The Basics of Garage Floor Epoxy Coating
Garage floor epoxy coating can be used for a great variety of other surfaces besides the garage floor. This includes boats, in-house floors, industrial plants and factories. This is because the epoxy coating is strong, waterproof and it can withstand the abuse. Therefore, if you want to change the flooring of your garage and you want to implement epoxy, you have to know some of the basic information about the epoxy based flooring product. This includes its chemical makeup, its expected lifetime and other helpful characteristics. This information can be quite helpful because if you are planning to pay a substantial amount of money to resurface your garage, because you have to know what you are paying to get and to make sure that you are paying for the right product that suits your needs.
Epoxy coatings main characteristics are their outstanding resistance against different chemicals, their high durability and they have low porosity, which prevents dust and debris from seeping under the surface of the coating as well as oil stains. These qualities help make epoxy concrete resurfacing products a great tool that helps in enhancing the functionality and the looks of your garage floor. Of course, epoxy floor coating might not be the best product out there, but none of the other products are as easy to get or to implement, and it is significantly inexpensive.
The power of epoxy garage floor resurfacing is a result of a simple chemical reaction. The chemical make-up of the epoxy consists of 2 parts. These two parts are the base and the curing agent and when these two chemical components are mixed together with certain percentages, heat is produced as a result of the chemical reaction that occurs. This produced heat causes the mix to harden and it becomes an inert (plastic). This reaction happens in less than twenty-four hours, which makes it quite convenient for users as it gives them enough time to implement it correctly.
Epoxy floor coating can chalk and yellow over the course of time, especially if it is directly exposed to sunlight for lengthy periods of time. This is because the UV sunrays result in the breaking down of the bond, which causes the yellowing as well as diminishing the durable qualities of the epoxy. In order to resolve this problem, there are plenty of UV protective coats that can be applied on top of the final coating of the epoxy. Of course, this means that the price of the overall coating process will increase but it is a great investment because it will increase its life expectancy.
Working with the epoxy products has to be done with care because epoxy is a chemical compound, which means that it has a certain shelf life. This life can vary between several minutes to even hours, it depends on the mixture and how the mixture is handled. This is why it is better to get it applied by professionals rather than doing it yourself.
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.