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The Many Advantages of Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is used in so many different venues including: schools, hospitals, kennels, chemical manufacturing facilities, retail stores, aircraft carriers, industrial manufacturing plants, and auto repair garages. The reason it is so ubiquitous is because of its positive characteristics including appearance, safety, cost, ease of cleaning, and durability. In fact, in recent years, more and more residential homeowners have been adding epoxy flooring to their garages, barns, and basement floors. Even small businesses are getting in on the act. Here are some of the reasons why as we explore the advantages of epoxy flooring.

Appearance

Epoxy flooring has a clean, smooth, and shiny appearance, thus making even the darkest garages or manufacturing spaces brighter. The reflection of light is one of the reasons why so many manufacturing facilities, hospitals, and schools use this type of floor covering. Adding brightness to a space can elevate mood and provide light for safety purposes.

Ease of Cleaning

Since epoxy flooring is highly resistant to just about everything – oil, gasoline, bleach, transmission fluid, cleansers, and so on – it makes for much easier clean up than a porous surface. Epoxy floors are almost impervious to most chemical spills without any negative effects on the coating. In addition, these floors also resistant to bacteria and germs, which makes them very easy to sanitize. This is why epoxy is an excellent choice for hospitals and clinics.

Durability

Like concrete, epoxy flooring is very durable. It will last many years with little upkeep. Occasionally, after heavy items have been dropped, or after years of wear and tear, you may need to re-apply a layer. Talk to your installer about maintenance.

Safety

Epoxy flooring is heat and water resistant. It can be installed using a non-skid finish to prevent slips and falls, as well. In addition, safety lines can be included in the design to keep walkways a safe distance from machinery, which is especially useful in larger manufacturing companies.

Options

Epoxy flooring can be installed in different colors and skid resistance levels. There are a number of choices that you can make regarding style, color, and brightness that can change the look and feel of the space you are refinishing.

Jerry Enos Painting specializes in the installation of commercial, industrial, and residential epoxy flooring systems throughout New England. Our innovative epoxy flooring styles, strong supplier support, and select team of highly skilled installers have earned us the reputation as the go-to installers in the field for both commercial and residential clients. Call us at 978-546-6843, or visit our website.

 

Father’s Day Garage Makeover

With Father’s Day just around the corner, some of you may be thinking about what to get dear-old-dad. If your dad is a “tinkerer” and enjoys spending lots of time repairing or rehabbing household items in your garage, may we suggest a Father’s Day Garage Makeover. Jerry Enos Painting can help you not only choose a color palette that can make his work space amazing, but also suggest an epoxy flooring that provides many benefits. Here are a few of our ideas for your garage makeover.

 

  • Epoxy Flooring – If your dad works with many materials, especially those that can spill, stain, or damage a traditional concrete garage floor, then epoxy may be a smart choice. A custom epoxy floor is extremely durable, makes for easy clean up, and has many different finishing options that are non-skid for safety. Most people think of epoxy as being used on warehouse floors, airport hangars, and hospitals due to its fire resistance, easy maintenance, and durability, but more and more homeowners are choosing to use these in their personal workshops as well.
  • Interior Painting – A garage or workshop tends to be dark or lacking in color. Make your dad’s workshop “pop” with color and brighten his day! We can work with you to choose a color that can compliment the surrounding area and make his workshop an extension of your home.
  • Places for Knick-Knacks a Do-Dads – Every workshop needs places to hang tools and equipment. Make your dad’s day even more special by carving out a space just for him where every item has a storage area!

 

Looking for that extra special and unique gift for your dad this year? Talk to the experts at Jerry Enos Painting about how we can help complete a Garage Makeover this Father’s Day. Whether it is paint or epoxy flooring, we can help! Call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more.

 

Garage Workshop Must-Haves – Epoxy Flooring!

Do you love working in your garage, or as my grandfather would say, “tinkering”? If you are like him, maybe you spend your weekends repairing, building, or restoring things like furniture, appliances, or maybe even the family car. If you could have a dream workshop in your garage, what would you include? A workbench? Top-of-the-line tools? Or maybe you would want to design your garage workshop from the ground up so that everything had a place and clean up was a breeze.

 

If you were to layout your dream garage workshop, what components would it have? Here are a few of our suggestions for a dream garage workshop.

 

  • Workspace – Ideally for anyone who likes to tinker, there should be a workspace that has room for whatever your hobby or passion is. A flat work area in a corner would be a great addition to any garage workshop.

 

  • Storage – Every workshop has tools so a must-have would be proper storage for all equipment. A dream garage workshop would include a hanging or resting place for every tool, preferably not on the work table!

