Things to Know Before Applying your Epoxy Floors
Epoxy flooring has many advantages that have made it one of the most popular flooring types in households and industrial facilities. So if you are contemplating whether to use epoxy in your house or not, here are some of the facts that you need to know about epoxy so you can make that decision.
Epoxy resins are the main material in the formula of epoxy coatings such as top coats, epoxy based primers and epoxy sealants. The resins is what makes it possible for the epoxy to perform as well as it does as protective coats, waterproofing layers, damage resistance paints, fire retardants as well as high quality floor finishes.
Due to the unique chemistry between the epoxide and the bisphenol A, the epoxy chemical material that is created is cross linked, even when exposed to amines. This is why the epoxy coating or flooring materials are resistant to water, air instruction, corrosive materials and chemicals.
There are plenty of specific flooring applications that need specific flooring systems, this is not the case with the epoxy coating or flooring system. This is because it can easily be applied to many types of flooring systems including concrete and steel among other surfaces. It is one of the few systems that can do that. This is why it is used in garages that have concrete floors as well as industrial plants and hangars that are made out of steel.
Epoxy flooring can protect the heavy duty floors perfectly. Due to its amazing features of epoxy, it is one of the most commonly used systems for heavy duty floors. This includes factories, hangers and other industrial facilities. They are also used in places that are always exposed to any damage inducing chemical agents. This is also why they are commonly used as garage floor coverings.
Epoxy-sulfide systems, Epoxy-amine systems and aliphatic epoxy systems are some of the common flooring systems that are created in tandem with the epoxy. These combinations can give the epoxy flooring unique features. For example, with amine, the epoxy will have a glossy appearance, fast curing time and better adhesion. Epoxy can also be combined with acrylics and alkyds for more unique characteristics.
There are plenty of epoxy coatings that have special pigments that will expand very fast whenever they are exposed to heat. Such expansion succeeds in creating a very thick layer of protection that can last for quite a while so people can have time put the fire out. This can become of great use in industrial plants so the workers can have time to put the fire out or exit the facility.
Epoxy coatings have an impressive adhesive capability that is equal 1.5k pounds of adhesive power for every square inch of flooring. This means that the flooring will be able to remain intact and last for long periods of time even when exposed to heavy loads on a regular basis.
Armed with this knowledge, it is clear that epoxy floors are strong, reliable and can withstand whatever you throw at it.
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.