Are you looking for a practical and very durable flooring option for a high-traffic area? It can be a commercial building, an industry or even a garage or basement: polished concrete floors and epoxy coated floors are two great options in these cases. And to help you decide, we’ll talk a little about them in today’s post.
Epoxy or Polished Concrete Flooring – Differences
An epoxy coated floor is a floor that receives a layer of a material formed by a resin and a catalyst. When the two compounds are mixed, they form a monolithic chemical bond. This mixture imparts shine, color and high durability to surfaces. This type of material can even be applied on surfaces covered in cement.
On the other hand, the polished concrete floor is nothing more than one of the variations of burnt cement. Basically, the cement used to make this type of flooring goes through a different process to be polished with fine grinding tools. And it can have a finish that resembles noble stones and even different colors.
Both are very resistant floors and suitable for spaces with high circulation of people, vehicles or machines.
Advantages of Epoxy Flooring
The epoxy floor is Indicated for places with medium to heavy traffic, and also in places where there is the presence of chemical products, since it is a coating that offers high resistance, in addition to an excellent waterproof finish and smooth surface. This makes cleaning and maintenance of the floor much easier. It is also available in a series of colors, which makes it possible to make demarcations on the floor – often used in factories, for example – with ease.
Another advantage is that this finish makes the surface non-slip, even when wet or oily. Which makes it a great choice for restaurant floors too – where they can last for decades, even with constant sliding of chairs and tables. As disadvantages, they can present scratches or stains.
Advantages of a Polished Concrete Floor
The polished concrete floor is of high strength and durability, and can be made to have industrial performance. Thus, it has a longer lifespan than other common flooring options such as wood, carpet and ceramic. Like the epoxy floor, it is smooth, which prevents the accumulation of dirt and facilitates cleaning and maintenance.
Also, it generally costs less than epoxy floors. Despite having low maintenance, over time, it can show signs of deterioration, such as cracks, requiring intervention to keep it in good condition and preserve its quality for many years.
Polished Concrete or Epoxy Flooring in Vancouver
The two types of flooring have their differences, both are options that add value to spaces, have good cost-benefit and high durability. Both can be the best solution for your industrial, commercial or even residential flooring needs.
If you are interested in this type of flooring, want to ask questions or even request a quote, please contact us at BC Floors. Our professionals are prepared to help you find the best option for your project and also to apply it.