At Painter Bros, we pride ourselves on offering only the best commercial epoxy floor services. We have established ourselves as one of the top industrial flooring companies by operating under four core values:
We stand by our experience when it comes to providing superior commercial epoxy flooring services. Whether you need commercial kitchen epoxy flooring or garage floor coatings, we focus on quality and service regardless of the floor project we accept.
We are proud of the level of skills and services that we offer. Through the years, we have conducted our training and operated under the drive for excellence. We are confident that our professionals can deliver superior services by utilizing the best techniques.
All members of our epoxy flooring team have undergone vetting and training. Your business can rest assured that our commercial contractors have all the warranties and insurance needed under the company. Our trustworthiness has gotten the attention of many recognized brands.
As experts in our field, you can rely on our knowledge of the ins and outs of the commercial epoxy floor industry. We offer professional advice and guidance while leading you through actionable solutions to maintain your commercial epoxy floors.
"The team over at Painter Bros was really great to work with! The quality of work was outstanding. They were very efficient with their time and got in and out quickly while doing a great job. Would highly recommend!"- Lehi Kafri
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Our contractors recommend commercial epoxy floors for the following types of properties:
- Shop Floors: Epoxy can protect shop floors from the heavy carts, trolleys, and foot traffic it sees every day. Consider installing a durable layer for your shop floors for extra protection.
- Automotive Bays: Auto repair shops may benefit from epoxy’s slip-resistant quality to prevent accidents in a setting with heavy machinery. Epoxy itself is also durable enough to withstand the vehicles in these areas.
- Parking Garage Decking: Epoxy’s durability is suited for protecting floors that encounter heavy objects, such as cars in a parking garage. Epoxy floors can also utilize colors to designate common traffic signs while maintaining their durability.
- Exterior Multifamily Apartment Decks: Exterior decks that are exposed to the elements can maintain their floors’ durability and beauty with an epoxy coating. Epoxy protects these areas from the light wear that they may encounter from guests walking around the deck.
- Safety Lines on Floors Where Bailer May Be: Epoxy can utilize colors to make floor signals. These lines offer functionality and durability.
- Parking Lot Striping: Epoxy can serve as assistive visual guides in parking lots. The material’s durability also helps it withstand the wheels that may run over the stripes.
How long does epoxy flooring last?
Generally, epoxy flooring may last up to 20 years. However, this lifespan reduces depending on the thickness. Epoxy installers apply various amounts of epoxy for floors depending on the area. For instance, epoxy on grocery shopping floors may last up to two years due to the constant foot traffic. Meanwhile, areas with heavily loaded traffic from wheeled trolleys may require thicker applications that last up to 12 years.
How long does it take to install an epoxy floor?
Professional services usually take one to two days to completely install commercial epoxy floor coating. Epoxy installation begins with floor assessment, which may involve repairs, removing stains, and grinding existing concrete to ensure the epoxy attaches. Grinding may take longer depending on the floor area. Contractors install epoxy after preparing the floors.
How long does it take to lay epoxy?
The epoxy may take around 25 hours to lay completely. However, 48 hours is the safest bet for the epoxy to be safe to walk on since different properties may have more floor area than others. When it comes to commercial areas, consider giving epoxy 72 hours to lay before exposing it to heavy traffic.
How long does commercial epoxy last?
Expect a two to three-year lifespan for commercial epoxy floors with proper installation. Commercial properties include factory spaces, garages, and restaurants. These areas experience a lot of foot traffic, making their floors prone to wearing. Constant wear may loosen the epoxy, eventually causing breaks and cracks on the surface.
Epoxy floors have several benefits for commercial settings. These floors are versatile enough to withstand different environments, from kitchens and supermarkets to hallways and factories. Here are some benefits associated with commercial epoxy floor coating:
Very Safe Coating for Hard Floors
Epoxy is a safe material to use for hard floors of industrial settings like factories, storage units, and warehouses. These areas may involve heavy machinery that affects floor quality, which epoxy can help maintain. Epoxy is a non-toxic material, making it safe to apply in sensitive commercial areas.
Fire Impact & Slip Resistant
On top of its non-toxic feature, a commercial epoxy floor can resist fire impact and prevent slipping. This protective quality helps a commercial floor last longer than it would without an epoxy coating. The non-slip feature, in particular, may be useful in areas that commonly encounter foot traffic. A commercial kitchen with epoxy floors may especially benefit from a slip-resistant feature.
Easy to Maintain
You can easily maintain commercial epoxy floors by wiping minor spills and wet mopping major stains. As a material, epoxy repels dirt, stains, dust, and debris. As such, you can simply conduct constant light cleaning and occasional deep cleaning to preserve your epoxy-coated floor.
Commercial areas tend to encounter more foot traffic than residential settings. Commercial settings may also involve heavy loads, making a protective layer for their floors necessary to protect the surface. Epoxy is extremely scratch and chip-resistant, on top of being able to withstand heavy objects. This durability contributes to the material’s long lifespan.
Epoxy becomes solid once it dries on the floor completely, eliminating the risk of the material contaminating other objects. Epoxy may damage the environment with irresponsible installation. With Painter Bros, however, you can rest assured that our professionals handle these materials properly to avoid environmental harm.
Combining durability and ease of maintenance makes epoxy floors a cost-efficient sealing method. Their durability and easy maintenance offer a long lifespan. Plus, their overall safety makes the epoxy floors ideal for commercial settings that are more prone to spills and heavy loads.
Painter Bros has broken down our commercial epoxy floor installation process into six steps:
We sweep all debris off the floor that is due for epoxy coating. This step makes sure nothing gets trapped in the final epoxy floor.
We grind the floor if it has an existing coating. We must remove this old coating with an industrial grinder to make way for the new epoxy we will install. Failing to get rid of the initial coating may affect how well the new epoxy bonds with the substrate. Plus, leaving old coating intact would boost the chances of premature failure.
We use a muriatic acid solution to acid etch the concrete floors. This process removes grease and oil that may affect the epoxy bonding. In addition, this step opens the concrete’s pores to prepare it for accepting the epoxy coating properly.
We use a squeegee to apply epoxy on the prepared floor. We must build the epoxy’s thickness slowly to achieve a proper finish and durability. We tend to apply multiple coats to achieve the best commercial epoxy floors.
Step Five (Optional)
Depending on the purpose of having an epoxy coating, we may introduce freckling or media to the floor to provide slip resistance. Commercial kitchen epoxy flooring usually utilizes such features to prevent workers from slipping.
The final step involves applying a clear coat of epoxy for extra protection.
To learn more about our commercial epoxy floors installation process and all our commercial facility maintenance and repairs, reach out to Painter Bros today. All our jobs are warrantied and insured and we offer free commercial service estimates. Our team looks forward to speaking with you!