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Is Epoxy Flooring The Same As Resinous Flooring?

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When redoing flooring for any location – whether it is your garage floor or the flooring in your company factory – it is important to know what material is right for your specific circumstances. With that said, there are so many options to choose from with advantages and disadvantages that can be hard for many to understand. Let’s start with a basic question regarding one (or two?) of the most popular flooring types and go from there.

What Are Resin and Epoxy?

Resin and Epoxy are simply two types of adhesives that are used in construction and manufacturing around the world. They are specifically known as plastic adhesives due to their ability to, well, bond plastic. They also work well when it comes to other materials such as glass and metal. Additionally, both are tough. These are the heat-resistant, impact-enduring, and chemical-resilient substances that you go to when you want something to stick together like your life depended on it (which it often does).

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How Are Resin And Epoxy Used In Flooring?

Resin and epoxy are typically applied to flooring in industrial spaces. However, they aren’t there to keep anything stuck to the ground. Both materials provide non-porous surfaces, which keep the flooring safe from water and other liquids or chemicals, as well as wear and tear from heavy impacts over time. They are also smooth and scratch-resistant which is why they can be beneficial in places like car dealerships that need to keep up appearances while holding their durability.

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They’re The Same Thing?

Yes, but only kind of. Epoxy and resinous flooring are often used interchangeably to refer to the same layered process of chemicals that are used to carefully craft the aforementioned industrial surfaces. But, epoxy flooring is also a subtype of resinous flooring – one of three. Epoxy, Polyurethane, and Poly Methyl Methacrylate (PMMA) are the three different kinds of resinous flooring. Each offers different advantages and disadvantages depending on its uses.

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Why Should I Use Epoxy Resinous Coating?

Epoxy resinous coating generally offers incredible benefit for your buck – especially when it comes to residential uses like garage floors. It is durable even when supporting heavy machinery and vehicles constantly. Additionally, the installation process is quick and painless. It can be applied over existing surfaces so you don’t have to worry about additional tools or materials. On top of the practical applications, it is easily customizable, has a texture that allows it to maintain its grip when wet, and is mess resistant when compared to traditional materials.

The marriage of epoxy and resin leaves us with a floor coating that is a practical and price-efficient approach to any workspace, large or small. The materials that go into the process are durable and long-lasting while also flexible in their applications. You can use it practically anywhere.

If you live in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Danville, or surrounding areas and are interested in potentially getting a new epoxy coating in your garage, give Beautiful Garage a call at (833) 439-9694 or look us up online at BeautifulGarage.com. We’ll get you a quote and make sure that you are taken care of.


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