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The Difference Between Epoxy Floor Paint and Coating

If you want to spice up your bland floors, epoxy flooring is the way to go.

Epoxy is known for its durability and can add flair to concrete floors, industrial areas, and other spaces.

If you’ve decided to use epoxy for your flooring, you’ve probably come across the terms epoxy floor paint and epoxy coating.

Though these terms are often used interchangeably, they’re very different.

Understanding the difference between the two is vital when deciding which is the right product for your flooring.

Epoxy Floor Paint

Epoxy floor paint is made of latex acrylic and may contain some epoxy mixed into the formulation.

If the paint has epoxy, it will adhere stronger to the floor’s surface and protect it from peeling and cracking.

Formulations without epoxy are far less durable, mainly if used in a high-traffic area.

The latex acrylic in epoxy floor paint makes it available in various colors.

Unlike epoxy floor coating, epoxy paint dries like regular paint. It is also more susceptible to staining.

Epoxy Coating

Epoxy coatings are a combination of two main components: a polyamine hardener and an epoxy resin.

These components are available separately and must first be mixed before the coating can be applied.

Unlike epoxy floor paint, epoxy coatings cure instead of drying.

This hard curing process seals the flooring so that it is no longer porous.

The coating resin gives the completed flooring a shine, and the hard coating protects your floors from stains, scratches, and spills.

However, the epoxy coating application is far more complicated than that of epoxy floor paint.


Choosing your flooring’s right epoxy product depends on your unique needs and the amount of traffic that your flooring sees.

However, regardless of the product, epoxy flooring ensures that your floors are more durable than bare floors and more attractive.

Xpedite Coatings is happy to show you some samples and help you design what is best for your flooring.

Call us at (713) 365-0444, and let’s get started!


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