Guangdong Crown Paint Company Limited

Can we install epoxy floors in homes

 Many home owners and architects inquire about installing epoxy floors in homes,not about coating garage floors or storage rooms,which is quite common, but coating the key living areas of a home such as the living room, bedrooms and the kitchen. Epoxies create that glossy seamless finish that can make the living space look very impressive.

However epoxy floors in homes also come with various problems both during the installation and maintenance process. In most homes we tend to install pre-fabricated flooring materials such as tiles, parquet wood, carpet, linoleum. All these materials have been manufactured off-site in factories under control conditions. The materials arrive on site, where they are attached/ glued/ fastened to the substrate and they are ready for use.

Resinous floors work differently. The actual curing of the surface takes place during the installation. This means that conditions are not controlled. On the one hand curing on-site will enable excellent bonding with the substrate. However the contractor is subjected to all those unpredictable factors that may arise during the application process. The contractor needs to be responsible for dust, temperature, humidity,  just to name a few. Even the presence of insects can create problems on the final surface! Since the floor is seamless, the coating of the final surface must take place in one-go, without interruptions. All of the above factors may result in the floor not achieving a 100% perfect surface. Such a surface would be more than acceptable in an industrial facility however people have very high aesthetic expectations, when it comes to their living areas.

So can we install epoxies in homes?  Some contractors are in favor of the idea, arguing that we should always be exploring new opportunities and new markets and acquire a share of the massive home flooring market. While some other experienced contractors who shy away from such projects. They talk about disappointing experiences, architects and clients who were not happy with the result after they saw it.