Epoxy Garage Floor Resurfacing – The Green Choice
Everyone is now concerned with the environment, which is not without cause as the industrial development and urban expansion had tremendous negative effects on the environment. One of the greenest and the environmentally friendly coating types is epoxy concrete resurfacing. Resin, which comes from coniferous plants and trees is valued for its ability to produce and synthesize products like adhesives, varnish, perfumes and most important of them all, epoxy.
The epoxy resin is produced through a polymerization process. In this process, the organic epoxy resin is mixed with a filler, pigments and catalyzing agents in order to turn the mix into a powder. This powder is then heated until it melts. Once it melts, it triggers a chemical reaction that enables the formation of cross linked polymers. When these polymers are dried and cured, they form an epoxy coating that can have UV resistance, high durability and can protect the surface from interaction with steel.
FBE (Fusion-Bonded Epoxy) Coating
Fusion bonded epoxy coating is a process in which corrosion protective epoxy is applied to steel pipes, valves and reinforcement bars. In this process, the epoxy powder is melted at a temperature that varies between 180 and 250 °C, which transforms the powder into a solution that would flow and easily adhere to the steel surface of the pipes and the valves. When the solution dries, it is then cross-linked to the steel surface permanently which effectively protects the surface of the steel for really long periods of time.
This type of epoxy is used mainly in industries and factories that require fittings and steel pipes that are immune against corrosive materials. In addition, since the epoxy coating has an organic origin and it is made out of environmentally friendly materials, the structures that use this kind of coating do not have any substances or solvents that represent hazards to the environment.
The FBE Coating Process
Unlike simple garage floor epoxy, in order to prepare the steel pipes and surfaces for this process, they have to be blast cleaned in order to remove any scales or rust as well as any other forms of contaminations on the surface. After these surfaces are blast cleaned, they are then heated and sprayed with the dry epoxy powder. This powder is usually ejected from nozzles that are imparted by electrical charges. This powder will melt and will start to flow on the heated surface of the steel and will start to anchor itself on the deformations and the ribs on the surface.
Of course, such process is very complicated and requires certain tools and a lot of experience and skill. This is why it is best for companies, manufacturing plants and any other industrial facilities to hire professional steel and concrete resurfacing firms. This is because these firms can do anything when it comes to epoxy coating. This includes simple garage floor coverings as well as fusion-bonded epoxy coating on steel surfaces, in a proper and a professional way that will guarantee its effectiveness and longevity.
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.