Building Materials - 5 Myths About Epoxy Floor Coatings

Building Materials – 5 Myths About Epoxy Floor Coatings

If you have been researching floor coatings as you search for suitable building materials for your home, you will undoubtedly have come across some information relating to epoxy flooring, and if you haven’t, well you have now. Whilst there are plenty of excellent posts and articles about epoxy floor coatings, there is also a fair amount of misinformation.

We are not suggesting that any of it deliberately trying to mislead people, but instead, it comes from misunderstandings, and also from hearing, and then repeating myths about epoxy floors. So, to help those who are looking for facts about epoxy flooring we thought it was only right to call out those myths and explain why they are simply not true.

Myth #1: Epoxy Floors Are Slippery

This is one of the most common myths you will hear about epoxy floors, and it no doubt arises due to the smooth and shiny surface which epoxy floors have. Contrary to the myth, most epoxy floors are slip-resistant, and there are even specific epoxy coatings that have tiny, raised bumps that prevent slipping or skidding for floors in locations where slips and falls are a particular hazard, such as hospitals, and manufacturing units.

Myth #2: Epoxy Floors Coating Have To Be Recoated Regularly

One of the reasons we can dispel this myth is that it is well-known that epoxy floor coatings have a long lifespan, and this is why so many businesses choose it. It is able to stand up to heavy footfall and can also withstand normal wear and tear within buildings such as industrial facilities and factories.

Its durability is further evidenced by the fact that epoxy floor coatings can endure spillages including oil, solvents, and chemicals, which many other floor coatings cannot.

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Clean Your Shower Door

How to Clean Your Shower Door Perfectly

No one would openly admit to liking all household chores. In fact, most people would go as far as to say they would prefer someone else did them for them. However, there comes a time when you have to bite the bullet and combat those messy floors, dirty shower screens, and piles of dishes yourself.

However, some tasks are easier than others, and shower screens are something with which many people can struggle. How do you make sure the glass looks as good as the day you bought it?

The problem is, cleaning your shower screen is not something you should do when it looks dirty, but as part of your daily routine. Unfortunately, a combination of soap scum and hard water can not only make your shower screen look dirty, but damage it as well. Over time, etching can occur, which is permanent. The more you clean your shower screen, the better it can look.

The best way to clean your shower screen so that it looks as good as new is to wipe it down after each use with a microfibre cloth or squeegee. While it might seem like a tedious chore, it’s all in the name of saving time on a deep clean and protecting your shower screen.

Follow up the wiping process with a quick spray of shower cleaner. Get in the habit of doing this after each daily shower you take. If you hang your squeegee in the shower on a hook, it’s a gentle reminder to complete this task before you get out.

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Protecting Timber Floor

Protecting Your Timber Floor

You have made the decision to have timber flooring installed, you love the look, but what about ongoing maintenance. That doesn’t mean a daily grind of of working on the timber flooring. It’s just a bit of advice for cleaning, looking after and protecting your new asset.

There is a combination of factors that will eventually wear down and scratch the floor coating over time. Things like dust, people coming and going, sunlight and moisture, to name a few. Timber is a natural product, not manufactured, so it has some unique properties that have to be considered. By taking a few simple steps, you can limit these factors and ensure your timber decks and its coating lasts years.

Less Dirt = Less Scratching

Timber is a pretty resilient material so the scratching we are talking about is more than likely being done to the coating rather than the floor itself. If you want to keep the floor looking brand new then you can adopt a few floor care techniques.

The floor coating can be scratched with each footstep as it brings in dust, grit and other small foreign objects. Cleaning regularly will help greatly and by not doing so, the shiny, polished floor will become dull and sustain damage.

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Hotel Interior Design

8 Great Trends in Hotel Interior Design

Interior designers like Sam Sorgiovanni who know their business are never slack in embracing the latest trends in designing the interiors of hotels. Unless they keep up with what is seen as trendy and even necessary to give guests a great experience so they’ll want to come back, they won’t end up at the pinnacle of their career. Rather, their work will soon be seen as passé and no one will want to employ them.

A hotel is no longer just a place to sleep while on holiday. Instead, it should become the highlight of the holiday because it gives the guests such a wow! experience.

So what are some of the latest trends of hotel design?

  • Making each room distinctive in design. For instance, one whole wall from floor to ceiling could be an enormous fish tank set up to mimic an authentic reef.

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