New Beautiful Epoxy Flooring Popping Up In Columbus, Ohio
Have you walked into a lobby and looked at the floor and wondered what it was? Most of the time, it is epoxy. Epoxy floor coverings are becoming the most favored flooring types by Columbus, OH flooring contractors. From residential homes, to industrial plants, to show rooms, epoxy flooring is used in all sorts of environments. However, many businesses and or homeowners in the Columbus area are unaware of how cost effective and durable epoxy flooring is. What is it about epoxy that makes it so popular?
First of all, epoxy can be applied on many flooring surfaces. Epoxy does not need a special coating system, which would be dictated by the type of material used as a substrate. This is the case because epoxy can be used on concrete, steel and nearly any kind of surface. Regardless of what substrate you have epoxy will, more than likely, be applicable.
What are Epoxies?
The reason behind the high performing, powerful and extremely resistant epoxy coatings is the secret ingredient, epoxy resins. Epoxy resin is the core material, which forms the high quality formulations. The epoxy resin is responsible for epoxy floors performing great as waterproofing and protective layers and even fire retardant. Epoxies are a two parts that when mixed form a superior product.
What really makes Epoxy floors so popular is that it can withstand abuse. This quality makes epoxy floors one of the best heavy-duty floors available on the market. Many businesses that are prone to wear and tear, such as restaurants and hotels, commonly use this flooring option. Not only is this flooring option extremely durable but also easy to maintain. Some Epoxy coatings contain certain pigments that, when exposed to heat, will expand. This expansion forms a barrier of protection quickly, that will last until the fire is extinguished. With all of these qualities it’s no wonder these floors are so popular.
Epoxy floors can be mixed with materials to make them more resilient, slip resistant, or otherwise enhance their performance. One of the strengths of epoxy flooring is that it can be made to look like tile, marble, granite, glitter, and more. You can also add logos into an epoxy floor.
DIY Versus Professional Epoxy Flooring Contractors
Epoxy can be applied by do it yourselfers but it takes a lot of experience to apply expertly. Once epoxy is mixed it has to be applied immediately before it sets up. Tiny bumps and holes often appear, and need to be sanded out. Epoxy kits purchased at hardware stores often use lesser quality materials than are available to professionals. Professional contractors have the training, and experience to make sure the job is done right the first time.
Re-Deck of Central Ohio is the most experienced Epoxy floor installer in the Columbus, OH area. They can make your existing concrete look like wood, granite, slate, marble, tile, brick, flagstone logos, and more. They also can repair, clean, and seal concrete and transform your curb appeal, and protector your investment. For a free quote call Re-Deck at 614-523-4288 or Contact us here
Rusty Keg Tavern Wood Stained Concrete Floor (WoodCrete)
Re-Deck of Central Ohio participated in the 2013 Columbus Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show in late February and early March which is where we made the contact for a 3500 square foot decorative Wood Stained Concrete (WoodCrete) floor job at the Rusty Keg Tavern in Washington Court House Ohio.
We started this Wood Stained Concrete (WoodCrete) job on Monday, June 17, 2013 and completed it on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Approximately 850 sq.ft. was existing 37+/- year old concrete and the owner had an additional 2650 sq. ft. of new concrete poured in late April. It took two and a half days to prepare the job site and concrete which included concrete repairs, control joint filling, taping off, covering, papering, saw cutting, grinding, muriatic acid washing and power washing. On day 3, the entire surface was grout coated black and taped off for the length and width planks desired. This is done to resemble the joints between and at the end of the planks. On day 4 the buff colored texture spray was applied over the entire surface. While the texture spray was still wet, it was swept with a stiff bristle broom to simulate the wood grain and knots that were added with regular paint brushes. Once the texture spray was set the tape, it was removed and the surface was scraped and swept. On day 5, the entire surface was stained. As the Wood Stained Concrete (WoodCrete) texture was being applied, it was brushed to give it variations to the color like what you typically get with wood floors. The Rusty Keg logo was installed and the job was sealed multiple times. The 6th day the job site was cleaned up, all paper, tape and all protective coverings removed. There were 9 different young men that participated in this project and it took approximately 300 man hours to complete this job.