Epoxy Floor Coatings
Epoxy coatings are normally applied over concrete floors to provide a high-performance, smooth, and durable surface that can last many years and withstand heavy loads. We use Full Chip, Metallic, Quartz, Urethane, Urethan Cement, & Epoxy Cover Base
It’s clear that adding a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a home’s interior. So whether you want a new coat of paint to hide wear and tear or you want to explore different paint colors and embrace new design trends, painting your walls can dramatically improve your space inside and out.
Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed and polished with bonded abrasives in order to cut a concrete floor's surface. It is then refined with each cut in order to achieve a specified level of appearance
We turn your ideas, designs, and plans into a solid building beneath your feet. We have the experience necessary to efficiently and effectively solve the problems that arise during the construction process. We also keep an open flow of communication with all stakeholders to ensure project objectives and timelines are being consistently met.
Diamond Grinding & Shot Blasting
Diamond grinding involves removing a thin layer at the surface of hardened PCC using closely spaced diamond saw blades. The level surface is achieved by running the blade assembly at a predetermined level across the pavement surface, which produces saw cut grooves.
The needs of renovation, remodeling, and refresh projects are different and we employ a team of individuals whose area of expertise is focused on expertly managing your project so your building’s operations can continue with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.
Frequently asked questions
Why should I choose epoxy flooring over other flooring options?
Epoxy flooring offers several benefits over alternative floor systems. It has a low lifecycle cost thanks to its longevity and durability. It’s easy to maintain and, unlike many commercial systems, never needs to be polished or waxed. It doesn’t even require special care instructions aside from mopping and sweeping. It’s one of the few floor systems strong enough to withstand even the most demanding factory and commercial settings without deteriorating. Thanks to its attractive design options, it can be used in public commercial settings as well as in your home.
How long can an epoxy flooring system last?
The longevity of epoxy flooring depends on the quality of the epoxy product, how well the concrete is prepared to ensure a strong bond, where the epoxy is installed, and how well it’s maintained. Professionally installed epoxy floor coatings can last up to 8 years in harsh industrial environments with adequate protective measures and care. In low-demand commercial settings, epoxy flooring can last longer. Garage and basement epoxy has even been known to last up to 20-25 years as long as a new clear topcoat is added every 5 to 7 years or so.
What are the benefits to epoxy flooring?
Withstands heavy-duty wear and tear including heat, extreme cold, road salt, gas and oil spills chemicals, abrasion, impact, and vehicle traffic
Isolates spills on the surface for fast and safe cleanup
Slip-resistant surface when wet but skid-resistant additives can also be added
Seamless and nonporous surface protects your concrete from damage
Stops moisture from seeping up through a concrete floor in a basement
Can last 10-20 years when installed by professionals on prepped concrete
Very little maintenance required
Easy to clean with sweeping and mopping. Even pressure washing is possible in industrial settings with cove protection
Increases the brightness of the floor to make any space look larger and brighter
USDA approved seamless surface can be used in commercial kitchens, public restrooms, and more
May increase the value of your home with a high return on investment
Easy to customize the look of epoxy with endless colors and design effects
Where can epoxy flooring be used?
Grocery stores and retail
Food service, including commercial kitchens
Processing plants, factories, and warehouses
Medical facilities such as physician offices, veterinarian offices, and hospitals
Public safety buildings and correctional institutions
Breweries and distilleries
Hotel lobbies, bars, and clubs
Auto shops and showrooms
Should I have epoxy flooring installed in my basement?
Is epoxy good for garages?
Garage floor epoxy is an excellent application for epoxy flooring. It’s a surprisingly affordable way to stop concrete dusting and give your garage floor an attractive, low-care floor system that can resist stains and damage from gas and oil spills, dropped tools, hot tires, moisture, and other perils. With garage epoxy, you can finally use your garage for anything you’re imagining such as a personal workshop, clean storage space, or even a fitness center. Garage floor epoxy in Columbus also offers an excellent return on investment and may help boost your home’s value
How long does it take to install an epoxy flooring system?
The amount of time necessary to professionally install an epoxy floor system depends on the size of the floor area and the condition of the concrete. Prepping the concrete typically takes more time than the epoxy installation itself. Professional garage floor epoxy in Columbus usually takes just 1-2 days. For large areas and custom epoxy designs, it may take several days to install the floor system. In commercial and industrial settings, we can use a fast-cure epoxy formulation to reduce downtime.
Is epoxy flooring affordable?
