Tips for Choosing an Epoxy Contractor

Tips for Choosing

The Best Epoxy Contractor

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It can be a real struggle trying to find the right people for any job, let alone when looking for a contractor for something specialized like epoxy flooring. The last thing any of us wants is to make the wrong choice and wind up with a subpar and failing floor and money down the drain as a result of a poorly performed job.

Having a new epoxy floor installed is a big commitment, of both time and money, so a lot of thought and consideration should go into finding the right epoxy contractor for you and your needs.

Here are some important points to take into consideration when choosing an epoxy contractor, which will hopefully help you in finding the right contractor for your project.

How Much Experience Do They Have?
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This is an easy one and should be relatively simple to verify. It goes without saying that you’ll want to find someone with years of experience, and be sure to verify this. It’s not too uncommon to find some contractors exaggerating their experience.
  • Ask about previous clients or where you can see any commercial epoxy floors they have installed
  • Ask what types of epoxy they use and why
  • Ask about custom projects they have done
Do They Have Full Insurance Coverage and Bonding?
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Not every state requires licensing for epoxy contractors, but insurance and bonding is still a must. At a minimum, you’ll want to ensure that any epoxy contractor you’re looking to hire to install your new epoxy floor in your home or business has general liability insurance and workers compensation. This projects the workers as well as you if someone gets hurt or the work isn’t performed well.
  • Bonding protects you if the job isn’t completed or it isn’t done well
  • Insurance covers liability claims if someone is hurt on your property
  • Don’t be afraid to ask to see proof of insurance coverage
Check Their References
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Your boss checked your references when hiring you for your job, so why shouldn’t you check the references of any contractor you’re considering hiring? Looking back to previous customers or employers is a sure-fire way to see just how satisfied former clients have been with the services they provide. This step may take a little effort on your part but it’s worth it to make sure you’re choosing a company that’s reliable, capable of doing what they say, and provides results that last years.
  • Ask for a few references you can call
  • If possible, ask if there are any local buildings where you can see their work installed
  • Ask specifically for clients whose projects were similar to your own
Ask About Their Other Services
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Ninety nine times out of a hundred the best example of anything is going to be provided by a specialist. A waffle iron that also doubles up as a blender is going to be neither the best waffle iron or the best blender, for example, and so too is the case with epoxy resin installation contractors. Be sure to find a specialist, and make sure they are 100% dedicated to their craft. A good epoxy flooring contractor should specialize in concrete work, including other concrete coatings and concrete polishing.
  • Be wary of someone who “does it all”
  • A great epoxy contractor specializes in concrete work
  • Be sure to ask questions about their proces
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