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Why floors deteriorate? How is epoxy flooring different?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Rubber flooring failures
Credit: http://www.everlastepoxy.com/rubber_flooring.html

Epoxy flooring is the newest trend in the construction segment. This new and innovative methodology that uses seamless architecture and monolithic concept offers waterproof and germ resistant floors while enhancing the elegance of your building in a great way. Before choosing epoxy floor, it is important to know why floors fail and what makes epoxy different from contemporary flooring types. Here are few important reasons that contribute to the failure of regular flooring types.

Rubber, Vinyl or PVC Flooring

Similar to Epoxy flooring, rubber offers seamless cover for the entire floor. In addition, it is non-porous as well. Usually, a single sheet of rubber is installed on the entire floor. The edges are cut in such a way that they fit into the structure in a nice way. However, the problem with rubber flooring is its integration with the substrate. The rubber sheet is installed on a concrete floor with plastic glue and edges heat welded. However, improper installation or adverse temperatures create space between them. At places like commercial kitchens and restaurants, hot food and liquids damage the surface. In addition, moisture gets into the area between the top floor and substrate. Overtime, this development creates germs and grime that starts eating up the space. When you walk on that area, it spills out moisture making the surface wet and ugly. This is the same case with vinyl or PVC flooring more or less. This is where epoxy flooring makes a difference. Epoxy floor gels well with the substrate and the entire portion becomes a single entity, preventing any space for moisture and chemicals.

Carpet flooring

While choosing carpet flooring, there are several things to consider like backing options, nature of work, traffic load, quality and maintenance. Based on these considerations, you need to choose the right type of adhesive to bond the top floor with the substrate. Similar to other flooring, the weakening of the bond between the substrate and the top floor results in gaps. As soon as a gap gets created, germs and moisture play the spoil game. Epoxy flooring bonds perfectly into the substrate to make it a single entity for higher durability and incredible magnificence.

Hardwood flooring

Wood flooring definitely needs a strong adhesive. Using strong urethane based adhesives, companies build high quality aesthetic interiors with hard wood. However, if moisture and germs penetrate through the top floor, they easily get settled in the middle to cause quick deterioration.

The good thing with Everlast epoxy flooring is that they are seamlessly installed with perfectly finished edges. The perfect bonding with the substrate reduces gaps and offers highly durable flooring solutions for every type of building.



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