Epoxy vs. Concrete Staining

June 13, 20247 min read

So, you're torn between epoxy coatings and concrete staining for your floors, huh? Both have their own set of perks, but epoxy really stands out, especially when you get it from Onyx Luxury Epoxy. Let's break down why epoxy is the top choice for both homes and businesses.

Durability and Protection

Epoxy Flooring:

Epoxy is tough as nails. At Onyx Luxury Epoxy, our coatings can handle all the abuse – from heavy traffic to chemical spills. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Impact Resistance: Perfect for garages, workshops, or any place that takes a beating.

  • Chemical Resistance: Oils, chemicals, you name it – epoxy floors can shrug them off.

  • Moisture Resistance: Forms a solid barrier against water, keeping your concrete safe from damage and mold.

Epoxy flooring from Onyx Luxury Epoxy is designed to withstand the harshest conditions. Whether you're dealing with heavy machinery, frequent foot traffic, or potential chemical spills, our epoxy floors provide a durable and resilient surface that maintains its integrity over time. The superior impact resistance of epoxy makes it ideal for high-traffic areas such as garages and industrial settings, where the floor needs to endure constant use without showing signs of wear and tear.

Concrete Staining:

Concrete staining looks cool but doesn’t hold up as well under pressure. Here’s what you might run into:

  • Surface Wear: It can get scuffed and worn down in busy areas.

  • Chemical Vulnerability: Spills can leave nasty stains and damage.

  • Moisture Penetration: Doesn’t block water, so you could end up with moldy floors.

Concrete staining enhances the natural beauty of your concrete floors but lacks the protective qualities of epoxy. Over time, stained concrete can wear down, especially in high-traffic areas, leading to visible signs of wear and tear. Additionally, stained concrete is more susceptible to chemical spills and moisture penetration, which can cause permanent damage and foster mold growth.

Aesthetics and Design Versatility

Epoxy Flooring:

One of the best things about epoxy is how versatile it is. At Onyx Luxury Epoxy, we offer a ton of options to make your floor look amazing.

  • Custom Colors and Patterns: Think metallic finishes, flakes, or even custom designs.

  • High-Gloss Finish: Get that sleek, shiny look that really pops.

  • Seamless Appearance: Smooth and modern, it’s a real showstopper.

The design possibilities with epoxy flooring are virtually endless. At Onyx Luxury Epoxy, we can create stunning custom designs that reflect your personal style and enhance the overall aesthetic of your space. From vibrant metallic finishes to intricate patterns and decorative flakes, our epoxy floors are not just durable but also incredibly beautiful. The high-gloss finish of epoxy floors adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room, making it a focal point that impresses guests and clients alike.

Concrete Staining:

Stained concrete has its charm, but it’s a bit more limited in terms of design.

  • Subtle Color Changes: Enhances natural concrete variations for a more subdued look.

  • Limited Design Options: You’re kinda stuck with what the concrete naturally offers.

Concrete staining provides a more natural and understated look by enhancing the inherent color variations of the concrete. While this can be appealing for those seeking a more rustic or industrial aesthetic, the design options are limited compared to epoxy. With concrete staining, you are restricted to the natural hues and patterns of the concrete, which may not provide the level of customization and visual impact that epoxy flooring offers.

Application and Longevity

Epoxy Flooring:

Applying epoxy is a bit of a process, but it’s worth it for the long-lasting results. Here’s what Onyx Luxury Epoxy does:

  • Surface Preparation: We clean the concrete thoroughly for the best adhesion.

  • Crack and Damage Repair: Fix up any imperfections before starting.

  • Base Coat Application: Lay down a strong base.

  • Decorative Flake Broadcasting: Add flakes for design.

  • Topcoat Application: Seal it all in with a clear topcoat.

