June 01, 2023
The Top Five Benefits of Decorative Epoxy Floors for Commercial Businesses
If you run a commercial business, chances are it’s important to you to create a welcoming and memorable experience for your customers and guests. In addition, your space needs to create a positive environment for the people who keep your business running -- your hardworking staff.
Decorative epoxy floors have become increasingly popular in commercial businesses. If you’re considering a new floor for your business, here are the top benefits of epoxy flooring to consider:
- For High Heels and Heavy Loads: Decorative Epoxy Floors Pass the Durability Test
Decorative epoxy floors are made from high-strength resins that are applied to a concrete surface, which creates a hard, glossy, and long-lasting finish. Epoxy resins are known for their high-tensile strength, which means they are resistant to cracking and breaking under pressure. This feature is ideal for high-traffic commercial settings like retail, healthcare, stadiums, and others, where the floors may be subjected to constant foot traffic, machinery, and rolling equipment.
Additionally, decorative epoxy floors are scratch-resistant and less likely to show signs of wear and tear over time. This makes them a cost-effective flooring option for businesses looking for a long-term investment.
Polished, as seen here in Gloss Microtexture finish and Pewter color, offers a beautiful aesthetic with strong durability.
- Effortless Elegance: Decorative Epoxy Floors Require Little Maintenance
Decorative epoxy floors are low maintenance, requiring only periodic cleaning to maintain their appearance. This results in countless hours of time saved for businesses and maintenance costs over the floor's lifetime. No doubt beneficial for markets like education, houses of worship, and auto dealerships.
This advantage goes back to the floor’s seamless nature. Liquids, dirt, and debris are unable to penetrate the surface of the floor, and they are also stain resistant. Regular sweeping and mopping with mild detergent are typically all that is needed to keep the floor looking its best.
Another benefit is that waxing or sealing is not required. Epoxy floors maintain their finishes naturally, and only require occasional reapplication of a sealant to protect against wear and tear.
Reflect, seen here in an lobby setting, instantly gives your space an upscale look that is very easy to keep clean and maintain.
- Make a Statement with Your Floors: Unleash Its Unique Aesthetic Potential
A unique aesthetic appeal can enhance the overall look and feel of any space. Epoxy floors can be customized with a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes to create a truly one-of-a-kind floor to complement your style and brand.
One of the most popular options for decorative epoxy floors is the use of metallic pigments. These pigments are added to the epoxy resin to create a shimmering, iridescent effect for a luxurious and upscale look perfect for high-end spaces. Liquid Elements product Reflect is one such metallic flooring option to consider.
Another popular option for decorative epoxy floors is the use of custom stenciling or designs. Businesses can utilize this option to create custom designs, logos, or patterns that are integrated into the flooring. This allows businesses to showcase their brands and create a unique and memorable experience for customers. For inspiration, take a look at our reflective flooring product Capture that encapsulates objects within its surface.
The troweled system Crush brings the outdoors indoors with a unique, natural design look that is versatile.
- One Floor, Many Possibilities: The Versatility of Decorative Epoxy Floors
Decorative epoxy floors are versatile and can be customized to fit the needs of any commercial or front-of-house space of an industrial business.
The resin used in epoxy floors can be tweaked with a variety of exciting and attractive colors and patterns to match the desired style or decor. Epoxy floors can also include aggregates like marble or river rock for an attractive natural appearance. Crush is an example of this style and while it has a textured surface, it is still easy to clean like other epoxy floors. This floor can be installed inside or outside a commercial facility, giving businesses like auto dealerships, hotels, offices, and more a striking entry.
Epoxy floors are also available in a range of textures and finishes, including matte, gloss, gloss microtexture, and satin. This allows owners or planners/designers to choose the perfect finish for their space, whether sleek and modern or more rustic and natural.
Decorative epoxy floors are also versatile in terms of their installation. They can be installed over a variety of substrates, including concrete, wood, and tile. They can even be applied over existing flooring, which reduces the need for costly and time-consuming removal.
Capture flooring allows any business to incorporate their design and brand concepts directly in the floor for unique style.
- Sustainable Style: The Environmentally Friendly Benefits of Decorative Epoxy Floors
Epoxy floors have several features that can make them a sustainable and eco-friendly choice for commercial businesses.
The components used in epoxy floors are low VOC, and help comply with indoor air quality programs. This makes it a safe choice for businesses that prioritize sustainability and want to reduce their environmental impact.
Durability isn’t only a benefit for cost savings, but saves on the need to replace floors often, which can occur with traditional commercial flooring products. Epoxy floors can help to reduce waste because they last longer and when do they need replacing, they won’t end up in a land fill because they are poured in place and become a part of a building’s structure.
Easy cleaning is another factor that makes epoxy floors beneficial for the environment. Their non-porous, seamless nature makes them easy to clean, which reduces the need for harsh chemicals or cleaners. This means businesses can use more eco-friendly cleaning products to maintain the floors, thereby reducing the environmental impact of cleaning and maintenance. Quick and easy cleaning also means less water usage.
Epoxy floors can also be installed over existing flooring, reducing the need for costly and environmentally damaging floor removal. Businesses can avoid the disposal of old flooring materials, reducing waste and the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of new materials.
Finally, some epoxy flooring systems are made with recycled materials, such as glass or recycled plastic flakes. This can further reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing and installation process.
Decorative epoxy floors are the answer to numerous design needs and performance requirements. The benefits listed above are only the beginning. Epoxy floors offer stain, water, UV, and slip resistance, as well as acoustic properties and more. From customized to handcrafted floors, Liquid Elements has decorative products that can transform any commercial space. Explore all of the features available to find the best floor for your business.
Liquid Elements, a brand of Stonhard, draws on more than a century of experience in formulating and installing resinous floors. We bring seamless designs in dramatic looks to commercial interiors around the world. Contact us to talk about the right decorative flooring system for your space.