The Basics of Epoxy and Its Benefits for the Garage
Unless there is currently something wrong with your flooring then you probably aren’t paying a lot of attention to this portion of your home. A good quality, durable flooring option can really complete the look and function of a room or building. Whether you are looking to replace the garage floor coating or you have a warehouse that needs to be refinished, epoxy flooring is very beneficial.
What is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy is a material that seals a concrete floor. This material can be used for commercial buildings but also in basements, garages and walkways. When it comes to a commercial building, epoxy can be used on ceilings, in warehouses, in pharmaceutical builds and labs. The cleanup on this material is very simple and it is extremely durable.
Durability of Epoxy
Concrete flooring is quite durable but it can show a lot of wear over time. It can also chip and crack which can lead to the entire floor wearing down faster than you would like. When you have an epoxy coating placed over the concrete flooring then you ensure that your floors are going to last longer. They will also be resistant to premature wear and tear. Once the epoxy coating has been applies and it has been converted to a solid polymer it is very strong and will not break down.
If you already have a concrete flooring in your home or office then you can immediately have an epoxy floor installed. The installation process is very simple and usually will only take one day. It also cures very quickly so you won’t have to halt business if you are using this flooring option in a commercial setting.
Maintenance and Upkeep
Once your newly installed epoxy flooring has cured completely then it will no longer be porous. This will result in a surface that is very easy to clean and maintain. If you pick a color and style that hides dirt and grime easily then your maintenance moving forward will be very minimal. The end result is a very safe floor that is resistant to slips, extreme temperature and impact. You can clean your epoxy flooring as you normally would clean concrete but with a much easier process. If chemicals come into contact with the epoxy floor this isn’t an issue at all. This type of flooring is very resistant to chemical spills. This makes it perfect for factories, service centers and warehouses.
If you are thinking about having flooring replaces in your home or commercial building then you might want to do some research on epoxy flooring options. This is a wise investment that will last you for many years to come. You have different color and style options to choose from and overall this is a very practical flooring option to consider. Epoxy makes the surface of your floor much safer and you’ll love the low maintenance upkeep.
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.