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How Much Does It Cost to Epoxy My Garage Floor?2023-08-29T09:46:04-04:00

The above title is a question that we’re asked on a daily basis. If we had a dollar for every time we’ve been asked this question, we probably wouldn’t have to be in business! It’s also a question that we’re happy to answer for potential clients because it gives us yet another opportunity for customer delight, to express our love and belief in our coatings, and to educate people about what it is that we do.

Unfortunately, some people get frustrated that we can’t give a simple answer. For starters, we don’t install epoxy. We install a three tiered flooring system that includes a polyurea base coat, a layer of colored chip, and a polyaspartic top coat, proven to be better than epoxy. Don’t believe us?  Check out these videos?

The Hammer Test

The Stretch Test

The Stain Test

The UV Stability Test

As epoxy cures it hardens, in fact, epoxy really never stops curing. Over time as that hardening process continues the epoxy is literally pulling itself off the concrete as its surface area shrinks. Concrete is porous and flexes due to environmental conditions. Epoxy becomes rigid and brittle. As the concrete swells and contracts it causes epoxy to crack, break, and chip. Epoxy also isn’t UV stable. The sun wreaks havoc on it, it will be hot to the touch, it will fade, and ultimately, fail. For these reasons and more, epoxy installers only provide a limited warranty. Our concrete coatings have been proven, time and again, to be everything that epoxy only claims to be.

Our polyurea based coating is unique. It is durable and does not continue to harden over time. It allows for the flexibility that is required to maintain a full bond with the entire concrete surface for which it is applied. The environmental conditions do not play a part in its viability. In fact, tests have demonstrated that our coatings are four times stronger than epoxy while also being slip resistant and easy to clean. It’s 100% UV stable, so the sun won’t cause fading and the coating will stay cooler to the touch than uncoated or epoxied concrete. To top it off, our coatings are 100% antibacterial and antimicrobial. They’ve been used across the world for industries that require such characteristics and work perfectly in homes and businesses. That is why we back our floors with a 15 year residential warranty. The fact is, we rarely are called upon to use it!

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Testing a Floor’s Moisture Content

cracked concrete floors

The Number of Cracks Effect the Price

crack depth

Not All Cracks Are Equal, Some Are Deep!

While our product is superior to epoxy the true reason why the estimating process isn’t simple has to do with the complexities that arise with each individual job. Frankly, we would love to provide a price over the phone, or via email or facebook, but the reality is that we cannot until we inspect the concrete in person. There are so many things that we need to look and test for:

