How Long Will Epoxy Flooring Last?

How Long Will Epoxy Flooring Last?

Unveiling the Lifespan of Epoxy Floors: A Comprehensive Look

How Long Will Epoxy Flooring Last?

A good quality epoxy floor should last for years if properly installed and the best systems have a 20 year warranty.

We hammered this epoxy coating for 12 months to see how much we could damage it!

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Hello everyone, it’s Tim McGary from Epoxy Flooring Co. I often get asked one question: “How long will epoxy flooring last?” It’s a tough question to answer because it depends on three main things: the type of products you use, the kind of preparation that’s gone into the floor and the amount of wear and tear that the floor endures.

To give you a concrete example, let’s look at an epoxy coating we applied about 12 months ago. This isn’t just any floor, though – it’s the back of our work truck. This is probably the toughest test that you will ever get for epoxy flooring.

In the back of the truck, we’ve got one of our generators and most of the equipment we use. This equipment weighs somewhere between 100 to 150 kilos and we load stuff in and out all day long. My team, while lovely and really handsome, aren’t the most gentle with the gear. We absolutely batter this coating all day long.

So, how has it held up after 12 months? It’s been really good.

This coating, which is an epoxy product, comes with a massive manufacturer’s warranty. We put a 20-year warranty on this because we know it’s going to last. If you were to use acrylic paint, you could expect maybe one to two years at best. Your average kits from the hardware store might give you a few years if you’re lucky.

But if you get the right product and the right preparation, your epoxy flooring is going to last for a lifetime.

So, if you’re considering epoxy flooring, remember that it’s not just about the product – it’s also about the preparation and how you treat the floor. With the right approach, you can have a floor that lasts for decades.

This is Tim McGary from Epoxy Flooring Co, signing off. Stay tuned for more insights into the world of epoxy flooring!

Related FAQs

  • What factors determine the lifespan of epoxy flooring?

    The lifespan of epoxy flooring depends on three main factors: the type of epoxy product used, the preparation of the floor before application and the amount of wear and tear the floor endures.

  • How long can I expect epoxy flooring to last in a high-traffic area?

    Even in high-traffic areas, high-quality epoxy flooring can last for a very long time.

    For instance, in our work truck where equipment weighing around 150 kilos is loaded in and out all day, the epoxy flooring has held up really well for over 12 months.

  • What kind of warranty can I expect with epoxy flooring?

    The warranty can vary depending on the product.

    For example, the epoxy product we use at Epoxy Flooring Co comes with a massive manufacturer’s warranty. We confidently offer a 20-year warranty because we know our epoxy flooring installations are built to last.

  • How does epoxy flooring compare to other types of floor coatings like acrylic paint?

    Epoxy flooring tends to last significantly longer than other types of coatings.

    For instance, while acrylic paint might last one to two years at best and kits from the hardware store might last a few years… a high-quality epoxy product with the right preparation and installation can last for a lifetime.

    We cover this in our post about Weighing the Pros and Cons: DIY vs Professional Epoxy Flooring.

About the Author

Tim McGary

Tim McGary, a notable figure in the construction industry since the Y2K era, pioneered Same Day Epoxy Flooring Systems in Australia. His expertise extends to polished concrete and single-colour industrial floors. Celebrated as the Australian Installer of the Year from 2021 to 2023, he now excels in creating full fake seamless epoxy floors for both residential and commercial spaces. Renowned for having the most 5 Star Google reviews in his field, Epoxy Flooring Co. blend Tim’s extensive knowledge and skills, ensuring every project is completed with precision and on time.

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