Epoxy Floors

Do Epoxy Floors Scratch Easily?

When it comes to floor coatings, epoxy is one of the most popular options. It has a sleek and shiny finish and is easy to maintain. However, some people are concerned that epoxy floors may scratch easily.

In this blog post, we will explore the question of whether or not epoxy scratches easily. We will also discuss some alternatives to epoxy that may be more resistant to scratches. This information will be helpful if you are considering installing floor coatings in your home or business!

What Is Epoxy Made Of?

Epoxy is created by combining two substances: a resin and a hardener. The resulting material is very strong and durable. It is often used in construction and manufacturing applications because it can resist high temperatures and harsh chemicals. Epoxy is also non-porous, which means that it does not absorb spills or stains.

Why Epoxy Can Scratch?

The durability of epoxy makes it ideal for floor coatings. However, this same property can also make it more susceptible to scratches. Epoxy is a hard material that can scratch other surfaces if they come into contact with each other. The good news is that epoxy floors are not easily scratched by everyday wear and tear. However, if you drop something heavy on the floor, it may cause a scratch.

What To Do If Your Epoxy Scratches?

If your epoxy floor gets scratched, you do not need to panic. The scratches can usually be repaired easily. You can use a special epoxy repair kit to fill in the scratch. Once the repair is dry, you will not be able to see the scratch. In addition, if the scratch is deep, you may need to sand down the area and reapply a new layer of epoxy.

How To Maintain Your Epoxy Floors?

Epoxy floors are easy to maintain. You can sweep and mop them just like any other type of floor. If you spill something on the floor, you can wipe it up with a wet cloth. In addition, you should avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on epoxy floors, as they may cause damage.

Polyaspartic And Polyurea – More Resistant Alternatives

If you are concerned about scratches, you may want to consider an alternative to epoxy. Polyaspartic and polyurea are two materials that are more resistant to scratches. They are often used in commercial applications where durability is important. However, they can also be used in residential homes. If you are considering floor coatings for your home, these materials may be worth exploring.

Thinking About Installing Floor Coatings?

If you are considering installing floor coatings, epoxy is a great option. It is durable and easy to maintain. However, if you are concerned about scratches, you may want to consider an alternative material. Polyaspartic and polyurea are two options that are more resistant to scratches. These materials may be worth exploring if you are considering floor coatings for your home.

Why Choose EMC Coatings?

EMC Coatings is the leading coatings company in San Antonio, Texas. EMC Coatings offers many flooring services, including coatings, refinishing custom countertops, and finish painting. In addition, we will help you with everything you need whether it is floor coatings, painting, or your countertops.

Get A Free Quote

Are you looking for the best coating services in San Antonio, Texas? If so, you should reach out to the epoxy experts at EMC Coatings. At EMC Coatings, we have Texas’s finest coatings.

For a free quote, call us today at (210)-724-2266 or fill out a contact request form here.

What are the benefits of coating my garage or patio floor?

There are a multitude of benefits to coating your concrete surface. Our prep phase will eliminate high spots or surface deficiencies through diamond grinding or shotblasting. In addition, our trained technicians will fill in any cracks, holes, or spalls on your concrete surface prior to any coating being placed. This ensures a smooth and uniform appearance throughout your slab. Concrete is very porous and can make stain removal difficult. With a high-performance coating installed, you will be able to remove otherwise tough stains with a spray of your water hose. And lastly, our floors look amazing! The garage is often overlooked when it comes to renovation/upgrades, but a professionally installed resinous coating will add $$$ to the value of your home.

How long does a typical installation take?
In most cases, our highly trained technicians can wrap up your residential project in as little as 2 days. We do offer a state of the art 1 day system, where you can walk on your new floor the next day, but we do not recommend these rapid cure systems during the summer months. Commercial projects and larger residential projects (1K sq. feet or more) can certainly take more time to complete. As always, our sales team will visit your site to take accurate measurements and offer a realistic timeframe.
Do you offer free on-site quotes?
Yes, we do. EMC Concrete Coatings always prefers to visit you at your project site to take
measurements and go over your coatings/color options. Our quotes are valid for 90 days and there is never any pressure. We are not here to make you feel uncomfortable or pressured. Our process is smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Can you give me a “ball-park” price over the phone?
Yes. However, this is not the way we prefer to quote jobs. Each project is unique and a
“standard 2 car garage” is going to be different for every homebuilder in town. Square footage’s, linear walls, garage aprons, and condition of the slab all play a very important role in providing you with an accurate quote. This simply cannot be done in a matter of seconds via a phone call or messenger.
How much does it cost to install a decorative coating on my garage floor?
A typical 2 car garage coatings installation in the greater San Antonio area will cost between $2’400 and $3’000. Our pricing is based on square footages and other aspects of the project, including the linear footage of any stem walls, aprons, or repair work.

Oversized or multi-car garages, patios, or other areas will result in higher priced estimates.

Do you use epoxy or polyurea for garage coatings?
We use all the above. Resinous coatings do not come in a one size fits all application. The
details and specs of each project will help our trained technicians determine what coating is best for your project. Typically, we use polyurea coatings for our garages and patio installations. However, shop floors and other commercia/residential spaces will call for epoxies, urethanes, or water-based materials. Rest assured, no matter which products we use, they are from reputable coatings manufacturers and TDS sheets are always available to our customers upon
Is this service affordable?
We are not the lowest priced team in town. We are also, certainly not the most expensive outfit on the block. Our pricing is determined by the costs of materials, inflation, demand, labor, and level of service. When choosing EMC Concrete Coatings, you have done yourself a great favor by hiring the best in the business. EMC does run specials throughout the calendar year for discounted floors and we always honor first responders, military, and front-line workers discounts.

Our team is always mindful of our customer’s budget. We are a locally owned and operated
small business, and we know the value of our hard-earned dollars and how much they mean to each one of us. We strive to provide our customers with the best possible pricing throughout the year. EMC honors our warranties, we show up on time, every time, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied at the end of each project. If we miss the mark, we will rectify it. Simple as that.

Does my new floor come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer an excellent written warranty with all our floor coatings installations. Depending on which option you choose (stain, seal, epoxy/flake, solid color, or polish) the length of time will vary from 5 years to a limited lifetime homeowners’ warranty. We HONOR our warranties.
Who am I hiring if I choose EMC Concrete Coatings?
The best crew in town. From our brand-new trucks, wrapped-trailers, uniformed employees, and state of the art equipment – we are the best. Our technicians are certified and experienced installers. EMC is bonded, commercially insured, and experienced. Multiple professional references are available for commercial projects at any given time and our online reviews speak for themselves when it comes to our residential portfolio. You have made the right choice by calling the team at EMC Concrete Coatings. Most importantly, the owner of the company, Eric Calderon is personally involved in every project that comes through our door. Generally, Eric and his sales team will be the person you meet with at your project walk thru. You will then see Eric and his crew upon the day of installation. We never sub out our projects, our employees are in-house guys and Eric is there each step of the way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction!
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