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 …

How to Pick a Great Floor Coating Company

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So you’ve made the decision to coat your garage floor, patio, basement or driveway…and you’ve made the smart decision to have a professional installer do the job. But now how do you go about choosing a real professional floor coating company? The answer is to arm yourself with the right questions. Before requesting a quote, ask the contractor the following… …

Professional Equipment – Concrete Grinders

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If you’re a professional contractor (…or have hired one) that specializes in the installation of epoxy, polyurea or polyaspartic floor coatings, then you know the importance of concrete preparation. This step is critical to installing high quality floor coatings. Why? Well, it’s all about concrete surface profile (CSP). For coating products to properly “bond”, the concrete needs to be textured…that …

Moisture Mitigation of Epoxy, Polyurea and Polyaspartic Floor Coatings

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Being “wet behind the ears” is an idiom that refers to an individual’s inexperience or naiveté. In our business, this is definitely not a good thing. As an experienced floor coating company, we have come across dozens of contractors (and well-intentioned DIYers) that would qualify…whether due to their lack of experience, lack of technical knowledge or poor judgment. In a …

Damaged Concrete and Crack Repair to Epoxy Coatings

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Just as in painting, application of epoxy, polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings is as much about preparation as it is about application. And high-quality concrete preparation requires meticulous attention to the repair of hairline cracks, spalling, minor indentations (“pitting”), and major cracks. The time spent on these issues will significantly enhance the final appearance of your installed floor coating system. …

Customization? No problems here!

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Let’s face it, your garage is the ugliest part of the house. It’s a sad but honest truth. Not to worry though, you can fix this! Coming home from a long and hard day at work is something we all look forward to.  Opening the garage door to a dirty and unorganized mess is another story.  Is your garage floor …