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6 Perfect Floor Types Just Right For Your Home - Part 2

  • Nest Admin
  • 25 February 2020



This is a continuation of our previous write-up on 6 perfect floor types just right for your home. If you haven’t read it, do so here as it`s just a 5-minute read. If you have already, let’s get right to a focus on Epoxy and Marble floors.

3. EPOXY FLOORS

Epoxy is typically made up of two main components – resins and hardeners.  Both are mixed together where they chemically react to form a rigid plastic material that is strong, resistant to degradation and that bonds extremely well to its substrate.  Some epoxy floors are strong and can be used in even the most demanding of industrial environments.

Pros:

Epoxy floors are usually shiny and their smooth, reflective surface makes them easy to maintain. They are also relatively cheaper to install. They are resistant to almost anything- oil, fuel, bleach, cleansers and more. They are even heat and water-resistant. To add to these, they are resistant to bacteria and germs, which makes them very easy to sanitize. This is why epoxy is an excellent choice for hospitals and clinics. When installed properly, it can last for several decades without cracking or peeling. 

Cons:

Despite how durable and resistant epoxy floors are, they eventually have to get replaced because they ultimately give in to wear and tear and another coating will need to be done. Changing epoxy is a labour-intensive and costly venture. Small chips in epoxy floors almost always lead to a large area of coating peeling off the floor. Also, if not properly finished and textured, epoxy floors can be very slippery. Finally, installation, while cheap, can take long periods- from preparation to installation- which can take several days to add each layer, not to talk about the often very strong smell.

4. MARBLE FLOORS

Marble are a type of stone flooring and are similar to ceramic tiles due to its versatility but are more expensive. One amazing feature of the marble tile is that the tile flooring is highly shining and smooth that makes the tile colour noticeable and unique in appearance. Different types of natural stones are available today, namely granite, marble, limestone, slate, travertine, and sandstone among others. Since they are naturally cool, they are ideal for houses located in warm and tropical climatic conditions like Nigeria.

Pros:

Marble floors can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance and they require minimum maintenance support or polishing to retain their beauty. Marble floors are eco-friendly (no chemical process is involved in its manufacturing) and completely degradable at the end of its life. It is also highly resistant to fire.

Cons:

Marble floors are very expensive compared to other flooring materials. They react easily with acid and this can result in stains that may be very difficult or impossible to get rid of. As a matter of fact, because of its porous nature, they are susceptible to a large range of stains if not immediately cleaned. Installation requires skilled labourers. Replacement is also quite difficult as each batch from a rock comes with very unique designs that are not replicable.

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This marks the end of part 2. We`d be sharing more on 2 other Floor types that you should consider using for your Home in our follow-up article! 

Hope you enjoyed the Read!

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