Epoxy Flooring and Epoxy Floor Coating
When people talk about epoxy, they say epoxy floor coatings or epoxy flooring, not knowing that these two epoxy solutions are not the same. The two solutions are epoxy based and they provide a grime resistant, a tough and a durable floor. The difference between the two of them is the amount of epoxy paint layers and the thickness of these layers after they dry. Other than this point, they share plenty of characteristics and they both create a long lasting and a beautiful floor.
Starting with epoxy floor coating, it is a coating system that has a thickness that is less than 2 mm. When this system is being applied, it usually consists of only a few layers of epoxy paint that are applied on the surface of the floor. It is also very user-friendly and this is why if you plan to apply the epoxy yourself, then epoxy floor coating is the best way to go.
All what you will have to do is prep the floor, apply a primer to it then apply the epoxy coating. After all of that is done, it is time to apply a sealant. The epoxy resins of the epoxy floor coating can be adjusted in order to increase the hardness of the coating. The coating also has a great advantage, which is its ability to provide a non slippery surface. It is also resistant to tear and wear, chemicals and can adhere to any surface in your home. It also comes in a wide array of colors so they can fit the interior design of your home. There are paint chip kits that will help add a flake like or a speckled like appearance to the floor.
As for Epoxy Flooring, it has to have a thickness of at least 2 mm. Epoxy floors have multiple layers of epoxy that are applied onto one another. The thickness of the epoxy flooring makes it the best type of flooring for heavy traffic areas, this is why it is used as garage floor coverings as well as hangars’ floors, industrial facilities and plants. Like the epoxy paint, it is highly resistant to chemicals, which means that it can be easily cleaned because any oil stains or any other chemicals spills will not adhere to the surface.
There are different types of epoxy floors, there are self-dispersing ones that are commonly used in heavy vehicle traffic areas. Sand quartz can be added to the self-dispersing epoxy in order to create a non slippery surface in the areas where liquid spills are expected.
Another type is self leveling epoxy garage floor which is used in residential areas such as the kitchen or the garage. As for the stronger type of them all, it is mortar epoxy, this is why it is dedicated for heavy duty areas.
There are other types that are dedicated for areas that need a static free environment such as laboratories, computer manufacturing plants and hospitals. They are called epoxy antistatic floors.
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
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- 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.