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Since the hospitality industry is incredibly competitive, you have to pay attention to every single detail if you want to succeed. Bars, restaurants, and pubs owners and managers are investing in the interior that will help them create a perfect environment where their customers can enjoy spending their free time. 

From floors to ceilings everything has to be picked wisely because your facility should be able to handle everything your customers throw at it, and sometimes literally! There will probably be a lot of spills, furniture rearranging, heavy foot traffic, including high heels, as well as regular cleaning with different chemicals. Because of that, it is very important to choose flooring which is durable, non-slippery and very resistant to above-mentioned factors. 

Investing in the right flooring is not just about aesthetics, it can affect your budget significantly. Choosing the best flooring option can help you cut maintenance costs, and ensure that you will not have to replace it every once in a while due to wear and tear. Some of the most popular flooring solutions for the hospitality industry are vinyl and resin but plenty of people were not able to decide which one will better suit their pub, bar, restaurant, and so on. 

Which One is More Durable Vinyl or Epoxy Flooring?

Let’s start from the top concern of most pub and bar owners – which flooring is the most durable? The vinyl flooring usually needs to be replaced within eight to fifteen years, while the epoxy flooring can last longer but it needs to be installed directly on a moisture-treated concrete slab.

Because of that, they are equally popular in bars and pubs, since both – vinyl and epoxy flooring can withstand high foot traffic for a long time and come in different patterns and colours. Also, both of these options can be treated with different chemicals. However, keep in mind that some of these chemicals might change the colour of the vinyl while epoxy floors will remain untouched no matter which products you are using for regular maintenance.

No matter which option you choose, in order to take all the advantages of your new flooring, we recommend you choose top-grade products of renowned brands like Hycrete, EpiMax or Flowcrete and professional installation such as the one we offer. 

Required Maintenance 

Although many people think that you can leave the epoxy floor exposed to wear and tear without professional maintenance for a long time, that is not completely true. This type of flooring is durable and resistant to many things, but over time, cracks can appear and when they do you will need someone to take off the top layer of it and apply a new one.

On the other hand, with appropriate regular maintenance, vinyl can stay clean and in good condition for a long time, but when it becomes damaged, you will not be able to repair it. You will need someone to remove it and install a new one. Keep this in mind when choosing a flooring solution for your pub or bar. 

Luckily, no matter if you prefer epoxy or vinyl flooring, you can count on certified specialists such as the ones working in our company to provide professional installation, maintenance, and even replacement when needed.


Epoxy flooring must be installed exactly according to the directions if you want it to stay in top-notch condition for years to come. This means that you will need someone to remove the existing flooring, provide a clean and evenly levelled concrete surface before the application process starts.

The installation of vinyl floor is a lot easier, and it does not require that long preparation. However, it should be executed by professionals who will provide clear cuts of the vinyl and use the best techniques and quality materials. 

In case that the bar or pub is located in a basement or some other moist environment, then epoxy flooring should not be your choice, because there will probably be adherence issues, and the paint might start to peel.

Cannot Decide Which Commercial Flooring You Should Choose? We Are Here to Help!

Hopefully, this article helped you decide whether vinyl or epoxy flooring will better fit your pub or a bar, but in case you still cannot make a final decision, we will be there to provide valuable advice. Here at Diamond Grind, we specialise in quality commercial flooring that comes in different styles, colours and patterns.

We can prepare the surface and install both – vinyl and epoxy flooring. No matter which one you choose we will be there to make sure everything is done properly, so your flooring will stay in excellent condition for years. Of course, we will help you with making the perfect choice and suggest which option will suit your budget and your pub or bar better. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible.