Epoxy Flooring

How Long Do Epoxy Floors Last?

Are you getting bored with your dull and less appealing floor? If so, then now is the best time to make an impressive transformation to your floors. When your visitors come into your home, the first thing that they will notice is your floor. If you want to impress your visitors, then you should opt for epoxy flooring system.

Epoxy floors are great, not only for residential use but also for commercial use. It is a long lasting flooring option that is durable and convenient too! Epoxy floors are definitely worth your investment.

What is Epoxy Coating?

Epoxy Flooring

You might be wondering how epoxy floors are created? Keep in mind that epoxy paint and epoxy coating are not the same. The epoxy flooring system is commonly associated with epoxy coating. The finishing of the floor is actually a combination of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener. These two components must be mixed thoroughly before they will be applied on the floor.

When to Apply Epoxy Coating?

Epoxy Flooring

The epoxy coating should not be applied to the floor instantly. After mixing the epoxy resin and polyamine hardener thoroughly, you’ll have to wait until such time that it is already dry. Then, you can apply it to the floor surface and this can guarantee that you will have a durable flooring that can endure for a long time.

Why Epoxy Flooring is a Popular Choice for Many?

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is a popular choice everywhere. Aside from households, they are also commonly used in commercial, manufacturing, and industrial areas. This is because it can tolerate almost anything. It won’t get cracked or easily damaged by weight and by heavy traffic.

That is why, if you are an owner of manufacturing, commercial, or industrial company, then you should make the right choice when it comes to the material that you will use for your flooring. The epoxy flooring system is very affordable, so you don’t have to worry if you only have a limited budget. At the same time, they are also very easy to maintain.

Are Epoxy Floors Long Lasting?

Epoxy Flooring

How long do epoxy floors last? It is a fact that anything can last, as long as you know how to maintain and take care of it. However, the best thing about epoxy floors is it does not require heavy maintenance since it does not get easily damaged compared to other types of flooring.

Typically, epoxy flooring system can last up to 2 to 3 years. But most likely, it will also depend on the floor traffic. For instance, if it is used on industrial, manufacturing, commercial, or any public places, then it can create a serious effect on its endurance and lifespan. Nevertheless, if you only use it for residential purposes, then it can likely last longer than expected since the floor traffic is not heavy.

So, what should be done to extend the lifespan of your epoxy floors? The simplest thing to do is to properly maintain it with regular sweeping. Every week, clean your epoxy floors thoroughly with a gentle scrubber. You might also want to recoat the floor when needed.

If you need your flooring to last longer, then epoxy floors are definitely the best. Get your quote now at Epoxy Flooring Queensland!

Is Your Garage Ready For Epoxy Flooring?

Let’s face it, epoxy flooring is the latest trend nowadays because they look amazingly beautiful wherever you want to install them. Additionally, they are also very durable and affordable! If you’ve decided to place it on your garage floor, then you must prepare your garage floor before doing the installation. Here are the best ways to prepare your garage floor for epoxy flooring installation:

Examine Your Garage Floor

The first thing that you need to do is to examine your garage floor and make sure that it is clean and dry. It is best to apply epoxy flooring if there are no cracks or damages on the floor. If you find any holes or cracks, then you must patch them right away in order to make the epoxy flooring look amazing and more durable.  Also, keep in mind that epoxy coating does not work on sealed concrete. If your garage floor has a sealed concrete, then you should remove it through grinding.

Clean Your Garage Floor

One of the most important preparations that you can do for your garage floor is to clean them up. You should ensure that your garage floor is free from any moisture or grease or oil. Once it has dried up, then it’s time for you to clean its surface. Take note that epoxy flooring cannot be properly installed if there are still oil or grease on the floor. You can eliminate the grease by using a degreaser along with a solid brush. Sweep the floor to remove any dust. Use a wet and dry vacuum to completely get rid of any debris.

Check For Any Moisture

Epoxy floor coating will not work if there is moisture on your garage floor. In case there is excessive moisture, then epoxy coating might not be suitable for your garage floor. Before applying epoxy flooring on your garage, you must search for damp areas and test them for moisture. Once the moisture underneath the concrete rises up, a white residue will form on the surface. If you’ve noticed this, it only indicates that there is moisture on your concrete floor. If you are residing in a humid place, then efflorescence can also occur due to condensation. If you observe any moisture on your flooring, then you must perform a calcium chloride test before installing epoxy coating to your garage floor.

