Residential Epoxy Flooring Experts
What do you get when you cross a designer, durable, commercial-grade flooring product with a home in the Perth suburbs? A residential epoxy flooring solution that looks amazing, costs less, and lasts longer than any other option!
Tired of the same dreary carpeting or high-maintenance hardwoods available for home flooring? We hear you. Many of our customers experienced the same doldrums until they explored epoxy flooring. You might not even realize that this is a viable option in homes. It’s more than just doable – it’s one of the best options you can choose from.
Flooring in Perth takes the maintenance and cost out of a designer custom floor. With a smooth and clean concrete subfloor, you can add a finish that makes your floors shine, vibrant, or both. This flooring is taking homes by storm, and not just garages. Homeowners are upgrading their living spaces, high-traffic areas, kitchens, and baths. The benefits are plentiful, and so are the opportunities.
Hawk CFC has been helping homeowners in Perth and the surrounding area add flair and function to their homes with the flooring since 2014. We not only install these floors: we manufacture the materials right here in Western Australia. The result is a floor you can stand on and we can stand by.
Call us on 0423 835 333 or request a consultation online and we’ll be happy to share creative solutions for your space, no matter how big or small.
Can you really use it in a home?
Not only is it a viable flooring option, epoxy floors are one of the best options available for homes in Perth. Epoxy flooring caught on in commercial settings because of how much it can withstand. But how many homeowners wouldn’t want a floor that is:
- Stain resistant
- Easy to clean
- Impact resistant
- Heat resistant
- Long lasting
- Water resistant
- Corrosion resistant
From entertaining, to daily use, to raising a family full of kids and pets, residential epoxy flooring can stand up to nearly any challenge.
Is epoxy flooring worthwhile in a house over carpet, tile, or timber?
Absolutely! Consider this harrowing scenario: you’re watching Netflix when suddenly a glass of your favorite beverage topples to the floor.
Possible reactions include:
- Tears as you blot sopping wet carpeting
- Panic as you check for cracked tiles
- Dread as you look for stains on timber planks
- Nonchalance as you finish the episode before wiping up the floor
Of course, you’ll want to clean up anything that spills on the flooring for safety and sanitary reasons. But there’s no rush to avert a crisis or worry that your flooring will require pricey repairs or professional cleaning. Simply wipe clean with a damp cloth, and you can get back to binge watching.
This type of flooring is also more cost effective than carpet, tiling, or timber flooring. It’s cheaper when it comes to materials and has a higher return on your investment since it can last for up to 20 years. What carpet can last that long?
This type of flooring can also have a designer look. Many homeowners imagine a dull concrete slab with a slick finish. But as you’ll see below, residential epoxy flooring comes in many styles and colours (some can even mimic a wood look).
How difficult is residential epoxy flooring installation?
It’s not difficult at all when you get the right installer. Epoxy flooring is a job best left to the professionals. You’ll want your floors done right the first time, especially if you are finishing spaces like your kitchen or living room. Any hardware store product promising instant results at a fraction of the cost will give you exactly what you paid for and a headache to match.
Seamless, properly sealed floors can be installed in just days once the subfloor is prepared. Time is needed between coats, usually about 12-18 hours for the base coating to cure. If you go with a design or additive, the time to complete the job could be a bit longer. But overall, you could have your custom flooring complete within 7-10 days from start to finish.
What design options are available for residential epoxy flooring in Perth?
This is where durability and design combine for truly unique flooring. Whether you want classic, ultra-sleek, modern, or subtle, epoxy flooring is the most versatile of them all.
- Tinted: Add colour pigment to the coating to create a unique look. This can be combined with other options (see below) for a custom finish and is especially effective as a base coat for added dimension.
- Flaked: Coloured specs, or flakes, are mixed into the resin to create a multi-colored or textured look. These flakes come in different sizes and materials, including vinyl and metallics, to add depth and patterns that range from modern to mimicking the look of granite.
- Metallic: Metallic pigments are blended with this material and applied in layers and swirls for amazing effects. These can be designed to look like marble and natural stone or more adventurous geometric designs. Learn more about metallic epoxy flooring here.
