SHOPPING FOR A NEW GARAGE FLOOR COATING?
HERE ARE 10 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK EVERY COMPANY DURING THE ESTIMATING PROCESS
A properly applied garage floor finish is an investment to both protect and beautify your home.
Just as with any home improvement project, you want to ensure that the company you choose is qualified to perform the work and uses durable, yet safe, products. Asking these questions of a prospective company will help you make the right choice for your dream floor:
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What brand of coatings do you use?
At GarageFloorCoating.com, we use proprietary, green products from industry leader Eco-CorFlex. You are welcome to inspect our manufacturer’s website or call them at any time.
May I please have the technical data sheets for the products you use?
Our product manufacturer lists technical datasheets and material safety sheets right on their website: http://www.eco-corflex.com/data-sheets/
Are you certified with the coating manufacturer/distributor to apply these coatings?
All GarageFloorCoating.com dealers and franchisees are certified, trained in the use of standard operating procedures and attend mandatory annual training sessions.
Are you using eco-friendly green products?
If the company does not know the VOC level offhand, you can find this information on the product technical data sheet or by calling the manufacturer.
All products used by GarageFloorCoating.com dealers and franchisees are rated Zero or Low VOCs.
Is the supplier of your coating products an EPA Lead Safe Certified firm?
GarageFloorCoating.com exclusively uses Eco-CorFlex products. Eco-CorFlex is an EPA Lead Safe Certified firm.
Can you do a one-day process?
You want to avoid companies that automatically guarantee a one-day process before testing your concrete for moisture. The moisture content of a concrete slab can vary widely from home to home, even in dry climates like Arizona.
There are good products on the market that allow for one-day installations when the moisture profile is correct, but applying these products improperly can lead to blistering and bubbling of the finished surface.
GarageFloorCoating.com tests all surfaces first, then selects a floor finishing solution that fits your needs and schedule to ensure a long-lasting finish.
How do you test for moisture on the subfloor?
Next, ask “What brand of moisture meter do you use?”, make sure the contractor uses only a Tramex brand moisture meter. This device is the tool recommended for accuracy by the National Society for Protective Coatings. Moisture meters purchased at a big-box home improvement store will not yield accurate results.
All GarageFloorCoating.com licensed dealers and franchisees use proper Tramex moisture meter equipment that’s maintained and calibrated monthly.
Do you offer a polyurethane topcoat?
Polyurethane should not be used as a topcoat in a garage—ever. Hot tires, brake fluid, and motor oil can all permanently stain a polyurethane topcoat. Moreover, polyurethane is flammable and should never be applied as a topcoat near gas heating elements.
GarageFloorCoating.com dealers and franchisees do not use polyurethane topcoats in any garage.
How do you handle existing cracks in the concrete?
Due to cracked concrete’s potential for shifting, you should avoid technicians who say their product can simply be applied in the cracks to fill. Instead, look for firms that use an elastomeric substance to provide a flexible surface on which to apply the floor coating. Without elastomeric crack treatments, you are setting yourself up for continued cosmetic issues (and more payments) in the future.
All GarageFloorCoating.com dealers and franchisees are trained in proper surface treatment and crack repair.
What is your warranty?
GarageFloorCoating.com dealers and franchisees all offer competitive, comprehensive warranties for your peace of mind.
Asking these questions is your first step in getting a beautiful, durable garage floor finish. If you would like more information about the process or would like to find a licensed GarageFloorCoating.com dealer in your area, please contact the GarageFloorCoating.com corporate office at 877-324-2628.