With proper care, epoxy floors can last anywhere from 10-20 years. The application process for epoxy flooring is meticulous and thorough, ensuring a durable and long-lasting finish. At Onyx Luxury Epoxy, we begin with surface preparation to remove any dirt, grease, or debris that could affect adhesion. We then repair any cracks or imperfections in the concrete to create a smooth, even surface. After applying a high-quality base coat, we broadcast decorative flakes to add texture and visual interest. Finally, we apply a clear topcoat to seal and protect the floor, providing a glossy, seamless finish that can last for decades with minimal maintenance.

Concrete Staining:

Concrete staining is simpler but needs more frequent maintenance.

  • Surface Cleaning: Clean it up.

  • Stain Application: Apply and let it soak in.

  • Sealing: Add a sealant for protection.

You’ll need to reseal every couple of years to keep it looking good. While concrete staining is a quicker and less involved process, it does require more frequent maintenance to keep it looking its best. The stain is applied to the clean concrete surface and allowed to penetrate, enhancing the natural color variations. A sealant is then applied to protect the stained surface. However, the sealant can wear down over time, especially in high-traffic areas, necessitating regular resealing every couple of years to maintain the floor's appearance and protect it from damage.

Why Go with Onyx Luxury Epoxy?

At Onyx Luxury Epoxy, we’re all about giving you the best. Here’s why you should pick us:

  • Expert Installation: Our team knows their stuff, so you get a flawless floor every time.

  • Custom Designs: We’ll work with you to create a floor that fits your style perfectly.

  • Top-Quality Materials: Only the best for our customers, ensuring your floor lasts.

  • Great Customer Service: We’re here for you from start to finish, making sure you’re happy with the results.

Choosing Onyx Luxury Epoxy means choosing a team of experts dedicated to delivering exceptional results. Our certified installers have the experience and skills to ensure a flawless application every time. We use only the highest quality materials to guarantee the longevity and performance of your epoxy floors. From the initial consultation to the final installation, we prioritize your satisfaction and work closely with you to create a custom design that meets your specific needs and preferences.

Happy Customers

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our customers have to say:

Dylan, Business Owner: "I first saw these guys' work on a gym in Kansas City and was very impressed. I had them redo our garage floor at Legacy Tint and Audio, and they were very professional and knowledgeable. We chose an epoxy floor with red, white, black, and chrome stripe/waves with a gloss finish, and they delivered! These guys are NEXT LEVEL for the Midwest flooring industry! Highly recommend them for any floor remodel."

Adora Yang, Homeowner: "Working with Eli and Drake was incredible! The work was done in a timely manner and the quality is top-notch. They worked on my garage and made it look brand new! They even removed large nails and filled them with no issues. Cleaning the garage is now easier, and I would definitely hire them again. Very nice guys as well!"

Taylor Mingolla, Business Owner: "A couple of years ago, we were remodeling an old bar space and didn't have the funds for a new bar top. The Onyx Luxury Epoxy team transformed the space with a stunning epoxy finish. Their detailed work saved us, and the results were beyond expectations. Keep them in mind for future projects!"

Ronald Steuck, Homeowner: "This company does fabulous work! They are committed to excellence. Super nice and very professional. I highly recommend them."

Get in Touch

Ready to upgrade your space? Contact Onyx Luxury Epoxy for a free consultation and quote. We’re here to answer any questions and get started on your project.


When it comes to picking the best flooring, epoxy from Onyx Luxury Epoxy is a clear winner over concrete staining. It’s durable, low maintenance, super versatile, and cost-effective. Trust us to deliver top-quality, custom floors that look amazing and stand the test of time. Reach out today to learn more and get started!

Our commitment to craftsmanship and customer satisfaction ensures that every flooring project meets the highest standards. Onyx floors are more than just a practical solution; they are a long-term investment in the beauty and durability of your space. Contact us today to see how we can transform your property with our innovative flooring solutions at www.onyxluxuryepoxy.com

Onyx Luxury Epoxy

Our commitment to craftsmanship and customer satisfaction ensures that every flooring project meets the highest standards. Onyx floors are more than just a practical solution; they are a long-term investment in the beauty and durability of your space. Contact us today to see how we can transform your property with our innovative flooring solutions at www.onyxluxuryepoxy.com

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