Epoxy Flooring vs Tile Flooring

Commercial epoxy flooring vs tile flooring

As the floors in your home, garage, or business property begin to wear and a new floor installment is in order, a few options will remain steadfast in keeping your floors secure for a long time. For durability purposes, an attractive appearance that could raise the value of your home, and affordable flooring–an element that can be difficult to find–there is no better flooring material to turn to than commercial epoxy flooring and tile. But which flooring is better for any piece of property, and how do they compare? 

Find out everything you need to know about both epoxy and tile flooring, their individual benefits, and which one inevitably comes out on top. 

Durability

Regarding durability, no flooring, even tile, can compare to the strength of epoxy flooring, which is even more durable than concrete. Epoxy, whether installed within a business, garage, or home, can withstand the weight of multiple vehicles, heavy foot traffic, and pieces of hefty storage placed on its surface without sustaining visible damage. On the other hand, tiles are much more likely to chip and crack at the pressure of too much weight and certainly could not endure the weight of a large group of people, or vehicles, steadily on their surface. While epoxy isn’t immune to damage, it is impervious to elements like weight and excessive moisture. 

Appearance 

Beauty is often subjective, but the compelling appearance of both tile and epoxy cannot be understated by commercial property owners and homeowners alike. While tile and epoxy can be customized and are versatile in any location they are installed in, epoxy has become particularly popular because of its sleek look and the ability to insert flakes and quartz onto the epoxy application to garner an even better veneer that is textured and contemporary. More so, epoxy can create the illusion that a room is much larger than it is because of its open-ended designs, while the carved-out lines on tile flooring will make a room more constricted. 

A freshly coated epoxy garage floor.

Maintenance 

Epoxy is incredibly easy to maintain as it is impervious to gas, water, paint, and other liquids and chemicals. You don’t have to worry about stains and moisture impacting the state of your epoxy flooring, and it only requires resealing every once in a while to keep its appearance and durability intact. Tile flooring, on the other hand, will look pristine when it is first installed, but dirt can acclimate in the grout lines, and bacteria is liable to fester and grow in such an environment. Of course, this can be prevented when you install commercial epoxy flooring instead. 

Cost

When you’re seeking an affordable floor to install, epoxy is the perfect solution as it is relatively inexpensive to apply on any surface area at only $30 to $100 per square foot. Tile isn’t as pricey as other flooring options, but it is a bit pricier than epoxy, as it costs around $90 to $150 per square foot to install. 

Installation

Installing a floor can often seem like a significantly time-consuming process, and epoxy is no exception to the involved process of installation. You can expect epoxy can take several days to dry and cure correctly, and this time will only lengthen if you customize it in any way. Tile won’t take as long and can complete in a day. But the time of installation will also depend on whether or not you hire professional assistance. 

Ultra Coating Epoxy Flooring proudly provides our community of Calgary with a wide range of services that will enhance any piece of concrete by making it shine again! We want to amplify your home and business’s greatest strengths by offering professional services to refine your commercial floors and driveways. To make your piece of concrete look immaculate, visit our website at Ultracoatingepoxyfloors.ca or email us for inquiry at [email protected]

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