Epoxy Flooring in West Chester Homes
Whether you want to beautify your home’s most utilitarian space or add to the functional life of your flooring, epoxy flooring does the job. An epoxy covering turns a cement floor into a shiny showroom-style floor that provides a showcase for your vehicles. It’s also a tough flooring surface that lasts through even the roughest treatment. Epoxy flooring also makes a great choice in utility rooms, workshops and commercial spaces in West Chester.
You’ve got style. Your floors should, too. As durable as epoxy flooring is, it also provides a plethora of style choices. You pick the color you’d like from an understated solid color to a bright blend with color flakes. You might choose your favorite color or the colors of your Alma mater or favorite sports team. It’s all up to you since epoxy begins as a liquid, unlike other flooring options like tile, you get to choose the exact color and style you desire. You’re not limited by a manufacturer’s run or a designer’s seasonal choices.
Although it can change the color of your existing flooring, epoxy is not a paint. Some paints do contain a small percentage of epoxy, but it’s not the same thing. To get a little technical, epoxy is a thermosetting resin formed by mixing one part each of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener. The polyamine hardener gives epoxy flooring its strength. As it cures, a chemical reaction occurs that produces a coating considerably thicker than paint and a tenacious surface bond. This creates a finished durable surface that resists damage from impacts, chipping, staining, and surface abrasions and scratching.
Properly applied and cured epoxy flooring covers minor imperfections in your existing floor. It covers up spider cracks and cement flaws. As a topical sealer, it cuts down on the dust created from cement floors. That keeps your vehicles and items stored in the garage cleaner. It’s also moisture resistant which helps those in colder climates to keep their garage free of road salts and ice brines that collect on cement flooring during winter.
A professional installation provides the best results. Many manufacturers now offer warranties of up to 15 years or more for professional installation of an epoxy floor. A critical step, floor preparation, requires grinding, acid etching, or shot blasting of the cement. If not done properly, the epoxy won’t adhere.
Patching large cement cracks or other concrete damage is another must before epoxy application. A common application starts with an epoxy primer and continues with a minimum of three coats of epoxy. Depending on the epoxy type, curing time can take between two and five days. That means you’ll need to park elsewhere until curing completes.
Now is a great time to make your garage or workshop floor more durable and attractive. Call your flooring professional today to learn more about this beautiful, economical flooring option.
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.