An epoxy concrete coating is actually very affordable, especially in terms of garage epoxy flooring. Even commercial epoxy in large facilities can be much more affordable than alternative floor systems. In addition to an affordable upfront cost, epoxy flooring requires no expensive maintenance and it can last up to 10 years or much longer to deliver a low lifecycle cost.
Does epoxy flooring work well in a commercial setting?
Absolutely. In fact, epoxy floors were developed for use in commercial environments that are subjected to heavy wear and tear. Commercial epoxy flooring can withstand forklift traffic, constant foot traffic, chemical spills and moisture, cart wheels, heavy loads, and more without showing its age or deteriorating. It’s attractive enough for areas open to the public yet strong enough for areas in which forklifts and heavy machinery are used.
What is the process for concrete polishing?
Your floors should be inspected by a professional to ensure that there isn’t a foundational issue with your concrete.
Any abrasions, chemical damages, holes, cracks, or residual coatings/paints will need to be fixed and removed.
Diamond grinding begins once your floors have been approved and this step will involve you stating how fine you want your floors ground.
A chemical hardener/densifier is added to strengthen the concrete floor after it has been ground.
The polishing process is the last process and the level depends on how much sheen is desired.
How long can a polished concrete floor last?
There are a couple of important factors in polished concrete floors lifespan: installation, age, and long-term maintenance. If a polished concrete floor is poorly installed then the lifespan can be cut short because there are important inspections, procedures, and repairs that must take place prior to concrete polishing. If important steps are missed, then your polished concrete floors will not be equipped with proper protection to last for the two or more decades that they should. Your concretes age when it is first polished will also play a key role in how long the floor lasts after being polished. Finally, even though a polished concrete floor does not require backbreaking or constant maintenance, everything requires some care if we want it to last. There are simple yet important maintenance tips that should be adhered to for a long span.
What are the benefits of polished concrete floors?
Money Savers. A polished concrete floor is the best way to save money, especially when you compare installation and maintenance to other flooring options.
Longevity. Polishing concrete floors can give you two or more decades with your floors with minimal to no maintenance.
Hygienic. When your floors are easily cleaned your space is easier to manage. Concrete polished floors are easy to clean and even easier to keep clean because they do not allow any liquids or debris to penetrate your concretes surface.
Resiliency at its finest. A polished concrete floor is resistant to wear and tear from high foot traffic, so if you are installing polished concrete floors in a commercial setting you can rest assured that they will last for years down the road. Polished concrete is also resistant to chemical breakdown, moisture, and staining. Moisture can create breeding grounds for bacteria and mold, ruining unprotected concrete.
Less maintenance than any other flooring option. Polished concrete floors do not require back-breaking care or intensive treatments to ensure long lifespans. They stay clean and are easily swept or mopped to be kept clean.
Glass-like finish. With a. glossy finish, polished concrete floors help brighten up any room they are installed in because they reflect the lighting in the said room.
Sustainability. Polished concrete floors do not use any hazardous coatings or materials. They do not require excess tools to install or remove flooring, so they do not create unnecessary waste.
Why does concrete crack?
Too much water in the concrete mixture. If there is too much water added to your concrete mixture it will weaken your floors because as the concrete dries it also shrinks. If there is too much water in a concrete mixture than there is too much shrinkage during the evaporation process. This is one important reason why it is important to hire an experienced professional to install your floors.
Patience is important. Rapidly drying your concrete is not beneficial for long-term use. The chemical reaction that turns your concrete from a liquid to a solid is called the hydration process and if it is sped up the water that is necessary for the reaction to properly take place will evaporate too quickly. If this doesn’t occur properly your concrete will crack.
Improper concrete pour. It is so important to hire a professional who is licensed and experienced. An improper poor of concrete effects its strength, if the load on the concrete is too heavy it will crack.
Freeze-thaw cycle. Concrete will change just as the ground underneath changes, so if the weather is on a roller-coaster your concrete can suffer. When the ground underneath your concrete freezes your concrete shrinks and when it heats up your concrete expands. This is not something you can control but monitoring your concrete can decrease the damage.
Can concrete polishing remove oil stains?
Why should I polish my concrete?
Polished concrete has become the most popular flooring option across the country for many reasons. These floors are affordable, long-lasting, durable, and beautiful. A polished concrete floor can be designed to reflect your most desired flooring style! Polished concrete floors last for decades without constant maintenance and repairs making them not only affordable to install but affordable to keep.
Can you add color to a polished concrete floor?
