Everyone agrees that concrete is a popular flooring choice for garages in most homes. It may look dull and unappealing but concrete floors are durable and long-lasting. What most homeowners do not realize though is that epoxy flooring can make your concrete floor look more appealing and make your floor last longer.
Deluxe Concrete can provide you with an epoxy flooring system that looks fabulous, will last longer, is easy to maintain and importantly more functional than your existing concrete floor.
In time, your concrete floor will develop cracks and will have stains. These can be avoided if you have an epoxy floor installed. Deluxe Concrete is the leader and most reliable epoxy floor installer in the Seattle area.
Deluxe Concrete has the latest equipment and tools to ensure a successful epoxy floor installation. We also have professional and highly skilled and trained installers to ensure the job is done right and on time. Call us today for a free estimate.
Deluxe Concrete does not only install epoxy flooring systems for home garages, we also cater to commercial and industrial settings as well.
If you are remodeling your garage, getting rid of your worn out concrete floor is something that may cross your mind. You have a better option. Give your concrete floor a new and refreshing look with an epoxy flooring system.
There is no denying that the high gloss finish of epoxy floors are fabulous. There is more to the shine to marvel about with epoxy floors and they are very functional.
Concrete floors may wear down, have cracks, retain oil and fluid stains and get damaged by the commercial chemicals and cleaners. Epoxy floors are impact resistant, stain resistant and corrosion resistant.
Epoxy is plastic-like hard material applied to concrete floors that seals the concrete surface. As such it is able to strengthen the concrete floor. If you want your garage floor to have any or all of these features, then an epoxy flooring system with Deluxe Concrete is right for you.
- Epoxy protects concrete floors from normal wear and tear saving time and money in the long-term.
- Epoxy is an extremely strong sealant that protects the concrete floor from damage.
- Epoxy seals the concrete floor making it easy to clean and maintain because it is no longer porous.
- Liquid, oil and fluid spills are easily cleaned by wiping off with a damp cloth. That’s convenience!
- The high gloss finish of epoxy floors reflects light and improves the lighting in your garage.
- Epoxy is stain resistant thus chemical, oil and fluid spills will not damage the floor surface.
- Epoxy floors are impact, slip and fire resistant making your garage safer. Jacks, jack stands and other tools falling on the epoxy floor will in any way harm the epoxy floor.
- An epoxy floor is also resistant to hot tire marks so the tires of your car will not leave any black prints on the floor.
- Epoxy flooring is available in various colors, designs, and patterns for an enhanced aesthetic appeal.
- Applying an epoxy coat will hide all the minor imperfections such as spider cracks, of your concrete floor.
- An epoxy flooring is easy and quick to install.
Deluxe Concrete can help you install epoxy flooring in your home or place of business so you can have all of these benefits, too. Call us today for a free estimate!
Call us today for a free estimate.
The key to a successful epoxy flooring installation is the proper preparation of the concrete floor.
The process starts with cleaning the concrete floor and getting rid of all dirt, dust, and contaminants. A diamond grinder runs over the concrete floor to open its pores and to release all fluid contaminants stuck within the concrete floor.
Sweeping and vacuuming follows to get rid of all debris. Concrete floor should be extremely clean before the application of epoxy otherwise it will show in the finish. Any cracks or holes are repaired and all joints are sealed.
An epoxy primer is then applied and allowed to cure or dry for 24 hours. The epoxy primer works to mechanically and chemically bond the epoxy and the concrete floor. It also is responsible for making the epoxy floor tough, durable and resistant to chemical spills.
After the primer has cured the epoxy coating can now be applied in the same manner paint is applied – with a roller brush. Deluxe Concrete makes sure that the right proportion of epoxy resins and hardeners are mixed to ensure a solid epoxy flooring.
The epoxy is allowed to cure for 24 hours after which the top coat is applied. After application, the epoxy floor is allowed to cure. The new epoxy floor should be able to accommodate light foot traffic after 24 hours. Heavy items can be moved to the new floor after the next 24 hours.
An epoxy flooring system should completely cure after 7 days. Our installers will then be back to test the new epoxy flooring system against the chemicals and substances it is expected to resist.
An epoxy floor coating is not paint. Some paint though contain a bit of epoxy for enhanced durability. A Deluxe Concrete epoxy flooring system is made of 100% epoxy which is a mixture of an epoxy resin and hardener.
Cleaning an epoxy floor is simple and easy. As a matter of fact, it is one of the main reasons most homeowners and business owners opt for epoxy flooring systems. The basic tool needed to clean this flooring system is a simple dust mop. A dust mop will take care of about 90% of the cleaning requirements of an epoxy floor.
Mopping is generally done once or twice a week depending on the need. A few minutes of mopping is all it takes to get the floor nice and clean. If you floor comes with an additive for an anti-slip feature, a soft bristle broom can also be used in addition to a dust mop.
For gas, fluid and oil leaks and spills, you can wipe them off with a damp cloth. Aside from these weekly cleaning, a quarterly general cleaning is done especially if your epoxy floor receives a lot of dirt and heavy foot traffic.
A general (heavy duty) cleaning requires a mop with a good quality foam, a mild cleaning solution and hot water.
An epoxy floor system is your best option for a home garage that is durable, tough, functional and visually appealing.