If you`re planning to install safe,
durable flooring for your family games room,
you`re probably already aware that many builders recommend epoxy flooring.
not realize, however, exactly what epoxy flooring is or why it`s considered
excellent choice, particularly for heavy-traffic areas such as a family
Epoxy is a type of resin-based flooring that serves a multitude of
purposes for a
wide variety of living/working spaces. Epoxy flooring covers a rough
wood floor with a smooth, protective layer that`s also low-maintenance.
It not only
resists tough stains; it also beads water, so that clean-ups can be
done with a
simple swipe or two. These water and stain resistant properties are
attractive in a games room where you don`t want to have to do extra
In addition, epoxy adds a convenient skid-proof surface, so if you`re
move heavy furnishings such as pool tables and jukeboxes to your games
don`t have to worry about tearing up the floor.
When homeowners think of epoxy flooring, they may recall the old,
dreary type of
hard, brittle flooring used in commercial buildings decades ago. The
good news is,
today`s epoxy flooring is anything but boring and bland.
Many home do-it-yourselfers may not know this, but epoxy flooring
can be fun. With
today`s styles and materials, you can implement all kinds of designs
flooring. If you have a favorite sports team logo, it can be installed,
contrasting colors, right into the flooring.
If you still like the look of trendy tiles or colorful carpeting,
you won`t have to
sacrifice your design scheme by using an epoxy floor. Modern epoxy
flooring comes in
a wide range of colors and many types are even textured with flecks
Epoxy flooring can be installed over a variety of floor types, including
tile and wood. Additionally, it is treated to prevent fungus and mold
spreading, which is always a concern in a refinished basement.
In the past, resin floors often chipped and cracked; if you`ve ever
been in an old
commercial building that hasn`t been renovated, you`ll probably recall
pulled out of the flooring. That`s because the old types of hard flooring
of a brittle resin that was prone to cracks and peeling. Today`s epoxy
however, are made from a different type of resin that`s more flexible,
resistant to this type of breakage due to wear. Unlike older flooring,
it won`t chip
if you drop things on it and it won`t peel in extreme temperature
One of the biggest worries people have when renovating a gaming room
is how to keep
it safe from damage due to humidity and moisture. Today`s epoxy flooring
specially treated so that it`s not just waterproof; it also bonds
to the surface
underneath, whether it`s composed of drains, plumbing lines or anything
protrudes. By creating this tight seal, there`s less chance of any
type of moisture
creeping in underneath the flooring and much less risk of damage due
Whether you`re considering having pool dining
tables, jukeboxes or other fun games room accessories, it`s important that you
have solid flooring that`s strong enough to support even your heaviest recreation
room furnishings. By installing epoxy flooring, you can rest assured that your floor
will remain durable and dry, as well as attractive, all year round.