Why is Epoxy Flooring the Best Choice?
There are many reasons why epoxy is the ideal flooring solution, but not all epoxy materials are created equal. Here at OGI, we use a special compound called polyaspartic polyurea. This is one of the strongest and most versatile flooring materials on the market, creating an impenetrable defense for the underlying concrete and subfloor. Our epoxy will protect against dirt, dust, mold, mildew, flooding, road salts, heavy impacts, corrosive chemicals, and much more, ensuring your floor is in pristine condition for years to come.
Another advantage OGI epoxy has over the competition is the elimination of yellowing. Many epoxy products will gradually develop an amber hue, which makes your floor seem older and dirtier. Discoloration is a non-issue for OGI epoxy, so you will not have to worry about spending extra money on maintenance. It is also completely customizable, allowing you to pick out the perfect look for your new floor.
Epoxy Flooring Applications
Polyaspartic epoxy flooring works for many applications, and garage floors are among the most popular. Concrete garage flooring experiences a lot of wear and tear, especially in Ohio. While concrete is a strong foundation for a garage floor, it can only last so long in these conditions.
Cracking is one of the most common problems with bare concrete flooring. These cracks may not pose any serious structural problems, but no one likes to see cracks running through their floor.
When you bring Ohio weather into the mix, concrete does not stand a chance. Humidity, hot temperatures, flooding, thaw cycles, and other factors like road salt all work together to break down the concrete. If your concrete garage floor is going to make it through the tougher seasons, it is going to need some backup.
Epoxy garage flooring protects the underlying concrete from the weather and uses a crack-filling compound to create a smooth, cohesive surface. You will never have to worry about dirt, road salt, chemicals, and hot tires tearing up your flooring again.
Commercial Kitchens & Restaurants
Epoxy is commonly used for the flooring in kitchens and restaurants. These environments are incredibly busy and are prone to various spills. If your flooring does not have proper protection, a vat of hot oil is not going to do it any favors. A regular concrete floor covered in water or oil is bound to cause someone to slip and injure themselves.
Options like tile flooring also absorb food, oils, and other materials into the grout, increasing bacterial growth and the risk of foodborne illnesses. Unless you want the USDA on your doorstep, you need a floor that does not soak up spills and is easy to clean.
Kitchen flooring needs a surface that prevents water, oils, and food from getting in, so we use a moisture tolerant primer in our epoxy coats. This makes it much easier to clean, so you can maintain a sanitary kitchen environment. We also scatter aluminum oxide across the floor to create a high-traction surface, preventing anyone from getting hurt while working or cleaning.
Moisture buildup is a common issue for most basements, and it affects more than just flooring. It can damage your walls, furniture, and other belongings while causing mold and mildew growth. If you want to prevent moisture damage in your basement, the best place to start is with your flooring.
In environments where moisture or vapor emission is an issue, we will add an extra coating layer of a moisture tolerant primer. This primer will provide greater adhesion and penetration to increase the resistance to the vapor emission. In combination with our high-strength epoxy, this ensures your basement flooring lasts for years after installation without costly maintenance and repairs.