The Risks of Not Hiring a Professional for Your Elmhurst Epoxy Flooring Install

  Floorguard Admin
  January 10, 2019
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Epoxy floors are a great way to protect your home’s floors from moisture and keep them looking good, but some homeowners make the mistake of attempting the installation by themselves or by not hiring epoxy flooring specialists. Here are some of the risks of not having an Elmhurst epoxy flooring specialist complete your installation:

1. Inadequate assessment of floor quality: Epoxy that is applied to a weak foundation or the substrate floor could result in a weak bond and a finish that won’t last. The floor’s top layer could eventually become detached from the cement if a proper flexible membrane is not installed.

2. Installing in poor humidity or temperature: If it is too humid when the installation is conducted, the floor won’t be thoroughly dry and the epoxy won’t bond well to it. That is why a water-insensitive epoxy resin is needed. Without this, the epoxy will not bond to the concrete.

3. Installing over floors that are too old or improperly prepped: Older floors will likely have a lot of wear and tear and more oil and grease on them than newer floors. There are specific procedures that need to be followed to prepare a concrete floor that has undergone a lot of wear, or the installation could fail.

When considering epoxy floors for your garage, basement, or other room in the home, it is important to hire a qualified contractor. Visit to hire an Elmhurst epoxy flooring professional to complete your installation.