What are the differences between epoxy and vinyl flooring? We will compare the two types of floors, so you can have a better understanding of both. No flooring is perfect. Every option has pros and cons. When deciding whether to go with epoxy, vinyl, or another type of floor, weigh your choices and consider your needs.  

If you have questions about epoxy or vinyl floors, feel free to get in touch with COAT Systems today. Our experts are happy to help you. We specialize in installing floors for clients in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Our technicians have a lot of experience and can provide our recommendations. We provide residential, commercial, and industrial services. 

What you should know about epoxy flooring 

  • Epoxy is resistant to chemicals. This makes it a good choice for many spaces such as stores and shops. 
  • It is durable and long lasting. This makes epoxy floors a worthwhile investment. If you take care of the floor, it can last for many years.
  • Epoxy is water and heat resistant. As such, you don’t have to worry about spilling liquids on the floor or exposing epoxy to extreme temperatures. 
  • Epoxy flooring has a UV protective coating. As such, the colour won’t fade or turn yellow even when exposed to sunlight. 
  • Epoxy is easy to customize because it comes in many different colours. You can choose the finish and style that suits your space. 
  • Epoxy requires proper preparation and application. For this reason, it is advised you don’t try to apply epoxy yourself. Instead hire a professional team to complete the job and ensure it is done correctly. 
  • Epoxy is not easy to remove once applied. Therefore, before getting epoxy done, ensure you are happy with the colour and choice. 

What you should know about vinyl flooring


  • Vinyl is easy to clean. It’s low maintenance and doesn’t require much attention. 


  • There are a variety of options to choose from. As a result, you can pick one that works best for you. Depending on your budget, you can opt for more expensive vinyl floors or a more economical option. 
  • Vinyl can be difficult to remove. Therefore, it is best to consider carefully before you decide to install vinyl floors in your home. 
  • One of the advantages of vinyl is the water resistance quality. Water and other liquid spills are not an issue and won’t affect the floor. 
  • Vinyl floors can fade in colour with constant exposure to UV light. Keep this in mind if you’re installing vinyl in rooms that get a lot of sunlight. Over time, you may notice discolouration. 
  • Vinyl isn’t as strong and durable as other floors, so it can be damaged easier. Be careful not to drop heavy or sharp objects on the surface. The vinyl can become punctured or dented. 

Contact us for a free consultation. 

Interested in learning more about epoxy or vinyl flooring? You can send an email to info@coatsystems.com or give us a call at 647-649-8999. Our experts are more than happy to answer your questions. 


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