Is Epoxy a Good Flooring System for Outdoors?
Updated: Apr 28
We all want our workplaces to be clean and tidy because this creates an inviting workplace. This goes for exterior workspaces as well, and frequently, our clients request a commercial epoxy flooring system for their outside areas.
What Type Of Flooring Works Best For Outdoor Workplaces?
While epoxies alone boast a durable compressive strength, their chemistry does not lend itself well to exterior conditions, as it does not handle ultraviolet rays well. Over time, the sun and other UV light sources will cause all epoxies to eventually discolor, which can make them dull and cause them to oxidize. An epoxy will require a topcoat to eliminate that concern.
The other concern that needs to be considered is that concrete epoxy flooring is very rigid, and they have a much higher hardness level than concrete substrates.
Urethane Makes Exterior Epoxy Flooring A Good Option
Resinous flooring professionals often used an aliphatic urethane topcoat to minimize discoloration and dulling. Urethane coatings are applied as a thin film coating, but again a thermally cured product, meaning it welds to the epoxy coating very well.
Nevertheless, an epoxy flooring contractor may suggest a water-based coating system, which is typically developed as a moisture cure coating, followed by a urethane topcoat.
At High Performance Systems, our corporate mission is to provide our clients with a professional and trouble-free installation.
Our Solution - Polyaspartic Flooring
After years of experimenting and working with our manufacturers to develop a resinous flooring system we can stand behind with full confidence, we collectively determined that polyaspartic flooring is the best product available for exterior workspaces.
In most cases, polyaspartic flooring not only meets, but exceeds our client’s expectations, both in appearance and longevity. The chemistry of a polyaspartic floor has many benefits, including the ability to be produced in a variety of floor types, colors, and designs.
Some of the most popular decorative polyaspartic flooring types that we offer a vinyl chip, and colored quartz epoxy flooring. These variations can be discussed at length with one of our expert flooring installers, and we can determine which color and style will work best in your space.
Let An Experienced Epoxy Floor Contractor Create Your Vision
We can even create a custom color for your space, to ensure that the floor we install is as aesthetically pleasing as possible. High Performance Systems prides itself in offering hassle-free consultations and developing a specification and cost to install the resinous flooring system that best suits your needs and vision.