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4 Reasons to Consider Epoxy Flooring for Your Kitchen

Epoxy flooring might sound like an odd choice for your kitchen at first. However, just give the matter a little thought, and you'll quickly begin to appreciate why this might just be the right choice.

Here are just four reasons why epoxy flooring can be the perfect option for your kitchen.

1. Versatile Style

Talk to someone about epoxy flooring, and they'll usually picture the dull grey often chosen for industrial environments – unfortunately, plenty of people still think that's the only colour epoxy flooring comes in. Industrial greys can actually work quite well in modern, minimalist kitchens, but they're far from your only option. Epoxy coatings are available in a fantastic variety of colours and hues – you can even add multiple colours in your own chosen pattern. If you'd prefer something more vibrant and expressive, epoxy flooring can work well. It's also available with a high-gloss finish to make a room feel lighter and more open.  

2. Easy Cleaning

Epoxy flooring is completely non-porous. Just try pouring a staining liquid on it – that liquid will sit right on top until you mop it up. Given the amount of food and drink capable of staining traditional kitchen flooring, epoxy's stain resistance is often reason enough to win homeowners over. It's also easy to brush up crumbs since there aren't any seams or grout lines for them to get lost in. Best of all epoxy flooring is wonderfully hygienic since bacteria cannot penetrate it.

3. Exceptional Durability

Kitchen floors need to put up with a fair amount of punishment. Maybe you're having a party and people will be walking over it in heels, or perhaps you'll drop a heavy pan while serving dinner. Plenty of more traditional flooring options would crack or dent under such pressure, but that's not something you'll need to worry about with epoxy flooring. It dries incredibly hard, so durability is a key benefit. That's why it's often using in commercial buildings.

4. No Chance of Slipping

You'd be forgiven for assuming epoxy flooring coatings might be quite slippery when you first look at one, especially if a high-gloss finish has been used. However, coatings are commonly laid down with anti-slip additives that ensure perfect traction. You can walk around carrying saucepans of boiling water or a few full wine glasses without having to worry about slipping and falling. Additionally, the seamless surface means there's no tripping hazards or uneven sections to send you tumbling.

About Me

Building an Home Extension

Hello, my name is Wendy and this is my construction blog. I do not work in the construction industry myself, but I have spent the last 7 months of my life with construction workers and contractors as they designed and built an extension to my property. I had always dreamed of extending my home so we could enlarge the kitchen and have an additional bedroom on the second-floor. My husband always objected, but when I won some money on the lotto, he couldn't stop me. The contractors were really great and I got a real insight into the industry so I decided to start this blog.

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