Epoxy Flooring: What You Need to Know

Are you interested in refinishing your garage or basement floor with epoxy? This is a great way to increase the value of your home and elevate the look of these highly-trafficked spaces. However, before you go and hire the first contractor you come across on Google (or worse, try to attempt the project yourself), there are 5 solid factors you need to know about epoxy floor installation.  

  1. Your floor is only as good as your prep. Proper concrete preparation is key to an epoxy floor that is smooth and seamless. The concrete floor that you want the epoxy applied to has to be pristine, which means free from any imperfections like cracks or pits. The concrete floor also has to be level. Before you hire an epoxy floor contractor, ask them about their concrete preparation process and ensure this is part of their quote.  
  2. Doing the work can get messy and noisy. We cannot stress this enough, this is not a beginner project to DIY. The epoxy floor application is meticulous, messy and loud. The epoxy solution sets very quickly, so if you don’t mix enough of it the first time around – it will be evident in the floor. Do it right the first time and hire a professional. Also, make sure you schedule around the epoxy floor installation as it will disrupt the normal routine of your home or business. 
  3. If you aren’t in a hurry, a two day process is better than a one day process. While your epoxy floor can be installed in one day, we highly recommend the 2-day installation. Why? Well, the 2-day process gives each application layer extra time to set. We’ll even have enough time to apply a primer before we add the first epoxy coat. This is an “optional” step that other companies skip, but it is the key to a stunning epoxy finish that lasts for years and years. 
  4. The quality of the epoxy and other chemicals used matters, and they aren’t cheap. Could you DIY and pick up epoxy products at your local Home Depot? Sure. But the real question is: should you? And that answer is a resounding no. Professional epoxy flooring contractors like Diamond use higher-quality epoxy and polyaspartic products that cannot be found at Home Depot. The better the quality, the better your finished product looks. Not to mention, it will last even longer. 
  5. Use common sense when caring for and using your new floor. Even the best epoxy floors will crack or chip if you drop a 50 lb metal barbell directly on them from a couple feet up. Or if you pour sulphuric acid directly onto them. However, under “normal” use, these floors and finishes will last a lifetime, while still looking great.

Epoxy floor installations in New Jersey

Our professionally installed epoxy floors offer protection from stains, cracks, pits, water damage and more. They are also industrial-grade durable, which means they can withstand the harshest of weather and work vehicles of all sizes. Whether you need a residential or commercial epoxy floor installation, our team of professionals can ensure a finished product that will stand the test of time. 

To learn more about our epoxy floor installations in New Jersey, please visit our website at: https://diamondgaragesolutions.com/