Commercial Epoxy Flooring Projects and Systems

Versatile, functional floor finishes for commercial spaces 

The tremendous versatility of epoxy flooring makes it a good alternative to vinyl in commercial flooring applications, and allows architects, designers and business owners to get the floor finish their commercial space needs - whether that's an eye-catching epoxy floor in a reception area or a non-slip epoxy floor in a kitchen.

Where can commercial epoxy floors be used?

Bakeries, restaurants and cafés Salons and hairdressers
Serving areas Offices and walkways
Commercial kitchens and cold rooms Automotive workshops
Showrooms Commercial warehouses and storage facilities
Function centres and clubs Food and beverage

A commercial epoxy flooring system from Real World Epoxies in the meeting area of a city office. A commercial epoxy flooring system from Real World Epoxies in the dining area of a Gold Coast restaurant. A clear epoxy flooring system from Real World Epoxies in the seating area of a commercial space.

Why choose our epoxy flooring for your commercial project?

Safer - Our commercial floor coatings and commercial flooring systems are completely solvent free. No strong smell, disruption or risk to your business!
Versatile - We do commercial flooring projects across the full range of applications and flooring requirements, e.g. non-slip, coving, drainage, transitions.
High performance - Our commercial epoxy floors are formulated using only the highest quality epoxy resins to maximise performance. No cheap solvents, diluents or fillers!
Easier scheduling - With no solvents, odours or flammables, and the ability to be applied in all conditions, our commercial epoxy systems can be installed when others can't.
Track record - We have over 20 years of epoxy flooring experience and a great track record of successful commercial flooring installations. 

Our commercial epoxy flooring systems

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Resin Guard™

A smooth, solid-colour finish that seals, protects and beautifies.

Our Resin Guard™ System Our Resin Guard™ System

Resin Marble™

A stylish, modern floor finish with striking marble look.

Our Resin Marble™ System Our Resin Marble™ System

Resin Grip™

A solid-colour finish that seals, protects and offers long-lasting non-slip properties.

Our Resin Grip™ System Our Resin Grip™ System

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Our commercial epoxy flooring know how

Our goal at Real World Epoxies is to help get the best possible outcome on every project, and we continue to back this up by offering the best support of any Australian supplier.

Here's an example of that support and our commercial flooring know how.

Is commercial epoxy flooring better than vinyl?

By Jack Josephsen

Vinyl has been the system of choice for commercial flooring over a long period of time. From foyers and dining areas, to commercial kitchens and even some wet spaces, it’s been called upon time and time again.

With such widespread use and long-term popularity, it’d be reasonable to assume that this type of flooring had offered trouble-free service across all these commercial flooring applications during that period. The truth is it hasn’t. While some areas have been a success, others have caused regular headaches. 

So, what does that danger zone look like for vinyl flooring?

Well, there are a number of factors that can make life pretty tough. For example, any time a floor is going to cop repetitive, abrasive traffic, there are doubts on whether the wear resistance of vinyl will hold up. If there’s heavy vehicles/machinery, or impact from sharp, heavy objects, you start to wonder if the floor will suffer from indentation and gouging.

Likewise, if there’s exposure to aggressive chemicals, the concern for vinyl flooring is about chemical and stain resistance.

Lastly, if the environment is constantly hot and humid/wet, delamination and hygiene issues can come into play.   

The benefits of commercial epoxy flooring

So, if vinyl flooring isn’t the answer for ALL commercial floors as described above, what is? What type of flooring is better equipped to handle harsh commercial flooring conditions with high traffic, heavy impact, aggressive chemicals, heat, and humidity?

The answer is commercial epoxy flooring.

Here are six benefits of using epoxy flooring for commercial areas.

Note: You can read more about epoxy flooring advantages and epoxy flooring basics in separate know how articles.

1. Commercial epoxy flooring means no cuts or welds

As epoxy floors are applied as a liquid, they’re able to flow around any angles or curves that may feature in certain rooms. This property also makes them a great solution for drains, fixtures or penetrations, all of which are very common in commercial kitchen flooring.

Seamless commercial epoxy flooring running throughout a commercial kitchen.

