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The Future of Epoxy Coatings?

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As the world becomes more electric, innovators and homeowners alike are in search of efficient ways to charge their Electric Vehicles (EVs). With more and more people changing over to EVs in California, the state’s infrastructure must keep pace. But the benefits of EVs are clear: much less noise, no harmful emissions, and hardly any time at a gas station. But what does that have to do with epoxy coatings?

Setting the Stage

Picture this: you drive home from work and simply park your vehicle on your beautiful epoxy floor in your garage. Without needing to plug in your EV, your garage floor effortlessly charges your car! This future-forward scenario is closer to becoming a reality than ever before, thanks to the concept of magment. Magment is magnetized concrete for wireless charging. This technology utilizes inductive coils – much like those used in wireless phone chargers – and other components like recycled magnetic and ferrite particles. The concrete becomes magnetized and works with the embedded inductive coils to create a magnified electrical field. When an EV with a compatible battery drives or parks over the magment, it charges the battery.

Now, some EV owners in the Sacramento Valley might be considering reverting to gas-powered vehicles due to the inconvenience associated with charging. This system could easily help eliminate those worries. As infrastructure improvements continue, we could see a similar system merged into popular roadways. Various organizations across the United States and Europe are already testing this revolutionary concept, from universities to transportation departments. In Indiana, Purdue University is collaborating on the development of a magment highway infrastructure. Similarly, Germany’s auto industry giants like Volkswagen, Mercedes, and BMW are also funding research into this technology.

What’s Epoxy Got to Do With It?

Where does epoxy flooring come into play? Well, to properly charge an EV, the induction coils must be placed beneath the concrete surface. Therefore, whether you’re constructing a new home or considering a significant renovation, protecting the concrete protects the underlying charging technology. And protection is where our high-quality epoxy coatings shine! Epoxy coatings are resilient, capable of withstanding scrapes, gouges, and spills, effectively protecting your concrete and the embedded technology. Furthermore, they’re customizable. You can choose from color flakes, micas, granules, metallics, and patterns to personalize your epoxy-coated charging station according to your style.

No Time Like the Present

Whether you plan to get an EV now or later, your garage floor deserves the protection and appeal that epoxy coatings provide. And the same goes for driveways, patios, swimming areas, and kitchen concrete, too. There’s no better time to consider protecting your existing floors with West Coast Epoxy’s professional services! While we eagerly await further advancements in EV charging, we’re here to help you enhance and protect your concrete spaces now.

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