Profiling Is Important

After making sure that your garage can accept epoxy flooring and have thoroughly cleaned it then the next thing to do is profile it. It works by uncovering the pores in the concrete’s surface. This is to ensure that the epoxy can run smoothly and build a great bond. This step is considered very crucial when deciding for your garage epoxy flooring.

This can be done by grinding the surface or applying an acid etch on the surface. Experts prefer to grind the floor, however, using an acid etch is also suitable. When done, don’t forget to vacuum the garage floor to ensure that there are no white residues left. In case there is still dust, then you should vacuum it again. If you choose to apply an acid etch, then be sure to keep it dry before applying your epoxy flooring.

Conclusion

By following these preparations, you can be sure that your epoxy flooring installation will become successful. By preparing your garage before applying epoxy flooring, you can obtain a lovely and durable design. Unfortunately, if you won’t prepare your garage then your epoxy flooring mightnot last.

When Should You Renovate Your Home?

Have you considered renovating your home? If so, then you should think about how many years it has been since you’ve built your home or have done your last renovation. If it has been 15 years or more, then you should do some renovations. There are certain areas in your home which need renovations than the others.

 

Bathrooms

Bathrooms are most often used and constantly abused. This area is always prone to water damage which can result in mold and rot. But bathrooms have come a long way. Now, there are bathrooms which are made of boards that can resist mold and rot. Larger fans are also installed to keep enormous moisture from damaging your bathroom.

 

Kitchens

Kitchens are considered as the heart of every home. Compared to other rooms in your home, this one takes more abuse. Kitchen cabinets are mostly opened each day. Due to the changing needs and trends, kitchens may require a complete renovation. This is because when you replace your appliances, you might end up with gaps most especially if they do not have the same dimensions. Visitors who come into your home will usually go to your kitchen. The kitchen set the trend for the entire house.

 

Windows

If your windows were installed two decades ago, then you should have them replaced, most especially if they have low quality. Air and water can quickly penetrate when they are already rotten.

 

Exterior Finishes

When renovating your home, it is very important to include the exterior finish. You can either repair, replace or just retouch it. Keep in mind that this can increase the value of your property. This can guarantee you that damaged areas are repaired before they can get worse.

 

Flooring

Replacing your flooring is a big decision to make. There are many reasons why you need to change your flooring. You might want to replace your flooring if you are missing floor tiles or if you have noticed any cracks or grimes that cannot be removed. In case, there is significant damage, then you can choose to hire a contractor.

When it comes to picking your new flooring, there are a lot of options that you can choose from. Also, there are a lot of considerations that you should think about. Each of these materials has its own pros and cons.

Hardwoods are warm, durable, and has a natural feel. However, they are also costly. Carpets are very comfortable and very easy to maintain. But at the same time, they are also vulnerable to stains and water damage. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are best for any areas in your house. Yet, they also feel cold on bare feet. Vinyl and linoleum are a popular choice since they are affordable, nevertheless, they are also vulnerable to peeling and tearing.

The best choice is an epoxy flooring. They can provide a professional look to any part of your home. They are flat and smooth, making them easier to maintain. Stains can be removed quickly without needing any special cleaning agents. In case they get damaged, finding a replacement is never a problem. They can also be matched with any furnishings.

 

Conclusion

 

With epoxy flooring, you can never go wrong. It can improve the look of your flooring. Aside from being durable, it is also very affordable. Epoxy flooring does not require any special adhesives since you can install them right away. Want to make your flooring look gorgeous? Contact us now for a quotation.

 

How Is Easter Celebrated in Australia?

There are unique ways of celebrating Easter. In Australia, Easter is considered as one of the most important holidays for Christians. This is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are various ways of celebrating Easter, and it all depends on your religious beliefs, hobbies, and passion. Generally, Australians celebrate Easter during autumn. This is also the time when the kids are having their school holidays. How do you celebrate the Easter holiday?

