The Benefits of using Epoxy Floors and How to Apply it?
If you are looking forward to applying new garage floor coverings, and if you started asking around, many of your friends and family will tell you that epoxy is the best. There are other options of course such as the regular concrete paints that can be used on the concrete floors. These concrete paints are not as expensive as epoxy floor coating, but they do have many downsides.
For example, they do not bond as good as epoxy on the concrete floors. You also have to put in mind that the garage floors usually take a pounding because of the cars backing in and out of the garage and it is also the place where we always store our heavy machinery that we drag all over the place. This is why the garage floors have to be strong so they can take all of that abuse and regular concrete paints will not do that job, you will need a stronger and a more resilient material, this is why many people suggested epoxy floor coatings.
Here are some of the great benefits of using an epoxy garage floor:
Epoxy flooring can come with a decorative finish which will certainly improve the appearance of the area you are using it in and it will also increase the value of your shop or your home.
Epoxy floors will also extend the life of the concrete floors by protecting it from the regular wear and tear, especially in the garages. They are also quite resistant against different chemicals, and oils, so you don’t have to worry about these things penetrating the concrete floors.
It is quite easy to maintain and clean, plus the fact that it is resistant against bacteria. It is also highly resistant against water, so it can be cleaned without fear of ruining the floor. So if you have any stains on the garage floor, you can clean them with water and chemical cleaning solutions.
The epoxy floors are also resistant against mold and they reduce the radon gas emissions.
These are only some of the benefits that epoxy can bring. So if you are planning to use it and take advantage of all of the benefits, you have to make sure that it is applied correctly. This is because if it is not well applied, it will not function as good as it should be. Therefore, despite the fact that there are many epoxy floor kits out there and DIY guides, it is better to get a professional service provider to install it for you. This is because epoxy has to be applied in layers and with certain techniques. So if you do not want to waste the money you have spent on the epoxy, you better get it installed by professionals. It will be even safer if you let the service provider buy it for you because there are many different types on the market with varying features and different solid percentages.
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.