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I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Epoxy Flooring Benefits for Concrete Floor Refurbishing

by Chloe Cooper

When you are facing a renovation or floor refurbishing, the first thing you need to know is the type of flooring you have. If you have concrete flooring, you may have more options than you thought. One of the options is to go with epoxy flooring. If you have never done this type of flooring or if you think it is for garage areas only, you may be surprised. Here are a few of the benefits of using epoxy flooring on kitchen areas and other concrete floors throughout your home during a renovation process.

Easy to Clean

One of the leading benefits to epoxy flooring, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, is the ease of cleaning the floor. The floor requires very little maintenance and can be cleaned with warm water and a floor cleaner. The floor has a smooth seal, so a mop or even a dusting mop is ideal for cleaning. This makes it a suitable flooring for bathrooms and kitchens where spills and liquid-based damage can occur easily and leave stains behind.

High Traffic

Kitchens and bathrooms are the two top areas of the home for high traffic. This is especially true during the mornings and late evenings when your family is getting ready for the start or end of the day. This high traffic can break down most floors and cause shading or marks that are hard to remove. When you use epoxy flooring, those marks don't show due to the durability of the epoxy. If marks do show up, they can be cleaned easily. The flooring also prevents staining from high traffic such as tracking in of dirt, snow or mud.


In addition to being high-traffic areas, kitchen and bathrooms are also the places where the most household accidents from slips and falls occur. This means that some flooring can contribute to that. For example, carpeting can cause your feet to catch and cause you to trip and fall. This is especially true with the elderly and small children. Water on the floor can also cause slipping if it is on traditional vinyl or tile. Epoxy flooring can be made with a slip-proof and skid-proof seal to reduce the chances of these issues from happening.

When you are ready to get started, visit your local home improvement store. They can help you with the type of epoxy flooring options they have. They can also show you epoxy kits that are suitable for smaller areas like bathrooms. Make sure to get your supplies as well to ensure you have everything you need to get started.