Spring Cleaning with Epoxy Flooring
If you are like most people you want your entire home to look its best. That obviously includes your garage, so having an epoxy garage floor may come to mind. A protected floor can prevent a lifetime of abrasions and scratches, so it is well worth the effort.
Most people may start to spend time in their garages during the spring. You wake up early one morning and enjoy the day cleaning! Your garage floor will be the first thing that you may notice, after hauling everything out. That’s when you’ll decide, that you need to do your floors! When choosing an epoxy protective coat, you want to choose one that is right for you. Typical garages have a quite a bit of traffic, with tools being dropped etc. So opting for a coating that is impact resistance, chip and peel proof may be a good choice. There are a variety of epoxy coatings. Some types contain special ingredients that protect against gasoline and fluid spills. Other types concentrate on having a very high gloss, which is great if your main concern is brightening the area. Regardless of your goals, keep in mind that epoxy products vary and have different benefits. When shopping, look for an epoxy kit that is self-leveling, this makes them easier to apply. A water resistant epoxy will be a good advantage, if there are a lot of spills or dampness. Hot air proof epoxy will save you many more years before having to redo your floors, if the garage temperature is high. Epoxy kits are extremely popular, and makes the work of purchasing everything a lot easier. Most likely a kit will have everything included. You will find a primer, topcoat, neutralizing powder you name it. Before ordering the product on line or walking out of the store, confirm that the kit does have everything. Don’t be afraid of paying a little bit more for an exceptional kit, it can be worth your money.
Before starting your work, make sure that the floor has been washed. The floors has to be clean. Check to see that the floor doesn’t have a high moisture issue. Also check to see that the floor does not have poor quality concrete which should could present a problem. If there are any pores in the floor, you may have to acid wash the floor. If you have oil stains in the floor take the time to wash the stains out thoroughly. To remove the stains, you cannot use just soap and water, you will need to use muriatic acid and a type of detergent.
Epoxy flooring can be a dream come true, if performed correctly. Take your time and do it right. And remember, hiring a professional is always an option.
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.