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8 Epoxy Floor Coating Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Epoxy flooring has surged in popularity, winning over homeowners and businesses alike with its exceptional durability, versatility, and stunning visual appeal. Yet, as with any trending solution, misconceptions have sprouted alongside its rise to fame. These myths might be holding you back from experiencing the true benefits of epoxy flooring.

Here at GarageExperts® of Boise, we've encountered numerous questions and concerns stemming from these common misconceptions. As your local flooring experts, we're excited to set the record straight and help you make an informed decision about your flooring needs. Let's dive in and debunk these myths once and for all!

Myth 1: Epoxy Flooring Is Just for Garages

Many people think epoxy flooring is only suitable for garage floors, but this couldn't be further from the truth. At GarageExperts® of Boise, our epoxy and polyaspartic flooring Garage FX® system has a variety of applications, including but not limited to:

And that’s just the beginning – if you think your space could benefit from a new floor coating, then epoxy flooring can probably be applied!

Myth 2: Epoxy Can Only Be Applied to New Floors

Epoxy and polyaspartic flooring can be applied to new and existing concrete floors. In fact, it is sometimes recommended to use epoxy or polyaspartic coating on old concrete floors to give them a fresh, new look and improve their durability.

Our team at GarageExperts® of Boise has the skills and expertise to prep your existing floor for an epoxy or polyaspartic coating. We’ll even fill minor cracks during our prep! Severely damaged floors may need more extensive repairs before coating, but most can be successfully coated with epoxy or polyaspartic without any problems.

Myth 3: Epoxy Flooring Is Slippery

A common misconception is that all epoxy flooring is slippery, especially when wet. This myth likely stems from the smooth appearance of some epoxy floors and the association of glossy surfaces with low traction.

Many epoxy flooring systems can be customized with non-slip additives or textured finishes to improve traction. For example, at GarageExperts® of Boise, our Garage FX® flooring system can be customized with a non-slip additive to ensure your space is stylish and safe.

Myth 4: Epoxy Flooring Is Difficult to Maintain

While you may think epoxy floors require regular maintenance, like polishing or waxing, this is not true. Epoxy flooring is actually relatively easy to maintain and only requires a simple cleaning routine – it's one of the significant benefits of our Garage FX® flooring system!

With its stain-resistant properties and smooth surface, spills and messes can be easily wiped away – no need for harsh chemicals or vigorous scrubbing! This leaves you more time to enjoy your space and less time worrying about maintenance.

Myth 5: Epoxy Flooring Is a DIY Project

While many DIY epoxy flooring kits are available on the market, achieving a professional-looking finish is not as easy as it may seem. Proper surface preparation, application techniques, and knowledge of different epoxy types are all crucial for a successful project.

At GarageExperts® of Boise, our team has years of experience installing epoxy flooring and uses high-quality materials to ensure a flawless finish every time. Don't risk a botched DIY job – leave it to the professionals!

Myth 6: Epoxy Flooring Is Boring

You may have heard that epoxy floors are boring, that there's only one color option, or that they all look the same. This isn't true. There are endless design options for epoxy flooring, from solid colors to metallic finishes and even custom designs.

At GarageExperts® of Boise, we offer a wide range of color options (over 140!) and flakes to create any look you want in your home or business. From modern to rustic, we have an epoxy flooring option that will fit your style.

Myth 7: Epoxy Flooring Is Expensive and Not Cost-Effective

While epoxy flooring may have a higher initial cost compared to some alternatives, it proves to be a wise long-term investment. The durability and longevity of epoxy flooring significantly reduce the need for frequent repairs and replacements, ultimately saving you money over time.

By choosing quality epoxy and polyaspartic flooring from GarageExperts® of Boise, you eliminate the recurring expense of floor maintenance or replacement every few years. Moreover, these high-performance floors add value to your property, potentially increasing the resale value of your home or business.

Myth 8: Epoxy Flooring Is Not Designed to Last

Epoxy flooring is known for its durability and longevity, making it a popular choice for high-traffic areas. Despite this, some believe epoxy floors will not last as long as other flooring options.

The truth is, with proper installation and care, epoxy flooring can last for decades without needing to be replaced. At GarageExperts® of Boise, we use top-quality materials and techniques to ensure our epoxy flooring lasts and looks great. We even back it up with a lifetime warranty!

Still wondering if epoxy flooring is the right choice for you? Explore this guide on the benefits of our Garage FX® flooring system and see why it's worth the investment.


Take Advantage of Epoxy Flooring with GarageExperts® of Boise

At GarageExperts® of Boise, we provide high-quality epoxy and polyaspartic flooring solutions for residential and commercial spaces. Whether your home's garage needs a new floor or your business could benefit from a sleek and durable flooring system, we've got you covered with durable, low-maintenance flooring options that stand out among the rest.

We're custom flooring experts, meaning we'll walk you through the entire process from start to finish. From design and prep to installation and cleanup, our team will ensure that your epoxy flooring is installed correctly and meets your expectations. We even offer garage storage solutions to help you complete a total garage makeover!

Ready to upgrade your flooring? Contact GarageExperts® of Boise today for a free in-home estimate!