Frequently Asked Questions

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How long can a professional epoxy flooring system really last?

The longevity of epoxy flooring depends on three important factors: the quality of the epoxy product, how well the concrete is prepared before installation, and the setting. Professionally installed epoxy floor coatings in California can last 20-25 years in a residential or low-demand setting, including a garage, with a new topcoat applied occasionally. In a commercial or industrial setting, epoxy flooring can last anywhere from 8 to 15 years without delaminating, staining, or breaking down.

Are epoxy floors suitable for commercial settings?

Epoxy flooring was designed for all types of commercial applications with unique commercial epoxy flooring formulations to fit the needs of your facility. Epoxy Systems International Commercial epoxy is one of the most durable, long-lasting, and cost-effective commercial flooring systems with a low lifecycle cost. It can also be installed with minimal downtime at your facility. Professional epoxy can withstand even extreme conditions and the wear and tear of a commercial property such as:


Heavy machinery

Chemical spills


Frequent foot and vehicle traffic

Cart wheels

Epoxy Systems International offers a range of commercial epoxy formulations including epoxy quartz, epoxy mortar, and static dissipative epoxy to meet your facility’s unique needs.

Are epoxy coatings appropriate for residential settings?

Absolutely! While designed for commercial and industrial applications, Epoxy Systems International floor coatings are growing in popularity for residential use, especially due to a growing number of decorative options. Epoxy flooring is a practical and low-cost solution for a garage, basement, or even main floor living areas. With its reflective surface, epoxy coatings make a dark basement or garage seem larger with better visibility. The nonporous and seamless surface stops water from seeping up from a concrete slab in a moisture-prone basement. It’s durable enough to withstand all types of hazards, including pet accidents, dragged furniture, dropped objects, and gas and oil spills. With a huge range of decorative options, it’s even beautiful enough for living areas.

Where can you install epoxy flooring?

One of the benefits of professional Epoxy Systems International concrete coatings? Versatility. This nonporous, robust floor system can be installed in almost any residential or industrial setting and withstand even harsh environments. The properties of epoxy flooring in California make it well-suited for:

Wet rooms like public restrooms, shower floors, and locker rooms

Breweries and distilleries

Medical facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, physician offices, and veterinarian practices

Auto body shops

Commercial kitchens, restaurants, and food processing plants

Factories and warehouses

Residential garages and basements

Why should I consider garage floor epoxy?

Epoxy Systems International kits are called Epoxy123 ® they are a great investment in your home that can even boost your home’s value. Garage epoxy is also practical because it stops concrete dusting and delivers a bright, nonporous, and low-care floor that can last decades. Our garage epoxy coatings resist all types of damage, including hot tire pick up, gas and oil spills, road salt, impact, moisture, and abrasion. You can choose from many design options to transform your garage into a clean, attractive space to work on your car and hobbies or just store your belongings.

What are the main types of epoxy flooring?

Epoxy Systems International comes in a variety of formulations designed for different applications. The following are some of the primary types of epoxy floor coatings installed in all garages:

100% solids epoxy. This is an extremely robust type of epoxy flooring suitable for residential and commercial settings. 100% solids epoxy can withstand heavy-duty abuse for up to 20 years and cure into a solid, seamless surface up to 2 mm thick to 50 mm thick.

Water-based epoxy. While suitable for some settings, water-based epoxy is usually used as a sealer because it spreads thinly and is mostly absorbed by the concrete surface.

Epoxy mortar flooring. This type of epoxy coating includes ground quartz and it’s suitable for even heavy-duty industrial settings with excellent resistance to chemicals and impact.

Quartz epoxy. This epoxy formulation includes colored quartz granules to create a decorative surface that’s very resilient.

Anti-static epoxy. This formulation has a conductive compound to hold static electricity. It’s used in battery rooms and areas with flammable materials and sensitive electronics.

Epoxy Systems International Epoxy flake flooring. (Epoxy123 ®) This formulation includes colored epoxy flakes that add a subtle design and skid-resistant texture to the floor system.

Metallic epoxy. Metallic epoxy floor systems incorporate metallic pigments that are agitated to create a 3D and pearlescent effect.

Is an epoxy concrete floor slippery?

While an epoxy floor coating looks very slippery thanks to its seamless, high-gloss surface, it has similar skid-resistance as a basketball court when clean and dry. We can add skid-resistant additives to your epoxy flooring for even greater slip resistance and safety in areas prone to moisture.

Why type of maintenance does epoxy flooring require?

Epoxy Systems International epoxy flooring requires minimal maintenance to keep it looking and performing its best. The floor should be swept regularly to remove grit that can become embedded in the floor over time. As needed, mop the surface with a cleaning product that is not acidic as this can take the gloss off the surface. Avoid soap-based cleaners because they can leave a slippery soap buildup on the surface. CLR or TSP can be used to treat any stains or rust spots on the epoxy. Protect the floor from damage by using plywood to cushion heavy loads and welding mats if necessary. Return Policy

Before shipping your return or exchange, please call 1-888-32-Epoxy to get a Return Merchandise Authorization Number. All merchandise returned without a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA) will be refused at the time of delivery.

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