Epoxy Flooring – Chicago Homeowners Consider Long-Lasting Benefits Over Costs
Home renovation objectives today no longer focus on making changes to keep up with styles and trends but more on achieving durability, permanence and timeless elegance. In fact the development of long lasting, and at the same time stylish flooring materials have become a science in itself. A look at the application of epoxy flooring in Chicago homes can attest to how technological developments made many homeowners floor-happy. Deciding to invest in epoxy flooring is all a matter of adhering to a simple tenet: if one is about to embark on some changes, the changes might as well be for good.
Owners of Chicago homes who replaced their floors with epoxy flooring are more at ease and at peace. Their new floors can now withstand all the elements that caused their previous home flooring to go bad. After all, epoxy flooring initially proved significant in industrial environments in which a flurry of day-today activities, wheeled contraptions and heavy machinery regularly coursed over the work areas. To date, residential sites benefit from the following proven qualities:
Robustness – The presence of resins in epoxy flooring systems makes the surface more resistant to heavy foot traffic and against the pressure created by heavy home appliances, particularly in the kitchen and in the garage. Floors remain firm and stay in shape because its non-porous quality creates a tight bond that is hard to break; even in the most adverse conditions posed by climate, chemical substances and the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Stain and Corrosion Resistance – The thick top coating of the resin-based flooring material also proved highly resistant against acidic and/or alkaline substances that spilled on industrial floors. Even the use of strong cleaning substances to remove stubborn dirt stains from oils and lubricant does not pose as a problem. Such qualities make the flooring system doubly ideal for homes, as these reduce, if not eliminate, the need for costly repairs and cleaning procedures.
Ageless Elegance – Any floor that appears smooth, flawless and gleaming creates an aura of fashionable style. More so if the color remains bright and even throughout the years, regardless of the amount of sunlight that other areas tend to receive. Although the floors may need re-application of wax coating to maintain its sparklingly clean appearance, the cost is still minimal if compared to the costs incurred in replacing chipped, warped or faded flooring materials in order to keep the floors looking presentable.
However, achieving these qualities can only be possible if the installation process and the epoxy materials used, meet the same high standards required in industrial settings. Many contend that residential flooring does not go through the same level of wear and tear as those found in industrial environments. Keep in mind though, that frequency and level of exposure to harsh conditions are not the only considerations. In Chicago, the future savings from the cost-efficiency of a flooring that can prolong and maintain its robustness and elegance for ages, is reason enough to invest in an industrially proven epoxy flooring system.
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.