Benefits of Having Epoxy Flooring
Garage floors often wear out because of being used for a long period of time. They may also wear out if apart from your car, there are other tools you store there that might dent the floor. As such, garage floor resurfacing is an exercise many people carry out in their homes. Besides, if you have decided to refurbish your home by making several modifications, resurfacing your garage is one of those things that will make your home look new. The experience of driving to and from home will be significantly improved be resurfacing the garage floor.
There are several ways of resurfacing garage floors, with the most common being epoxy coating. This method is very popular because it gives your garage a show room look and feel. It is durable and it adds a professional touch to the garage. An epoxy garage floor does not chip easily as normal paint does. Besides it resists water beads and oil droplets. This means that it rarely suffers from oil stains. Any oils or chemicals that pour on your garage floor are easily wiped off the floor if it is an epoxy garage floor. For those who live in very cold climates, epoxy coating is recommended because it resists moisture. This makes it easy to clean road salts that can gather on the floor when it is snowing in winter.
Given all its advantages, epoxy coating is recommended for garages in homes and even in commercial premises. If you require epoxy coating for your garage floor, then you need to get professionals to do it for you. It is not advisable to do it yourself. This is because one, most people who do epoxy coating themselves buy epoxy coating home kits. Recently, it has been realized that the quality of epoxy in the home kits is poorer than industrial epoxy. This means that if you do it yourself, the coating comes off much faster than it should. In the end, you will need to call in a professional to do it for you. Rather than wait until after your epoxy coating disappoints so that you invite a professional, it is better to involve the professional from the outset. This will save you money for the home kit as well as time.
Further, it is not safe for you to do your own epoxy coating without a professional. First, applying the coating requires that you prepare your floor for it. This involves grinding or blasting the top surface of the concrete that is on that floor. This makes the concrete surface compatible with the epoxy you are about to apply. Floor blasting or grinding is not a task you should undertake to do yourself. The tools used here present a danger to your health. Besides, such work is generally heavy work and should be left to people who are trained to do it.
Finally, you need professional opinion in order to know how many coats of epoxy you will need. If you apply fewer coats, your coating will not be as long lasting as it should. It is therefore important that you get professionals to resurface your garage floor so that you get the most out of the epoxy coating.
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.