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EPOXY Basics

 

THE BASICS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. FIND THEM IN THE DETAILS.

Understanding the basics of epoxy flooring will help you know which details are actually important and call for a professional. The information below is simple but can set the tone for the smart, educated, & thought out financial decision you'll need to make.

 

WHAT MAKES A QUALITY COATING?

Epoxy is a high-performance concrete coating that is made up of two main components: resins and hardeners. The resin and hardener are mixed together where a chemical reaction takes place to form a rigid material. This material is strong, resistant to degradation, bonds extremely well to substrates, and is aesthetically pleasing. Every Lifetime epoxy flooring system is so strong, they are installed in the most demanding of industrial environments.

It’s crucial to understand the difference between a high-performance industrial-strength epoxy coating product and a cheap epoxy paint (what you can buy from the local hardware store). As you continue reading, when we refer to our systems that use epoxy we are referring only  to the best quality industrial-strength epoxy products available.

The difference between these two products is massive. To help put this into perspective, consider another type of flooring - hardwood flooring. Of course, no one should attempt installing plywood in their kitchen in place of the 'expensive' hardwood boards that the pro's would install. That is because the result will not function, it will not endure, and will most likely be dangerous and messy. Similarly, if resno one should attempt to pour a cheap epoxy paint in their garage vs. paying the well marginalized money for a  professionally installed Lifetime epoxy floor.

THE BENEFITS OF EPOXY COATINGS

 
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DURABILITY

Epoxy floors can withstand heat, heavy objects, and just about anything else you throw at it. This rigid material will astound you with the strength it brings.

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AESTHETICS

'Beautiful' & 'Glossy' are frequently used descriptive words for epoxy flooring. We also hear them often when our clients describe their new Lifetime Epoxy Floor.

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CLEANLINESS

Your epoxy floor will take just a few moments to clean. Common cleaning methods include sweeping, mopping, squeegeeing or simply using a rag.

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ENDURANCE

Our meticulous 7-step process and high-end products ensure that your new epoxy floor will retain its beauty for many decades. That's right. Decades.

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CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

All Lifetime work includes a protective urethane top-coat which provides excellent chemical and heat resistance to your new epoxy garage floor.

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PROTECTION

Every garage epoxy floor we install is an industrial-strength coating that seals in and protects all underlying substrates. 

 

SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Not all epoxy floors are created equal.

Actually, there are many variables and crucial steps that must take place in order to create a long-lasting, beautiful epoxy garage floor. If carelessness or ignorance is present during the process, like using low quality products and equipment, the integrity of the epoxy floor is unpredictable and not worth paying for - no matter the cost.

A Lifetime epoxy floor is meticulously prepared through our 7-step process. Our use of high-end products and equipment create garage epoxy floors that will hold their beauty and value for decades. With Lifetime Epoxy Utah, the lifespan of your epoxy garage floor will likely surpass all other flooring systems within your home.