The automotive industry increasingly opts for epoxy and stained concrete flooring systems. The benefits, both in cost and functionality, of epoxy flooring for auto industry facilities are immediately recognizable.

Long Lasting, Durable Flooring

Epoxy flooring systems, in particular, are tough wearing, durable floor solutions with a life cycle of 25 years or more. Superior bonded strength makes epoxy flooring ideal for the automotive industry. Epoxy coatings repel liquids, oils, and grease while withstanding frequent traffic from vehicles without stain or scuff. Whether it’s a showroom or a garage, your floors will withstand heavy vehicle traffic. Do note, while stained concrete is a good aesthetic for showrooms, auto repair shops benefit more from installing epoxy flooring which repels stains and moisture completely (stained concrete is not impenetrable by oils and liquid even if covered with a protective coating).

More Bang for Your Buck

Efficiency and longevity mean that epoxy is better suited to meet the demands of the auto industry and more cost-effective than other flooring types, especially when considering its lifetime is, typically, significantly longer. Its impressive physical attributes make a better impression than dull, gray, or dirty concrete, making your products even more alluring further impacting your profit margins.

Showrooms & Sales Floors

Epoxy resin coatings impart a deeper luxury appearance than other flooring material due to their simplicity and sheen. In fact, you often see them in luxury dealerships like McLaren, Rolls Royce, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla, as well as Honda and Toyota. Ambiance and pristine decor have a correlative impact on sales in an automotive showroom. Flooring is a crucial display component demanding both high aesthetic appeal and functionality. Epoxy flooring systems are seamless, customizable for high gloss finishes that gleam. Epoxy resin coatings also allow designers the flexibility to customize their aesthetic, incorporating branding, logos or art, to achieve their ideal design. It’s the perfect surface on which to feature your sparkling new automobiles.

REPAIR & SERVICE

Epoxy floor systems have become the standard for automotive retail, repair and service facilities due to their durability and unparalleled strength. Resinous coatings provide significantly greater impact resistance than any other flooring system, including concrete. Mechanical and body shops have all manner of oil, paint, grease, fluid, metal, and dirt debris that mar the floor. But, because the non-porous epoxy resin is stain, scuff, scratch resistant, heat resistant, and moisture resistant, these common messes clean easily. Simply put, it’s highly durable, efficient to clean and maintain. Costs of repair, maintenance and replacement are much lower than comparable flooring installations. Epoxy resin coatings also offer customization for safety considerations with various types of slip-resistance which keeps employees and customers safe on slick areas.

Here are the benefits of epoxy flooring systems in the automotive industry:

Aesthetics | Design options are virtually unlimited. Choose from a fully customizable, unlimited color spectrum. Design can incorporate metallics, color schemes, high gloss shine, brand logo and more to achieve an impressively gorgeous floor.

Safety | Slip-resistant additives and coatings limit hazards and reduce slipping, collisions and falls in areas with high exposure to liquids, spills, and fluids on the flooring.

Cleanliness | The seamless surface of epoxy flooring is exceptionally easy to clean. It repels oil, grease, and water. It’s non-porous, seamless surface means that dust, dirt and grime are easy to wipe away daily.

Strength | Epoxy flooring supports heavy weight loads. It withstands use from stationary or mobile machinery, humans, and vehicles without chipping, cracking or damage. It is also impact, heat, fire, and chemical resistant.

The Pro Floor Design team can assist you with questions as you build or retrofit your dealership or garage. If you’re interested in clean tire and scuff marks on your existing epoxy service, talk to us about Sofia’s Soy Cleaner, which we developed for this explicit purpose.

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  • Jaque Christo

    February 8, 2018 | Reply

    Thank you for the post on why the automotive industry loves epoxy flooring. I definitely like that an epoxy floor can withstand the abuse of cars and heavy traffic while still repelling spills and grease. Definitely would make an awesome garage flooring if you like to work on your vehicle.

  • Riley Smith

    April 23, 2018 | Reply

    I didn't know that epoxy coatings are resistant to oil contact. I have been fixing a lot of cars in my garage lately. It would be smart to try getting the ground coated because it would help me avoid paying to repair oil damages.

  • Khorae Olivier

    June 4, 2018 | Reply

    I really like what you said about an epoxy floor system lasting for a long time and has unparalleled strength. My cousin is looking to set up an industrial garage on his property and is debating on what type of flooring to put there. Thank you for the information about how it's really efficient to clean and offers customization options for safety considerations.

  • Extreme Epoxy Coatings

    June 18, 2018 | Reply

    Really helpful article.I liked it has to work for you to be effective. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rhianna Hawk

    August 28, 2018 | Reply

    I just got a new garage that I'm going to have the concrete redone on, and after that I want to do something to preserve the clean, new look. We're anticipating using a service to help us put the coating down, and we appreciate your tips on opting for Epoxy as a coating; 25 years is a very impressive life cycle span. I'll have to ask our local contractors what kind of Epoxy they recommend and hopefully get something slip-resistant additives like you mentioned for additional safety.

  • Braden Bills

    April 10, 2019 | Reply

    I've always wondered why so many automotive places have the same kind of floor. It's interesting that they use epoxy flooring! It makes sense that coating concrete with epoxy would make for a really sturdy and easy to clean material. That's definitely what you would need if you plan on driving cars over it.

  • Tyler Johnson

    May 2, 2019 | Reply

    That's a good idea to add slip resistant coating to your floor so that you can stay safe. Especially if you would need to carry heavy things on it, It would be bad to slip on something and hurt yourself. I'll have to think about getting a coating like that for my floor.

  • Epoxy Floors Atlanta

    June 26, 2019 | Reply

    Epoxy flooring can withstand temperature changes and humidity. Even the oil spills, heavy traffic cannot peel or break the coated floor. That's the common reason why most automotive industry prefers epoxy flooring.

  • Delpha Setter

    July 8, 2019 | Reply

    Thanks for the article. I was hoping you could help me with something. I was wondering, Can you use a rattle can spray paint from the auto parts store to paint a car? I'm getting ready to paint my Suzuki in my garage so I'm gathering up any advice I can get. Thanks in advance for your answer.

  • Braden Bills

    July 24, 2019 | Reply

    It makes sense that epoxy flooring would be beneficial for cars. They are so much easier to clean, so tire marks and oil spills wouldn't be as much of an issue. Maybe I should have epoxy flooring installed in my garage. That way, it will be easier for me to clean up stuff like that. https://epoxyspecialists.com/industries-served/industrial/

  • Tyler Johnson

    July 25, 2019 | Reply

    That's good to know that you could get a slip-resistant coating for your floor. I would think that would make things safer, especially if you are holding something heavy. I'll have to consider getting a slip-resistant coating for my garage to make sure that it is as safe as possible. https://bowersindustrial.com/product-category/industrial-concrete-coatings/concrete-coatings/

  • Brendan Shelton

    July 30, 2019 | Reply

    I found it interesting that epoxy flooring can last up to 25 years or more. I am considering new options for my flooring in my garage because of how cracked it is. I will certainly consider your article while I make that decision.

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