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3 Common Misconceptions About Epoxy Coatings

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As you can guess from our name, we at Ample Epoxy Systems know a thing or two about epoxy coatings. In our more than 20 years of experience in this industry, we have encountered more than a few misunderstandings about how epoxy coatings work. We want you to be able to make the best decisions for your property, and good decisions start with accurate information. In this article, we’ll be going over three common misconceptions about epoxy coatings so that you can base your decisions on the facts.

3 Common Misconceptions About Epoxy Coatings

  • Misconception 1: It’s Slippery- One misconception about epoxy coatings that we see a lot here at Ample Epoxy systems is that they make the floor slippery. This myth likely comes from the glossy appearance that epoxy often takes on after it has cured, but just because it looks shiny doesn’t mean that it is actually slick under foot. In reality, epoxy is no more slippery than any other floor coating and is even available in non-skid varieties to provide more traction.
  • Misconception 2: It’s Basically Paint- Another mistaken belief that people have about epoxy coating is that it is essentially a coat of paint. If that’s what you think about epoxy, it’s understandable why you wouldn’t want to apply it to your floors. After all, painting a floor is unlikely to add much in the way of durability, and it will also chip easily and start to look bad. Fortunately, epoxy is not paint, and it will provide real, lasting protection to your floors, as well as giving them a beautiful finish.
  • Misconception 3: It’s Drab- A third myth about epoxy coating that we have encountered more than once is that epoxy floors are visually boring. This likely stems from epoxy’s wide use in industrial environments, where function is more important than visual appeal. However, our team offers epoxy coatings in a variety of attractive colours and textures to give you the exciting design potential you deserve, and we encourage you to call our team to learn more.