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Epoxy Floor Coating
 


Epoxy floor coating can be found in garages across the country. It provides protection to cement flooring with a shiny covering that is easily recognizable. The finish is usually associated with garages and an occasional porch. Occasionally epoxy coatings can be found in basements, like in my home.

When my wife and I moved into our new home, we knew that we would be challenged with removing odors left behind by the previous owner’s pets. The people who sold this house to us were avid pet lovers having 3 cats and 2 dogs & the home reflected that.

Trying to get rid of pet stains and odor is no easy job. We tried a number of products that had great results upstairs, but the basement was still filled with pet odor. We decided to apply a few epoxy floor coatings to the basement floor to address the problem.

The  industrial-strength floor coating did the trick, but at a price. The product is extremely strong and that is reflected in the chemical odor. The smell left behind by the animals was completely engulfed by the odor of the epoxy floor coating but that smell was a welcome change.

We had to stay in a hotel while the fumes worked their way through the home, but after a relaxing weekend away, we returned to a nearly odor-free house. The epoxy coating also addressed moisture problems in the basement, covering mold and mildew accumulated before the wall was repaired. This professional-grade paint took care of two significant odor problems at once.

The basement floors are now clean, attractive & free of odor. The colors of the epoxy floor coatings are limited and none would be on my top ten list of ideal floor finishes, but after all is said and done, I'm quite happy with the results. The floors are easily maintained and off colors can be covered carpeting.

Now that our house is clean and odorfree, I feel as if we have a brand new house that might need a few pets to really make it a home.