflective surface for improved visibility and safety.
  • An epoxy concrete coating creates a more slip-resistant surface than regular concrete. It also promotes safety because it can be customized with safety striping to designate forklift aisles, pedestrian paths, and more.

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