Garage Floor FAQ’s
Q: Is this an epoxy?
A: No, the product we use is an aliphatic polyaspartic polyurea, commonly known as a Polyaspartic. This product is two-part catalyzed product but any similarity to an epoxy end there.
Q: How long does it take to coat an average floor?
A: Generally speaking we can complete our entire process in a single day. This time line is dependent upon the size of the floor, the condition of the floor (and the amount of repair needed) and climatic conditions. Once completed your newly coated floor can be walked on within an average of 2 hours and can be back in full service within 24 hours.
Q: Does this floor make the floor slippery?
A: Most floors get slippery when they are coated and the smoother the finish, the greater the risk of slipping, especially when wet. Our full broadcast floors reduce this risk as the vinyl chip does add texture to the floor. We highly recommend the addition of an anti-slip agent to our solid floor and anywhere where slipping may be a concern.
Q: Can you Coat over old floors?
A: No, our floor is only as good as the bond it has to the concrete. For this reason we need to properly prepare the concrete substrate removing all previous coatings and by diamond grinding the floor. This ensures that we get proper “wetting” into the floor and adhesion.
We can however add an additional layer over our existing product at a later date as the floor had been prepped with our system initially.
Q: Does this floor stop cracking?
A: No, concrete cracking is a function of movement within the soil below the concrete slab. Our floor coating has a 30% elongation characteristic but this will not stop a concrete slab cracking as much greater forces are at work here.
Q: Is there a choice of colors
A: Yes, absolutely! We offer a wide range of standard colors in our Full Broadcast and Solid Color floors. In addition to our standard range of chip colors we can custom mix colors if needed.
Q: Can your floors be repaired if damaged?
A: Yes, we can do repairs to our floors should they become damaged or scratched. I should be noted that results are dependent on the age of the floor and overall floor ware through heavy use. Floors can be “Refreshed” by over coating with a fresh coat of product.
Q: How do you remove marks left by tires?
A: Tire marks are left when a tire is hot and leaves residual rubber on the surface of the floor. This is easily removed with a household detergent and a little water.