The Best Season for an Epoxy Project
If you are considering calling a professional company to apply your epoxy garage floor coating in Wayne,PA, then you will need to keep in mind the time of year in which your project will take place. In September, the beginning of Fall starts and Winter approaches. Many homeowners and business owners look over the fact that Winter doesn’t just bring colder air and some flurries. It can also affect how long your epoxy takes to cure.
So, what does “curing” mean for epoxy. One of the main products used in an epoxy application is resin. When a new garage floor resurfacing project is installed, the thick and pliable liquid is the resin. After the floor is prepped properly by evening it out using a few different methods, the epoxy is then applied. The epoxy is left alone so it can level itself out with the help of gravity. Then, that layer of epoxy has to dry completely and harden over, otherwise known as, “curating.”
There are many different factors that affect how long it takes for an epoxy installation to completely cure. Temperature is one factor because epoxy is an exothermic material; this means that it is dependent on temperature. The ambient temperature of the facility where the epoxy is curating determines the length of time the epoxy will need to cure. If it is colder, then the epoxy will take a little longer to dry and harden than in warmer temperatures. The temperature of the area is actually the most important determinant of how long epoxy will take to cure.
If your facility or home is heated through a system, then the season of application should not affect your project’s curing time too much. However, the space you are applying epoxy to is open or not temperature controlled, then it might be best to wait for warmer months to arrive before you follow through with your epoxy project.
Humidity is also a factor in determining drying and hardening times for epoxy. Consider using dehumidifiers if that is realistic for your area, and you wish to decrease the curing time of your epoxy. Lastly, thickness also helps to decide how long your epoxy will take to cure. Consider this when waiting for it to harden because if you begin to replace the furniture and machines that were there or walk across the epoxy before it is finished, then you may damage your epoxy during the hardening process which will end up being an expensive repair to make.
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- 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.