Debunking Misconceptions About Concrete Epoxy Coatings and Paints
in Houston, TX
One of the best ways to transform a bland concrete floor is by using concrete epoxy coating or paint. A bare floor is susceptible to cracking, staining, and other damage.
Opposed to bare concrete floors that require a lot of maintenance, coated and painted floors are protected from harm, are easy-to-maintain, and can be attractively customized in various colors and designs.
However, despite the many benefits of concrete epoxy, some misconceptions still remain about this material. If you are hesitant to go with epoxy for your flooring, this article will debunk these misconceptions and ease your mind.
Misconception #1: Regular Paint Can Get the Job Done Just Like Epoxy
This is one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to concrete epoxy. Though epoxy coating and epoxy paint resemble regular paint, they are entirely different products.
The epoxy is an epoxy coating or epoxy paint that adheres to any surface to which it is applied. This creates a damage-resistant surface that will last for years to come, whereas regular paint does not protect your floors.
Misconception #2: Concrete Epoxy Needs to Be Reapplied Frequently
One of the most significant advantages of concrete epoxy over other concrete coatings is that epoxy is a long-lasting, durable material.
Professionally applied concrete epoxies can last for a decade or longer with proper maintenance and are strongly resistant to heavy wear and tear and foot and vehicle traffic. This is one reason that concrete epoxies are the material of choice in many high-volume establishments, like commercial garages and kitchens.
Misconception #3: Concrete Epoxy Can Be Self-Applied Without the Help of a Professional
While you do find DIY concrete epoxy coating and paint kits, they’re usually of a much lower quality than professionally applied epoxy.
Professionally applied epoxy is far more durable and has a longer lifespan.
Also, in order to apply epoxy, concrete must first be prepared properly. If it’s misapplied, the epoxy does not completely bond with the flooring surface. Hiring contractors with a professional concrete epoxy experience like Xpedite Coatings ensures that the job is done correctly. Give us a call at (713)365-0444, so we can discuss your flooring needs.