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The Right Equipment for Coatings

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If you’re a professional contractor that specializes in the installation of epoxy, polyurethane or polyaspartic floor coatings, then you know the importance of concrete preparation. Using the right equipment for coatings during this step is critical to installing high quality floor coatings. Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) For epoxy coating products to properly “bond”, the concrete needs to be rough. That …

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Concrete Crack Repair

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Just as in painting, installation of epoxy flooring is as much about the preparation as it is about application. Accordingly, high-quality concrete preparation requires careful attention to the repair of hairline cracks, spalling, pitting and major cracks. Besides, proper concrete crack repair enhances the final appearance of your epoxy floor. Concrete crack repair can vary considerably from job to job. …

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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  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 assessments. …

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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 proper 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 …

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Repairing Damaged Concrete

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Professionally installed epoxy and polyaspartic flooring is as much about preparation as application. And preparation includes repairing damaged concrete…like hairline cracks, spalling, minor “pitting” and major cracks. The time spent repairing damaged concrete will significantly enhance the final appearance of your installed flooring. Small Cracks When it comes to damaged concrete, the old adage “size matters” does apply. Small hairline …

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Assessing Concrete Moisture – Epoxy Coatings

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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 One of the most common problems associated with the peeling …

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-polyaspartic – are used in combination to produce a floor “coating systems”.  Coating systems, once applied to concrete, produce the beautiful and durable flooring that customers desire. Types of Coating Systems Coating systems tend to fall into one of 3 categories: Solid color (“seamless”) …

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Concrete Preparation – Professional Equipment

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

Mitigating Moisture of Epoxy Floor Coatings

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Being “wet behind the ears” refers to an individual’s inexperience or naiveté. In our 23 years of garage floor coating experience, we’ve seen many contractors and DIYers that would qualify. Failure at mitigating moisture is one of many examples. Moisture mitigation is incredibly important in floor coatings application. Yet so many installers don’t take this into account. Whether it’s lack …

Epoxy Flooring: Damaged Concrete Repair

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