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Whether you are buying a brand new home one that is 50 years old, you want it to look nice; not just nice, but beautiful.  Plus, you want to protect it and make it last as long as possible.  While many people think concrete will take care of itself, we know that's just not the case.  Over time, with salt and water, freeze and thaw, we can see spalling and pitting.  We stain the concrete with automotive fluids or spills.  We might even overspray a craft project with a little spray paint.  You look up 10 years later and realize how bad your floor looks.  Why not make it beautiful from now?  Why wait until you're ready to sell and realize that the floor is a distraction to your sale price?  If you do it now, you get the benefit of enjoying it while you live there. And with our coatings, it will long as good as new for years to come. 

A good number of our customers will call us and schedule to have their floor done right after buying a new-to-them home, whether it's new construction or a resale.  We schedule the coating process right after closing.  Obviously, it's easier to do when the garage is empty and prior to moving in.  However, we work with even more homes that are full occupied.  We can do either.  Contact us for options to store your contents for 2-3 days during the process if needed.   

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The best materials to coat your floor

There are 4 primary products you can use to concrete your garage floor -- polyurea, polyaspartic and 2 types of epoxy.  So which is best?  Most of these materials have pros and cons in ease of application, adhesion, quality, appearance, durability and cost.  The cheapest solution is a DIY epoxy paint from the hardware or big box store.  Their instructions just tell you to chemically etch the floor, let it dry and paint it on; just one coat.  Rustoleum EpoxyShield is the best known DIY solution.  It's water-based and only 55% solids.  They dilute the epoxy to help with adhesion, but then you don't get anywhere near the thickness of other solutions.  They also miss one very important step in the chemical-etching process.  Most of these DIY solutions last a month to a year or even two depending on the prep.   If there is a cure and seal sealer on the floor, the epoxy will adhere only to the sealer and not penetrate it. 

Grinding is a superior prep method compared to chemical etching and critical to remove previous coatings or sealers.  A 3rd method of prep would be a shot blaster, which is also good.  Shot blasters will profile the concrete for good adherence, but do not flatten the floor or identify any dips. It does profile dips that a grinder will not do on its own.    

Make sure before coating your floor that your contractor fills all the cracks and other damage like spalling, pitting or chipping with an approved product.  We use a proprietary quick drying polyurea product that we grind back off smooth to keep the floor flat.  You can see some examples in our Job Gallery.

Our advice -- keep your options open and compare.  We'll help you decide which is best for you in terms of quality, durability and cost. Contact us for a quote. 

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    Epoxy Garage Floors

    Commercial epoxy can be a good solution and what most people think of when they think about concrete coatings. They should be applied over an epoxy primer, which a lot of contractors may skip. Epoxy does have some inherent properties that are negative though -- (1) moisture in the slab will pop off epoxy quicker than other products, (2) epoxies are typically not UV stable so they yellow in sunlight (near windows or open garage doors), (3) epoxies tend to peel off from hot tires on automobiles, and (4) of the 3 materials, epoxy is the most susceptible to scratches. From a positive perspective, epoxy material is the least expensive of the three, but may take longer in labor to apply it. We promote a commercial epoxy for metallic epoxy floor finishes due to the color migration and for slightly lower cost vinyl flake floors.  We can apply epoxy on the first two coats for garage floors where there is a concern for the budget and save a few hundred dollars while still having the top coat as polyaspartic.  Ask us for details to see if this is suitable for your floor. 
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    Polyaspartic Garage Floors

    Polyaspartic and polyurea are chemically similiar but have different modifiers. We propose using polyaspartic more often than any other material because it is the most durable and still cost effective. We apply 3 coats (remember - we do not skip the primer coat) using polyaspartic primer, a polyaspartic flake coat and a polyaspartic top coat.  The % of solids of each coat can be adjusted on site, so you can add more acetone into the primer coat but not as much in the other coats.  The downside of polyaspartic is the odor during its application. In an open garage, it's not an issue, but in a non-ventilated enclosed space, like a basement, it can be.  Some of the key benefits of polyaspartic vs epoxy is an easy choice -- no hot tire issue, no yellowing from UV light, 4 times harder and therefore more scratch resistant, and it dries faster.   Polyaspartic vs polyurea is typically a cost issue vs odor, when applying the same number of coats.  Don't be fooled by 3 coats of polyaspartic vs 2 coats of polyurea (with no primer). 

    Polyurea Garage Floors

    Polyurea has a benefit of no odor, but is a little more expensive when the contractor still applies a primer coat. Most other contractors using polyurea skip the primer and just use 2 coats to keep the price down, but manufacturers warn against it. Adding the primer coat helps with adhesion, especially against future or present moisture in the slab.  Polyurea, by itself, is 100% solids.  That makes for a poor primer coat, but a good inner coat or top coat.  Ideally, you want the primer coat to be around 65%-70% solids.  

    Vinyl Flake Color Options

    You get all the options -- what base color you want, if you want flake at all, how much flake coverage, a little or a lot, or full 100% flake coverage.  Here are a few options that we keep in stock so we're not waiting on shipments from a supplier.  We have other blends available if these don't catch your eye or we can do a custom blend completely from scratch.   Want your school colors? We can do it.  What a blend that highlights the color of your classic car?  We can do that too.  

    Full Flake Standard Color Options

    Concrete Coatings

    Partial Flake Standard Color Options

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    Polyaspartic Garage Floors

    Service Area

    Our service is roughly defined as 1 hour from Brownsburg, Indiana.  We cover all of Hendricks, Marion, and Boone Counties and most all of Hamilton County.  When in doubt, just call us.  We'll most likely come to serve you.  





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