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.