Professionally Installed Epoxy Garage Floors, Decks & Porches
Are you tired of having your buddies over for BBQ and football but you have a faded deck and the garage isn’t exactly the coolest man cave to hang out in? Call the professionals today to install a new epoxy garage floor coating before your next party. Epoxy floor coatings can also be added to the deck for a new look that won’t fade like normal wood decks.
While you might be tempted to buy a DIY kit, to save money, there are more advantages to calling a professional to install your garage floor epoxy or deck upgrade. First, let’s look at what it takes to prepare your garage and deck to lay down epoxy floor coatings. Keep in mind that a bad epoxy floor coating is due to an incorrect preparation or incorrect application.
Deck preparation requires the following steps:
Clean the deck thoroughly
Sand the deck
Fill in any chips or cracks with the proper compound
Clean the deck a second time
Apply a sealant to block moisture
Apply a primer
Garage floor preparation requires the following steps:
Inspect the floor for sealants
If sealant is present must prepare with acid etch
Fill in any cracks and pitting
Clean floors (Do not allow contaminated objects to touch the floor after cleaning)
Verify humidity levels are low to avoid bubbling
Verify that the floor is 100% dry
Now that you have gone through the steps to prepare the floor properly, your next step is to add the epoxy:
Choose a correct epoxy
Have all tools and equipment on hand to apply correctly
Check weather to verify appropriate humidity level
Prepare the epoxy properly
Mix the application properly
Apply the first coat
Apply second coat within 12 – 24 hours of the first coat
Add flakes if needed
Now that you know what a DIY deck or garage floor coating project consists of, you must also have the time to complete the application 100%. One could argue that you may not save money with having to buy the epoxy and all the tools to clean and prepare the surface correctly. Also, remember, if the preparation and application process do not get done properly, the floor will not last.
Another suggestion for creating that perfect man cave by adding a garage floor epoxy:
Contact a professional
While some people find that “pinching a penny” is the best way to complete a home project, it could cause you to lose dollars in the end. Safety and convenience are both very good reasons to contact a professional when adding an epoxy floor coating.
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.