Decorative Concrete Coating
Concrete Floor Painting
Concrete Floor Repair
Garage Floor Coating
Garage Floor Painting
Basement Floor Coating
Basement Floor Painting
Industrial Floor Coating
Concrete Floor Grinding
Concrete Floor Surface Preparation
Frequently Asked Questions
about the Do-It-Yourself kits available at home improvement and paint
stores? I’m a pretty good
painter. Can I do it myself?
Unfortunately, many of these
applications fail due to a variety of reasons.
The materials are often the lowest priced products available, and the
old cliché, “You get what you pay for.” definitely applies to concrete
coatings. Surface preparation is
paramount if the application is expected to last, and requires specialized equipment that is
often cost prohibitive to either purchase or rent. There are also specific skills required to
achieve professional results during the application process. The chemistry and physics of concrete
coatings limits the success of these “one-size-fits-all” solutions.
stuff looks great on a garage floor when it’s new, but how durable is it?
Professional installations use the
same industrial quality /commercial grade products applied in restaurant
kitchens, coin-op laundry rooms, employee restrooms, shipping docks, etc, but
with a dazzling array of colors and textures that are suitable for luxury
homes. The manufacturer’s warranties
vary, but with proper care, most products will easily last ten to fifteen years.
- I read
somewhere about high moisture being a problem. I don’t have any water on my concrete,
so what’s the problem?
It’s the water you don’t see that’s
the problem. Concrete wicks moisture
from the ground, and in the northwest, there certainly is no shortage of ground
water. Because every product has a different tolerance to moisture vapor
emissions, testing is essential to insure that the appropriate product is
selected for each application. Failure to perform this step frequently leads to
a “de-laminated” or failed coating.
- What happens
if something gets spilled on the floor or a car leaks on it?
General maintenance is much easier
than bare concrete because the entire surface is sealed with a coating that, in
most cases, is highly resistant to chemicals, including automotive fluids and
household cleaners. In fact most spills can be cleaned up with a rag or paper
it make a huge, dusty mess during the installation?
Professional surface preparation equipment is connected to evacuation
systems that leave behind little or no airborne particulates.
do I do with all the stuff in my garage while the work is being done?
With the majority of installations
taking as little as two days, your storage/work area is generally returned to
service with a minimum of disruption.
Short-term storage solutions are readily available if needed.
there very many choices when it comes to color and style?
able to draw on the resources of numerous manufacturers to provide you with a
wide array of colors, styles and textures. Concrete floors are often coated with
granite like paint-flake systems (which look fantastic) or single color
coatings. There are however, many other
choices available: metallic effect
finishes, acid etch stains, color quartz systems, and poly stains to name a
few. Your choices are only limited by