Do epoxy floors scratch easily?

by Diverse Design

Epoxy resin flooring has gained immense popularity for its durability and ability to transform spaces with its seamless and glossy finish. However, one common concern that arises when considering epoxy resin flooring is its susceptibility to scratches. In this blog post, we will delve into the truth behind the myth and explore the factors that influence the scratch resistance of epoxy floors. By gaining a clear understanding, you can make an informed decision when choosing epoxy resin flooring for your next project.

The Scratch Resistance of Epoxy Resin Flooring

Epoxy resin flooring is known for its exceptional durability, but it is essential to distinguish between its inherent scratch resistance and its vulnerability to scratches under certain circumstances. Let's shed light on the key factors that impact the scratch resistance of epoxy floors:

  1. Quality of the Epoxy Resin System: The quality of the epoxy resin system used plays a significant role in determining the scratch resistance of the floor. Our high-quality epoxy resins are formulated to provide enhanced hardness and scratch resistance. It is essential to choose a reputable manufacturer or supplier that offers epoxy resin systems specifically designed for flooring applications.

  2. Surface Cleanliness: Proper surface cleanliness is crucial for achieving a durable and scratch-resistant epoxy floor. The surface should be thoroughly cleaned, free from dust, debris, and contaminants. Felt furnitute pads can be applied under furniture to minimise any scratches while being moved. This ensures optimal protection and enhances the scratch resistance of the floor.

  3. Thickness of the Epoxy Coating: The thickness of the epoxy coating also contributes to the scratch resistance of the floor. Thicker coatings generally offer greater resistance to scratches and abrasions. It is important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines regarding the recommended thickness for the specific epoxy resin system being used.

  4. Protective Topcoat: Applying a protective topcoat over the epoxy floor can significantly enhance its scratch resistance. Topcoats act as an additional layer of protection, providing increased durability and safeguarding against minor scratches and wear.

Maintenance and Care

While epoxy resin flooring is highly durable, proper maintenance and care are essential for preserving its scratch resistance over time. Here are some tips to maintain the longevity of your epoxy floor:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Implement a regular cleaning routine using non-abrasive and pH-neutral cleaners recommended by us. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning agents that can compromise the integrity of the epoxy surface.

  2. Protective Measures: In certain circumstances a mat or rug can be used in high-traffic areas to prevent abrasive particles from scratching the floor's surface, If unsure please contact a Diverse Design representative. Use furniture pads or glides under heavy furniture to minimize the risk of scratches caused by movement.

  3. Prompt Spill Cleanup: Wipe up spills promptly to prevent any potential staining or damage to the epoxy floor. Liquids, especially acidic or corrosive substances, should be cleaned immediately to maintain the floor's scratch resistance.


Contrary to popular belief, epoxy resin flooring is not inherently prone to scratches. With proper installation, our quality epoxy resin system, and regular maintenance, epoxy floors can offer excellent scratch resistance and long-lasting durability. However, it is crucial to consider factors such as the quality of the epoxy resin system, surface preparation, thickness of the coating, and the use of protective topcoats to enhance scratch resistance.

By following recommended maintenance practices and taking necessary precautions, you can enjoy the beauty and longevity of your epoxy resin flooring while minimizing the risk of scratches. Consult with us to ensure you choose one of our high-quality epoxy resin system and receive guidance on maintenance strategies that will help preserve the scratch resistance of your epoxy floors for years to come.


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