Are Epoxy Floors Slippery? Are They Safe? | Spectrum Painting

Are Epoxy Floors Slippery? Are They Safe?

Epoxy flooring is a rapidly growing trend for homeowners, who appreciate its attractive appearance and easy-to-clean finish. It looks much finer than bare concrete, and it holds up far better than paint. Additionally, it has excellent stain and abrasion resistance, and it can cover up cracks and defects in the surface of the floor. With all the talk of epoxy floors going on, homeowners want to know: are epoxy floors slippery?

Any high-gloss surface is bound to be slippery when wet, including epoxy floors. This may not matter in a basement or workshop, if water is not likely to be on the floor regularly. It also is fine for garages in Arizona and southern California. Here in New Jersey, however, rain and snow get tracked in, and in the wintertime, snow melts off your car and onto the garage floor, creating a slipping hazard.

Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem. Epoxy floors can be laid down with anti-skid additives, including silica sand, pumice, colored quartz, or polymer grit. There is a tradeoff involved, because the added grit will detract from the high-gloss "showroom finish" that many enthusiasts are seeking. If you are thinking about installing an epoxy floor in your home, talk to a knowledgeable contractor first.

Any reputable contractor will be able to advise you on the best products and additives for your epoxy floor, so that you know you will get the results you want. Ask for an estimate from 2 or 3 epoxy floor installers, and look carefully at the details. Do they specify surface preparation or the number of coats? Are they up-front with the cost of any additives?

Epoxy floors are a great idea for many applications in the home, but they can be slippery. Make sure you ask the right questions from an epoxy flooring installation contractor, so that you know you will get the floor you want at the price you expect.

Spectrum Painting is a residential painting contractor and epoxy flooring installer. Based in Wayne, we serve the state of New Jersey with excellent customer service and spectacular results. Call us for a free estimate and project consultation—there's nothing to lose!

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