DIY Epoxy Flooring

DIY Epoxy Flooring

 

We are increasingly having to fix up dodgy & bodged flooring DIY at home jobs from people trying to paint their garage floors themselves. (Not to mention the ones we have to fix up from new and inexperienced so called “professionals”).

The most common problem we see is the paint or epoxy peeling away in areas, making it look worse than before.
The common mistakes we see people making is the minimal or often total lack of prep. Preparation is one of the most important aspects, but often overlooked because it often seen as the most tedious or boring part. Trust us this is a costly mistake!
The next one is the wrong choice of material. We are often seeing people using paint! Yes paint! Not even using a true epoxy flooring material. Sometimes it’s not even a durable or good choice of paint!

We don’t enjoy seeing people learn the hard way! So hopefully we will see less and less of this in future and this post can act as somewhat of notice to spreading the word.

Don’t risk doing it yourself! Get a professional!
Similarly on that note, also get a proper professional! One with experience and proof via numerous reviews!
See our reviews here: epoxyflooringqueensland.com.au/epoxy-flooring-reviews/

Please don’t hesitate in contacting us for you free no obligation quote today!
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EFQ Upgrades Equipment!

EFQ – Epoxy Flooring Queensland is pleased to announce we have upgraded our equipment to the latest and best out there.. Auskut Equipment tools. Not only this but we have also finally upgraded to 3 phase power.
Auskut is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality diamond tools and machinery that has grown to become the number 1 supplier in Australia. Only the best for EFQ!

So using EFQ for your flooring means you are safe knowing you are not only using highly experienced professionals but they are also using top of the line tools & equipment to produce the absolute best possible result for you all round.

The combination of Auskut & EFQ will see continued domination of the flooring market as well as securing future growth.

Contact us today to learn more or get a quote!

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New Research Shows Strong Growth for the Epoxy Flooring Market!

New Research Shows Strong Growth for the Epoxy Flooring Market!

Research recently conducted by Transparency Market Research, has shown that the Epoxy Flooring Market has shown considerable growth since 2014 and has predicted even stronger growth forecast to 2023.

In 2014 the North American Epoxy Flooring Market was valued at $325m and is estimated to reach $546.8m in 2023. Unfortunately we can only really use this data due to there not being any research at this level conducted into the Australian Epoxy Flooring market. Nether the less, with our strong comparisons to such a market it is still solid evidence to show a rising global interest and take up of Epoxy Flooring.

The strong performance of Epoxy Flooring was put down to it’s wear & tear resistance levels, safety capabilities, longevity & UV protection. We have covered the benefits of Epoxy Flooring extensively throughout our articles, seen here. But the main point of interest in the report is the highlighted UV protection benefits. UV protection is HUGELY important in Australia, especially Queensland when it comes to flooring / construction materials. So not only does Epoxy Flooring beat other flooring types in most of the usual areas such as cost, longevity, looks, modern etc it also won’t fade under the intensive sunlight in sunny Queensland / Australia. So if anything the Epoxy Flooring market of Australia will undoubtedly do better than the rest of the world if this has been proven by research to be a main contributing factor when choosing flooring.

Contact us today to see what other benefits Epoxy Flooring offers and what we can do for you!

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Epoxy Flooring – Pets, Vets & Kennels

Epoxy Flooring – Pets, Vets & Kennels

 

Epoxy flooring is the perfect choice for pets, vets, kennels or any surface where our furry pet friends might be!

Everyone who has ever owned or knew anyone with a dog or a cat knows how much damage they do to the floor over time. If not immediately with a lot of cases, such as timber flooring or carpet.

Dogs are especially prone to scratching floors and wearing them faster than usual. Epoxy flooring offers the most durable and hard wearing flooring options available.

Then there is the number 1 most common cause of pet damage to floors.. using it purposefully or accidentally as a toilet!

Epoxy flooring offers an easy to clean floor surface that won’t let anything penetrate! Unlike tiled floors! Unwanted residue can seep into tiles and/or grout.

This is especially important for industrial flooring applications such as vets or kennels etc. Where cleaning after animal mess is a number one issue.

Epoxy floors also have the option of being treated with anti-bacterial surface! Which doesn’t come with any other flooring type!

