Epoxy 101: What You Need to Know About Epoxy Flooring and Its Thickness


Epoxy is a term derived to represent a class of materials and the act of using those materials. Epoxy is the amalgamation of resins and hardeners. When they are mixed together, they react to form a rigid plastic material which can be used to create a floor which is sustainable—even in the most extreme conditions. Epoxy is durable, strong, resistant, sturdy, and bonds extremely well to most base layers. Therefore, it is often used in heavy traffic areas like industrial locations, hospitals, airplane hangars, sports areas, and complexes, in addition to residential homes as it solves leakage problems and is long-lasting compared to other types of floors.

The Difference Between Epoxy Floors and Epoxy Floor Coating

Many people get puzzled understanding the difference between epoxy flooring and epoxy floor coatings. Both are created using the epoxy paint, hence they are sturdy, durable, long-lasting, and dirt and stain resistant. The only difference between the two is the number of layers of epoxy paint that is applied and the thickness after it has dried. Apart from this, they share the same characteristics.

Thickness of Epoxy Floors and Epoxy Coating

Going further into detail about the thickness which differentiates between epoxy flooring and epoxy floor coating, the thickness of epoxy flooring has a thickness of at least 2 millimeters whereas epoxy floor coating should be less than 2 millimeters.This difference becomes clear while applying the number of layers of epoxy paint. Epoxy flooring demands more layers of paint while epoxy floor coating needs only a few layers.

There are different types of Epoxy floors used for different purposes. Besides strengthening your current floor, you can also use epoxy floor coatings to make decorative designs on the floor. For more information about epoxy floors and epoxy floor coatings, and installing epoxy in your home or commercial/industrial business give our epoxy technicians a call at (832) 384-8938!