If you’re an office manager or supervisor, you’re probably pretty hesitant to jump on new design trends– and rightly so. While embracing “millennial pink” and stockpiling succulents on window sills might be attractive now, as styles change, you may be left with office walls that are an eyesore and lonely plants to tend to.
Even for long-standing businesses, you know that the Instagram age requires that businesses maintain aesthetic quality to achieve success.
If you’ve ever scrolled through Instagram, you may be taken aback by trendy epoxy floors made to look like galaxies and seascapes. Perhaps the formality of your business requires something a little less flashy. In this case, you might avoid epoxy flooring for fear that you’d be forced to install the same speckled and outdated epoxy floors of the late nineties and early 2000s.
What you might not have realized is that the growing demand for epoxy flooring has led to exciting developments in the styles and designs of epoxy you can install in your home or office.
Are you curious about your options for epoxy flooring? Here’s what you need to know.
What is Epoxy Flooring?
Rather than installing wood floors, tile, or carpeting, some property owners may opt for epoxy flooring.
Epoxy flooring is similar to floor paint in the sense that it does not involve the installation of a new material, but applying a coat of a resinous substance called epoxy.
The difference, however, is that “Resinous flooring consists of a two-part epoxy system – a combination of polymer resins and hardeners, much like epoxy glue. When properly mixed, the epoxy resin and hardener react to one another resulting in a chemical bond with each compound and with the floor itself. The chemical bond creates a stiff plastic material that is durable, resistant to degradation, and bonds exceptionally well to its substrate,” according to Epoxy Central.
Where to Install Epoxy Flooring
Lobbies and Foyers
In your home or office entryway, you might find epoxy flooring valuable for both practical and aesthetic purposes.
With all of the dirt, water, and other debris that guests carry in, cleaning your entry rooms can be exceptionally laborious and time consuming. You might also find that other flooring like wood or carpet also requires much more frequent replacement. Epoxy flooring is great for speedy cleanup and is highly durable.
If you’re feeling adventurous, a trendy design in your epoxy floors can also be an excellent way to make a great first impression when guests and clients walk in.
Bathrooms might be the most obviously practical place to incorporate epoxy floors. With high humidity from showers and harsh chemicals required to keep bathrooms sanitary, epoxy floors are much more hygienic than carpet or wood floors and offer more aesthetic options than tile.
With all of the shifting furniture and swivel chairs, wood floors in offices can be easily damaged.
Epoxy floors offer the vibrant design to get your creative juices flowing, but with much more durability.
Break rooms are notorious for being poorly maintained. These spaces are where your employees get a few precious moments to blow off steam before heading back to the daily grind.
By installing epoxy flooring, you can ensure that your floors will stay intact and look presentable, even if they aren’t always treated gingerly.
Epoxy flooring is an exciting and trendy development that isn’t exclusive to Silicon Valley start-ups. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your spaces with a durable and beautiful option, try epoxy flooring!
Epoxy Flooring Services in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts
The expert professionals at ELCO Painting handle more than just interior home painting and cabinetry repair. Whether your next renovation project is new flooring or refinishing your external home painting, or you need a home painting service cost estimate, ELCO Painting is the perfect choice for painting companies in RI and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Let our experienced carpentry professionals meet your home or office’s unique needs and help bring your design dreams to life.