Benefits of using Epoxy Flooring for Garage Floors
When it comes to the wear and tear on garage floors these days many different products have surfaced. From paint to simply placing floor mats there has been one product that leads in durable finishes, epoxy flooring. Longer lasting than such things as paint, epoxy can bring life back to the drab looking floor. But why epoxy? Epoxy flooring for a garage floor covering has many benefits to it.
Firstly, epoxy is actually a thermosetting resin. This is applied as a coating on the floor. Once cured epoxy’s hardener is an acting catalyst which proves epoxy with its strength. Along with this epoxy is not paint which means it does not need to ‘dry’. Epoxy actually cures when a two-part mix of chemicals are combined. This combination starts a reaction that creates an exothermic ‘curing’ process.
With this information, though, one may still wonder why to use epoxy. The durability of epoxy, especially for garage floor coverings, is resilient to impacts of things dropping, chips, chemicals, stains, and finally surface abrasion. There are no worries of dropping a hammer on the floor and damaging it. With the thickness of the covering minor imperfections of the garage flooring are also covered.
One of the benefits many see with epoxy for their garage floor cover is the lack of dust. Dust in garages is normally created by the ‘powder’ from a cement floor. This also happens with traffic across a concrete floor. Due to the fact that epoxy is a topical sealer, this type of flooring holds the ability of being anti-dusting. Without the dust factor weighing in things contained within a garage are left dust free from the floor. This helps with not tracking within the house as well. Along with being anti-dust epoxy is also moisture resistant. A big plus for those who not only live in snowy climates but also humid ones. Making for an easy clean up should moisture be tracked in from outside. Just a small amount of mild soap and water is all that it takes.
When it comes to epoxy, though, a simple ‘do it yourself’ is highly not recommended. When using chemicals that cause reactions many things can go wrong for those that are not professionals or certified to handle it. One of the biggest risks that a person can face is installing the epoxy incorrectly. This can lead to many problems such as: peeling, waste of time, and big waste of money. Simply put industrial grade epoxy is not sold in stores. The fact of the matter is the home kits for epoxy sold on the market are not up to par. Of course there are contractor grades of do it yourself flooring. The problem with these is the customer are only given a couple extra years of use. One of the big problems is the missing clear coat to protect the epoxy. Simply put clear coat is not included with these home kits. If considering epoxy for garage floor covering it is better to spend the extra money and hire a professional that is certified.
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.