- Stamped: This floor takes some time to set, but stamp textured or tinted one, and you can create grooved or ridged patterns. These can disguise floors to look like stone, tile, and even wood.
What to look for in an installer in Perth
Installing these floors is a nuanced task that requires talent, experience, and creativity.
For floors that match your imagination and last for decades, you’ll want to choose an installer with many years of experience. Someone new to the trade may not understand all of the finer points when it comes to residential applications and the decorative aspects.
There’s a vast difference between a contractor that can perform a more straightforward clear-coat sealant job in a garage than one who can use a tinted and metallic multi-layer option for a faux marble kitchen floor.
If they have the depth and the designs, then move on to ask about these key features:
- “Are you licensed and insured to perform all of this work in my home?”
- “Do you need to prepare the concrete flooring before applying the new floor?”
- “Are there additional costs for prep or repair work before the design starts?”
- “How long will the project take for the number of coats needed in my design?”
- “How do you ensure that there is proper ventilation throughout the process?”
- “Can I speak to other customers or review references for your work?”
- “Do you do all of your work with in-house employees or do you subcontract?”
- “What warranties or guarantees are included as part of the contract?”
Take your residential epoxy flooring to the next level with Hawk CFC
For an amazingly designed floor built to last, there’s nothing better than this type of flooring. You can get the colour, design, and texture you crave for a fraction of the cost of carpeting, tile, or timber, especially when you factor in lifetime maintenance and replacement.
Hawk CFC offers the best flooring solutions in Perth and the surrounding area. We’re not only a top installer: we’re proud to manufacture and manage the entire process right here in Western Australia. We stand by all of your resins and our work, so homeowners can be confident that they’ll love their flooring and that it will last.
We work with every customer to explore available design options to match home needs, budgets, and timelines. Discover the designer floor perfect for your home in a free consultation with our team. Call us on 0423 835 333 or tell us about your flooring project online to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions About Residential Epoxy Flooring in Perth
Will epoxy flooring be too slippery in my house?
The flooring can look slick with all of the shine and gloss in the coatings, but it is much easier to walk on than it might look. Installers can also further formulate the coating – similar to non-slip industrial flooring – for safety with non-slip solutions and textures can offer more traction without comprising design.
Can I stay home while I have my new installed?
It’s not a requirement to leave the home, but you’ll be much more comfortable if you do, at least for a short time. Unless you are only having work done on your garage floor, you may want to make alternative plans. You can talk to your installer about their processes and recommendations for your specific situation. They may be able to reduce your time away to the least inconvenience possible.
Consider that this material is a chemical product that has an odour to it. While a professional installer will manage this with proper ventilation, you may still pick up the smell in other parts of your home. What’s more, this flooring takes some time to cure completely for the best durability. Walking over the floors prematurely can compromise the integrity of the material itself.
Is it hard to keep clean or maintain?
No, and that’s why so many homeowners love it! From drops to spills and everything in between, this flooring is nearly impervious to anything daily life in the home can throw at it. Take a damp cloth to wipe up any spills as they happen, and it will be easy for the flooring to look as great as the day it was installed.
Regular maintenance is just as simple as cleaning up a random mess. There’s no need for polish, chemical cleaners, or wax. Just gently mop with water to remove any dust or debris, and your floors will look as good as new.
Are epoxy floors safe for kids and pets?
Absolutely! Of course, you won’t want them near the flooring until it is completely cured, which can take a few days. This will let everything in the floor bond properly and keep the kiddos and critters away from any remaining fumes. But once the floors are done, they’re both people and pet proof. In fact, this flooring is great for families because of how durable and easy to clean it is. Accidents of all kinds can be easily wiped up so you can focus on what matters without worrying about your flooring.
How long can I expect the residential epoxy flooring to last?
There’s a reason why commercial kitchens, warehouses, hospitals, and factories use this type of flooring. It can stand up to a lot over a very long period of time. In a residential setting, you can expect your flooring to last up to 30 years! You can always have a touch up coating applied in any high-traffic areas if you notice the flooring start to lose a little shine. But the integrity of the floor, any custom design, and concrete underneath will be preserved for decades.