 

1. Go to church and attend church service.

Most people in Australia are Christians. To celebrate Easter, numerous families would choose to attend church service during the Easter period. Typically, this holiday starts on Good Friday which is the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. Since this is a day of sadness, then eating meat is forbidden. The Easter holiday ends with a big celebration on Easter Monday.

2. Gather with friends and families.

 

During Easter Monday, a huge meal which consists of different dishes is prepared by many families. Most often, they are made up of roast lamb and other beef or chicken dishes usually combined with roasted vegetables. Aside from this traditional Easter dinner, Australians also enjoy eating hot cross buns during the Easter holiday. These dried fruit flavored buns are displayed in supermarkets weeks before the Easter holiday. Other foods to enjoy include colorful Easter eggs and different kinds of sweets. Egg knocking is a favorite game during this holiday. It is played by holding an Easter egg and tapping it to someone’s egg. The person whose eggshell did not crack is the winner.

3. Experience an outdoor adventure.

Since this is a four-day holiday, then most Australian families would choose to spend it in the great outdoors. This is the perfect time for you to relax and escape from your everyday life. You can go camping with your friends or family on the beach or the mountain. You can play golf, tennis, or any other sports. If you’ve missed your loved ones abroad, then this is the perfect time to travel and visit them.  

4. Upgrade your flooring.

Are you getting tired of your good old flooring? Or perhaps you don’t like listening to the squeaking noises of your wooden floor anymore. Whatever it may be, the Easter holiday is the best time to change your flooring.

When it comes to renovating your home, one of the most critical decisions to make is choosing the best type of flooring. Unfortunately, for most homeowners, this is a difficult decision to make. Aside from the looks, you must also consider its practicality. Is it easy to clean and maintain? Does it feel good on your feet? Can it withstand pets or kids?

One of the most preferred flooring choices is epoxy flooring which is greatly recommended by builders, architects, and designers. More and more homeowners are not switching to epoxy flooring due to its unique design and functionality. Aside from its sleek design, epoxy flooring can also last longer. There are various designs to choose from, whether you prefer a classic, modern, or rustic look.

EFQ Nominated for the Telstra Business Awards!

EFQ – Epoxy Flooring Queensland has been nominated for the Telstra Business Awards!

We are excited to announce that we have been nominated for the Telstra Business Awards 2019!

We hope that this will help to push forward public recognition for the top quality workmanship that is associated with EFQ.

We are very proud of everything we have achieved so far and have come a long way! With our recent move to larger premises, larger & better new shiny EFQ fleet vehicles & more importantly even more happy clients! 🙂

 

 

Reasons Why You Need Epoxy Flooring in 2019

2019 is here and most people celebrate the start of the year by thinking about things they want to improve in their lives. It is natural that you would start to think about the kind of upgrades you want in your house. You might start the year by cleaning out your closet and disposing of unnecessary items from the past year; at the same time, you could be considering a replacement for your flooring. Perhaps you’ve been meaning to replace your garage or kitchen floor; the start of the year would be the best time to do it.

Here are some good reasons why you need epoxy flooring this year:

1. Floor appearance improvement

Compared to the usual floorings commonly used in Australia, epoxy looks professional and bright. The flat and smooth surface makes it easy to maintain and clean, unlike other flooring options like carpets that require specialized stain removal cleaning agents. You don’t have to worry about finding a replacement upon damage or matching it with your furnishings.

2. More affordable than other floor types

Wood floorings, tiles and carpets are expensive per square foot. Epoxy flooring is one of the most affordable flooring options available due to its cheaper price relative to its size. It can be directly installed over concrete so you don’t need special adhesives or protection since it is protection in itself.

3. Durable flooring option

One of the most important considerations in your 2019 flooring should be its durability to withstand anything. If you have reliable and durable flooring, you can save up on costs for maintenance, patching, and purchase. Here are some of the reasons why epoxy is more durable than most flooring options:

  • Wood floors are prone to termites, mildew and moisture that eventually cause decay.
  • Carpets get food stains that eventually attract insects that damage your flooring.
  • Tiles have crevices that sometimestrap moisture, dirt and mildew causing bad odour. Aside from that, tiles get cracks easily and they are hard to replace since you have to get the exact design or else risk having your floor look incongruous.

