One of the easiest ways to give your house a facelift is to change the floor. At present, there are endless possibilities and models, and in fact, its diversity is such that the fear of choosing a wrong model, we always end up staying with the same options: tile or wood floors. But if you want to get out of monotony in search of something different, consider epoxy coating floors, also known as liquid porcelain. It is a self-leveling floor that has a smooth and continuous finish (without joints) and can be placed on an existing floor.
What are its advantages?
The epoxy coating can quickly revitalize your old floor and is widely used in homes due to its characteristics:
- Absence of joints, ensuring the feeling of spaciousness and comfort
- Easy to clean and smooth and homogeneous finish
- High strength
- Quick application
- It has an excellent aesthetic finish, serves as waterproofing and is non-slip
Where can it be applied?
It is applied in liquid form, creating a smooth and continuous layer, which, when dried hardens and becomes solid and resistant. Being a self-leveling floor, it can be applied in any area of the house, placing existing slate, natural stone, concrete, mortar, ceramic, or porcelain flooring has and has a thickness of 3 to 5 mm. Instead, you have to be more careful if you want to apply on wood because if it is not done correctly, you can compromise the final result. The epoxy coating covers the floor of indoor and outdoor areas, whether in residential or commercial environments.
How to use it?
Its finish can be matt or glossy and has a very strong smell. Once installed, you have to wait two days to step on it and up to 7 days so you can receive the weight of the furniture. In terms of colors and finishes, it is available in:
- solid colors (with an infinite color palette)
- drawings and compositions with photographs called 3D floor
Is it the same as epoxy paint?
Although both ‘works’ are done based on the epoxy coating, it must be clear that these are different services and techniques. In fact, this has led many professionals to hire the service by mistake, thinking it was the same thing. The main differences between the epoxy coating and the epoxy paint are thickness, strength, durability, and the ability of the coating to correct corrugations and imperfections in the floor, ensuring a much better finish than the paint. Finally, the price for laying an epoxy coating can cost 4 or 5 times more than the paint.
Before its application, it is important that a technician check the existing floor and solve all the problems that may exist. According to the manufacturers of products, the epoxy coating does not crack or flake and can be used even in the bathroom or in the kitchen.