Say Yes to Residential Epoxy Flooring!

Say Yes to Residential Epoxy Flooring!

People spend a significant amount of time in their home. Three essential components of a home are beauty, value, and ease of care. As epoxy flooring offers these traits, more Tampa homeowners are choosing epoxy flooring for more than just the family garage.

As families discover the joys of epoxy flooring, they’re asking to have it applied in kitchens, bedrooms, sunrooms, and living areas. Professionally applied epoxy flooring is a gorgeous flooring for residential use. Here are some reasons people are switching to epoxy flooring.

Clean living

People and pets can be messy, which translates to dirty floors. Homeowners want a home which has flooring that looks good, maybe even stunning. This conundrum can be resolved by applying epoxy flooring. It looks fantastic, is family friendly and easy to clean. There is nothing easier to clean than epoxy flooring.

Allergy-free

Those who are sensitive to dust mites, mold, pollen, and pet dander suffer needlessly when these pathogens are in the home. Those with breathing issues love epoxy flooring because dirt has nowhere to hide. Unlike carpeting, which is a miniature forest of hiding places, or tile with its grungy grout, epoxy flooring won’t capture the bacteria and particulates that trigger allergies and asthma.

Easy maintenance

Cleaning is minimal with epoxy flooring. Beyond wiping up spills when they occur, a dust mop and the rare wet mop are all epoxy flooring needs. There is no need to buy expensive floor care products, either, since a little ammonia in the mop water is all that is required. For busy families, this leaves more time to enjoy one another and less time doing repetitive cleaning chores.

Strong surface

Kids and pets can be hard on floors. But, flooring which has scratches and chips doesn’t retain its original beauty. Epoxy flooring always looks good, even when junior decides to ride his scooter through the house or Dad drops his bowling ball. 

Non-slip

As more of our population ages, walkers and mobility scooters become more commonplace. It’s only natural for a homeowner who is thinking to the future to lean toward flooring which is slip resistant and won’t be damaged by an electric scooter. Epoxy flooring is easy to navigate for even the most mobility-compromised homeowner.

It’s an art

Epoxy flooring application is an art. We take our craft seriously and plan for every flooring job to be the most stunning work we’ve ever done. We can mix colors to make any shade combination you want. Some people choose white because epoxy is one of the few products which doesn’t ‘hold’ dirt. 

By meeting with a flooring professional, a homeowner can learn just exactly how many options are available and what the cost will be for their situation. Your home will never look the same again!

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stain concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!

Epoxy Flooring Signals The End of the Dirty Garage

Epoxy Flooring Signals The End of the Dirty Garage

By studying the history of the garage, it becomes possible to track the rise in the use of the garage as a storage and project space, and the reasons epoxy flooring gained such massive appeal in garage applications.

History

In the ’70s and ’80s, housing developments became popular. The architecture of homes changed, offering an attached garage which opened at the front of the home. Previously garages (and carriage houses before them) were located behind the house.  The new design was necessary to streamline traffic in housing developments. 

Whereas before that time, porches and social activities were in the front of the house, the garage pushed those things to the back of the home, creating much more family privacy and less social interaction between neighbors. Meanwhile, the front-facing garage became a significant part of the house architecture. The new standard consisted of a concrete driveway which ended inside to the concrete garage.

Rising affluence

As the economy spiraled upward, television became more influential in selling products. As people bought more and better stuff, they began to need a way to store all of it. Since the garage was now attached to the house, it became an ideal place to keep everything. The security of a garage door was a bonus. Washers, dryers, and hobby benches in the garage became commonplace.

But, the problem is that concrete is dirty and dull. It can chip, crack, and it’s hard to clean. 

The epoxy coating solution

Garage floor coatings solve many problems at once. The concrete no longer sheds dust. It’s easy to clean. Truthfully, the first attempts in the past were pretty awful. But progress in garage floor coatings has been massive. For example, epoxy coating is stronger than concrete against chips and cracks. Part of the reason is that after it’s applied epoxy coating doesn’t just dry. It cures into its final hardened state.

Color and texture options

Epoxy coatings can be solid colors or patterns or include flakes. There is no limit to the colors or combinations of colors, but the result is highly uniform and highly durable. The light produced by the uniformity of the epoxy surface enhances the ambiance of the garage.

Even when the surface of an epoxy floor is textured to avoid slips, it will be easy to clean. The homeowner can easily wipe epoxy clean of grease and fluids from vehicles.  Incessant scrubbing or harsh products are not required to keep the epoxy flooring clean. There is no need to apply it continuously the way one does floor wax.

Other applications

Professional epoxy flooring is stunning, even in a garage. It’s so remarkable that warehouses, businesses, and retail establishments like it because it holds up well even under extremely high foot traffic. Even homeowners are starting to have epoxy flooring applied in their homes.

But, for the average garage owner, having a professional epoxy garage floor solves the problems of concrete dust, tough cleaning, and the tendency of concrete to chip when an object is dropped on it. This creates a garage that is clean, comfortable, and useful for all manner of projects and hobbies. It’s even a great place to store the car.

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stain concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!