  • Condition: While we can mend concrete with our special mander product, there are times where concrete is in poor condition and it financially wouldn’t make sense for us to attempt to mend it.
  • Type of Concrete: Some concrete consists of “aggregate,” small stones. These stones don’t always allow us to grind a thin layer off of the top of the surface as they cause the grinders to bounce and miss spots. Grinding is an essential part of the installation process as it opens the pores of the concrete to allow for maximum bonding. Likewise some concrete is harder, or softer for that matter, than others. Our grinders are attached to HEPA filtered vacuums to minimize the amount of dust that is released at the job site. Some concrete will produce more dust than others and thus our vacuum/filter settings will need to be adjusted. Likewise, we will use more vacuum bags and filters will require more maintenance when the dust level is increased.
  • Moisture Levels: Our coatings are applied both indoors and outdoors and can handle any and all moisture after installation. Prior to application, though, the area has to fall within an acceptable moisture range. We test the area for the amount of moisture and if the level is too high we have to apply a moisture block product which, in most cases, lowers the overall moisture seeping out of the concrete. When the moisture block is required, at least, one day is added onto the project. We prep the area, apply the moisture block and allow a minimum of one day for the moisture block to dry and adhere to the concrete. We’ll test again to make sure levels are within the correct range and when then happens we move ahead with installation, however, if the area remains too moist installation may not take place.
  • Hardness: Our grinders use special diamond plated blades to take a thin layer off of the top of the concrete and open the pores. We test how hard the concrete is so that we can be prepared with the correct blades for the job. Using the incorrect blade can cause damage to the concrete when the blade is too aggressive or the pores will not be opened enough when the blade is not aggressive enough.
  • The Amount of Cracking and/or Pitting: We measure cracking and pitting in linear feet as all cracking and pitting will need to be mended prior to installation. We also gauge how wide the crack is to make sure that the floor can be coated. We try to get the concrete to be as close to perfect as possible before we begin. To do that we grind out the crack and apply our mender product to fill the crack. We grind again to flatten and smooth as well as to open the pores of the concrete.
  • The Amount of Vertical Space to be Covered: Oftentimes in garages the concrete floor is surrounded by vertical space (like a curb). If the vertical space isn’t too high we recommend that it is coated to look more uniform and attractive. There are times where vertical space is part of a wall, as is the case in many basements or low grade areas, and coating wouldn’t look right. In those cases we recommend not coating the vertical space. In any event, measuring the vertical space allows for us to be prepared with the correct amount of materials, tools, the amount of time it will take to coat, and the correct number of installers needed to complete the scope of the job.
  • Access For Our Large Pieces of Equipment: We are completely self contained and bring our own generators so that we are not drawing power from the customer. Being able to set up in close proximity to the work area is ideal and we need to be prepared for when that is not possible. Similarly, our grinders are big! Like 800 pounds big! They aren’t easy to bring up and down stairs and when that is the case we either need more people to help carry the load or determine if smaller hand grinders are more appropriate for the job. Hand grinding typically means installation will take longer.
  • Obstacles to Work Around: Sometimes there are obstacles that we are going to have to work around; stairs, built-in shelving, whole home generators, central air conditioning units, pools, hot tubs, irrigation system controls, just to name a few. The more obstacles that are in play may cause delay in installation or more time required to spend on site.
  • The Scope of What Will be Needed to Prep the Area Thoroughly For Installation: We welcome the opportunity to be welcomed into so many homes and businesses. If there is one thing that we are guilty of is being overly prepared. Clients may not know what they’re looking at within the construction or installation process but they sure do know what a mess looks like! With that in mind we want to be cleanly throughout the entire process and we want to ensure that obstacles are in no way damaged or worn. When we prep the area for installation it is with the goal that the only evidence of our being there is a beautiful new floor.
  • Size: Like in any other industry size does matter. In most instances we can install in just one day, however, when it comes to bigger jobs, they may require more time for all the reasons listed above. Obviously, the bigger the job the more materials needed to complete the job to meet our high standards and the client’s expectations.

This is why we offer a free, in home, consultation. Once we see the area and assess the concrete we are able to provide the exact price, in which we will honor for 12 months. We want to make sure that all of our customers are making educated decisions based on actual pricing instead of a guess.

Customer service is a cornerstone of our business and anything less than customer delight is unacceptable. Our customer service begins the moment a prospective customer makes an inquiry. While we understand that there is some skepticism or frustration in our process of providing an estimate, those feelings are quickly erased as our coatings specialist walks everyone through the process and answers any questions with professionalism and in an easygoing manner. The last thing that we want is anyone to feel pressured. We strive to assess and educate as each job is different. We are honored by the numerous positive reviews and recommendations that we receive on a daily basis.

How much to coat a garage floor? Have no fear, invite us to your home, and we’ll let you know exactly!

Floors With Too Much Moisture?2023-09-05T16:47:42-04:00

Absolutely, but is does require an additional step  – the addition of a moisture barrier – see below:

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STEP 1

During our initial consultation we check all floors for moisture content.

garage concrete floor showing evidence of moisture

STEP 2

After conducting a moisture test on this garage concrete floor, we determined that it had too much moisture to permit a coating to be applied. All floors are tested for moisture, and if the floor is outside of the moisture specification, we will apply a moisture barrier in order to ensure perfect bond between the coating and the floor. If this is required, it will add one day to the project.

