Safe Epoxy Coating Application

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When applying epoxy coatings, there are precautions that your contractor must take to protect his installers and you, the customer. Is your contractor using proper techniques, safety equipment, and low-VOC epoxy coating products? Protecting the Installers Installers of epoxy coatings use hand grinders and large diamond grinders to prepare the concrete before coating. This is necessary to create a concrete “profile” …

A Man Cave is the Perfect Gift

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You’ve heard the festive holiday music in the cafes and retail stores. Yes, it’s that time of year. Bet your wondering what gift you should get your significant other this holiday season? Maybe another sweater, lounge pants, a wallet…more tools? Why not get him something he’d really love…like a man cave! A man cave, or “mantuary”, is a space where …

Low Maintenance Epoxy Flooring

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There are lots of reasons to want a seamless epoxy floor installed in your home, commercial facility or retail space. This long-lasting flooring is unique because it provides incredible beauty, durability, moisture mitigation and increased re-sale value not provided with other flooring options. Vinyl flooring, tile and carpet just don’t compete. But what I love the most about epoxy flooring …

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 …