Understanding how Epoxy Floors Works
Epoxy can be used to cover the flooring of a variety of spaces, beyond garage floors. This is why this kind of flooring is used as an in-house floor, in the floors of industrial plants as well as factories and lastly, it can be used to cover the floors of boats. The reason behind the variety of usages is the fact this type of flooring is very strong, highly resistant to water and they can withstand any kind of abuse. Epoxy floors can also withstand contact with cleaning chemicals, oil stains and most kinds of industrial chemicals.
This is why, whenever you consider changing the flooring of any space in your house, especially the garage you should consider epoxy. Before doing that, you need to understand and know more about epoxy, its chemical compositions as well as its expected life time among other useful information. You have to be armed with such information because epoxy garage floor coverings will cost you a lot, so it is important to know everything about it before you implement it. This way, you will know what you are paying for.
Epoxy floors are known for their outstanding resistance as they can come in contact with different chemicals without being ruined. They are also known for their durability and their low porosity. The low porosity of this type of flooring prevents any debris and dust from finding their way under the outer surface of the floor. This strongly prevents any oil stains, water or chemicals from seeping under the surface. All of these amazing qualities of epoxy flooring make this type of flooring the best tool that will help you enhance the looks as well as the functionality of your floors.
The reason behind the power of this kind of flooring is a result of the chemical reaction that forms the epoxy floors. The chemical composition of these floors consists of two main parts. These parts are the curing agent and the base. When these chemicals make contact with each other with specific ratios, heat will be produced. The heat that was produced during the reaction will then contribute in hardening the mix so it can become in an inert form, which is plastic. This chemical reaction takes place in less than 24 hours; this provides users the convenience they need as it gives them plenty of time to implement the epoxy before it starts hardening.
The epoxy floors can yellow and even chalk over time when it is exposed directly to the sunlight for long periods of time. This happens as a result of the UV rays of the sun that breaks down the bond that holds the epoxy together. This does not only affect the appearance of the floor, but it will also negatively affect its ability to provide the floors with the protection they need. In order to get over this issue, there are UV protecting coatings that are applied on the final epoxy coating that would protect it from the negative effects of the UV rays.
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.