STEP 3

Prior to applying the polyspartic polyurea floor coating, we patch surface damage and apply a moisture barrier. After the barrier has set, we use a grinder to prepare the surface for application of the coating.

STEP 4

The ‘after beauty shot’ with the coating applied

What Are the Advantages of Monkey Bar Garage Shelving?2023-08-25T14:16:05-04:00

garage shelving monkey bars

Monkey bar garage shelving is a type of storage system that uses metal bars to hang shelves and baskets. It is a popular choice for garages because it is:

  • Space-saving: can be installed on the walls of your garage, freeing up floor space for your car, tools, and other belongings.
  • Efficient:  can be used to store a variety of items, from tools to sports equipment to holiday decorations.
  • Durable:  is made of high-quality materials and is designed to last for years.
  • Affordable:  is a cost-effective way to add storage space and organization to your garage.

If you are looking for a space-saving, efficient, and durable way to add storage to your garage, monkey bar shelving is a great option.

Here are some additional advantages of monkey bar garage shelving:

  • Versatile:  can be customized to fit the needs of your garage.
  • Safe:  is designed to be safe and secure. The shelves are held in place by metal brackets that are screwed into the wall studs.
  • Aesthetic:  can be customized to match the décor of your garage. The shelves are available in a variety of colors and finishes.

If you are looking for a space-saving, efficient, durable, easy-to-install, versatile, safe, and aesthetically pleasing way to add storage to your garage, monkey bar shelving is a great option.

What Are the Advantages of Overhead Garage Storage?2023-05-04T09:10:26-04:00

overhead garage storage

There are many advantages to overhead garage storage. It can help you to:

  • Free up floor space: Overhead storage can free up floor space in your garage, making it easier to park your car, walk around, and use your tools.
  • Get organized: Overhead storage can help you to get organized and keep your garage tidy. It can be used to store a variety of items, including tools, sports equipment, and holiday decorations.
  • Protect your belongings: Overhead storage can protect your belongings from the elements, such as dust, dirt, and moisture.
  • Add value to your home: Overhead storage can add value to your home by making it more functional and attractive.

If you are looking for a way to improve your garage, overhead storage is a great option. It is a cost-effective and efficient way to add storage space and organization to your garage.

What Are the Advantages of Garage Slatwall Organizer?2023-04-27T09:33:37-04:00

slatwall organizer

Slatwall organizer is a great way to add storage and organization to your garage. It is made of high-quality materials and is designed to last for years. Some of the advantages of  slatwall include:

  • Durability: slatwall is made of high-quality materials, including 100% recycled content and a solid core construction. This makes it durable and able to withstand heavy use.
  • Storage capacity:  slatwall can provide a lot of storage space. The panels are designed to hold up to 100 lbs per square foot, so you can store a variety of items, including tools, sports equipment, and holiday decorations.
  • Organization: slatwall can help you to organize your garage and keep your belongings tidy. The panels can be used to hang shelves, baskets, and other storage accessories.
  • Aesthetics: slatwall is available in a variety of colors and finishes, so you can choose a look that matches your garage décor.

If you are looking for a durable, high-capacity, and stylish way to add storage and organization to your garage, our slatwall is a great option.

Why is Polyaspartic Ployurea Floor Coating Best For a Garage?2023-11-02T09:18:44-04:00

concert floor castings layers

Polyaspartic and polyurea floor coatings are the best for garages because of their durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal.

  • Durability: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are highly durable and can withstand heavy traffic and wear and tear. They are also resistant to chemicals, oils, and grease, making them ideal for garages that are used for working on cars or other projects.
  • Low maintenance: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are low-maintenance and require little upkeep. They are also easy to clean, making them a good choice for garages that are used for working on cars or other projects.
  • Aesthetics: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are available in a variety of colors and finishes, so you can choose a coating that matches the décor of your garage. They can also be applied in a variety of patterns, giving you more options for customizing the look of your garage floor.
  • Long life: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings can last for 15-20 years or more, making them a good investment for your garage. DiStefano Brothers offers a 15-year warranty.

