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.

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! 🙂

 

 

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!

 

 

THE most cost efficient way to improve the value of your home!

THE most cost efficient way to improve the value of your home!

Ok, ok we get it.. there are so many ways to improve the value of your home.. so why an epoxy floor?!

Epoxy Floor Coatings have the ability to provide a tailored beautiful finish & look to any chosen area of your home.

Dark, lifeless balcony? A shiny white flaked look would provide much more light and provide a quality professional finished look vs the average looking concrete balconies that are commonly seen.

(You can also refer to this post regarding the benefits of Epoxy Floors vs ALL other flooring types, such as longevity problems of tiles for the above scenario).

Don’t like the idea of a shiny floor? Epoxy Flooring has you covered! You can have mat finished, non-slip finishes or even print transfers under a transparent finish!

It’s the same for Garage floors. How many garages are dark, grotty & under utilised?! With an epoxy flooring finish you can not only make the space seem larger & brighter with a lighter coloured choice of flooring, but the space also becomes instantly more usable! All ideas will start flowing such as a pool room, games room, home office etc.

Or if it’s the place for your pride and joy, then an epoxy floor is the perfect choice..

Durable, customisable & stain resistant!

Contact us today to get a quote for home! 🙂

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Global Epoxy Flooring Market to Grow by 7% by 2024

Global Epoxy Flooring Market to Grow by 7% by 2024

People are starting to see the benefits of Epoxy Flooring as a flooring finish choice not just in Australia but Worldwide.

Epoxy flooring has long been overlooked as too much of a commercial application and even wrongfully seen as an unnecessary application in those commercial settings.

But Epoxy Flooring’s time has come!

We have listed numerous benefits of Epoxy Flooring here:

Epoxy Flooring Protects from Litigation / Law Suits from Slips & Falls

Protection from Extreme Heat, Humidity, Extreme Cold, Flooding, Salt Air & more!

Custom Graphic & 3D! Finishes

AND A LOT MORE BENEFITS HERE!

Now we are starting to see the global epoxy & concrete floor finishing market grow exponentially!

The market is expected to grow by 7% over the next few years which is even expected to grow further with new bio-based environmentally friendly resins becoming more readily available.

Exciting time for epoxy flooring!

 

3D Epoxy Flooring!

3D Epoxy Flooring!

Get excited! 3D Epoxy Flooring is here! Epoxy flooring is amazing and almost always the best flooring choice for many reasons, (see our previous blog posts for a list of reasons https://www.epoxyflooringqueensland.com.au/blog/), but now it is also being used for AMAZING visual effects!

You can create amazing effects with Epoxy Flooring & also even optical illusions! (See below).

Just when you thought Epoxy Flooring couldn’t get any better it does it again!

So whether you a beach enthusiast:

Or maybe you have a practical reason for your specific company then Epoxy Flooring is your answer!

The effect is achieved by laying a printed sheet down and then laying a clear & durable epoxy finish over the top.

We think many beach & sea loving people in Australia will be loving these flooring ideas! 😍

 

Credit to Imperial Interiors (www.imperialae.com) in Dubai for the pictures.

The New Flooring Choice For Gyms & Sports Floors

The New Flooring Choice For Gyms & Sports Floors

 

Epoxy Flooring has is rapidly becoming the most popular flooring choice for most applications. But one of the most overlooked is it’s importance and superiority over other flooring choices when it comes to gym & sports floors. Epoxy floors give you the ability to have the most durable floor finish available, but also has the ability to have customisable traction! So you can have highly slip resistance, non, medium etc. All this and the line markings are also durable! No more continuous maintenance for the lines! This is of course discussion mainly applicable to sporting only floors. But gyms / gym floors are also similar in their need for durability. Especially when it comes to group classes wear & tear and heavy weights being dropped continuously. Gym floors with epoxy flooring also give you the ability to market your brand across the floor! Innovative, customisable and looks great!

 

Not only is it the best choice for indoor gyms, sports floors, sporting arenas, but it is also the best for outdoor sports floors! It’s superior durability offers not only the best or even customisable traction! But is also the most durable choice even under the harshest of environments.. such as the Australian / QLD sun!

 

Are you looking at flooring choices for your Gym or Sports Floor? Are you an organisation looking for the best flooring choice for you Sporting Arena floor? Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

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