Cutting-Edge Mica Blends

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In this blog, I’ll introduce you to GFC’s (www.garagefloorcoating.com) latest in cutting-edge chip blends called Bagari SE and Vintage Mica. Since introduction in 2018, these blends have been in huge demand with our franchisees, dealers and our local customers. Read on to find out why these blends keep us far ahead of the competition. The Formula is Ours The Bagari …

DIY Epoxy Kits

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Do-it-yourself (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 are …

Durable Epoxy

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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 and high impact reign, carpet, tile and vinyl flooring just won’t do. You need more resilient flooring and a durable epoxy coating is the best solution for you. Industrial grade epoxy floor coatings typically come …

Home Value

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Nothing’s better than watching your home’s value 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. So with each home improvement project you take on, increasing …

The Right Equipment

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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 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 is, it …

Protecting Customer Property

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The actual installation of an epoxy coating system is just one part of the customer experience. As a contractor specializing in epoxy coatings (www.garagefloorcoating.com), we can install beautiful flooring, but the breakdown of an essential customer touch point may determine whether we get a 1-star or 5-star review. In this blog, I’ll provide some tips on another element of superior customer …

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. High-quality concrete preparation requires careful attention to the repair of hairline cracks, spalling, pitting and major cracks. The time spent on concrete crack repair will significantly enhance the final appearance of your epoxy floor. Concrete crack repair can vary considerably from …

Slip-Resistant Epoxy Coatings

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You’ve seen those “Slippery When Wet” signs a thousand times in coffee shops, restaurants and hospitals. But why do so many of these public places install epoxy flooring…which can be more slippery than say, carpet or tile? That’s because epoxy coatings are easy to clean (and therefore, hygienic), far more durable, and chemical, stain, abrasion and moisture resistant. Carpeting or …

Indoor Epoxy Applications

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Applying resinous coatings like epoxies, polyurethanes, and polyaspartics to outdoor concrete substrates is very popular. The explanation is simple. These two-component resins can provide extreme durability, UV protection and chemical resistance when applied in proper sequence to driveways, walkways, patios or parking lots. But are resinous coatings suitable for indoor spaces as well? Absolutely! Hotel lobbies, restaurants, kitchens, waiting rooms, …

Exceptional Customer Service

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Am I just getting old and grumpy or has customer service taken a bit of a hit these days? It appears to be the latter (although, I am getting old too). Recent studies from Arizona State University show that customer’s perceive customer service to be getting worse over time. Customer “problems” climbed from 32% in 1976 to 50% in 2013. …