Epoxy Commercial Kitchen and Restaurant Flooring
Epoxy flooring is a popular floor protectant that has been used in commercial and industrial environments for years. It was initially used in the 1950s in the aircraft and missile facilities. Today, to protect various surfaces an epoxy resin is applied because it resists liquid stains and more. Epoxy floors are easy to keep clean, it is non-inflammable, and it is tough enough under extreme conditions. The epoxy resin can be applied to floor surfaces like concrete, tile, hardwood, plywood, vinyl, stone, cement, steel, and more.
Other advantages of using epoxy flooring involve its adhesive properties, meaning that it does not crack or chip. Epoxy can withstand chemical spills, holds up under heavy objects laid on top of it or dropped on top of it, heavy traffic, it keeps a natural high glossy finish during its lifetime and it is not slippery even though it maintains, a high sheen surface.
Applying epoxy to a floor can be a DIY project, but because of its intrinsic flooring value, it should be applied by a licensed contractor. The reason for using a professional is that it requires the right application temperature, a clean greaseless surface, a possible top coat and/or primer should be applied, and it requires nearly 24-hours before it starts to harden. Only licensed professional specialists are trained to know the diverse types of bonding strength needed depending on the original surface and the time it takes to adhere.
Epoxy can be a floor coating for homeowners if it is limited to a basement construction or a garage surface. If you are planning to put a finish on your basement floor, epoxy is a great waterproof sealant. When used in your garage it makes a great sturdy finish that lasts through car traffic, workshop tools dropping on the floor or motorcycles or bikes tipping over.
The reason why commercial and industrial sites should choose epoxy flooring is its custom decorative coverings. You can order epoxy in custom coloring, custom designs, or logos to match your industry name and various textures like pebble and aggregates. Not only does an epoxy floor keep for years, it also seldom needs maintenance. Epoxy coating is environmentally safe to use in sterile-style working conditions, like restaurants, medical facilities, laboratories, educational institutions, and all types of facilities, plants, warehouses, etc.
Floors with epoxy coverings are an anti-fungal killing compound which repels mildew, mold, fungi, odor causing germs and bacteria species of all types. Also, epoxy floors are an uninterrupted and impermeable design, which means that they keep insects and pests out of your company because wall seams, pipe openings, and drain lines are completely sealed.
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.