Here are some additional benefits of using polyaspartic or polyurea for garage floor coating:

  • Non-slip: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are non-slip, which can help to prevent accidents.
  • Waterproof: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are waterproof, which can help to protect your garage floor from damage caused by water.
  • Bacteria-resistant: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are bacteria-resistant, which can help to keep your garage floor clean and sanitary.
  • UV-resistant: Polyaspartic and polyurea coatings are UV-resistant, which can help to prevent fading and staining.

If you are looking for a durable, low-maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing coating for your garage floor, polyaspartic or polyurea is a great option.

Can You Coat Vertical Surfaces?2023-08-29T09:47:24-04:00

Yes, you can coat verticals with polyurea concrete floor coatings. In fact, polyurea is a good choice for coating vertical surfaces because it is very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. It is also water-resistant and will not be damaged by moisture.

Note: We do not grind or mend verticals, they are done for aesthetics purposes only,  unless it is a commercial application that needs a form cove. That is when there is a seamless transition from the floor to the wall.

garage concrete floor coaring on vertical wall

garage floor concrete coatings on vertical walls

garage floor concrete coatings on vertical walls

garage floor concrete coatings on vertical walls

Are All Concrete Floors Equal?2023-08-29T09:47:44-04:00

concert floor castings layers

No, all concrete floors are not equal. There are many factors that can affect the quality of a concrete floor, including the type of concrete used, the quality of the workmanship, and the finishing process.

The type of concrete used is one of the most important factors in determining the quality of a concrete floor. Concrete is made from a mixture of cement, water, and aggregates. The type of cement used, the ratio of cement to water, and the type of aggregates used can all affect the strength, durability, and appearance of the concrete.

The quality of the workmanship is also important. Concrete floors should be poured and finished by experienced professionals. If the concrete is not poured properly, it can develop cracks and other defects. If the concrete is not finished properly, it can be difficult to clean and maintain.

The finishing process is also important. Concrete floors can be finished in a variety of ways, including grinding, polishing, and staining. The finishing process can affect the appearance, durability, and slip resistance of the concrete.

How Do I Care for My New Concrete Floor Coating?2023-08-29T09:48:08-04:00

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It is always a good idea to take care of your belongings, and your new polyurea concrete floor coating is no exception. There are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of damaging your coating:

  • Avoid using harsh chemicals on the floor. Polyurea is a very durable material, but it can be damaged by some chemicals. If you need to use a chemical on the floor, be sure to test it in an inconspicuous area first to make sure it does not damage the coating.
  • Be careful with heavy objects. Polyurea is strong, but it can be damaged by heavy objects if they are dropped on the floor. If you need to move heavy objects, be sure to use a dolly or other lifting device.
  • Clean up spills immediately. If you spill something on the floor, be sure to clean it up immediately. This will help to prevent the spill from damaging the coating. Wax and polish the floor regularly. Waxing and polishing the floor will help to protect the coating and keep it looking its best.

If you take these precautions, you can help to ensure that your polyurea concrete floor coating will last for many years.

How Strong Is Polyurea Compared to Epoxy?2023-08-29T09:48:27-04:00

applying the top coat

Polyurea is stronger than epoxy. It is also more flexible, which makes it more resistant to cracking. Polyurea is also more resistant to chemicals and water.

In terms of tensile strength, polyurea is about 4 times stronger than epoxy. In terms of elongation, polyurea is about 98% more flexible than epoxy.

Polyurea is also more resistant to chemicals and water. It can withstand exposure to acids, bases, and solvents without breaking down. Epoxy, on the other hand, can be damaged by exposure to these chemicals.

