Frequently Asked Questions
Have a few questions about Epoxy Flooring Flagstaff before you make the call? Well, down below,
you will find a few common questions we receive from clients – and our answers!
you will find a few common questions we receive from clients – and our answers!
Why should I install epoxy flooring over other flooring options?
Epoxy flooring is more structurally durable than traditional concrete installations and it requires minimal maintenance to keep it in pristine condition. Epoxy flooring is a relatively new and innovative technology that represents a significant upgrade from concrete materials. Epoxy flooring can also withstand a lot of foot traffic and provides a significant amount of resistance to heat, moisture, and other natural occurrences.
How long does epoxy flooring last?
That depends on where you install it and if you are properly maintaining it. For example, if you install a new epoxy flooring system in your garage, then you can expect to remain in good condition for 20 plus years. However, in a factory or warehouse, epoxy flooring will typically last for about 10 to 15 years depending on the industrial processes. You can also easily add another 5 to 7 years to the lifespan of your epoxy flooring by simply applying a new topcoat to your existing installation.
What are some places or areas where you can install epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring is extremely versatile in terms of where you can install it. Many of our clients install epoxy flooring in their basement or garage, but it can also be utilized in industrial and commercial settings. Here are some examples of where we perform epoxy flooring installation:
- Hotel lobbies and restaurants
- Factories and warehouses
- Grocery and retail stores
- Courthouses and other public buildings
- Offices and medical facilities
What are the benefits of stamped concrete?
Stamped concrete offers many different designs, colors, and textures to choose from and it can mimic stone, marble, and even lumber. It is extremely easy to install stamped concrete and it can be completed in a matter of days. The durable material will maintain its pristine visual appearance for many years to come and it is much less susceptible to cracking and physical deterioration.
What are the benefits of concrete coating?
Concrete coatings are quick and easy to perform and they can be installed just about anywhere. The coating will also protect your floor from experience damage and becoming deteriorated, and it will greatly increase the lifespan of your flooring system. Concrete coatings are affordable, they offer a lot of variety, and they are resistant to water, which prevents the growth of mold and mildew. The slip-resistant surface will also prevent a lot of accidents from occurring, creating an environment that is safe and worker-friendly.
Why should I install epoxy flooring in my basement?
Basements can easily become flooded and our epoxy flooring solutions will help prevent any water damage from occurring, which will also preserve and enhance the value of your property. Moisture tends to collect underground, and this can lead to mold and mildew growing in your basement, but our epoxy sealer and waterproofing procedures will hinder any unwanted growths.
How long will it take you to install epoxy flooring?
Not long at all. Of course, this will depend on the size and condition of your current concrete flooring system. Before applying the epoxy overlay and topcoat, we will need to fix any physical malformation in the concrete and sweeping up any dust and debris. Usually, it takes us only a day or two to perform an epoxy flooring installation in a garage setting. Commercial or industrial areas could take a couple of days to complete the installation.
Do epoxy flooring installations cost a lot of money?
Our epoxy flooring services can be acquired at a fairly economical price, and if the installation is for a large industrial setting, then you will save more money on our services than you would with a traditional concrete system. Epoxy flooring also requires minimal maintenance, which will help you save money on future repairs and resurfacing.
What should I do to prepare for the installation?
Not much is required from our clients before we perform the installation. All we ask is that area where we install the epoxy materials is cleared of any furniture or trash, and we also recommend that you sweep and wash your concrete floor before we arrive. It often takes us more time to prepare the floor before we perform the installation.
Is epoxy flooring slip-resistant?
It absolutely is. Although the pristine and shiny appearance of the epoxy can be a little deceiving, the material is very grippy and it offers a great deal of friction that is uncommon in traditional concrete installations. This will greatly increase everyone’s safety and it enables you to drive your vehicle on top o the epoxy surface.
Why is epoxy flooring better than traditional concrete installations?
Normal concrete is very porous which makes it susceptible to damage brought upon by exposure to water and harmful chemicals. Cracks and physical defects occur a lot more often in traditional concrete systems, and the epoxy overlay makes it much easier to pick up any dirt or debris off the ground. Aesthetically, epoxy flooring is much more attractive than traditional concrete installations.
Is epoxy flooring easier to maintain?
Much easier. Sweeping and mopping can be performed effortlessly because dust, dirt, and grime remain on top of the epoxy overlay. Also, most cleaning products can be used on epoxy flooring except for acidic mixtures, and this is because it can diminish the polished epoxy topcoat that protects your concrete flooring.
Is epoxy flooring customizable?
We offer an array of colors, patterns, and textures to choose from designing your epoxy flooring installation and we tell all of our clients to explore every aesthetic option that we have to offer. Before the installation takes place, we will consult with you on the design you have in mind and we will do our very best to bring your vision to life.
Would it be wise to install epoxy flooring in a commercial setting?
Whether you own a grocery store or operate out of a warehouse, epoxy flooring is engineered to incorporate more functionality into your place of business. The durable and slip-resistant surface creates a safe and healthy work environment and you will save a lot of money on future repairs and resurfacing.
What are the different types of epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring can be used in a variety of applications and different formulations (we also provide concrete repair services). Some examples include:
- Metallic Epoxy Flooring: Integrated metallic pigments that produce unique visual effects.
- Flake Epoxy Flooring: Colored epoxy flakes that add more nuance and beauty to your flooring system.
- Stamped Concrete: Patterned and textured concrete overlays that are embossed so that they mimic the appearance of wood, stone, brick, or slate.
- Waterproofing and Concrete Sealing: Epoxy coatings that are applied on top of your existing concrete to establish a layer of protection from rain, heat, and other natural phenomena.
Where do you acquire your materials?
We obtain high-grade materials directly from some of the top manufacturers in the United States. We provide a unique and high-quality product at an affordable price. The manufacturers are always providing us with the latest and best materials, and we do everything we can to ensure that we are up-to-date when it comes to optimizing our application methods.
How is epoxy flooring applicable in residential settings?
Wherever you can apply a concrete base, epoxy flooring as well can be installed. More people are interested in installing a flooring system that is not only more modern-looking and structurally durable, but many of our clients are searching for an eco-friendly alternative that can be installed in indoor and outdoor living areas.
How is epoxy flooring so affordable?
There are several reasons why epoxy flooring is so cheap. First, only a handful of affordable and easily obtainable materials are required to produce the poxy mixture, and secondly, the installation process only takes us a day or two to complete. Another reason why our services are affordable is that we can apply the epoxy overlay and topcoat without having to resort to using machinery or complex equipment.
Will epoxy flooring help me save money over time?
You will save a ton of money over time when you invest in our services. Epoxy flooring is much more durable and resilient than traditional concrete installations, which means that you won’t have to perform maintenance and undergo repairs as often as before. You will also significantly reduce the amount of labor and resources you would normally invest in cleaning your concrete floor.
Do you need to fill in the cracks in my floor before applying the epoxy paint?
Yes. It is very crucial that we properly treat and prepare your concrete flooring for an epoxy installation. This is done so that we can establish a smooth and structurally stable surface before the installation process. You can also hire us to repair any cracks and physical defects without having us apply several coatings of epoxy paint to your concrete flooring.