How Long Will Industrial Epoxy Flooring Last?
A&K Painting
March 10, 2021
Choosing the right flooring for your industrial facility isn’t a decision to make lightly. Factors like cost, safety, durability, and longevity all need to be considered before you commit. If you’re weighing your options because your current flooring needs replaced, consider going with an epoxy flooring system. It’s one of the most popular flooring types in industrial facilities for a reason, and A&K Painting offers several types of epoxy flooring—which means you can select the one that best fits your facility’s needs.

Want a High Performance Industrial Floor That Lasts? Choose Epoxy.

How long will epoxy floor coatings last in high-traffic, industrial areas? The simple answer is several months to a few years. Because epoxy resists damage and protects the concrete underneath, it’s the ideal choice for facilities that see a lot of use and wear.

Epoxy floor systems are a mixture of resins, hardeners and sometimes aggregate that chemically react with porous surfaces, such as concrete, to form a protective barrier. Floor coatings provide a higher mil thickness than conventional paint, while providing a high-strength, chip resistant seal coat. With the addition of various additives such as aluminum oxide, it can reduce the risk of slips and falls, all while preventing the intrusion of water or chemical exposure. It also acts as a shock absorber to resists blunt force damage which leads to concrete spalling.

When properly maintained and cared for, a typical epoxy coating in an industrial environment can last many years. However, some epoxy coatings are tougher, more chemically resistant than others and can extent coating life even longer. Our offerings include:

Standard Two-Part Epoxy

This coating system is widely used in industrial settings and can last up to 5 years with proper care and maintenance.

100% Solids Heavy-Duty Epoxy

The most durable of the epoxy options, this epoxy coating can last 20+ years.

Epoxy Mortar Systems

These systems consist of 100% solids heavy-duty epoxy mixed with aggregate and are designed for maximum longevity in heavy machinery areas.

Epoxy Novolac Systems (High Chemical Resistance)

This is a two-part epoxy system designed to withstand exposure to toxins and heavy chemicals.

Urethane Mortar

These coatings have high chemical resistance and are ideal for manufacturing facilities that need quick turn around time.

How to Extend the Life of Your Epoxy Floor Coating

Proper care and maintenance are essential for maximizing the longevity of an epoxy floor coating. Here are our tips for getting the most out of yours:

Keep up with regular maintenance.
Light daily cleanings are ideal to get rid of grit, dust, dirt, and spills. We recommend following up with a thorough weekly cleaning using a soft scrubbing tool.

Apply a fresh coating as necessary and repair damaged areas as quickly as possible.
Epoxy flooring in industrial areas that see a lot of traffic, chemicals, and heavy machinery will need to have fresh coats applied to maintain its protective properties. As it wears down, make sure to apply a fresh coat.

Don’t do it yourself.
For the best results, don’t install an epoxy flooring system by yourself. Professional installers who are familiar with the process and have experience will get the job done right the first time.

Hire the Right Team for the Job

When you want to install an epoxy flooring system in your industrial facility, make sure you hire the right team. Our professional epoxy installers are trained to mix and apply a variety of epoxy flooring types and can help you determine which is right for your industrial facility. You’ll get the peace of mind that you’re working with experienced pros, along with the assurance that the finished product will have the longevity you expect.

Reach out to the team at A&K Painting today to learn more about industrial epoxy floor coatings.

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