Polished concrete floors can be installed with different colors and patterns that best suit what you’re looking for. It is important to always consult a professional before beginning the grinding and polishing process.
Can you polish a damaged concrete floor?
Polishing damaged concrete floors is something that is very doable. Many questions must be answered beforehand, like how old is the concrete and are there any foundational issues? Many things may impact the final decision on concrete polishing damaged floors.
Call all concrete to be polished?
All concrete can be polished, but it should always be inspected by a professional. In some cases, the concrete is simply too far gone and needs to be replaced completely.
Diamond Grinding/Shot Blasting
What are the advantages of shot blasting?
Shot blasting is chemical-free
Dust is not hazardous waste
Can use in or outdoor applications
Many types of abrasive are available
Shot blasting is considered a clean process
Can be used in sensitive areas of factories, food prep areas, etc.
Wide variety of machines available- ride on, walk-behind, electric, and diesel
Can be completed quickly
What are the advantages of diamond blasting?
Can use a sequence of grits to create a marble-like finish on concrete
Removes high build and multiple layers better
What is diamond blasting?
Diamond grinding is a pavement preservation technique that corrects a variety of surface imperfections on both concrete and asphalt concrete pavements.
What is shot blasting?
Shot blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants.
Did paints used on the interior and exterior of buildings change over time?
Paints used on new and existing buildings are sometimes referred to as “architectural coatings,” although this term is rarely used outside of the industry anymore. Before 1950, the majority of paints used on the interior or exterior walls of a building were oil-based. Some advancements were made in the industry during this time period, which resulted in quality water-based paints becoming more affordable and popular among individuals and industry professionals. Today, the vast majority of paints used in buildings will be water-based. One may still find oil-based paints, but they tend to be used for specific applications, such as to paint furniture items.Water-based paints offer many advantages compared to their oil-based counterparts. They’re a lot easier to clean off rollers and brushes. They’re good for the environment too. Oil is a volatile compound and gets released into the atmosphere as the paint dries. It reacts with sunlight to form smog, which had become a concern in big cities 40 years ago. Water-based paint doesn’t have this problem and complies with all clean air and environmental guidelines.
Can your team paint new stucco surfaces?
We understand that new stucco surfaces require skill and the right products to get the best results. For this reason, our experienced painters will first use a primer designed to handle a high pH, then apply one of the best quality paints designed for exterior use.
Does someone have to be home while the painting is done?
While you don’t need to be home during the process, it is helpful for someone to be there when we get things started, and of course it’s required for someone to be there when we’re done. That final walk-through and making sure we’ve exceeded your expectations is a very important step.
How might the interior painting project affect my life at home?
You can certainly expect some disruptions as it relates to furniture being moved temporarily, drop cloths, and plastic/tape hanging. But the most important way it will affect your life, hopefully, is in the dramatic change that’ll take place and the pride that’ll come from your newly designed/remodeled space. Enjoy!
Do I have to move my own furniture?
All we ask is that you remove valuables and breakable items and take down wall hangings. You can leave the heavy lifting to us and trust that, when we are done, your furnishings will be returned to the same position they were when we arrived.
Do you prepare the surfaces of my walls / ceilings for painting?
We’ll repair nail holes, worn joints or nail pops, and clean surfaces or seal stains as needed. Most jobs require a light scuff-sanding. We have years of experience repairing drywall damage and will include that in our bid.
How often should I paint the interior of my home?
Most homeowners look to refresh their rooms with a new coat of paint or switch things up color-wise about every 7-10 years. The higher traffic areas that are more lived in, like bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and living rooms tend to be painted more frequently.
How is my landscaping and other property protected during painting?
We use drop cloths extensively on the exterior of your home as well as covering windows with a plastic film. We’ll also gently cover other exterior elements with appropriate protection to prevent overspray or paint from getting on them.
Can you match my existing exterior paint color?
Absolutely. Colors can be matched very closely. We recommend painting the entire surface, however, to ensure color uniformity.
Why does the paint begin to fade or peel? Is there anything I can do to help make it last longer?
There could be any number of reasons why you’re having fade or peeling issues. Fading is usually due to exposure to the Sun’s UV rays. Less expensive paints with lower quality resins tend to fade quicker, or when there is less paint film applied (like one coat instead of two). Peeling can happen for a variety of reasons, but is most likely linked to moisture intrusion. Moisture is getting behind the paint film somehow and is being drawn out by the Sun, causing it to peel. We usually see peeling on the south and west sides of the house. When we come out and give you a written proposal, we’ll help you troubleshoot the issue.