Frequently Asked Questions

Although most services that St. Louis Epoxy Flooring offers have been around a while, we still find confused customers some days. It isn’t too surprising, considering how standard traditional flooring and poured cement services are for most houses.

That is why we compiled our most frequently asked questions for a better understanding of these straightforward projects. Once you’re done learning about what we can offer, we’ll provide you with an estimate for service.

Even garage floors that don’t have any immediate concerns to address likely add little value or use to your home. Chances are, whether it stays in top condition or not, it probably has stains, cracks, chips, and other annoying blemishes.

By enhancing your garage floors with decorative concrete, overlays, or epoxy, we can give your place the boost it needs. From providing a more comfortable and nice-looking tinkering space to preventing more stains and damages, we leave you with an enhanced property value.

Polished concrete refers to the process of using different sanding grits to leave traditional cement glossy and smooth. That technique can create one-of-a-kind flooring you don’t see every day.

Polishing concrete can help make a room appear brighter, as well as add colors, patterns, and other customizable design options. From durable kitchen flooring to lovely living room surfaces, your unique floors will look great anywhere we install them.

Stained concrete utilizes staining products made from acids, water-based dyes, or solvent-based dyes that leave your cement with long-lasting custom hues. As a result, your floors combine your favorite colors with polishing techniques to achieve the perfect finished appearance every day.

The right concrete contractor team can even help you take designs further with expert application methods and high-quality stain products. You can drastically change dull gray cement into a luxurious surface that creates tons of value and enhanced appearances longer.

Epoxy flooring remains one of the more unique flooring options that today’s homeowners can enjoy at an affordable cost for installation. While it takes some time to do it properly, it’s hard to argue with the final results that we achieve.

Epoxy systems rely on a two-part chemical reaction that involves both a durable resin component and a hardening blended agent. Once the two touch, they instantly start the curing process, and before long, they create a solid impact-resistant floor surface.

One of the reasons why many area homeowners these days continue to polish concrete is the return on your investment. As an affordable home improvement project, you breathe new life into your property without extensive renovations or higher service costs.

By hiring experienced contractors for your upgraded floors, it leaves you with even better results and lower rates each time. We also guarantee that you can’t find a more qualified group of decorative concrete contractors than our team of experts.

Before any improvements can happen to your existing cement surfaces, we first must repair, clean, and sometimes resurface. However, by completing these preparatory steps, we leave the existing concrete stronger than before, which also helps it last longer.

You will see that they resist heat, standing water, lingering moisture, and other hazards even with heavy foot traffic. It’s not uncommon to see stained or polished concrete flooring that can last for up to 15 years or longer.

Resin flooring systems use liquified chemicals that harden later to build up the surface, rather than having panels or tiles. And while that creates a unique finished effect, some may worry that all that epoxy could prove dangerous before long.

Thankfully, once it solidifies, it creates one uniform block that doesn’t continue producing fumes, dust, or other concerns. Hypoallergenic and simple to clean, these floors are one of the safest options you could enjoy.

While they may pose a slip hazard when you don’t clean spills fast enough, they keep your house safer. The material holds up to heat, chemicals, impacts, and even sharp objects better than traditional carpet, tile, or hardwood flooring.

Because homeowners are continually looking to maximize their budget, they want to know which of our systems is the best. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to compare resin floors with decorative concrete ones.

Decorative concrete floors that use stains and polishing techniques often require less product, but lots of labor to install. Epoxy flooring also needs plenty of physical work to get right, but much of the time is for the curing process.

Your decision comes down to your budget, as well as what you hope to achieve. Resin floors perform well as kitchen and garage flooring, but decorative cement may prove more practical.

The good news is that we’re available for any direction you need to take your customized floors or exterior walkways. St. Louis Epoxy Flooring makes the most of cement flooring, poured concrete surfaces, and epoxy floor systems for more homeowners.

Although resin systems cure into a hardened shell, they don’t perform well in the outdoor elements. Polished concrete creates lovely floors, but it also works better inside than outdoors. Stained cement surfaces reign supreme outside.

While we use similar techniques on stained concrete as we do for polished, in the end, the products work longer. The stains can fight back against fading and Mother Nature longer than polished surfaces.

While technically any homeowner could attempt an epoxy floor or decorative cement project, you likely won’t get far without experience. Although the materials themselves aren’t too tricky to manage, our excellent results come from having many years of experience under our tool belts.

Unless you understand the subtleties of epoxy, or how to stain concrete, it will likely look like an amateur job. Instead, we continue to save you more on any of our many choices for resin, cement, and more.

Epoxy Varies based on quality. We generally use Elite-Crete epoxy systems which can only be purchased directly by a certified installer. We don’t use regular hardware store paint. Epoxy can range anywhere from $4.50 a square foot to $13.00 a square foot dependent upon the type of floor that is needed. Higher traffic surfaces that need a cove base can be more expensive.

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