Selecting an Epoxy Coating

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If you’re reading this, you already know that epoxy coatings provide the most durable flooring. In areas of heavy traffic, high impact, sunlight or chemical exposure…carpet, tile, wood and vinyl flooring won’t cut it. So if you’re looking to coat your garage, walkway, driveway or basement, the only real decision is which epoxy coating system you get? In this blog, I …

Best Method of Concrete Preparation

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Epoxy paints don’t adhere to all things. Fortunately, they strongly adhere to properly prepared concrete. So much so that epoxy coatings are one of the most durable flooring applications available. But proper concrete prep requires that several assessments be made before epoxy application even begins. Determining the best method of concrete preparation, acid-etching versus diamond grinding, is one of these …

Fixing DIY Epoxy Applications

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Being “wet behind the ears” is an idiom that refers to someone’s inexperience or naivete. In the business of epoxy coatings, this is not a good thing. As an experienced floor coating company, GarageFloorCoating.com has come across dozens of inexperienced contractors and well-intentioned DIYers that would qualify. Removals and Re-Coats In a vastly overcrowded floor coatings market, inexperienced contractors and …

Full-Chip Mica-Infused Epoxy Flooring

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It’s always nice to bring a touch of nature into your home. So how can you blend the natural world with your interior space? One increasingly popular way is to turn your home “outside-in” with full-chip, mica-infused epoxy coatings. Basements and garages are great places to install this type of flooring, but because it’s so durable, you can install it …

Proper Concrete Preparation

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If you’re a professional contractor that specializes in the installation of epoxy floor coatings, then you know the importance of concrete preparation. This step is critical to installing high quality floor coatings. An improperly prepared concrete floor will cause issues over time even if you’ve used the highest-grade coating products around! Concrete Surface Profile It’s all about concrete surface profile …

Basement Flooring

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Basements can be useful spaces. They can be used as entertainment centers, play rooms, workout rooms, and even extra bedrooms. When finished, they not only add extra living space, they’re a good investment. But to make your basement space livable, good flooring is a basic requirement. Flooring Choices  There are endless basement flooring options, including ceramic tile, carpeting, engineered wood, laminate flooring, and …

Repairing Damaged Concrete

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Application of epoxy floor coatings is as much about preparation as it is about application. Repairing damaged concrete requires careful attention to the repair of hairline cracks, spalling, minor “pitting”, and major cracks. The time spent will enhance the final appearance of your installed flooring. Size Matters When it comes to damaged concrete, the old adage “size matters” applies. Once …

Epoxy Mixology

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In the world of epoxy floor coatings, the techniques and tools used to mix epoxy paint before it is ever applied to a floor is critical. So often, it’s simple mixing errors that lead to curing problems and installation disasters. A Little Background Most commercial epoxy paints are two-component products, with a Part A and Part B. The Part A …

Epoxy Coatings – Assessing Concrete Moisture

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As a floor coating company with over 20 years experience, we have seen many contractors and DIYers apply coatings without ever testing for moisture content before beginning an epoxy floor application. This is surprising because assessing concrete moisture is one of the most important pre-installation steps. The Problem with Moisture High moisture present in concrete is one of the most …

Epoxy Coatings: Superior Customer Experience

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When contracted to install an epoxy floor coating, the installation itself is only one step in providing a superior customer experience. (Albeit, an important step given that poorly installed epoxy flooring will not get you a referral). To ensure a worthy experience, the contractor needs to provide peripheral services that go above and beyond the installation itself. These services tend …