Conclusion

Improving your flooring with epoxy is a good way to start the year.  With all the benefits in store, you can’t go wrong with upgrading your flooring. Australia Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than with a floor made for Australia’s harsh conditions with epoxy flooring? Contact us for a quotation today.

New-location

New Premises!

We’re excited to now officially announce that we have new premises!

Due to the business continually growing and going from strength to strength we have had to upgrade our premises! 

Some pretty exciting times!

You will now find us at 8/5-7 Claude Boyd Parade Bells Creek QLD 4551.

Be sure to check us out & say hello! 

Epoxy Floors – THE ONLY CHOICE for Restaurants, Bars, Cafes & Food Outlets!

When it comes to restaurants, bars, cafes, kitchens & all other varieties of food outlets SAFETY & HYGIENE is of upmost importance!

Epoxy floors address both issues outstandingly well. So well in fact there really shouldn’t be any other choice in flooring for when in comes to these types of areas.

Hygiene is upmost importance when it comes to food preparation & public health. Epoxy Floors are SEAMLESS! They won’t allow any bacteria to seep into seams & gaps which is the most common flooring hygiene issue. Coving is also done at all edges to stop any bacteria entering the crevasses this way, although other flooring types do this (such as vinyl) no other flooring type will also combine this with COMPLETE seamless floor across any given area!

Adding to this Epoxy Floors can also have a antibacterial polyurethane coating to further prevent any bacterial growth & hygiene problems.

Not only is bacteria mainly instigated through food preparation & storage but kitchen environments are also breading grounds for bacteria due to the high moisture & dark environment. So getting the most hygienic flooring is of upmost importance!

Not only does Epoxy Flooring look after hygiene problems so effectively but it also addresses all flooring safety issues at the same time!!

As we’ve covered before now, Epoxy Flooring offers the ability to be slip resistant! Which is especially important in AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND! Due to to some of the highest food preparation standards in the world!

Make sure your kitchen & food preparation areas are “covered” and contact us today to see what we can do for you!

 

Business is Booming!

We’re pleased to announce that EFQ is going from strength to strength!

Business is booming! We’re doubling in size every year that goes by!

This all naturally means we’ll be needing a new & larger warehouse premises!

We’ll be all moved in in the coming few weeks so stay tuned to find out where! 🙂

In the mean time can you guess where we’ll be moving to?!

The Benefits of Hiring a LICENSED Contractor!

The Benefits of Hiring a LICENSED Contractor!

Why do so many people forget to check if their flooring contractor, or any contractor for that matter, is licensed??!

It hurts us to see so many poor quality jobs that come back to haunt people and cost them 2x as much (or more!) to rectify further down the track.

Please people! Check to see if your contractor is licensed!

A Licensed contractor has many benefits but the number one being RESPONSIBILITY! Hiring contractors or not that they should really even be honoured with that term, hiring COWBOYS to do an important job such as your flooring WILL come back to haunt you! With no responsibility or warranty for their work they will do a quick and easy job get the cash and run (so to speak). They will give no regarding to correct preparation or finishing which will cause all number of issues.

The benefits of hiring a licensed contractor are:

  1. Insured! The work is insured not only by them but also the Governing body providing the licence (in most cases meaning the Government backing you up in case of any issues).
  2. Warranty! The work cannot be given a warranty if the contractor isn’t licensed in Australia. Warranty also means the contractor will care about the job they are doing and do it to the best of their abilities to ensure there aren’t any problems further down the track.
  3. Unlicensed, uninsured & no legally backed warranty will mean the job isn’t done correctly. They will not care about the correct water proofing techniques, correct preparation, correct finishing, use of cheap & dodgy products. Which all leads to floors that will cause you more problems and possibly be really expensive fixes! Such as possibly needing a whole new floor due to water damage, inability to remove or go over the bad job done etc.
  4. Government Track Record! Licensed contractors can be searched and you can even find their track history and record as if it were reviews!

Also ask yourself if you would get in a car with someone who sin’t licensed?! I know I wouldn’t!

With EFQ Epoxy Flooring Queensland you can rest assured knowing we are fully QBCC Queensland Building and Construction Commission Licensed contractors. Knowing our work will always be to the highest standard and done correctly so you won’t have any costly flooring issues in the future!