 

  • Lighting and Ventilation – Having the proper lighting and ventilation can aid in health, safety, and accuracy when it comes to power tools.

 

  • Durable and Easy-to-Clean Environment – Jerry Enos Painting suggests an epoxy flooring for your garage workshop. Not only is an epoxy flooring durable but easy to maintain and clean. Our innovative epoxy flooring styles, strong supplier support, and select team of highly skilled installers have earned us the reputation as the “go to” installers in the field for both commercial and residential clients.

 

If you are planning your dream garage workspace, call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843 or visit our website to find out more about our exceptional epoxy floor options and installation.

 

Transform your Workshop with Epoxy

Do you have a workshop, garage, or business that requires that the flooring be easy to maintain yet durable all at the same time? Epoxy floor coatings from Jerry Enos Painting can transform your concrete garage floor, workshop, or company work area into a into a comfortable work space that is aesthetically pleasing, amazingly durable, and easy to clean. Whether you are considering a residential or commercial application of epoxy, there are many benefits that can help change your ugly concrete flooring into a functional, durable, and professional looking space.

 

Benefits of Epoxy Flooring

  • Durable – The hardened and thick application that you get from epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts such as: chipping, chemical spills, stains, and surface abrasion. Workshops, garages, and industrial areas tend to be places where tools and equipment are fairly heavy. There are no concerns if that equipment falls, breaks, or scrapes against the epoxy – it can handle that.
  • Easy Cleaning – Epoxy is not porous so cleaning is as easy as a brush down or mop up.
  • Safety – Epoxy coatings are also resistant to slippage, temperature, and even fire. That means a safer environment for your home or place of business.
  • Professional Looking – Epoxy finishings come in a variety of colors and can be painted with safety lines for businesses that need to denote safe distances from equipment.
  • Brightness – Epoxy high gloss finishes are usually reflective, which can make workspaces look and feel brighter. This may mean an improvement in lighting for workshops that have few windows.
  • Time Savings – Epoxy installation is fast and the curing time is minimal so your home, workshop, or industrial plant will have minimal downtime.

 

Are you considering transforming your workshop, garage, or commercial area with epoxy? Call Jerry Enos Painting to find out more of how this product can benefit you. Call us at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more.

Top Ten Reasons Your Business Should Consider a Epoxy Flooring

Does your home or business have a utility or work room that sees high foot traffic and is exposed to various abuses such as chemical spills, oil drips, high temperatures or changing humidity? The room may be a garage or laundry room in your home or a workshop or factory floor in your commercial or industrial business. What they all have in common – the need for an epoxy flooring. Here are the top ten reasons why choosing epoxy flooring from Jerry Enos Painting will benefit your home or business.

  1. Epoxy floorings offer a hard wearing durable surface able to withstand heavy and continuous traffic. Even concrete floors crack and wear after years of use.
  2. Epoxy floors are really fast and easy to install.
  3. Epoxy Floors are simple to clean and maintain which is ideal for garages, laundry rooms and factory floors. Epoxy resists oil stains, beads water, and wipes clean.
  4. Epoxy floors can last years and years.
  5. Epoxy is versatile and can be combined with paints and colors to create patterns or logos for your store or workshop.
  6. Epoxy provides a chemically resistant surface ideal for manufacturing plants or workshop floors.
  7. Epoxy floors offer enhanced safety by creating an anti-slip surface, heat and fire resistant solution to concrete floors.
  8. Epoxy flooring increases the brightness of an area due to the high gloss finish. Brightness can increase by 200%!
  9. Epoxy prevents wear and tear to the existing concrete floor.
  10. Epoxy floors are considered environmental friendly solutions.

If you are considering flooring alternatives for your home or business talk to the professionals at Jerry Enos Painting 978-546-6843. Our experts can evaluate your room and explain the process of this durable and easy to maintain epoxy flooring.

5 Advantages of Choosing Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring products are attractive and durable flooring solutions that can be used in residential, industrial or commercial buildings. Jerry Enos Painting offers both water-based and 100% solid epoxies in addition to traditional solvent-based coatings. The overall appearance can range from smooth, high-gloss finishes to positive non-skid surfaces. This type of flooring is a great choice for basements, garages, labs, showrooms, schools, hospitals, workshops and anywhere that requires durability, fire- and chemical resistance, dent resistance, and easy maintenance. Wondering if an epoxy floor is right for your property? Here are some of the advantages to choosing epoxy flooring over other flooring solutions.

