Why You Need Epoxy Flooring Coatings on Your Concrete Floor
In many instances, a floor has to handle damaging forces from heavy loads or even traffic. One way of making your floor stronger is using a coat and choosing the right coating is vital. Epoxy flooring coatings do not only enhance the lifespan of your floor, but also makes it resistant to chemicals and painless to clean. This coating enables you to realize a high-performance floor.
The Benefits of Coating Your Floor
The coating provides your floor with a sturdy and durable surface. When applied over concrete floors, the coatings make the surface smooth and make it tolerate heavy loads. Besides, your floor and surface can last more years than when no coating is done.
Coating helps in making your floor stay in a perfect condition for a long time. When the coating is used in industrial buildings, homes, warehouses, or commercial buildings, it makes the floors look great. This is mainly because the coatings make the floor strong and reduce the damage caused by heavy loads. Coatings save you the money and time you would spend repairing the floors.
The coatings make the floors easy to clean. In addition, the coatings are resistant to oils and chemicals. Consequently, it becomes easy to ensure your floor is always clean as it takes less time and effort to wash. If your floor is exposed to chemicals, you are sure that it won’t be damaged.
The coatings enhance your safety.
For instance, it becomes easier and safer to walk as the coatings create an anti-slip surface. Likewise, your concrete floor becomes resistant to damage by heat and fire. The floors are also prevented from wear and tear thereby prolonging their lifespan.
Coatings can be used to create driveways.
A combination of different patterns can easily be used to create these paths without interfering with the concrete floor. In addition, the various patterns can be used to obscure chips and cracks and enhance the appearance of your floor. The coatings are long lasting hence your floors will remain amazing for a long time. In that period, little or no maintenance is required.
How to Apply Floor Coatings
Epoxy flooring coatings should be applied on a clean surface to stick properly. Grease should be cleaned beforehand. Furthermore, the surface should be slightly porous. In case the floor has cracks and chips, repair them in advance. It is not advisable to apply the coating on a smooth surface as it does not adhere properly.
You also need to ensure that the room temperature is in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. The floor must be old enough. In addition, you need to identify any previous layers of other products that have ever been used on the floor. In most cases, paint and a top coat are applied in readiness.
Epoxy flooring coatings should be applied once the surface is ready. Applying the primer is no different from the way paint is applied. Apply a thin layer of water on the floor before using epoxy. Place the epoxy on the ground and then spread it. Apply a second coat after the first one has dried. However, you should not use any other water.
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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.
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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
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- John H.