Commercial Epoxy Flooring Vs. Polished Concrete: What’s the Difference?

If you have concrete floors installed at your place of business you have likely heard of polished concrete and epoxy floor coatings. You know they both finish your concrete floors and provide a protective layer, but what’s the difference between the two? As the experts in both polished concrete and commercial epoxy flooring for Minnesota and the entire Midwest region, we would like to tell you more about each and what makes them great choices for your business. 

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When you’re looking at different types of floors you need to find an option that not only looks nice but will save you money and time. The last thing you want is to install a floor and need to repair it or reinstall it in a year or two. With both commercial epoxy flooring or polished concrete you get a professional finish and a cleaner, safer workplace for your employees. No matter what you’re looking for, an industrial, residential, or commercial installation, one of these floors can help, you simply have to understand the differences of each.

Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is a chemically treated floor that requires a grinding and polishing process. The grinding and polishing process is what gives these floors their seamless, high-gloss, clean finish. These floors are hard-wearing, they do not scratch, crack, or chip easily. 

They can also be cleaned quite easily. This “easy to clean” quality is always true, even if color or design is added. Polished concrete floors also offer many different types of coloring options for your floors.

Sometimes concrete flooring is in too poor shape to be polished. If it is old, overly cracked, broken, or the substrate is no longer usable, concrete cannot be polished.

Epoxy Flooring

When it comes to commercial epoxy flooring, these floors offer many similar benefits to polished concrete floors. Epoxy floors are designed to withstand heavy use and to offer many benefits, such as strength, beauty, and longevity. It also offers a wide variety of color schemes; an epoxy floor can mimic other flooring materials like wood or marble but not require the same type of maintenance. Commercial epoxy flooring is easy to clean and hard to damage, regardless of the decorative features you choose to install them with. Once an epoxy floor has been installed, your surface becomes abrasion, chemical, and impact-resistant. And, since industrial concrete coatings create a barrier against moisture, water won’t be able to make its way into the cracks and cause it to crack or crumble.

With an affordable price tag to accompany its installation and lifespan, commercial epoxy flooring has become a big trend in interior design.

Give us a call at Advantage Coating. We can help you choose the right coatings for your unique office. For more information on commercial epoxy flooring for your Minnesota area business, call Advantage Coating at 952-556-8720 or Contact Us.