Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a franchise?
No! We are independently owned by a family, from Indiana and living in North Carolina. Why does this matter? Typically, franchise epoxy floor companies are slightly higher in costs, as they have to pay royalties and additional expenses that we don’t.
How much do your epoxy floors cost?
That depends on many things. The size of your garage, condition of your concrete, and whether or not your floor has an existing coating on it. Having said that, a typical 1/4″ flaked floor installed on concrete that doesn’t need to have a coating removed, runs between $4-$6 per square foot.
What has to be removed from my garage for you to begin?
Everything must be removed from the floor. Please note, for liability reasons we do not remove items for you. Also, we will not epoxy around items left in the garage. If you need help moving items or storage of your items, we have a couple people we can refer you to that may be able to help.
How soon can I move my stuff back in?
A good rule of thumb is: 4 hours after we leave, you can walk on your floor, in 24 hours you can move stuff back on your floor and in 48 hours you can drive on it.
How long will it take you to do my garage floor?
The average two car garage floor usually takes us 6 to 8 hours to complete, in good weather conditions
It is calling for rain the day you are going to install my floor, what happens?
We have ways of installing your new epoxy floor in inclement weather. We will show up in the morning your job was scheduled, unless otherwise noted, and decide if the weather is to bad to continue…it usually isn’t.
Will there be a smell?
Yes, but the smell dissipates as the floor cures. If you are sensitive to smells, have birds or small children, let’s talk about our low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) options.
Will you epoxy my stairs?
Yes, we can epoxy your stairs for an additional fee.
Will you epoxy my kitchen counter tops.
Epoxy Floor Guys does not epoxy kitchen counter tops.
Is an epoxy floor easy to clean?
Yes, as epoxy floor bead water and are stain resistant. You can spot clean with a mop and bucket or hose down your floor and squeegee it down.
What makes your floors better than the do-It-yourself kits that I can get at the big box stores?
The old adage you get what you pay for comes to mind here. Do your research and if you think the kit is the best way to go, have at it. We lay professional epoxy floor systems backed by our suppliers limited lifetime warranty on peeling an bubbling.
What kind of flakes do you use and how much?
That depends on what style of flooring you choose. As to the quantity, we do full flaked floors… none of that confetti style flaking. (The average 2 car garage contains around 75 pounds of flakes)
Will my epoxy floor yellow?
Not if we install it! (Cheap systems have been known to yellow quickly when in directly sunlight.) Our clear polyurea flooring coating/sealer is the most popular clear topcoat that we have, and it is UV stable.
Do you use muriatic acid to prepare the garage floor?
No, that is crazy. We use professional equipment to grind or blast a thin level of concrete off in order to create a surface that our epoxy will chemically bond with forever. Grinding also removes excess laitance (crumbly, powdery substance on the surface) that acid etching doesn’t always remove. Epoxy contractors who stand behind their work will always grind the concrete knowing that their floors will not fail due to insufficient profiling.
Will my garage floor get “hot spots” from the tires of my vehicles?
Not if we install it! (Cheap Do-It-Yourself home kits are known to have these problems)
We changed our mind, we want a different color.
No problem, but a restocking fee will apply and the job will be delayed by up to 3 weeks, as we have to order the new color you want and then fit you back into the schedule.
What is your warranty?
Our manufacturer offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on our epoxy coatings that cover peeling or bubbling of the product. Epoxy Floor Guys stand behind their craftsmanship/installation of all epoxy floors.