Overall, polyurea is a stronger and more durable material than epoxy. It is a good choice for applications where strength and durability are important.

What Is the Moisture Test and How Do You Do It?2023-08-29T09:48:54-04:00

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It is important to test the moisture content of concrete before applying a coating, as the coating may not adhere properly or may fail prematurely if the concrete is too wet.

We use a moisture meter; a device that is used to measure the amount of moisture in concrete.

If the moisture content of the concrete is too high, you will need to take steps to dry it out before applying a coating. This can be done by using a fan or dehumidifier, or by opening windows and doors to allow the concrete to air dry. Once the concrete is dry, we can then apply the coating.

Does Polyurea Concrete Floor Coatings Work on Patios and Walkways?2023-11-02T09:18:02-04:00

walkway concrete floor coatings

Yes, polyurea concrete floor coatings can be used on concrete patios and walkways. In fact, they are a great option for these surfaces because they are durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. Polyurea coatings are also resistant to water, stains, and chemicals, making them ideal for outdoor use.

Here are some of the benefits of using polyurea concrete floor coatings on patios and walkways:

  • Durability: Polyurea is a very durable material and can withstand heavy foot traffic, as well as the elements.
  • Long-lasting: Polyurea coatings can last for many years with proper care.
  • Easy to clean: Polyurea coatings are easy to clean with soap and water.
  • Water-resistant: Polyurea coatings are water-resistant and will not be damaged by rain or snow.
  • Stain-resistant: Polyurea coatings are stain-resistant and will not be damaged by spills or other accidents.
  • Chemical-resistant: Polyurea coatings are chemical-resistant and will not be damaged by common household chemicals.

If you are looking for a durable, long-lasting, and easy-to-care-for floor coating for your patio or walkway, polyurea is a great option.

Is Polyurea Concrete Floor Coating Safe for Interior Floors?2023-11-02T09:17:23-04:00

interior floor with polyurea floor coating_

Yes, polyurea concrete floor coating is safe for interior floors. It is a non-toxic, non-flammable substance that is not harmful to humans or the environment. Polyurea is also water-resistant and can withstand high traffic areas.

Here are some of the benefits of using polyurea concrete floor coating for interior floors:

  • It is durable and long-lasting.
  • It is easy to clean and maintain.
  • It is resistant to water, stains, and chemicals.
  • It is slip-resistant.
  • It is aesthetically pleasing.

If you are looking for a durable, long-lasting, and easy-to-care-for floor coating for your interior floors, polyurea is a great option.

Can I Have a Concrete Floor Coating if My Garage Already Has an Epoxy Coating?2023-11-02T09:30:56-04:00

Absolutely, we remove the old epoxy coating with industrial grinders.

before and after garage transformations

Before and after photo of a garage that had an epoxy floor replaced with a polyurea floor coating

How Does Polyurea Concrete Floor Coatings Compare Against Epoxy?2023-11-02T09:28:49-04:00

garage concrete floor coatings before and after

On the left hand side is a garage floor with an epoxy coated floor (by the homeowner) which after a few years began to fade and peel. We used a grinder to remove it and replaced it with a polyspartic polyurea floor with a 15-year warranty.

Polyurea and epoxy each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Polyurea is more durable and can withstand more wear and tear, but it is also more expensive. Epoxy is less expensive, but it is not as durable and may need to be reapplied more often.

Here is a comparison of the two types of coatings:

FeaturePolyureaEpoxy
DurabilityMore durableLess durable
Water resistanceVery water resistantWater resistant
Chemical resistanceVery chemically resistantChemical resistant
Impact resistanceVery impact resistantImpact resistant
Slip resistanceSlip resistant with Different GradesSlip resistant
UV resistanceVery UV resistantUV resistant
Installation timeQuicker to installTakes longer to install
WarrantyLonger warrantyShorter warranty

If you are looking for a durable, long-lasting coating that can withstand heavy use, then polyurea is a good option.

