Why Epoxy Flooring is Superior to Ceramic Tiles in a Restroom

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Why Epoxy Flooring is Superior to Ceramic Tiles in a Restroom

28 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you gathering information about the different flooring materials that you can use in your restroom? Read on and discover why epoxy flooring would be a better choice instead of using ceramic tiles on the floor of your restrooms.

It Is Impervious

Ceramic tiles are porous and can absorb moisture. That moisture can seep underneath the tiles and create breeding grounds for microbes. Thus, the tiles may be infested with bacteria even if they look clean on the surface. Such bacteria can spread infections and diseases to your family members. Epoxy flooring is a better choice because it is impervious and will prevent any liquids from penetrating the floor. It will therefore provide a more sanitary flooring option for your restrooms.

Ease of Cleaning

Epoxy flooring provides a seamless surface that is very easy to clean. Ceramic tiles have grout lines that make the cleaning task more tedious because a lot of effort has to be invested in scrubbing those grout lines so that they don't habour bacteria or become dscoloured by dirt and grime.


Epoxy flooring can be made to be slip resistant through the addition of aggregates in the epoxy mix. Ceramic tiles are risky to use in a restroom because they become slippery when wet. Accidents are therefore more likely to occur in a restroom that has ceramic tiles on the floor as compared to a restroom having an epoxy coating on the floor.


The porous nature of ceramic tiles makes them to be susceptible to abrasion, chemical attacks and impacts. You may therefore find yourself having to replace some tiles a few years after installing the current ones in your restrooms. Epoxy floors are stronger because they are resistant to being damaged by chemicals, impacts and abrasion. Consequently, an epoxy floor is likely to remain in an excellent condition long after a ceramic tile floor has undergone several repairs.


An epoxy floor is like a canvas onto which an artist can paint anything that he or she wants. This attribute makes epoxy floors very good for homeowners who would like to finish the floor in a way that reflects their unique tastes. In contrast, buyers of ceramic tiles are usually restricted to the options, such as colours, created by the manufacturer. Consequently, it is hard to have a tiled floor that is truly unique.

Talk to a concrete floor contractor in case you have any additional questions about the flooring options discussed above. That expert input will help you to make an informed decision about the best flooring material for your restrooms.