When you look to spend some cash on a new epoxy flooring system either for residential or commercial applications you get faced with a stack of options.
- Do you go full flake seamless, plain colour or metallic?
- Do you use polyurethane or polyaspartic?
- Do you engage a contractor or attempt it yourself?
What’s the difference between epoxy and epoxy paint and the list of questions goes on and on. But probably the most common question I get asked, and the one that creates the most confusion, is “What’s the difference between a Same-Day and a 5 Day System?”
So I wanted to lay out the facts on the different systems and their characteristics, features and benefit in the hope this helps make your info-gathering mission a little easier.
|SAME DAY SYSTEM||MULTI DAY DAY SYSTEMS|
|Days without garage access||1||8-10 Days|
|Easy to use for installer||No (unless trained)||Yes|
|Slip resistance compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Wide choice of colours||Yes||Yes|
|Training and Certification required to install||Yes||No|
|Suitable for heavy vehicles||Yes||Yes|
|Allergy Safe||Yes – 100% solid||No – Requires Evaporation to cure which means it’s a potential hazard to people with allergies|
(Volatile Organic Compound)
|Does weather effect installation time||No||Yes, because it cures via evaporation so in rain and humidity it takes longer to cure.|
|Food-Grade Flooring Surface||Yes||Yes & No depending on the manufacturer|
|Suitable for DIY||No||Yes|
|Warranty||20 years||1-3 years|
|Price||A$75 plus GST per SQM||A$65-85 plus GST per SQM|