Epoxy Garage Flooring is an Excellent Choice
Considering epoxy flooring for your garage may be one of the best choices you can make as a homeowner. It creates a “showroom” like finish and it highly durable, unlike other floor coating options, such as latex acrylic paint or plain concrete. Epoxy coating can be done in a variety of color options and finishes.
There are countless benefits of resurfacing your garage floor with an epoxy coating. For starters, it creates a highly durable and hardened surface that can withstand harsh conditions, such as high traffic and humidity. It can resist chipping, cracking and stains just to name a few. It also reduces the amount of dust in the garage since it seals the concrete and prevents dust particles from accumulating in the air.
Cleaning is also a breeze. Water will not damage the epoxy flooring. You can simply use a mild soap and warm water to sweep away dirt and debris.
To apply epoxy flooring, preparation is the key to a successful job. This could involve applying a potent and highly dangerous acid to the concrete floor to allow the epoxy coating to stick properly. If there are excessive cracking in the concrete, repairing these cracks prior to application is another step that must be taken. The epoxy must also be added in layers to ensure a floor that will last for many years to come. A primer may also be required or a polyurethane top coat.
Hiring a professional that specializes in garage floor resurfacing is highly recommended for many reasons. A professional will be able to evaluate the current condition of your floor and be able to determine the preparation needed prior to applying the epoxy. As this step is very important, if the underlying floor is not prepared properly the finishing product could be low quality and may not last long.
Hazardous chemicals are another important concern. As mentioned previously, an acid may be required to deteriorate the top surface of the concrete. If these chemicals come in contact with the skin or mucous membranes the consequences could be detrimental, including inhaling them. A professional will have the right safety gear and equipment to safely and properly carry out the job.
In conclusion epoxy flooring is an excellent home remodeling option. Not only are you increasing the value of your home, but you are making your garage more pleasant to look at. But do remember, it is a job for professionals,
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.