Epoxy Flooring is a Much Better Solution than Paint
A long time ago, in a land far away, there was no such thing as epoxy flooring! How in the world were concrete floors protected from the wear and tear of cars, foot traffic, chemicals, etc? Well, back then paint was the simple answer. Paint was the go-to concrete protector. Some people still use this ancient practice to cover their concrete flooring, however, better technology has surfaced.
So, why is paint not the optimal concrete covering choice? Well, concrete already has a porous nature. Porous is defined as being permeable by air or water. Due to this property of concrete, liquids can leak into the concrete despite its coat of paint and stain the concrete. Sometimes, the stain will be so severe that it cannot be removed. In other instances, a substance as simple as water can be devastating to your concrete flooring. If water is absorbed into the concrete, under the right conditions it can freeze. This causes the surface of the concrete to swell and possibly crack due to the pressure. Not only is this very unsightly, it can also cause your concrete to become uneven and hazardous to those who frequent your space. Although paint can lend a hand in preventing these events, it is not the optimal solution.
One of these reasons is because a painted floor requires quite a lot of maintenance. For instance, painted floor is a lot harder to clean because there is a fine line between achieving squeaky clean floors and chipping the paint that covers your concrete. In addition to this, paint needs many reapplications. Depending on how much foot traffic, automobile traffic, etc. crosses your floors, the paint that protects your concrete may need multiple reapplications each and every year. Depending on how much space you have, how much paint is required, and if you hire someone to complete the job, this could become very expensive over time.
Thankfully, epoxy coatings were introduced to the concrete flooring market. Epoxy floorings are far more beneficial than a simple coat of paint. Epoxy flooring seals concrete to prevent any substances from penetrating the surface of your concrete. It also improves the structural integrity of your concrete. With Epoxy, your floors will be more durable, need less maintenance, be easier to clean, and more beautiful to look at! Although epoxies can be another DIY project, it is much better to hire a professional epoxy technician to provide this service for you. These technicians have the knowledge and experience to supply the best possible epoxy coating possible. They will ensure a proper installation as quickly as possible, leaving you with practically new concrete that will stay looking new for many years to come!
My garage was so cluttered and a total mess, I was always embarrassed to have the door open! Not anymore!! Floorguard® helped me design a perfect system for my family, it’s amazing!! Now I keep my garage door open for all to see, it’s organized, and absolutely beautiful!!!
- Pam Orland Park, IL
Really Pleased! Our garage needed some major help – not only was it a mess but the floor was just ugly with all the stains and such. I will agree with the reviewer below – do not go with the cheap imitators! Floorguard not only has a great product, but their installers and service is well worth any extra cost, which is minimal anyway. Our neighbors have commented on how good our garage looks and we’ve recommended them to Floorguard without hesitation.
The garage looks so good! A+ company on every level. Wish I had another garage to resurface!
My neighbor had a floor done by another company that was new to the industry, boy were they sorry. I went with the experts, Floorguard did an incredible job!!
- Tom T., Orland Park
When it comes to adding value to your business, you can’t go wrong with the superior technology and materials from Floorguard
- Jenny P.
Covering our old, gray garage floor was a great aesthetic and functional improvement. This project requires 2 days: first day preparing the surface (major job requiring right equipment), putting down first coating and sprinkling the flakes. This requires about 4 hours. After this dries, they come back next day and apply the topcoat. They notified us when they would start the work and arrived as promised. They worked diligently, completed the work efficiently, left the work areas and our driveway clean. The owner Steve is a great guy to deal with.
- Bob H.
It was a pleasure dealing with the company’s owner Steve Chaloult. When we called him to give us an estimate, he arranged to come within a few days. We have a very large two car garage. His estimate was a bit more than the first company we called but he seemed very well prepared in showing us samples and very knowledgeable about his product and we just liked him. For personal reasons , we had to delay installation for about a month and he could not be more accommodating. we finally we able to have it done this past week and it was worth the wait. The garage floor is just beautiful and I never would have thought I would say that about a garage floor! We also had the lower walls around the floor done and very glad we did. At one time we were thinking we could do this ourselves using a kit. WHAT were we thinking? This is a job for a professional and we are so glad we used Steve.
- Moira J.
The owner Steve Chaloult was easy to work with and he’s very good at what he does. I highly recommend Floorguard as your contractor if you’re wanting to have a garage floor finished with a durable epoxy like colored finish. Floorguard came when they said they would and cleaned up after they were finished. Floorguard also installs garage storage cabinets.
- Andrew A.
Very responsive, good communicator. Was on time and did a top quality job. Very happy with the outcome.
- Anonymous Homeowner
Great eexperience. Quick and dependable service. High quality. Fair cost.
- John H.