Hire a Professional for Your Epoxy Flooring
There are certain household improvements that are simple and safe enough for the consumer to perform effectively themselves. Painting a picnic table, repairing the roof on the dog’s house or hanging curtain rods are a few of these tasks that spring to mind. But, some home improvements are not only performed better by professionals, they are better left to the professionals for safety reasons as well.
Epoxy flooring is a task that requires a great deal of knowledge and skill to achieve a positive outcome. The quality of the chemicals can vary widely yielding a variety of outcomes. Though it may seem to be a single standard substance, there are substandard epoxies that don’t float over the treated surface well, leave inconsistent finishes, and may even break up over time.
With nearly every homeowner making efforts to tighten the household budget, do-it-yourself kits are attractive. Handling chemicals is an area that professionals are trained to handle safely. They are apprised of the product data safety information, proper ventilation, and use safe protective attire when applying these chemicals. Additionally, what may first seem like an easily performed process, there is actually a great deal of skill involved in the application and finishing. Contracting a professional installer insures a beautiful floor, whether in the garage, patio or pool deck.
Regarding pricing, the attempts to apply epoxy flooring oneself can produce substandard results with minimal to nonexistent savings. When price shopping, it soon becomes evident that this is one area of home improvement where the estimates range dramatically. Different contractors have different pricing and it’s important to make sure to compare “apples to apples.” Insure that the comparisons are made between similar epoxies. Is the contractor applying synthetic “flecks” or stones? The contractor may or may not include a guarantee, and if so, what are the chances they will still be in business should we need to use that guarantee? If this flooring is applied by a do-it-yourselfer, clearly there is no recourse should the floor eventually lift or break up.
Another point to consider are the aesthetics. While the do-it-yourself kits may offer a few varieties of finished looks, the professional contractor has access to a myriad of chemicals, flecks, stones and other choices that we as consumers have no knowledge. When considering an epoxy flooring home improvement, developing a relationship with a skilled professional will reap both immediate AND long-term benefits.
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.