What is an Epoxy Concrete Sealer?
There is no doubt that concrete is one of the hardest building materials in the world, but it is also a porous material. If the pores of the concrete are filled with water, they can result in the cracking of the surface of the concrete. This is why it is essential to make sure that that it does not happen by sealing the concrete, which gives it more protection and increases its longevity. Apart from the great protection that concrete sealers can provide against water as well as the changing weather and stains, they can also enhance the appearance of the floor surface by making it lustrous and shiny by preserving the surface’s patterns, colors and textures.
The Acrylic concrete sealer is the most commonly used sealer but it has one major downside, it makes a very soft surface and needs a lot of maintenance. This is why it was replaced by garage floor epoxy sealers. Acrylic sealers are still the preferred choice for outdoor surfaces such as patios and driveway, but when it comes to indoor spaces, epoxy is more suitable.
The concrete sealer protects the concrete by forming a sub surface over the existing floor which is basically impenetrable, which prevents anything from seeping into concrete, whether it is stains, water, grim or even dust. These epoxy sealers are long lasting, hard and they adhere strongly to the concrete and they do not let any moisture get through.
The reason that this kind of garage floor coverings are not used outdoors is because it is vulnerable to the sun rays, this is why they can turn yellow whenever they are caught by the sun’s UV rays, this is why most epoxy sealers are used indoors, whether for countertops, slabs and floorings. So if your garage is completely outdoors and it does not get any sun, then using garage floor epoxy sealers is a great choice. It is also important to think of adding a slip-resistant coating layer in order to prevent the floors from getting slippery whenever it gets wet.
These epoxy garage floor coverings are made of 2 different components that are mixed together before application. It is then applied to the floor evenly. Although it may sound quite simple, in reality, it is not. It needs experience because it can be tricky and if any mistakes are made during the application, it can compromise its effectiveness as well as its appearance. Even before the application, the concrete floor will have to be assessed, cleaned and any previous coatings will have to be removed. This is why it is always recommended to hire a concrete resurfacing expert to get the job done for you. There are many of these firms who are willing to provide you with a high quality service for an affordable price and they will handle everything from choosing the suitable sealer, prepping the concrete floor to the application process of the epoxy itself.
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.