Epoxy Flooring For New Construction Projects
Many individuals have not yet realized epoxy flooring in Wilmington, DE is an excellent option for new construction. This enables a new building to be constructed, expanded or upgraded without the additional headaches and extra work. This is extremely important for the growing business. There are tips that will help eliminate some of the few headaches regarding having an epoxy floor installed.
The finishes currently being used for new construction are often the result of second thoughts regarding the installation. There is quite a bit of time spent by architects and contractors in choosing the right materials, colors and locations for the epoxy flooring. Despite this, the installation requires an extremely short period of time to plan. To ensure the installation is a complete success, time must be spent early in the planning process for the building.
It is important to note that when the epoxy installation process starts the flooring contractor will be taking up the floor. This means work cannot be performed in the same area by the other trades at this time. If proper planning is not executed, this can be a big problem on most of the new construction projects. One of the final finishes installed will be the installation for the epoxy flooring. In many cases the construction project is running behind schedule when the epoxy flooring is ready for installation. The owner is probably pushing to start using their new building at this point.
It is critical extra time is set aside in the construction schedule for the epoxy flooring process. The success of the flooring for the future can be compromised if there are a few days that run over the schedule and additional time was not allowed. New construction often overlooks the time necessary for concrete curing as well. Concrete needs enough time to cure prior to the installation of the epoxy flooring.
Concrete is poured by the contractors at different times for numerous reasons during the construction process. The adequate release of moisture does not begin for new concrete until the building is operating under normal conditions and is closed in. This represents a serious issue for new construction because the construction is almost finished before the HVAC systems are turned on. Once they have been turned on there is usually not enough time left for the concrete to cure sufficiently so the epoxy flooring can be installed.
Disappointment and unplanned expenses can be alleviated when the options are considered in advance regarding delaying the installation of the flooring because of high levels of moisture. A plan to test the moisture should be in place. Upfront pricing for the addition of moisture primers should be included in the bid phase. The best time to receive pricing for moisture primer is not when the install is just a couple of weeks away.
The majority of construction projects will need a moisture tolerant primer. If this has been planned for there is no issue. Epoxy flooring is installed on construction sites on a regular basis because it provides a first class look.
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.