I get approached by a lot of owners and architects made on epoxy coating facility at home. I do not mean for storage space or garage floor coating (which is quite common), but the master bedroom into a layer house, living room, bedroom and kitchen. Epoxies make smooth, shiny which can make a room look very impressive.
However, epoxy floor of the house is also equipped with a variety of problems, both during installation and maintenance. In most households tend to install a prefabricated flooring materials such as tiles, parquet, carpet, linoleum. All these ingredients are manufactured off-site in factories in the control condition. Materials arrived on the scene, where they are joined / linked / connected to the substrate, and is ready for use.
Working different resin floor. the actual manufacturing (curing) of the surface is done during installation. This means that the conditions are not so controlled. Of medicine rather allow a good bond with the substrate. However, the contractor charged all unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the application process. The Contractor shall be dust, temperature, humidity, substrate quality just to name a few. Even the presence of insects can create problems in the final surface! After the floor smooth, finished surface coating should be done once without interruption. All of the above factors can lead to not strike the ground with a perfect 100%. surface will be more than welcome in industrial facilities, but people have a very high (and understandably) aesthetic expectations when it comes to your living room.
So let’s install epoxies at home? I asked several contractors in your opinion and get a very different about this. Some supported the idea, arguing that we should always look for new opportunities and new markets and home to win market share nice song. I also spoke with the contractor that avoids these projects are very experienced. They talked about the experience was disappointing, architects and clients who are not satisfied with the result after seeing it.
So now it’s your turn: What do you think? If the contractor to install epoxy flooring in the house?
Akis Apostolopoulos dedicated to the manufacture and application of industrial floor coatings in the last decade. He writes regularly in Philadelphia epoxy flooring.