What Material Do You Use To Repair Cracks and Damage to a Concrete Floor?2023-11-02T09:22:30-04:00

cracked concrete floors

crack repair

crack depth

We use Penntek’s award-winning concrete mender is a two-component epoxy concrete repair system that is designed to quickly and easily repair cracks, chips, and other damage to concrete surfaces. The system consists of a primer and a repair compound. The primer is applied to the damaged area and allowed to dry. The repair compound is then applied to the primer and allowed to cure. The system is easy to use and provides a durable, long-lasting repair.

Here are some of the benefits of Penntek’s award-winning concrete mender:

  • It provides a durable, long-lasting repair.
  • It is weatherproof and can withstand extreme temperatures.
  • It is available in a variety of colors to match your existing concrete.
  • It is backed by our warranty.
What Is the Concrete Floor Coating Warranty?2023-05-04T08:51:33-04:00

garage floor coating warranty

Example of an actual warranty certificate given to a customer upon the completion of their floor installation.

All Penntek (the materials used by DiStefano Brothers) floors are backed by the manufacturer’s 15-year warranty.

How Should I Clean My Polyurea Concrete Floor Coating?2023-11-02T08:43:29-04:00

interior floor with polyspartic polyurea floor coating_

Polyurea concrete floor coatings are very durable and easy to clean. You can use a mild detergent and water solution to clean most spills and messes. If you have a more stubborn stain, you can use a commercial floor cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water. Be sure to test any cleaner in an inconspicuous area before using it on the entire floor.

Here are some tips for cleaning your polyurea concrete floor coating:

  • Use a soft-bristled broom or mop to sweep or mop the floor.
  • Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the coating.
  • If you do use a commercial floor cleaner, be sure to follow the directions on the label.
  • Rinse the floor thoroughly after cleaning.
  • Allow the floor to dry completely before walking on it.

With proper care, your polyurea concrete floor coating will last for many years.

What’s the Difference Between a Professionally Installed Concrete Floor Coating and a D.I.Y Kit?2023-11-02T08:42:36-04:00

Professionally installed concrete floor coatings are typically more durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing than DIY kits. This is because professional contractors have the experience and expertise to properly prepare the concrete surface and apply the coating. They also have access to specialized equipment that is necessary for proper installation. In addition, professional contractors typically offer warranties on their work, which can give you peace of mind in case there are any problems with the finished product.

DIY kits can be a more affordable option, but they may not provide the same level of quality and durability as a professionally installed coating. In addition, DIY kits can be more time-consuming to install, and they may not result in a professional-looking finish.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to hire a professional or do it yourself depends on your budget, time constraints, and level of experience. If you are looking for a high-quality, long-lasting finish, then it is generally worth hiring a professional. However, if you are on a tight budget or are comfortable doing it yourself, then a DIY kit may be a good option.

Here are some of the pros and cons of each option:

Professionally Installed Concrete Floor Coatings

Pros:

  • More durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Warranties offered by professionals

Cons:

  • More expensive
  • Time-consuming to install

DIY Concrete Floor Coatings

Pros:

  • More affordable
  • Quicker to install

Cons:

  • May not be as durable
  • May not last as long
  • May not be as aesthetically pleasing
  • No warranties offered
Is Epoxy More Durable That Polyurea for a Concrete Floor Coating?2023-11-02T08:45:43-04:00

No, polyurea is more durable than epoxy for a concrete floor coating. Polyurea is a two-component coating that is made up of an isocyanate and a polyamine. It is applied in a liquid form and cures to a hard, durable finish. Epoxy is a three-component coating that is made up of an epoxy resin, a hardener, and a catalyst. It is also applied in a liquid form and cures to a hard, durable finish. However, polyurea is more durable than epoxy because it is more flexible. This means that it is less likely to crack or peel, even under heavy traffic or exposure to harsh chemicals. Polyurea is also more water-resistant than epoxy, making it a better choice for areas that may be exposed to moisture.

