Main Types of Epoxy Concrete Resurfacing
Epoxy can be the best solution that you have been looking for since the garage floors became oily and dirty. Making the decision to use garage floor coverings is great but after making it, you will have to make another decision, which is the type of the epoxy coating you want to use. Garage floor epoxy can be categorized into three main types. These types are solvent based epoxies, water based epoxies and 100% solid epoxies. These epoxies are quite durable and tough, and they have 2 parts. These 2 parts are mixed before the application.
The 100% solid epoxy does not have any solvents; this is why it is the most durable and the toughest epoxy type. After this type of epoxy is applied, it will form a hard and a very thick surface that will live for long periods of time. Due to their high quality and their durability, they are also the most expensive type of epoxy. It is also the hardest one to be applied, this is why it is always better to hire a garage floor resurfacing specialized firm to get the job done.
The solved based epoxy is a decent choice, but of course, it is not as tough or as durable as the previous type. Nonetheless, solvent based epoxy is easier to install and cheaper than the solid epoxy. The downside that comes with the cheaper price includes a thin surface and a shorter life span. Lastly, the water based epoxy, which is a water soluble. It is quite similar to the previous types but it uses H2O as the main carrier. This type is very safe when compared to the previous types because it is much less reactive. It is also quite easy to apply and clean.
There are modern types of epoxy that have been developed over the years. They are formed by different types epoxies grouped together according to their special features. Some epoxies have self dispersing and self leveling abilities. The self leveling ones are dedicated to those who want to apply the epoxy themselves. This is because the surface of this type will be smooth and leveled without any needed effort, which is perfect for non professional users.
There are also decorative epoxies that are used for decorative purposes. These kinds can be mixed with different colors in order to fit the interior design of the designated space. They can also incorporate logos or certain drawings, according to the interior design. There are many decorative types such as Epoxy Terrazzo and graveled epoxy. The problem with this kind is that it can be quite hard to install, but it is quite beautiful and it is also anti slip, which is perfect for places that has high foot traffic such as building entrances. As for the installation problem, it can be resolved by hiring the services of a concrete resurfacing company because they have they have the needed tools and experience in order to install it properly.
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
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- 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.