Should You Use A Pro?

What Separates Professional From DIY

When you are looking to install an epoxy flooring system, chances are that you have thought about doing it yourself. While DIYing may sound attractive in theory. DIY systems come nowhere close to the performance of a professionally installed system. So down below, we will be covering why you should consider professional installation over DIY options. To name a few benefits:

  • Added Resistance
  • Faster Cure Time
  • Longer Lasting
Down below, you’ll find why you should rely on professionals over DIY

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The Benefits Of Professional Epoxies

One of the main differences between professional epoxy systems and kits you can do yourself is the pool of benefits that you stand to gain. Professional epoxies are more resilient to different hazards where DIY kits are mostly for show. Down below, you will find some of the best benefits of choosing professional epoxy:
Chemical Resistance

Chemical Resistance

With a polyaspartic topcoat on your epoxy, a professionally installed system will be able to provide any setting it is placed in with superior chemical resistance. Other resistances of a polyaspartic topcoat include resistances to UV damage, salt, and water damage to keep your underlying resinous flooring safe from all sources.

Fast Cure Times

Fast Cure Times

An advantage of professional epoxy over DIY kits is the cure time. Where water-based DIY kits will require at least 24 hours before they can be walked on after installation where our professionally installed solids based systems can be walked on right after completion, which is a two day process.

Cleanliness

Cleanliness

A major benefit of having a professionally installed epoxy system in the garage is cleanliness. For example, concrete is a dusty material due to its composition of limestone but by coating the concrete, we can eliminate the accumulation of dust in your home that has been dragged in via the garage.

Ease Of Maintenance

Ease Of Maintenance

Because DIY kits use lesser quality materials, maintenance can be a drag where our solid epoxies offer a simplistic maintenance regiment. To maintain your professional epoxy, all you will need to do is sweep all debris, mop with a PH neutral detergent and clean up materials as soon as they spill.

Safety

Safety

When you work with a professional, you have the opportunity to implement different additives in your epoxy. While flakes can add texture, they aren’t always the best looking, but we offer a silica sand additive that is placed in the topcoat of epoxy, providing a slip and skid-resistant finish that can make your garage safer.

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Customizing Your Epoxy

Designers Best Friend

As you have probably seen from the DIY kits at the local home improvement store, the only real options for customization are the flakes you can buy. In most cases, these flakes won’t offer many different color choices and are often poor quality. When you choose to use a professional contractor, you will experience an in-depth options for customization.
For example, our team offers the epoxy flakes but with greater color variations with options for single-colored or multi-colored variations. An option that you won’t be able to achieve with DIY kits is the metallic epoxy floor as experience is required to work with this material to get a proper finish. With metallic epoxy, you can create finishes that mimic the appearance of waves, lava, and clouds.
Professional assistance can also help you with a newer form of customization, logo implementation. We can lay and create custom logos or emblems in your epoxies to craft something unique to you. When it comes to customization, DIY kits come nowhere close to professionally installed systems.
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If you are looking for an epoxy flooring contractor with experience, quality materials, and professional equipment, look no further than Epoxy Flooring Raleigh! Our team is willing and able to install epoxy coatings anywhere you need from garage floors to industrial complexes. Want to see what our team can do for you? Give us a call today and one of our contractors will give you a free, no-hassle quote. So call today!
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Installation Times

Saving You Time

Installation Times
When considering DIY your epoxy flooring without experience, you might be trying to bite off more than you can chew and before you know it, you’ve been working on your epoxy for weeks. With a professional epoxy flooring, you can expect a faster turn around with a finish you can rely on. For example, concrete repairs might need to be made and expensive equipment will need to be rented in order to properly prepare your slab as the acid etching method won’t promote a strong bond and will require the use of ammonia to neutralize the acid.
A professional team will use equipment like diamond wheel grinders or shot blasting to prepare the slab, properly profiling the concrete to promote a strong bond and enabling a process that can only take hours. On average, a professional will only take 2 days to install a new epoxy system with a cure time of only 72 hours before vehicles can be on its surface.

Coating Types

The Main Difference

Coating Types
The typical DIY kit is only available in one variant, water-based or solvent-based epoxies. Where these options are affordable, a professional system will pay off in the long run.
Water-based epoxies don’t offer the same protection as a professional epoxy and will take much longer to dry due to their water content. But our solid epoxy systems, you can have the highest quality of epoxy and fast cure times.
We offer 2 major types of epoxy systems, a 4 coat and a 5 coat system with a 5 coat being the more resilient of the pair. 4 coat systems consist of an epoxy body coat, a pigmented epoxy coat and 2 layers of a polyaspartic topcoat where 5 coat systems use an epoxy primer on the concrete slab to promote a stronger bond to the concrete slab. Want to learn what it takes to get an epoxy floor in your home? Give us a call today for a free quote!