What Are the Benefits of Using a Polyurea Concrete Floor Coatings?2023-11-02T09:21:42-04:00

failed epoxy garage floor

A Failed Epoxy Floor

failed epoxy garage floor

A Failed Epoxy Floor

Polyurea concrete floor coatings are a type of protective coating that is applied to concrete floors. They offer a number of benefits over other types of floor coatings, including:

  • Durability: Polyurea coatings are extremely durable and can withstand heavy traffic, chemicals, and other wear and tear.
  • Chemical resistance: Polyurea coatings are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them ideal for use in industrial and commercial settings.
  • Water resistance: Polyurea coatings are also water-resistant, making them a good choice for use in wet areas such as garages and basements.
  • Ease of maintenance: Polyurea coatings are easy to maintain and can be cleaned with a simple detergent and water solution.
  • Aesthetics: Polyurea coatings can be applied in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing you to customize the look of your floor.
  • Long-lasting: Polyurea coatings are very long-lasting and can last for many years with proper care.

If you are looking for a durable, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain floor coating, then a polyurea concrete floor coating is a good option.

Can Epoxy be Applied To a Concrete Floor With a High Moisture Content?2023-11-02T09:20:58-04:00

failed epoxy garage floor

No, epoxy cannot be applied to concrete floors with a high moisture content. Epoxy is a water-based product, and it will not adhere to a wet surface. If you try to apply epoxy to a wet floor, it will likely peel away within a few days.

If your floor has a high moisture content, you will need to take steps to reduce the moisture level before you can apply epoxy. You can do this by:

  • Applying a moisture barrier to the floor.
  • Sealing any cracks or holes in the floor.
  • Ventilating the area to allow the moisture to evaporate.

Once the moisture level in the floor has been reduced, you can apply epoxy as usual. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure a good bond.

Here are some additional tips for applying epoxy to floors with a high moisture content:

  • Use a moisture meter to test the moisture level in the floor.
  • Apply a moisture barrier to the floor if the moisture level is above 5%.
  • Seal any cracks or holes in the floor.
  • Ventilate the area to allow the moisture to evaporate.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when applying the epoxy.
  • Allow the epoxy to cure completely before using the floor.

With proper preparation, you can successfully apply epoxy to floors with a high moisture content.

What is the Warranty?2023-05-04T08:58:50-04:00

cabinet warranty

  • 7-Year warranty for the Classic Series
  • Limited lifetime warranty for the Signature Series
How Do I Clean My Cabinets?2023-08-25T14:18:47-04:00

The cabinets are made of melamine and formica. Most multi-purpose cleaners work fine on these surfaces. There are cleaners that are specific to cabinets and countertops that are encouraged. A damp rag will often do the trick. *We highly discourage the use of citrus cleaners due to the fact that they will eat/burn the color out of your cabinet.

What Makes Our Cabinets Unique?2023-05-04T09:01:40-04:00

Gorgeous Garage Cabinets use 3mm edge banding on all doors and drawer fronts because it is very durable and won’t peel over time. We are able to mount the cabinets to directly to the wall studs, eliminating the need for legs. This makes it much easier to clean underneath the cabinets. Both our shelves and drawer glides are rated to hold 100 lbs without bowing or breaking.

What Are the Cabinets Made From?2023-05-04T09:00:27-04:00

Cabinets are made form 3/4″-1″ thick particle board coated with melamine. Melamine can come in a variety of colors, designs, and wood grains. They are moisture resistant and won’t rot or warp as compared to wood cabinets.

What Advantages Do the Wall Shelf/Racks Have Over Overhead Ceiling Shelves?2023-05-04T09:12:50-04:00

They can hold at least four times the weight capacity. There will be no stress cracks as typically seen in ceiling racks. They do not affect the amount of light in the garage. Items can be stacked as high as the ceiling will allow. The height can be exactly customized to your needs. There is an added option to hang items under the shelves with bars and hooks.

