Metallic Epoxy Coatings

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Designer metallic epoxy coatings are now the hottest trend in decorative concrete flooring. Once installed, they provide a flowing, 3-D marbled look with iridescent accents. They are being installed in residential, retail and commercial interior spaces because they are both aesthetically stunning and crazy durable. Benefits of Metallic Floor Coatings Metallic epoxy flooring is one of the toughest coatings around. Because …

The Durability of Epoxy Coatings

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In certain areas of your home or business, carpet, tile and vinyl flooring may make perfect sense. But in areas where heavy traffic, heavy loads, high impact or harsh environments rule, carpet, tile and vinyl flooring just won’t cut it. You need more resilient flooring and the durability of an epoxy coating is the best solution for you. Industrial grade …

Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

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Nothing’s better than watching the resale value of your home increase over time. It provides a sense of financial well-being. The latent capital in your home can help you in retirement or provide a safety net if times get tough. Or maybe you’ve bought your home as a short term investment…a pending flip. Either way, home improvement projects are inevitable. …

Floor Coating with DIY Epoxy Kits – Never, Ever

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Do-it-yourself or DIY epoxy kits are readily available at your local hardware and paint stores. These kits are designed for amateur applicators because they are inexpensive and have a long pot life. Because of the longer pot life, the applicator has more time to apply the coating without the worry that it will set during application. Simply stated, DIY epoxies …

Floor Coating Costs – Why Do They Vary?

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Floor coating costs can vary widely. From as low as $2.50 a square foot to more than $10.00. But why is the range so wide? Well, there are several reasons including: Which coating system is selected The extent of concrete damage The need for moisture mitigation  The need for UV protection  Whether an existing coating is present Coating System Selection …

Floor Coating Systems – Beauty & Durability

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In this blog, we discuss how multiple coats of one or more floor coating products – epoxy, polyurethane, polyurea or polyaspartic – are used in combination to produce a floor “coating system”.  The coating system, once applied to concrete, produces the beautiful and durable flooring that customers desire. Coating systems tend to fall into 1 of 3 categories. They are either: Solid color (“seamless”) …

“Epoxy” Coating Product Types

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You may have heard about “epoxy” floor coatings, 2-component coatings (Part A and Part B) available at your local hardware store. If you didn’t know otherwise, you’d think this was the only type of coating available. In fact, there are several types, each with important advantages and disadvantages. Choose the wrong product for your project and you’ll be re-coating within a …

Epoxy Coatings: Low-Odor & Low-VOC

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You’ve heard of “epoxy” coatings being installed outdoors on driveways, patios and walkways. But did you know that new “cutting-edge” coating products can create flooring so aesthetically stunning and durable that they are popular indoors as well? Basements, living rooms and kitchen floors are being completely transformed! Besides that…carpet, tile and vinyl flooring are unhealthy and just “old-school”. Controlling the Odor However, the biggest problem with interior “epoxy” coating installations is odor. …

Interior Floor Coatings: Musty Basements & Radon Gas?

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Alas, the musty basement Have you noticed a musty odor in certain areas of your home? That’s a sign of concrete moisture vapor emission. It’s a common problem in basements. The moisture source, typically the earth itself, provides a continuous flow of humidity that passes through your concrete slab. Over time, the infiltration of moisture may lead to efflorescence (visible …

Epoxy Floor Coatings: Slippery When Wet

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You’ve seen those “Slippery When Wet” signs a thousand times in coffee shops, restaurants and hospitals. But why do these public places use flooring like tile, epoxy or vinyl, that are more slippery than say, carpet? Well, it’s because they’re easy to clean, they’re durable and they’re non-flammable. Carpeting in these establishments may not be the best choice. But now that …