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epoxy floors

Postby 62P&K » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:27 pm

anyone have epoxy flooring in their home?

looking for feedback on install pricing as well as maintenance. I heard from one source already that it shows scratches but everything I read says that its low-maintenance and designed for high-traffic areas.

i'm groovin' on this little shack with epoxy floors:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/0 ... how-3.html
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Postby Dan O. » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:23 am

I have no actual experience with epoxy floors in a home but did do some research into some industrial coatings for an unrelated project, this site has some info you may be interested in:

http://www.liquidfloors.com/blog/?p=151

Here at work there are high foot traffic sections in our parking garage/freight elevator areas that have been coated with some kind of really thick paint; it was done around a 1-1.5 years ago and it still looks wet. Though I'm pretty capable I would not consider a poured floor coating to be a DIY job nor entrust it to just anyone that did not come with an impressive resume, this would not exactly be like painting the garage floor. If there is a downside to this type of floor I'd say it's probably cost, other considerations would have to do with the flatness and condition of your current concrete floor.

I tend to compare all flooring options against VCT, and for the money, VCT always seems to win. If you damage a poured floor can it be seamlessly repaired? Should it happen to get scratched can it be polished? Does it cost more than $2/sq ft?

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Postby Joe » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:00 am

my guess is you'll maintain it like VCT, but it won't wear as well. just a hunch

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Postby MattMCM » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:03 pm

I had white epoxy terrazzo installed in my house a few years back. It is a very big job and not cheap either. Expect to pay way more than $2 per sq ft installed.

With that being said, I love my epoxy floors. They are easy to keep clean and everyone always comments on them.

It took almost a whole month to prep, install and grind/polish the floor for my entire house. You do not want to be staying in your house during that time, trust me....there will be dust everywhere.


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