Will Epoxy Flooring Chip or Crack?

Will Epoxy Flooring Chip or Crack?

Why Epoxy Flake Flooring Stands the Test of Time

If you try hard enough you can chip or crack any floor, even concrete, and epoxy flooring is no different.

However if you aren’t smashing it with a sledge hammer just to see if you can chip or crack it then it should stand up to most day to day use.

Here’s a 2 minute video that shows the results of our best efforts to crack and chip an epoxy coating we put on our work truck.

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Key Takeaways

  1. General Durability: Epoxy flooring is generally very durable and not easily damaged by the average person.
  2. High-Stress Testing: The company has tested the durability of their epoxy coating in high-stress environments, such as the back of a work truck with heavy equipment.
  3. Minor Chipping: Despite rough treatment, the epoxy coating has held up well, although it has chipped in a few places.
  4. Repairability: One advantage of epoxy coatings is that they can be patched easily, making it difficult to notice any previous damage.
  5. Carefulness Pays Off: While it is possible to chip or crack epoxy flooring if one tries hard enough, being a little careful can go a long way in maintaining its integrity.

Will your epoxy coating crack or chip Video Transcript:

Hello again, it’s Tim McGary from Epoxy Flooring Co. Today, I want to address a common question: “Will your epoxy coating crack or chip?”

The answer is, that if you try hard enough, it will crack or chip. But generally speaking, the average person will not be able to damage it easily.

To illustrate this, let’s take a look at the back of one of our work trucks. We’ve been testing the durability of our epoxy coating in this high-stress environment.

All day, every day, we have heavy equipment being dragged across it. That generator you see up there weighs about 80 kilos and one of our small grinders weighs about the same.

We’re not gentle with our gear. We pick it up and literally just dump it on top of the tailgate, often spinning and dragging it in.

Despite this rough treatment, the epoxy coating has held up remarkably well.

It has chipped in a couple of places. You can see a sort of yellowy-brown color underneath the chip – that’s actually another epoxy coating called Crazy Bond by Epoxy2U.

But the great thing about these full flake epoxy coatings is that you can do patches.

We can go back, put a little bit of epoxy in the chip, sprinkle some more flakes on top and you’d never know it was there.

Because there are no straight lines in the flake pattern, you can’t tell where we’ve patched it.

Generally speaking, the whole section is in good condition. It’s dirty, of course, but most of that I can just wipe off with a rag and some water.

When it’s clean, you can see what it’s supposed to look like.

We’re not into cleaning it all day, every day, but this truck bed is a brilliant example of just how tough our coatings are.

Yes, you can crack or chip it if you try hard enough – and we’ve tried really hard over the last 18 months. But if you’re just a little bit careful and mindful, an epoxy coating, especially a full flake seamless coating like this one, is very difficult to chip or crack.

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

Related FAQs

  • Will epoxy flooring chip or crack easily?

    While it’s possible for epoxy flooring to chip or crack if subjected to extreme conditions, it’s generally very durable and resistant to damage. In our tests, even with heavy equipment being dragged across it daily, the epoxy coating held up remarkably well.

  • What happens if the epoxy flooring does chip?

    One of the great things about full flake epoxy coatings is that they can be patched. If a chip occurs, you can fill it with a bit more epoxy, sprinkle some more flakes on top, and the repair will blend seamlessly with the rest of the floor.

    There are no straight lines in the flake pattern, so it’s hard to tell where a patch has been made.

  • How does epoxy flooring hold up to dirt and grime?

    Epoxy flooring is very easy to clean. Even when it gets dirty, most grime can be wiped off with a rag and some water. This makes it a practical choice for environments that see a lot of wear and tear.

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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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