What Lifespan Comes From Epoxy Coating?
Adding an epoxy coating to your garage floor is one of many ways with which you can improve the look and value of your home. If you decide that such a project interests you, you might wonder about how much life you can expect from a coated floor. Garage floor coating is designed to be durable and resilient, but there are factors that come into play in terms of its life span. If you understand the attributes of the type of epoxy and the application of the coating, you can make an informed decision regarding your flooring project.
An obvious factor regarding the lifespan of epoxy flooring is the quality of the product. There are types of epoxy on the market that span the entire spectrum, from cheaper products to high-end industrial epoxy. However, the type of epoxy isn’t the only thing that matters if you wants results in your garage. You must also consider how the floor is prepared and the process in which the epoxy is applied.
Preparing the floor: Epoxy coatings adhere the best to clean and smooth garage floors. The floor should be cleaned with the right products beforehand. In addition, a floor that has seen more extensive wear may need to be sanded or ground down so that it has an even surface. Cracks in the floor or chips from damage will need to be repaired before application of epoxy.
Adhesive properties: The type of epoxy is definitely a major key in the best results, but not just from the product itself. Humidity and temperatures affect how the epoxy will ultimately adhere to the surface, so certain formulas and applications will be necessary. The humidity factor translates to the floor as well, because the porous nature of concrete can absorb moisture and affect an epoxy coating.
The number of layers: A big benefit is the appearance of epoxy, but it requires more than one layer to take on that desired “shine.” It’s important that all epoxy flooring includes the right number of layers, including a topcoat. Multiple layers help the finished floor to look amazing and stay resistant to damage for much longer.
Using the garage: It’s no big secret that the garage in a house usually faces more wear and tear than other areas. Automobiles and heavy equipment kept in the garage will affect the lifespan of epoxy flooring. However, using professional services for applying the epoxy flooring will yield results that last a long time.
The “self-serve” products at home improvement stores may be tempting because of the price. However, you may not receive the results you want. Different coatings require various types of application, and it’s likely that the coating will not withstand the test of time. Instead, you should rely on the experts to take care of the job for you. Your garage floor will look great and be protected from the numerous sources of damage. In addition, you are adding real value to your household and will be able to clean your garage more easily.
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.