We often think of ourselves first, or perhaps employees in industrial flooring applications, but it’s just as important that our pets don’t slip over. More or especially so when at the vets after surgery for example. With epoxy flooring you can have non-slip surfaces. So that’s flooring that is highly (the most) durable, germ proof (anti-bacterial) AND slip resistant! THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR FLOORING FOR VETERINARIANS!

The above are usually the most important issues when choosing flooring for animals & pets but it is also important to not that the epoxy flooring is also softer on their feet & claws than other flooring types. So you really can get the best of both worlds with epoxy flooring!

Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

 

 

 

Epoxy Floors – The Best & Safest Choice For Industrial Buildings

Epoxy Floors – The Best & Safest Choice For Industrial Buildings

 

Industrial floors really get it tough. It’s one of the most toughest environments for flooring and often over looked.

A tough environment needs a tough floor.. and this is why Epoxy Flooring is the best choice.

Not only do they offer the most durable finish available but it can also offer slip resistance at the same time.

Naked concrete floors are the usual flooring type for industrial buildings which can cause numerous problems. The number one being the wear of the concrete floor eventually leads to a nice shiny floor, ready & waiting for someone to slip.

(Other problems are it being porous, causing a lot of problems when water and especially corrosive liquids are spilt).

Ironically safety is usually the most important item for industrial companies & buildings. Yet we are still overlooking the floor. Usually the largest most visible & most used part of the whole building!

So let’s address the elephant in the room and start making our industrial floors not only more durable but also more safe!

Choosing an Epoxy Flooring finish will allow you to have a specified slip resistance, choice of colouring (white for more light etc, or even having the companies branding) etc. You can also have area markation, allowing an additional level of safety for perhaps separated danger areas, fire routes and more!

Another benefit to epoxy flooring finishes in industrial areas are for uses such as welding where sparks are flying everywhere and you need a tough flooring finish that is also easily maintained (unlike concrete).

Start putting safety first and contact us today to see what we can do for you! epoxyflooringqueensland.com.au/contact-us/

 

Click here to even more reading on the general safety benefits of Epoxy Flooring.

Epoxy Floors are the SAFEST choice you can make!

Epoxy Floors are the SAFEST choice you can make!

What’s the most important thing when it comes to flooring? Looks & cost usually come to mind. Although Epoxy flooring has you covered for these, it is more important to remind ourselves that SAFETY should always come first!

Epoxy Floors are the safest choice you can make when it comes to flooring. This is because the flooring surface offers electrical & fire proofing qualities!

Epoxy floors have been tried and tested for electrical flow and have proven to be one of the least conductive choices available!

Why is this important? It’s important, if not invaluable, in applications where there may be sensitive electrical equipment involved. e.g. music venues, performance centers, stages, shows, music recording studios, industrial factories & warehouses, electrical stations to name a few.

When it comes to safety we don’t want to ignore the elephant in the room.. fire! When it comes to fire proofing & fire resistance, epoxy flooring comes out on top. Epoxy floors have similarly been tried and tested for fire resistance and have again proven to be the number one choice!

These decisions are often looked at too lightly from a residential perspective. People strangely seem to put more emphasis on looks than safety when it comes to the protection of their families! Hopefully this article will help people see the light on this issue.

Regardless of the residential issue above, the most used application for epoxy flooring is and will be industrial applications. When businesses make decisions on construction it is always safety first! It will prevent electrical shock for workers and it will prevent electrical flow across to areas where damage or fire can occur. It will also help stop the fire from spreading with its fire resistance qualities.

Come on people.. let’s put safety first!

Epoxy Flooring – The Best Insurance Policy You Can Get!

Epoxy Flooring – The Best Insurance Policy You Can Get!

How much would you spend to protect your home? For most, their home is their most expensive asset. So insurance is a no brainer and one of the most important decisions most people have to make.

But what’s better than a typical insurance policy?! Using the smartest and best construction methods to avoid any need to call on any insurance company in the first place! Happy days! 🙂

The most common insurance claims usually arise from water damage, water leaking from the areas where the taps were left on etc, (e.g. the bathroom leaking onto those nice timber floor boards in the kitchen or living areas!).

Not only that but here on the Sunshine Coast & Queensland, there is the real risk of flooding for many people.

Now, if our floors had carpet, timber or even tiles (the grout from prolonged water saturation can cause damage to the grout both in between and under the tiles), then our floors would most certainly need replacing. Which of course is a costly exercise and puts you with no where to walk and usually live for that period of renovations.