 

  • Stain Resistant – Workshops, garages and other types of commercial properties are meant to be used for messy work that may involve chemicals that can stain traditional cement or industrial flooring. Epoxy floors are meant to clean up easily and maintain a nice appearance regardless of the spill.
  • Hard-Wearing – Epoxy floors are seamless, strong and long lasting. These high performing surfaces can last years and years.
  • Increased SafetyEpoxy floor coating products can improve safety by creating a non-slip surface that is also heat and fire resistant. In addition, the high gloss floor coatings can also improve brightness in a work area by 300%.
  • Customizable – By using different colors, epoxy floor coverings can designate work areas, safety zones and even differentiate between walkways and machine areas. Each flooring is customizable to your needs.
  • Cost Effective – With little to no maintenance needed on epoxy floors and the overall lifespan of the surface, epoxy floors tend to be an affordable flooring solution.

Reasons to Consider Epoxy Floors Indoors

Thinking about epoxy flooring probably calls to mind auto shops or commercial kitchens. You’re likely not thinking about living rooms, dens, bathrooms, and interior hallways. But as modern interior flooring goes, epoxy actually brings a lot of good things to the table!

First, it dries ultra hard, and it’s seamless, waterproof, and durable. It also has a fresh, modern look that a lot of people love and the color options available are nearly endless.

Installation of interior epoxy flooring is actually simple and fast. The application process is a lot like painting – floors are prepped and primed before the epoxy is applied. Then there is a curing period. Floors are quickly dry to the touch and very firm within the first twelve hours. After a day, the actual strength of epoxy becomes evident and by a week after the application, the total strength and durability of epoxy flooring is clear.

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We’re seeing more homeowners opt for interior epoxy floors for mod finished basements, chic easy care kitchens, and bathrooms that look like they’re straight out of a spa. It’s an obvious choice for rooms where moisture is an issue. But it’s also amazing in high traffic areas where scratching or staining is a concern because epoxy is much harder wearing than wood or laminate and a lot easier to care for than either carpet or rugs.

It’s also just plain cooler than tile flooring, which tends to be laid out in plain rows in a single color. Epoxy flooring comes in a wide range of hues and can even be put down in artistic patterns. It can be made to look like marble or granite as in epoxy terrazzo flooring. Epoxy can even be mixed with different coatings to provide either texture or visual interest.

Don’t let epoxy’s industrial uses scare you off! Look around your home and ask yourself whether this brilliantly colored, hard-wearing option might be right for you and your family.

This story originally appeared in our monthly newsletter, Prime Time by Jerry Enos Painting company in Massachusettsto subscribe, contact us!

Epoxy in Your Interior? Yes, Epoxy Is Going Upscale!

If you ever think about epoxy flooring installation, you’re probably envisioning an auto shop floor or a commercial kitchen. What you’re probably not thinking of is a decorative interior floor in a home kitchen, a bathroom, a stylish finished basement, or even a living room. But considering that epoxy flooring not only dries hard, seamless, waterproof, and durable, but is also available in a huge array of colors, why not?

We’re seeing epoxy flooring installation happening in homes across New England. As to who chooses interior epoxy flooring, these are modern and stylish homeowners who want to transform their interiors. New and different are two words sometimes associated with interior epoxy flooring. It’s a contemporary flooring material that’s filling a niche – more vibrant and harder wearing than painted wood, easier to care for than carpet, and just plain cooler than tile.

Here are some ways homeowners are using interior epoxy flooring in their spaces:

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Installing white epoxy floors turns a formerly dark, dreary basement into a bright, fun space that’s as inviting as it is easy to maintain. Think playrooms, laundry rooms, and home gyms.

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Because epoxy flooring comes in so many different colors and also finishes the customization options are almost endless. Metallics are popular, as are patterns made by using multiple colors.

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A formerly industrial space becomes a modern dream come true with bright epoxy flooring in the living room and dining areas.

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Epoxy is a truly seamless flooring option that is amazing in the kitchen but also exciting enough for other parts of the home. Here, epoxy unifies different living areas making for a smooth transition between them while maintaining an appropriate look for both.

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How amazing does epoxy flooring in the bedroom look in this space with its huge windows and modern furniture?

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For color, nothing beats interior epoxy, which can be as muted or as saturated as you like. Bright eye-popping red? Absolutely! For even more added pop there are metallic finishes and other options to help you create a one-of-a-kind palette.

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JEP Epoxy Floors specializes in the installation of commercial, industrial, and residential epoxy flooring systems in Massachusetts and throughout the New England states. Call us for an estimate at 978-546-6843!

