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Polished Concrete V/S Epoxy

Our comparison chart clearly shows how the cutting edge technology of our polished concrete floors overtakes the traditional Epoxy flooring option.Below is the comparison chart between Polished Concrete Flooring/Floors and Epoxy.

Topic

Polished Concrete Floors

Epoxy

 

Establishment

This application is world’s most trusted in terms of quality & life and exist since last 100 years or may be more.

 

Has no such history of reliability and existence.

Strength

Increases surface strength by at least 5 times.

 

No such increase in surface strength of base floor.

Quick use

 

Since this system helps in curing and hardening of newly placed concrete flooring apart from polishing, so it can be put to use immediately after application

Requires complete curing of concrete before application resulting in wastage of time

Level

This application goes under grinding procedure to achieve maximum flatness.

 

No such procedure is followed and flatness is not guaranteed

Dusting

This system helps in making the concrete flooring absolutely dustproof, smooth and shiny without any top coatings and sealers.

 

Will only serve as dust proofer till its top coat is preserved, and will become worst after delaminating from base floor.

Rising dampness

Does not get affected by rising dampness of surface, will serve as breathable floor.

 

Shall be delaminated or will create pin holes on the surface once there is rising dampness

Abrasion

Increases surface abrasion resistance by 5 times.

 

No such increase in surface abrasion resistance of base floor.

Warranties

10 year limited warranty against dusting and hardening.

 

No warranties available.

Life

Has unlimited lifespan subject to care and maintenance schedule being followed for concrete flooring.

 

Very short span of life may be 2 or 3 years to the maximum.

 

Maintenance

Requires cleaning, mopping and occasional buffing.

 

Requires new coatings as a schedule of maintenance.

Cost

 

Cost is drastically reduced as there is no topping material required. Thus only requires grinding and polishing of top surface with voc free additives for minimal costs.

 

Becomes very expensive if thick coat is desired for better results, making it at least 5 times more expensive. Yet requires yearly coating as maintenance.

 

Flammable

Have no flammable materials at all or it can be termed as 100% non flammable concrete flooring option.

Highly flammable because of chemical presence.

Ratings

Helps in gaining LEED points and certifications.

 

It’s a chemical product with no LEED credits.

Reapplication

Never requires a reapplication, may be buffing at the most.

Frequent top coats.

Finish

It can be polished to achieve a mirror effect.

 

Cannot have a natural look, in fact gives a paint finish.

Overall

One time application and life time satisfaction.

Trouble forever.