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Yellowing of Epoxy Coatings

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In this blog, we’re responding to a great question posed by one of our potential customers pertaining to the yellowing of epoxy coatings. Yellowing may occur for several reasons, but in this case, our prospect was referring to the yellowing that occurs at points where the tires of a parked car rest on a coated garage floor. A Quick Sidebar …

More than Experience and Know-how

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GarageFloorCoating.com (www.garagefloorcoating.com) has been in business for over 23 years. During this time, we’ve developed, tested and continuously improved our private-labelled epoxy, polyurethane, polyurea-polyaspartic products. And we’ve also learned tricks-of-the-trade…like which equipment and in-field techniques produce the best results. With our products, experience and know-how, and together with our GFC dealers and franchisees, we’ve installed over 60 million square feet …

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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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Epoxy Mixology: Basic Tips

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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. In this blog, we’ll provide some epoxy mixology. A Little Background Most commercial epoxy paints are two-component products, with a …

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 …

Floor Coating Costs – Why Do They Vary?

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Epoxy, polyurethane, polyurea-polyaspartic floor coating costs 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 …

Epoxy Coating Product Types

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You may have heard about epoxy floor coatings, 2-component coatings 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 year! Different Coating Product …

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Slip-Resistant Epoxy Coatings

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You’ve seen those “Slippery When Wet” signs in coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls. But why do these public spaces use epoxy flooring? Isn’t it slippery when wet? Because they’re easy to clean, stain and scratch resistant, super durable, and yes, are slip-resistant as well. Slip-Resistant Aggregates – Anti-Skid But epoxy flooring isn’t just for public spaces. This flooring is …

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 …