Concrete is excellent for many things, but few people give it credit for appearance. We use concrete for our floors, walkways, driveways, patios, basements, and any other areas that we need to create for durability and reliability. The expectation is that concrete will endure and remain level for any of our driving or storage needs. Few people choose concrete for its versatility or appearance, though. The epoxy trend is challenging that tradition.
What is Epoxy?
Epoxy floors are created by applying an epoxy coating to a smoothed and prepared concrete floor. A combination of layers and compounds are applied in a complex process, then carefully sealed. The result is a durable concrete floor, with an incredibly finish that is totally customizable. Some homeowners are brave enough to DIY epoxy coatings on their garage or basement floors. More people opt for professionals like Hard Rock Concrete Coatings for their epoxy floors, to be sure that the concrete coatings are properly applied for the perfect finish.
Why choose epoxy?
Epoxy coatings can completely transform the look of a concrete floor, walkway, or patio. Instead of a boring gray, you will have limitless options that can turn something commonplace into a work of art. Another benefit of epoxy coatings for a concrete floor is that they can be non-slip, shiny or matte, and protect even better against water damage, cracking, or other forms of destruction that can face a concrete floor. Epoxy is very traffic-, water-, and kid-friendly, so it’s a choice that will stand up well over time no matter how you use your home’s space. Epoxy floors are hypoallergenic and easier to clean, so they make a great choice for spaces with kids or animals, or people with allergies and illness. Adding a rug on top allows the best of both worlds.
Of course there is the famous showroom floor look, which is very popular in garages. The color of choice with flecks of complementary colors looks great in a true craftsman garage. For a more modern look, many homeowners are actually choosing a white or black epoxy for kitchen or living floors that give a clean and fresh appearance. We are starting to see more bright colors in sunrooms, patios, or accent entryways. One trend we’re loving is a bright neon in a small space, like a bathroom or laundry room, which completely transforms the area and boosts your mood!
We love the look of shiny epoxy in a room with plenty of natural light, as it throws more light around and really brightens up a space. In one update you can create a space that is ready for entertaining, without layers of pad and carpet which can add more expense.
If you’re ready to try an epoxy coating on your concrete floor, give us a call at Hard Rock Concrete Coatings today!