While DIY household repairs and renovations can be a great way to save money, some projects are best left to the professionals. While many homeowners think that it will be simple to transform their garage by applying an epoxy floor coating themselves, attempting to do this job without the proper techniques and experience can prove to be disastrous. If you want an epoxy floor that will look great and protect your garage’s concrete flooring for years to come, then it is important that you hire a professional epoxy floor installer to handle this job. Here is a look at just a few of the reasons why you should never attempt a DIY epoxy floor installation.
An Experienced Contractor Will Properly Prepare Your Floor’s Surface
In order to ensure that your epoxy flooring fully adheres to your garage floor, the surface needs to be properly prepared. Not only does the surface need to be clean, dry, and free from dust, but the right primer will need to be applied for your flooring’s substrate. A professional installer will take the time to prep your floors properly for installation ensuring that the epoxy coating adheres smoothly. A professional installer will ensure that the epoxy coating bonds properly for a long-lasting finish.
They Understand The Role Humidity Plays
Humidity levels play a key role in ensuring an epoxy coating is able to bond properly to your floors, as humidity can interfere with the bonding process. A professional epoxy flooring installer understands this, and they can prepare your garage to ensure that any excess moisture is removed. Without the proper knowledge and equipment, the humidity in your garage could end up preventing the epoxy coating from adhering to your floors.
The Wrong Installation Could Void Your Warranty
Not only can installing your epoxy flooring improperly cause them to not adhere fully, but it can also void your manufacturer warranty. Although many epoxy coating products come with comprehensive product warranties protecting you against defects, you may inadvertently void the warranty if you install your coating yourself. Should something happen to your epoxy flooring and you try to make a claim against the warranty, the manufacturer will want to ensure that the epoxy flooring was installed under the right conditions, and in particular, under the right humidity levels. When they find out that you inexpertly installed their flooring yourself, this will likely void any warranty claim that you may have had, leaving you unprotected.
You Don’t Want to Have to Do it Twice
If you do not prepare and install your epoxy garage flooring properly, this can result in a surface that at best does not last very long, or at worst doesn’t adhere to your concrete garage floors. In either case, if your epoxy garage floor coating is not installed properly, you may find that you have to have it replaced. This can end up being costly as you will have to have the improper flooring removed in addition to having a new coating installed. Thusly, having your epoxy flooring installed by an experienced contractor can save you time and money in the long-run, as it will prevent you from having to pay for materials twice. A professional epoxy flooring installer will take the time to ensure that the job is done right the first time.
Deciding to add an epoxy floor coating to your garage can represent a major investment for homeowners. In order to ensure that the job is done correctly and that your floors last for many years to come, it is critical that you have them professionally installed by an epoxy flooring contractor. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of working with a professional installer when adding and epoxy floor coating to your garage.