If you have a car dealership or an auto shop, you may wonder what kind of flooring you should have on your auto shop floor. When you have a car dealership with a showroom you not only want the flooring to be drivable (to bring model cars in), but you also want it to look good. While traditional cement flooring may be an affordable idea, it's not necessarily something that looks professional. One of the best options out there is commercial epoxy flooring.
What Is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring is a two-part flooring system that combines polymer resins and hardeners together to create a resinous flooring. Unlike other flooring that is solid, epoxy is flooring is unique because it is applied as a liquid. Once your flooring has been cleaned down, a water solution will be sprayed on top. After that, an epoxy solution will be sprayed over the top of the flooring and a technician will then spread it out evenly across the floor using a broom-like tool. This solution will then harden as it dries which will create a really strong barrier against moisture, oil, and other debris.
What Kinds of Epoxy Finishes Are There?
Depending on the overall look that you are going for and how much traffic you get on your flooring will determine which type of epoxy flooring is best for you. When you meet with a commercial epoxy flooring service, they will show you samples of what the epoxy flooring looks like to help you narrow down your choices.
- Glossy Floors: If you want a really shiny look for your showroom floor then choosing an epoxy with a glossy finish may be the way to go. The great thing about a high gloss floor is that when it's placed against a brand new car, they tend to complement each other.
- Speckled Floors: Speckled epoxy floors are really popular for a variety of reasons including the fact that they tend to hide dirt a little easier. If you are putting the flooring in an auto shop, then speckled floors may be the perfect way to go.
- Traditional Floors: If you want a smooth finish without the gloss or the speckles, then ask about traditional epoxy floors which have a sealant on them but don't have too much of a finish. '
To learn more about Commercial Epoxy Flooring, and what will be best for your needs, reach out to local services in your area.