Epoxy flooring is a beautiful and durable flooring solution for a wide variety of commercial and residential applications. You may be wondering how epoxy floors compare to tile. In this post, we will compare and contrast the two to help you choose the best flooring for your needs.
Tiles are a traditionally popular choice largely because of the nearly infinite style, color, and layout variations available. What you may not realize, however, is that epoxy flooring can be made to look like tile, resembling anything from marble to a custom pattern or logo.
Using various techniques and pigments, epoxy can also be made to look like lava lamps, liquid metal, colored glass, storm clouds, moon craters, or even lightning strikes. No two rooms with epoxy floors are the same because even using the same technique, the particular ways the pigments move and catch the light will be different every time. At Elite Epoxy Floors, our experienced installers know how to get the look you want.
Durability And Maintenance
Tile is relatively durable compared to most other flooring materials, but it can’t hold a candle to epoxy. Tile fades and becomes brittle with long-term sun exposure, as well as being prone to chips and cracks. This is clearly less than ideal for any application.
Epoxy floors, on the other hand, are one of the most durable systems on the market when high-quality materials are installed by experienced professionals. When you use Elite Epoxy Floors, your epoxy flooring will be able to take some serious abuse. It can handle impact from a variety of objects, the use of heavy machinery, and will even resist the effects of heavy foot and vehicle traffic for as long as twenty years.
Tile flooring is somewhat stain-resistant as long as messes aren’t left to set. Some types of tile and grout lines may absorb spills and stain permanently, however. When this happens, you typically have to either have them professionally cleaned or remove and replace the stained tiles. Many types of tile flooring also require periodic re-sealing, which can be time-consuming and expensive. You must also watch the grout for cracking. The grout is what holds the tile in place, so you must re-grout if it becomes loose or damaged.
Because epoxy creates a seamless, non-porous surface, it is extremely stain and chemical-resistant. It is easy to clean and can be customized to be low yellowing, antimicrobial, and slip-resistant. It rarely requires more than a quick sweep or mop for upkeep.
Epoxy Flooring From Elite Epoxy
Elite Epoxy Floors of KC are the premier epoxy flooring experts in Lee’s Summit, Jackson County, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro and have been installing epoxy floors for over three decades. Elite Epoxy is Elite Crete Certified and uses Elite Crete Systems materials to provide you with the highest quality installation possible.
For more information about epoxy flooring or to request a free quote, call Elite Epoxy at (816) 729-7143 or click here.
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