Epoxy Coating Systems- An Overview
Epoxy coating systems are a great concrete resurfacing alternative for industrial, residential and commercial floors. This is because there are many types of garage floor resurfacing which are designed for different uses. That is not all as the longevity of the epoxy systems is simply unbeatable. For instance, the Industrial epoxy coating can last from fifteen to thirty years, depending on the application used.
Some people might think that epoxy coating is only suitable for garage floors, although it is one of the best solutions for garage floors, they can also be used in other areas in the house including the basement. If the basement has water problems, there are garage floor epoxy applications that are waterproof which means that the users will not have to change the carpets and clean whenever it rains. They can easily whip out their vacuum cleaner and get it cleaned in the matter of minutes. This type of epoxy is also resistant against mildew and mold, which means that you do not have to worry about the development of these dangerous things at your basement or garage floor.
Like anything, not all epoxy coatings are created in the same way. This is why it is important to be careful when choosing the type you want to apply to your floors. It is advised to use 100% solid epoxy because they are guaranteed to live for a long period of time, they can live for up to five years or even more, depending on the intensity of the traffic. You will come across cheaper epoxy coatings that are sold at chain stores, these are most likely filled with filler materials and they will not live more than 6 months or a year and they will start to peel off. So it is advised to spend more time looking for 100% solids because it is well worth the time and money. If you think about it, you will be saving money in the long run because you will not have to re apply the coating every year. As mentioned before, there are various types of epoxy garage floor coverings, here are some of the most commonly used ones:
This type includes one epoxy coat with a flake or a quartz broadcast into the mix with a UV protective top coating, which will prevent the UV rays from affecting the coating.
This one includes one epoxy coat with a flake like the above-mentioned type but it has an additional coat of epoxy that is applied on top of the first one with another broadcast of quartz or flake. It also comes with one UV resistant coating.
This has a 100% prime coat of epoxy that has a top coat made out of metallic epoxy that can be coated with a urethane. This type is commonly used for decorative purposes.
This one is formed by adding colored quartz sand, which is broadcast to the base coat. This one usually needs a double broadcast of the quartz layer. It forms a very durable type, which is convenient for porches and restaurant kitchen.
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.