First Published: September 15, 2021 in The People’s Paper – Article Link
The Mat-Su Valley is growing quickly. There are many homeowners looking to buy and sell property. A common problem is identifying what to do with your flooring. How do I improve my home’s value and install a new floor that can last many years? The answer is epoxy flooring!
Epoxy flooring is an affordable alternative to the many different flooring systems out there. Epoxy is tough and durable, easy to clean, and has many customizable decorative options. Epoxy can be used to seal, waterproof and mold proof your flooring area. Its longevity saves you money on repairs and maintenance. Installation prices can vary depending on your choices. A common price range for installation is $7 – $10 per square foot.
Epoxy is extremely popular for flooring, and for good reason. Epoxy flooring is used within industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The most popular residential applications are epoxy garages, kitchens, and basements. There are many different colors and decorative styles available. If desired, extra Anti-Slip properties can be given by using additives.
One of the more popular options is Epoxy Flake/Chip Flooring. This type of epoxy floor contains colored flake materials that are inserted in the epoxy to create a vibrant, multi-hued look. The flakes provide each surface with subtle grooves to reduce any slips and falls. Epoxy flake floors come in an infinite variety of sizes, colors, styles, and textures that is customizable for any space. This form of epoxy flooring is popular for garages.
Another option is Metallic Epoxy Flooring. Metallic Epoxy flooring is a coating that creates beautiful, unique floors. This material is known for its modern style, and the finishes go from mat to gloss, depending on your choice. It is also offered in several colors, so you can easily adapt it to any decor. It is ideal for residential and commercial owners looking for a highly stylish and modern floor.
We highly recommend metallic epoxy coating for kitchens and basements. This coating will make sure to give an instant “WOW!” effect to anyone who sees it. The flooring is like standard epoxy, but it is created by adding metallic pigments to the epoxy resin during the mixing process. The pigments allow for a unique form of customization. It can be made into unique swirling patterns or scenes that mimic nature, such as ocean coral or cloud-filled skies.
Are you struggling with moisture? Many types of flooring will fail if installed in moisture heavy locations. Epoxy flooring has moisture vapor barrier primer options. These are used once moisture testing has indicated that you have high moisture levels. It is recommended to moisture test your flooring before installation. Epoxy flooring can save you money and frustration with failed flooring systems.
It is recommended to find a professional installation company when choosing to install epoxy flooring. However, this can be done as a DIY project. Alaska Resin Supply in Wasilla offers both options. Our Epoxy Flooring Installation affiliate is GH Alaska. Alaska Resin Supply offers all the DIY materials and rental equipment needed for your project.
Contact us today to learn more about your Professional Installation or DIY options. You can call us at (907) 671-9900 or come on by to see samples at 201 E. Swanson Ave. Suite #1 Wasilla, AK 99654. If you would like a price quote for your floor, go to our website at: www.AlaskaResin.com and download our Epoxy Project Quote Request Form on our Contact Page.