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 …

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 …