Understanding What Epoxy It, Its benefits and How to Maintain it
Epoxy flooring is the perfect solution for anyone who is looking for a floor type that is not only durable and highly resistant, but also a great looking floor type that is easy to clean and maintain. If you are thinking of using epoxy floors in your garage or any other area around the house, then you will need to know what epoxy is, its advantages and how to take good care of it.
Epoxy is a chemical product that results from the chemical reaction between a resin, which is the epoxide, and a hardener, which is called polyamine. This chemical reaction results in the creation of a stiff plastic material that is resistant, strong and has a pretty powerful bond. When this chemical material is applied on the floor, it is going to look outstanding, sophisticated and bright. Due to its strength and its resistance against many things, it will increase the life of the floor. Also, you will not need to remove the old floor that is already there to apply epoxy, as a small coat of this material will make the floors look as good as new.
The Benefits of Using Epoxy Floors
Due to the longevity of epoxy, you will not have to keep re doing the floor time after time. This is because the epoxy coating layer is not affected by chemicals, stains, dirt or dust. So even if you happen to spill any viscous liquid, whether car oils or a chemical agent, you can easily clean it up in the matter of minutes by simply rinsing it with water and soap.
The epoxy is also quite powerful that no matter how hard you try to scratch it or treat it badly, it will never chip from its corners and no scratches will appear on it. This is why the epoxy is commonly used as garage floor coverings as garages usually suffer from heavy traffic, whether from the cars or the tools and equipment that we usually store there and of course, whenever we want one of these heavy tools, we just drag them from the garage. Any other kind of floor will be scratched and damaged, which is not the case with epoxy.
How to maintain Your Epoxy Garage Floor
Not because epoxy floors repel stains and dirt, then it means that they should not be maintained and cleaned. This is why whenever you see a stain on the floor, act quick and clean it, the epoxy will do the hard part of the job, as it will not allow it to seep into its pores, all what you have to do is wear rubber gloves and use a blade in order to gently scrap off these stains, always use the blade in a horizontal line.
After that, you can easily collect the debris of the stain with a piece of dry cloth or a sponge.
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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.