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Industrial vs Commercial Epoxy Flooring

In our most recent blogs, we have been featuring epoxy flooring for industrial uses. In this blog, we’re going to discuss industrial vs commercial epoxy flooring. First, however, you should know that whether it’s industrial or commercial, you get a seamless, non-porous surface that is durable, easy to maintain, and long-lasting.  The most trusted name in epoxy flooring in Middle Tennessee is Specialty Coatings.

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Specialty Coatings has been providing epoxy floor coating solutions since 1995. From diamond grinding to top coating, we do it all. See some of the floor coating projects we’ve done, and you’ll be assured of our expertise.

The Biggest Difference in Industrial and Commercial Is Aesthetics

Industrial floors are more utilitarian in nature. For example, an industrial floor usually needs to be a color that reflects more light, creating a better working environment.

But a restaurant that wants to project an intimate atmosphere might want a darker color floor. Or it might use metallic epoxy for an unparalleled, shiny, high gloss surface.

Preparation for Industrial vs Commercial Epoxy Flooring

The method for preparing an industrial or commercial concrete floor for epoxy is the same. Diamond grinding is the first step. This step opens up the surface of the concrete so the primer will be absorbed. Then, if there are any holes or cracks, these must be repaired.

Applying the Epoxy and Urethane

After the primer, comes the epoxy coating, where all the aesthetic design elements come in. Color, flakes, stencils, logo designs, and directional guides can create bold, unique visuals.

The last step is the topcoat. Urethanes are ideal for this. They are UV stable, so no yellowing over time. Additionally, they have up to three times better abrasion resistance than epoxy.