How to Prep Your Floors for Epoxy
Surface preparation is the most important step when applying a proper epoxy floor coating. If epoxy flooring is installed without the existing floor being prepared for a new coat, you will risk cracking or breaking the new epoxy coating. Floorguard® experts use a high-quality shot blasting machine to provide proper preparation to your existing floors for a fresh coat of epoxy to bond seamlessly.
When you choose Floorguard® to prepare your floors for an epoxy coating and floor installation services, we will use our ‘Shot Blast Machine’ to remove a thin layer of concrete. This machine blasts the surface with steel beads to rid the existing concrete of any contaminants that could interfere with your new floor coating. Additionally, the shot blast machine will roughen the concrete surface to help the epoxy adhere. Next, we apply a ‘Bond Coat’, which penetrates deep into the concrete slab or floor, creating a secure bond designed to withstand the test of time. We then create a heavy-duty foundation for the final coating with a heavy media blanket. Finally, we apply our chemical and UV resistant topcoat and Encapsulation Coat. This entire process makes for seamless integration of epoxy floor coating onto your concrete.
Whether you want epoxy floors for your commercial building or your home, count on the professionals at Floorguard® to take care of it! Our epoxy flooring systems are practical, easy to clean, slip-resistant, and impervious to damage caused by water, chemicals, bleach, acids, and more.
You can’t expect the best results without proper preparation. Trust the experts at Floorguard® to take the necessary steps in successfully applying an epoxy coating to your floors that will last for years to come. For more information about our high-quality products, installation services, and more, visit Floorguard® online or call us at (888) 316-4685.
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.