2. It means better coving and verticals

The aim of installing coves and vertical sections is to remove any corners or creases that can harbour dirt, moisture, bacteria and mould. Unlike vinyl that relies on extra sheeting and adhesives, epoxy flooring allows these features to be done in a continuous manner that leaves nowhere to hide.

Coving installed on a commercial epoxy floor showing the smooth, curved transition at the joint between floor and wall.

3. It means easier repairs  

In high-impact zones such as a commercial kitchen, a soft film is prone to gouging and cuts, which can lead to bigger problems if not effectively repaired. Epoxy flooring offers two advantages on this front. Firstly, the films are much harder and more impact resistant (which can be further enhanced using thicker films and/or specialist additives). Secondly, they can be more effectively repaired, so damage doesn’t propagate and lead to other issues.

Repairs being performed on a commercial epoxy floor using a small roller.

4. Commercial epoxy flooring means easier maintenance

Part and parcel of keeping a vinyl floor looking clean and shiny is the regular use of polishes, which represents a significant investment in time and cost. Epoxy floors can be polished if desired, but the excellent wear resistance means they do a much better job of holding up without having to be actively manage. That doesn’t mean that epoxy floors don’t need cleaning at all. It simply means they tend to show wear and tear less, and measures like polishing are often not required.

Close up of a chef standing on a commercial epoxy floor in a commercial kitchen.

5. It means effective slip resistance

Stopping slips and falls on commercial kitchen flooring, for example, isn’t as simple as putting down a textured surface. In fact, the wrong level of non-slip can lead to even more accidents, not to mention potential problems with cleaning etc. With non-slip epoxy flooring you can easily start, stop and adjust the slip rating as required.

A commercial epoxy floor in a bar with a smooth, glossy section next to a non-slip section.

6. It means more choice

One of the big advantages epoxy flooring has is a virtually unlimited range of colours and designs for commercial floors. Through the combination of solid colours, flake chips and/or metallic pigment, just about any look is possible. You can create a strong and bold granite flooring look, or the timeless elegance and style of a marble floor – all for a fraction of what it would cost for the real thing. For those that have grown accustomed to the retro look of vinyl flooring, you can even get something that looks almost identical, but has all the additional benefits of epoxy flooring mentioned.

A composite photo showing four different types of commercial epoxy flooring.

Vinyl or epoxy flooring - no floor can do it all

It’s important to point out this isn’t about trying to prove one flooring system is better than another. Such an exercise would be a waste of time anyway because they ALL have their pros and cons, and there isn’t one system that can do it all.

In the case of vinyl flooring, it offers a good mix of durability and versatility for the cost. Perhaps the most well-known feature of vinyl, however, is the feel it provides under foot. The aerated construction gives it a nice level of cushioning and a degree of insulation or warmth.

When thinking about those features and benefits, you can see why vinyl has become the “go to” option for what could be described as light to medium-duty commercial floors. For example, the soft feel makes it a great choice for any commercial space that people need to walk or stand on for extended periods of time. It also makes it well-suited to foyers or dining areas that handle foot traffic, light trolley traffic, and even the odd spill or two.

What this was trying to do, on the other hand, was uncover what appears to be an over-reliance on vinyl in commercial kitchens and other commercial flooring areas and shine the light on the fact there are better options when it comes to these types of flooring areas.

One of those is epoxy flooring.

The information above has been adapted from our report, “Which flooring is better than vinyl for aged care”.
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Proven Commercial Epoxy Flooring Suppliers

Real World Epoxies has formulated, manufactured and supplied high-quality commercial epoxy flooring systems for more than two decades. We stand behind our products because we only use proven, high-quality materials that we know will perform as expected. You can trust our commercial epoxy flooring systems for your epoxy flooring project.

Let us help you with your commercial flooring needs when you fill out one of our contact forms or call us on 1300 EPOXIES (1300 376 943).

Our Vision

To help build a strong resin flooring industry that sits alongside timber, carpet, tiles and vinyl as a mainstream flooring option.

Our mission

To  eliminate preventable failures
that hurt the resin flooring industry
and prevent it from reaching its full potential. 

Our Promise
To only supply proven, reliable, safe products, with no sales talk, and a commitment to help get the best possible outcome for their projects.
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