Why Epoxy is the Preferred Coating Choice
Up until a few years ago, epoxy garage coatings did not exist, or at least they were very scarce. Homeowners and business owners were not able to protect or preserve the look and function of the concrete they’d invested in. It easily cracked, shifted, and stained. They attempted to protect their floors by applying different coats of paint. However, this did not work to protect their concrete against tires, foot traffic, or oil spills. Paint would cover up stains, but after a year or two of wear, it would need to be stripped and reapplied. This process becomes costly after a couple of applications.
However, epoxy is so durable that it fills the need of a concrete protectant, eliminating paint as the optimal choice. Because concrete is permeable, any liquid can seep into its pores. Paint, unfortunately cannot prevent this from happening. Liquids can break through paint, especially if its old, and get into every crevice a concrete slab has to offer. This leads to unsightly stains that also change the color of the paint that was applied.
Water is the number one liquid to blame in the ruining of concrete floors. While it may not lead to an ugly stain, it can absorb into concrete and freeze under the right conditions. When this happens, concrete can begin to crack and break due to the excess pressure. This may lead to uneven and hazardous concrete conditions. While paint can prevent these things from happening, after a few months of wear and tear, almost all protection from the paint is gone.
This is why if you choose to protect your concrete with paint, you’ll find yourself reapplying it very soon. It is also quite difficult to maintain because paint is very hard to clean without damaging. Just the right amount of pressure using a pressure washer will work just fine, however one notch up may chip and ruin your paint.
Luckily, nowadays homeowners do not have to worry about dealing with the cost and maintenance of a painted concrete floor. Epoxy is now available to the market and can provide a strong, durable, and long-lasting concrete protection solution at a reasonable price. Call your local epoxy technician today. Together you’ll be able to survey the area you are looking to protect and help customize the epoxy coating to your needs. You can choose from a range of formulas and colors to turn any concrete floor into another beautiful feature of your home.
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.