Garage Floor Epoxy
Epoxy Flooring Philadelphia PA
A garage clean up and upgrade is not complete without a nice, colorful, cool, shiny epoxy floor coating which will have you as well as your car feeling like your garage is a fancy automotive showroom each time you drive home into your garage.
An epoxy flooring philadelphia pa professionally applied epoxy finish not only creates a professional look but it also protects by providing a coating which resists all oil stains, destructive beads of water, and provides the owner with the ability to clean the garage floor as if it were a kitchen counter.
The use of color patterns and color chips as well as custom paints can cover annoying imperfections that may be present in the concrete. The additive antiskid included in the epoxy provides that needed grip a driver needs on those snowy days. With proper preparation one’s garage can be resurfaced over the course of one weekend.
Applying any epoxy coating to a garage concrete floor can be as easy as painting walls. The key is the prep work. The initial step is to select the color choices, measure the garage space to be resurfaced, thoroughly clean out the garage and prepare for the application of the epoxy.
To bond properly with the concrete floor, an epoxy requires an even and a totally clean surface. This means that if patches for any small potholes or cracks in the garage is required, then that work should be completed prior to the application of the epoxy. The concrete cannot be new and must be at least sixty days old from installation. The concrete must also be unsealed.
If the garage floor needs to be stripped for any reason one should remember that the process of stripping the floor does not clean the floor. Otherwise any residue grease or dirt will most likely compromise the adhesion of the epoxy. This cleaning process must not be rushed and should be done meticulously.
A normal garage floor epoxy coating kit will come with everything that one will need to complete the job. One should examine their kit before begin the resurfacing process. Based on the nature of the resurfacing job and the size of the garage, extra supplies may be needed. Do not be afraid to add an extra coat if that is what is required. If you decide to add color based flakes, this will aid in hiding the concrete’s imperfections.
Once the garage floor has been cleaned it is now ready for the garage floor epoxy coating. At this point it all depends on timing. It is best to choose a day when the concrete will not be damp from any rain and when the temperature is somewhere between fifty degrees and eighty degrees. Anything outside of these parameters could cause the epoxy application to bubble or peel.
Once the epoxy paint and hardener are mixed, you normally only have around 2 hours to complete the application. After the painting is completed the normal drying time can be 12 to 24 hours. Once the entire floor is done, you should hold off parking the car on the surface for at least 72 hours.
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.