I want an epoxy floor in my kitchen.

I live in PA but a friend in MI had an epoxy floor done in her kitchen and it is so beautiful. It stays shiny and is so durable. It would have to be done on my subfloor and I can't find anyone to do epoxy on anything but cement. HELP!
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  • William William on Jun 16, 2016
    You can check Angie's List and Homeadvisor for someone in your area.
  • Teresa Teresa on Jun 16, 2016
    I would contact the company that makes the product they should be able to tell you who installs this product in your area. http://www.epoxymaster.com/
  • CK CK on Jun 17, 2016
    Hmmm...... I would think epoxy on a subfloor is questionable. That may be the reason no one is willing to do it. The subfloor (assuming it's plywood) would have to have cracks, knot holes, etc. filled first. Then sanded and prepped. I totally understand your desire to have a beautiful shiny floor. But if you're going to use your subfloor anyway, if it's wood (even plywood) you can prep it properly (lots of info right here on HT or elsewhere on the web), paint with porch and floor paint in your color choice (either oil or latex based), then seal with a high gloss polyurethane or polycrylic. I wouldn't give up on the epoxy finished floor just yet, but the idea I presented above is one DIY option if you cannot find anyone who'll take on the project for you. Best of luck.
  • Bryan's Workshop Bryan's Workshop on Jun 17, 2016
    Hello there! I work with epoxy a lot and you shouldn't use it on wood. It is doable, but the adhesion ability and the tensile strength of a subfloor, especially plywood is too flexible for epoxy. Wood moves and bends when you walk on it. The temperature also makes wood contract. Concrete doesn't flex like wood so epoxy will adhere to it. I have seen epoxied concrete fail on more than one occasion. There are a bazillion cool and durable things you can do with a wood subfloor. Good luck!
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 17, 2016
    Being in the house cleaning business for years, I had one client who had this flooring done in kitchen, laundry room and hall way. If you put rugs down, it discolors the epoxy and makes the area where rugs are lighter. Also, it is hard to clean. Her floors had a texture type finish and epoxy on top. Hard to mop, it eats up a mop and they epoxy started to get a dull finish to it because these were high traffic areas. Just wanted to let you know from a different view.
  • Barbara Lowell Barbara Lowell on Jun 19, 2016
    I used epoxy many years ago over hand made tile that was chipping (floor) and also kitchen counters that I changed the color on. It was lovely but a constant mainenance problem, the epoxy got dull and accumulated dirt in the subtle texture from the paintbrush and/or roller and needed to be renewed every 6 months or looked dingy. It also was not totally durable. Looked great when redone though. I sold the house and I am sure it was a problem for the purchaser.