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Why Install Epoxy Flooring in a Home Garage

Most people assume that epoxy garage floor coating is just for auto shops and factories, but more homeowners are looking into it. What a lot of folks don’t know is that standard concrete garage flooring will eventually crack and chip the same way a driveway does – it just takes a little longer because garage floors have less exposure to the elements. Installing epoxy flooring extends the life of a garage floor hugely, but that’s not the only reason it’s showing up in more and more homes. Here are just a few others:

  • Epoxy keeps the garage much cleaner than it would otherwise be because it’s easy to sweep, vacuum, and even mop. It won’t stain because it won’t absorb oil or chemicals.
  • Applying epoxy is a relatively inexpensive home improvement – certainly less expensive than tearing out and replacing the existing concrete floor.
  • Garage floor epoxy is reflective, which means that the garage is brighter, safer, and more inviting. Installing epoxy can actually brighten a garage by up to 300%.
  • You can turn a garage into a much more useful space for the whole family with epoxy. It becomes a cleaner storage area, a hangout or play space in the warmer months, or a project room.
  • Non-slip epoxy garage floors reduce the chance that accidents will happen while working on household projects, car maintenance, or chores.

All in all, having an epoxy coating applied to your garage floor can take a space that’s often dark, grimy, and uninviting into a space that’s well-integrated into the rest of your home and a great place to work and play.

This story originally appeared in our monthly newsletter, Prime Time by Jerry Enos Painting company in New England – to subscribe, contact us!

 

How Concrete Is Prepped for Epoxy Floor Installation

Epoxy floor installation is a relatively simple process, but preparation is key. In other words, installing epoxy floors correctly means following a series of prep steps to ensure that the newly installed flooring holds up to whatever wear and tear you plan to throw at it. What follows are just some of the ways your concrete floor might be prepared for the installation of one of our custom epoxy floors. Every floor is different, of course. The concrete being prepared for epoxy floor installation (which may be soft, medium, or hard) will first be analyzed to determine how best to proceed.

Examining the Work Surface

In every case, surface prep will entail a very thorough examination of the floor itself. The concrete surface must be clean and porous, and cannot have any traces of oils, sealer, paints, rubber residues, automotive fluids, wax, or resin that will block the epoxy from bonding with the existing floor. Other coatings will also need to be entirely stripped away because polyurethane and latex floor paints will interfere with the installation of epoxy flooring. The installers will also look for signs of water intrusion from underneath the concrete and evidence of moisture vapor emissions. Finally, surface defects like cracks, holes, spalling, lifting, and loose concrete will be marked for repair.

Creating the Best Possible Canvas

To make concrete ready for epoxy floor installation, a water drop test will be performed to ensure that the concrete is truly clean. All this means is observing how the floor reacts to the application of water. A concrete floor that’s ready for epoxy installation will turn dark quickly, indicating that it is porous enough to bond with the epoxy. At this time, old paint may be stripped, particularly if it is peeling or flaking, and loose concrete will be cleared away. Then we use an elastomeric to fill cracks and holes, which ensures that cracks will not reappear once the epoxy floor installation is completed.

The Next Level of Prep

Creating the perfect surface for epoxy to bond with requires creating a smooth, porous profile. JEP Epoxy Floors uses multiple techniques to prep concrete for epoxy floor installation, including shot blasting, which creates three times the surface profile and ensures a strong, long-lasting bond; diamond grinding; and scarification, which impacts the concrete’s surface at a right angle to strip away the top surface to expose a clean, fresh layer of concrete. Diamond grinding is the ultimate way to ensure an amazing bond. Unlike other companies, we prefer this more time-intensive technique over acid washing, which is an unreliable and unpleasant method that’s anything but environmentally friendly. Another cleaning follows the final prep steps, and then the floor is ready.

Only at This Point Does Epoxy Floor Installation Begin

Epoxy floor installation usually begins with a thin primer coat with an epoxy primer that is formulated to penetrate and bond with concrete. From there, we apply the build coat of the epoxy, which is much thicker, and designed to meet whatever needs you have in terms of color, finish, and slip qualities. Curing times vary, but your space will be ready for foot traffic sooner than you think!

If you’re interviewing potential epoxy floor installers, you may be surprised at how many companies aren’t as thorough when it comes to preparing concrete for epoxy floor installation. While it may seem like skipping some steps will save you money, it’ll cost you in the long term when you’re shopping for replacement flooring much sooner than expected.

JEP Epoxy Floors specializes in the installation of commercial, industrial, and residential epoxy flooring systems in Massachusetts and throughout the New England states. Call us for an estimate at 978-546-6843!