New Jersey Garage Floor

Epoxy is one of the best flooring options for your New Jersey garage floor. Its durability and high aesthetic appeal have made it one of the most in demand flooring options for garages.

Epoxy garage flooring comes with a lot of benefits. These benefits however are possible only when the epoxy flooring is properly installed.

Epoxy flooring installation is not as easy as you think. As a matter of fact, it makes use of a combination of conditions and techniques that we at Epoxy Floor New Jersey have mastered through our years of existence.

New Jersey Garage Floor

What is Epoxy Floor Coating?

Epoxy is a thermosetting product that is a combination of a resin and a hardener. The resin provides the epoxy finish with color and depth. Meanwhile, the hardener is responsible for the strength of the floor coating.

Contrary to popular belief, epoxy is not paint. It does not dry as paint does but instead it cures. It is during the curing process that polymer structures cross-link with each other to produce a finish with superior strength and durability.

Epoxy is like no other floor coating as long as the concrete surface is properly prepared and the epoxy coating properly installed.

As is common in all products, you only get what you pay for. This is true with epoxy floor coatings. While there are cheap DIY epoxy floor coating kits available, doing it on your own will not guarantee a successful installation especially if you are not trained and skilled to do it. The only surefire way to ensure that you will be happy with your epoxy floor is to have them professionally installed by Epoxy Floors New Jersey.

A successful epoxy floor coating installation for your New Jersey garage floor is a combination of a properly prepared concrete surface, proper mixing of the epoxy floor coatings and proper installation. Properly applied, epoxy floor coatings come with tremendous benefits.

  • Sturdy, durable and long lasting.
  • Highly resistant to damage.
  • Available in a wide range of colors, sheens and design additives.
  • High aesthetic value.
  • Can create a non-slip and non-skid surface.
  • Non-porous and tight making it easy to clean and maintain.
  • Its high gloss finish increases light reflectance reducing over-all use of energy.
  • Highly resistant to chemical spills which can stain the floor.
  • Comes with a long lifespan for a high return on investment.
  • Quick to apply and fast to cure.

While epoxy comes with a lot of benefits, they can also come with some problems. Epoxy floor coatings installed by Epoxy Floors New Jersey are problem-free because we know exactly what we are doing.

Dos and Don?ts

Epoxy is the best New Jersey garage floor coating in the market. It is durable. It comes with a beautiful sheen and is low in maintenance. Epoxy floor coating needs to be properly installed so you will not experience any problems with this flooring system.

When epoxy floor coating installation fails, it is difficult to remove and redo. As mentioned earlier, purchasing an epoxy floor coating kit and doing your own installation may be a cheaper option. However when the installation fails you will be spending more.

Epoxy Floors New Jersey properly prepares the concrete surface and uses the right installation techniques to always ensure a successful epoxy floor coating installation. A successful installation means you won?t have to deal with the following problems:

Appearance of Air Bubbles

The epoxy floor finish is susceptible to air bubbles. For this reason, we do everything right to avoid this problem. Air bubbles appear when any of these conditions are not met.

  • Epoxy should never be installed when the temperature outside is too hot or too cold.
  • Epoxy should never be applied on a porous concrete surface.
  • The resin and hardener components of epoxy should be correctly mixed. Mixing these components too fast will trap air in the epoxy coating causing bubbles to appear in the finish.
  • The resin and hardener needs to be mixed in the right proportions. One part resin and one part hardener.

Peeling of the Floors

Installing epoxy floor coating in high humidity can cause the epoxy coating to peel off. Improper concrete surface preparation can also cause peeling especially when the concrete surface is dirty and not free of grease and oil.

Acid etching and grinding should also be done on the concrete surface to ensure the epoxy coating will not peel off once cured.

Inconsistency in Color

Improper mixing of the resin and hardener will cause inconsistent colors. Additionally, the presence of grease and oil on the concrete surface will cause variations in color.

Allowing one batch of epoxy floor coating to sit in the sun and not the next batch could also cause color variation as exposing the epoxy coating to ultraviolet light can alter its color. We never allow any batch of epoxy coating to sit under or within the range of the sun.

Presence of Moisture

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We only install epoxy floor coating on a dry concrete surface. Moisture trapped in the pores of the concrete surface will rise up during installation and will push up the epoxy coating. This movement will cause the floor finish to develop bubbles.

Installing an epoxy floor coating in your New Jersey garage floor is simply yet tricky. We at Epoxy Floors New Jersey have the right skills and experience to make sure we always have a successful epoxy floor coating installation.

Call us now to discuss your epoxy flooring project!

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