Application of epoxy floor coatings like Chip, Metallic, Quartz and Solid-color finish are best done by seasoned experts. Once you decide what system best suits your home or commercial project, how will you decide what contractor to go with? A quote and consultation is a great place to start, but what questions should you ask in the process? How do you know who you can trust? With this in mind, here are some pointers on how to choose the best of the best epoxy floor contractor.

Coating Research

The first step to choosing a contractor is selecting the epoxy floor coating system that is right for your home and project. Find out what flooring finishes are good for what uses. The only way to do this is research. Though going down the epoxy floor coating internet rabbit hole can be intense and time consuming, just remember, if you are saturated in literature about epoxy floor coatings now, all the more prepared you’ll be to start asking questions when you meet with the contractor.

Reputation and years of service

While you will want to compare and contrast years of operation and choose the company with the most experience, you’ll also want to find out how much experience the person tasked to your specific job has. If it’s less than expert, ask if there be a site supervisor there to support.

References, referrals and reviews

The consumer protection agency and Better Business Bureau can be helpful but now-a-days check out crowd-sourced commentary too. Google, Facebook and Yelp can be good resources to check reviews as well as each company’s website. In addition, don’t be afraid to ask your sales representative directly for references and to see portfolios of past work.

Licensed and insured

During your first inquiry on contracting services ask about credentials and what commercial coverage is carried. A contractor’s license number and contact information and documentation for liability insurance are not unusual to ask after. Follow up with a call to insure both are valid and current.

Flooring systems and brand of materials

For epoxy floor coatings, contractors are likely working closely with a dealer who supplies the various trademarked chemicals which are used in the floor finishings process. Ask your contractor which dealer they work with and then research the reputation of that dealer. Be sure they have all the credentials and licensing necessary as well. For Webfoot, Penntek Industrial Coatings is our long standing, highly recommended supplier.

How long will the installation take

At webfoot we have one-day and multi day options. Be sure to ask this on the front end so no one is unclear about the timeline.

Prep and repair

Do you have cracks, stains or deterioration in your concrete that will need to be addressed in the coating process? Make a list of those locations needing special attention and inform your contractor about this on the front end of the project. Be sure they can properly prepare and repair these areas.

Warranties

Contractors offer anywhere from a 1-20 year warranty. Webfoot offers a 15 year warranty. This warranty will be in writing and accompany your contract. For more information on what to look for in a warranty and and a written contract, check out All Garage Floors article, Important tips on how to choose a floor coating contractor.

Other Questions To Ask:

What epoxy floor coating systems do you offer?

What is the installation process like on each epoxy floor coating system?

How long does each epoxy floor coating system take to install?

Do you do moisture testing on your epoxy floor coating systems?

What does that process entail?

What are your floor preparation methods and what is required there?

Do you have a stem wall coverage fee?

Also see, 10 important questions to ask every company during the estimate process