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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 SYSTEM5 DAY SYSTEM
Days without garage access18-9
Easy to use for installerNo (unless trained)Yes
Slip resistance compatibleYesYes
UV StableYesYes
Wide choice of coloursYesYes
Training and Certification required to installYesNo
Suitable for heavy vehiclesYesYes
Allergy SafeYes – 100% solidNo – Requires Evaporation to cure which means it’s a potential hazard to people with allergies
VOC-free

(Volatile Organic Compound)

YesNo
Does weather effect installation timeNo

 

Yes, because it cures via evaporation so in rain and humidity it takes longer to cure.
Food-Grade Flooring SurfaceYesYes & No depending on the manufacturer
Suitable for DIYNoYes
Warranty20 year1-3 year
PriceA$65 plus GST per SQMA$55 plus GST per SQM
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