Yet if we had epoxy flooring we wouldn’t have any of those problems. The floor would be as good as new! It might have even cleaned it a little! 😉

Not only that, but if you have a quality epoxy flooring installer like EFQ then you will most likely find the floor would have a slight taper to water outlet or exterior area, door or similar!

So make the right choice for a stress free life and get epoxy flooring in your home!

Contact us today to get a quote or simply discuss your options!

Epoxy Flooring is the new Polished Concrete!

Epoxy Flooring is the new Polished Concrete!

Polished concrete is old news and well over used to be cool any longer! Move over Polished Concrete it’s time for a new cool kid on the block, Epoxy Flooring!

Epoxy flooring not only offers that sleek, polished look but it now enables you to have a completely solid colour finish which is proving very popular among architects & designers.

Leading architects are now choosing to use a solid white gloss or “polished” epoxy finish to give the most clean & minimalist look possible.

It makes sense, epoxy flooring is the best way to achieve the cleanest most minimal look. Polished concrete offers a clean gloss look but can no longer be perceived as cutting edge or modern, it’s simply way too over used and old news now.

A clean look extenuates items, furnishings or other key design elements and this clean look can only be achieved by epoxy flooring!

Not only this but it also makes spaces look a lot brighter, therefore providing a much more welcoming and desirable environment to work, play or live in!

 

 

 

Epoxy Flooring No. 1 Environmentally Friendly Choice!

Epoxy Flooring No. 1 Environmentally Friendly Choice!

In a world where being environmentally conscious is becoming more and more important, it’s good to know you can count on Epoxy Flooring being the best environmentally choice you can make when it comes to floor finishes!

What makes epoxy flooring the best environmentally friendly choice for your flooring?

  1. It’s Non-Toxic!
    • These floor finishes won’t leak out harmful pollutants like varnishes, stains, carpets etc.
  2. The energy that goes into the production & installation of this type of flooring is the lowest there is!
  3. Not only this ^ but because it also has the longest longevity vs any other flooring choice it means it shouldn’t need replacing or maintaining!
  4. Epoxy flooring installations have been used to give more reflective surfaces to bounce light back further into spaces. Which means it uses much less electricity for lighting requirements!
  5. People often forget about the chemicals (& ongoing cost!) involved in cleaning floors. Epoxy floors aren’t penetrable like concrete (or need continuous cleaning like carpets) because of this you don’t need to use harsh cleaning chemicals! Warm water will do the job!

So if you want to be environmentally conscious or are a designer needing to reach certain environmentally friendly ratings, Epoxy Flooring is the best all round choice!

 

Epoxy Flooring Tipped as the No. 1 Trend for Global Outdoor Flooring Market 2017-2021

Epoxy Flooring Tipped as the No. 1 Trend for Global Outdoor Flooring Market 2017-2021

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has tipped Epoxy Flooring as the number 1 trend in the Global Flooring Market (2017-2021) in a report detailed here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170703005340/en/Global-Outdoor-Flooring-Market-2017-2021—Key

We have covered numerous benefits of Epoxy Floors, especially for Australia and regions such as South East Queensland and the Sunshine Coast:

  1. Epoxy Flooring South East Queensland
  2. Epoxy Flooring Queensland & The Sunshine Coast!
  3. Epoxy Floor Coatings – The Best Way to Separate Your Business From Litigation!
  4. More..

But the main reason behind Berkshire Hathway’s Business Wire Report is the environmentally friendly benefits of Epoxy Flooring.

Most flooring types release toxins into the air, even (and sometimes especially) timber! Due to varnishes etc. But with Epoxy Flooring there isn’t any toxins released what so ever! Once the resin is set, it is one of the most impenetrable materials out there! Nothing is going to disturb this floor or any nasty toxins escape from it!

Another point noted was it’s “blendabilty”. Meaning it is the perfect choice for the widest use of applications, all sorts of designer choices and adapting to the latest trends / fashion. This is due to it easily being able to have various colours, patterns, smooth, rough & gloss finishes etc.

The last point noted was it’s perfect suitability for non-slip finishes. Which is extremely important in a world moving more and more towards being disabled friendly, litagatiously conscious & regulatory controlled. Regulations being a big one especially for Queensland where even our floors have to meet strict and exhaustive regulations & standards.