How Specialty Epoxy Floor Coatings Can Beautify Your Home or Office
Floor coatings protect and extend the life of your floors by sealing out moisture and protecting the surface from damage that occurs from chips, cracks and water drainage. Epoxy floor coatings are a durable, economical solution for revitalizing cement floors in your house or garage. They are easy to clean and can last up to 10 years before needing to be resurfaced.
What is an Epoxy Coating?
You may have heard the term “epoxy” in reference to glue or adhesives made for model airplanes. This was the earliest use of the product. Epoxy floor coatings are created by combining an epoxide resin and a polyamine hardener together. These two layers bond together to create a coating that is hard enough to resist chips and cracks. The solution is applied as a liquid which then sets in a process known as “curing” where it becomes a solid. An example of this would be similar to applying a coating to a truck bed liner. It’s not exactly the same, but you get the idea.
The Benefits of Epoxy vs Floor Paint
Many homeowners opt for floor paint to refresh old concrete floor. While this is an economical solution, paint is not as durable and not an eco-friendly solution either. Besides creating a beautiful, high-gloss finish, the multiple layers of resin and polymer creates a surface that will resist the toughest wear and tear and will not show any chips or cracks if something is dropped on it. Water or latex-base floor paint does not offer the same benefits.
What Type of Floor Can I Use it on?
Epoxy floor coatings are most commonly used for concrete floors in a variety of home and industrial settings such as in kitchens, garages, storage spaces, hospitals(for high-gloss and slip-resistance), office buildings, schools and more. It can be applied over concrete, tile, vinyl or metal and is more durable than similar types of floor paint because it bonds to the floor’s surface and will not flake or peel off like paint.
There are many advantages to this type of floor coating and not many disadvantages. It is chosen most often because it provides a cleaner, dust-free environment in places that are known to be germ magnets like hospitals, nursing homes, and elementary schools. As long as the coating is applied properly and bonds to the surface, it will last for many, many years.
No matter what type of floor you want to improve, an epoxy coating will result in a decorative, long-lasting flooring solution which can be applied to old or new floors.
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.