Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing An Epoxy Coatings Contractor

Author: EXTRAORDINARY FLOORING LLC. | | Categories: Commercial Flooring , Flooring Contractors , Residential Flooring


Flooring companies have transformed the way people are getting renovations. Their professional outlook and expert team focus on providing various services in one place. These include epoxy coatings, decorative concrete, sealants, concrete polishing, etc. You can hire a flooring company to get quality and timely services within your budget.

To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove costly, Extraordinary Flooring, LLC has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when choosing an epoxy coatings contractor.

1. Making the decision based on the wrong factors

To know the appropriate factors for you to choose, you need to ask yourself some questions based on your requirements. Think about what flooring is needed for your business or facility. What do you need it to do, and how long do you need it to last? Also, consider the timeframe and check how much time you have to complete it. Do not miss the budget and see how much time you have allocated to complete this. Depending on your answers and needs for these questions, your decision may be determined by one or more factors. Sometimes, you may decide based on one primary factor, but it will not last due to the other factors not being considered.

2. Going with the cheapest price

When choosing your epoxy coatings contractor, do not let price be the determining factor. Look, sometimes you get lucky getting a great contractor for the best price, but more often than not, the cheapest price comes with a different price tag. Many things can and will go wrong during a contractor’s career. Watch if this team has what it takes to stand behind their word and work if something goes wrong. Is this team skipping something or not giving the same attention to detail as the other bidders? Did they miss something that the others have included? Are they installing the correct products at the correct mileage (thickness)to withstand the needs of your flooring? If you think it is expensive to hire a true professional just wait and see how much an amateur can cost you. You need this to go right on time first so you can get back to what you do best!

3. Considering epoxy alone, or is known as naked epoxy

Epoxy alone can be all you need, but it will not hold up alone in many circumstances. First and most important is the preparation of the surface that is to be coated. Whether it’s the cheapest or the most expensive product, if it is not prepared professionally, it will not last. The proper preparation of your surface will ensure that your product will bond to the substrate. You must ensure that you have a sound substrate free of contaminants to allow your coating to bond correctly. The next of your worries are moisture and salts. These can be fluctuating factors that, when left to epoxy alone, can cause failures. Your standard epoxy only withstands up to three pounds of moisture vapor pressure from beneath your slab to cause delaminating. If your slab does have moisture vapor pressure expelling from your slab, you will need to apply a moisture mitigation system before installing your coating. And while epoxy by itself is very tough, if you need it to hold up for a long time under difficult conditions, you better protect it with a topical “top coat” top coats come in various characteristics, some in the form of polyaspartics and others in the form of thin milled urethanes these resinous coatings are more durable than your standard epoxy alone and will help protect your epoxy system for the needs it was designed for years to come.

4. Going for the right choice, wrong system

This is not a one size fits all industry; your business’s floors need to withstand your unique challenges. Whether you’re choosing your flooring for beauty, ease of cleaning, slip resistance, durability, or all our favorites of the above! You need to make an educated, informed decision if you want your flooring to hold up to the challenges your facility will throw at it. Make sure you are discussing your options with multiple industry professionals or “the industry professional” to design the correct system to fit all your specific needs. The ones that just “fit the budget”. It may not hold up for as long as you want, and replacing it will most likely cost you more in downtime and a much more expensive replacement cost than choosing the correct system for your specific needs. Choosing the correct system and keeping up with the proper maintenance techniques will ensure that your flooring will last the expected lifespan of your choice.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Extraordinary Flooring, LLC. We deal in durable epoxy coatings, concrete polishing, decorative concrete, sealants, terrazzo flooring and refurbishment, concrete restoration, and concrete surface prep and repair. Our clients are spread across Harvey, Marrero, Gretna, Kenner, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Saint Rose, St. Charles Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Baton Rouge, Houma, and Louisiana.

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