How Difficult Is It Difficult To Put Things Up and Get Things Down Off of the Shelves?2023-05-04T09:13:31-04:00

Not at all, if you apply safe ladder and lifting practices. We recommend that the containers for the shelves are packed at a weight that the shelf user can easily lift the containers at least head height. Use only a sturdy “step” ladder positioned so that you are walking toward the shelf. Place the ladder so the top is at least two or three feet away from the shelf. It can be helpful to hand containers to others on the ground. Avoid twisting while lifting.

What Is the Weight Capacity of the Bars and Hooks?2023-04-27T09:04:25-04:00

The Monkey bars are designed to hold distributed weight of 200 lbs. Depending on which one is used, the hooks can hold from 30 to 100 lbs. The longer hooks have less capacity than the shorter hooks. The wider the rear support, the greater capacity.

Does the Weight Capacity Include the Rack?2023-05-04T09:04:26-04:00

If you have 1,000 lbs distributed weight on the upper shelf (every 4 feet), there is still plenty capacity to put several hundred pounds of weight on the rack, especially with the bars closer to the wall. The shelves have been tested to hold over four times the advertised rating for safety.

What Is the Warranty for the Monkey Bar Shelving System?2023-05-04T09:05:12-04:00

We have a limited lifetime warranty for brackets, bars, hooks and hardware. If any of these things break under normal use, they will be replaced.

What Kinds of Items Are Best Store on Our Overhead Storage Racks?2023-05-04T09:37:14-04:00

While items are easily accessed with a ladder, its best to use these racks to store items that are used more infrequently, leaving lower spaces to store items that are used daily or weekly. Your Authorized Gorgeous Garage dealer can provide storage racks for hanging your frequently used items so that they are readily accessible.

Why Use Ceiling Storage?2023-08-25T14:17:49-04:00

Since you have paid for every square foot of space in your home, it only make sense to use all of it. Overhead storage racks allow you to utilize space that is typically left empty, allowing you to use floor space more effectively.

Can the Cabinets Be Configured for Different Storage Needs?2023-05-04T09:38:52-04:00

Absolutely! Our overhead racks are modular and can be joined together in many sizes and configurations. We can design a system that meet your needs.

What Is the Warranty?2023-05-04T09:39:47-04:00

There is a limited lifetime warranty on our overhead storage racks. Read the details of the warranty here.

How Much Storage Space Do They Have?2023-05-04T09:40:29-04:00

Each unit is designed to adjust in several different ways to maximize the available storage space. At maximum capacity, each 4X8 unit has 120 cubic feet of storage space.

Are They Safe?2023-08-25T14:08:06-04:00

When properly installed the units are completely safe and secure. Our overhead storage racks are built to install on 4 trusses so that the weight is carried by more load-bearing members. In addition, there is a 2” safety lip around the edge of the platform to prevent storage items from being pushed off of the platform. Authorized Gorgeous Garage dealers are well trained to ensure that proper installation procedures are followed.

How Much Weight Can They Hold?2023-05-04T10:09:57-04:00

Each 4×8 unit is rated for 750 lbs when hung from the ceiling and 1000 lbs when one side is mounted to a wall.

What Are the Disadvantages of Using Epoxy For a Concrete Garage Floor?2023-11-02T09:25:33-04:00

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Epoxy is a popular choice for garage floor coating because it is durable, easy to clean, and resistant to chemicals and stains. However, there are some disadvantages to using epoxy for a concrete garage floor.

  • Time to cure. Epoxy floor coating takes several days to cure completely, which can be inconvenient if you need to use your garage during that time.
  • Slippery. Epoxy floor coating can be slippery when wet, so it is important to be careful when walking on it.
  • Not scratch-resistant. Epoxy floor coating can be scratched, so it is important to be careful not to drag heavy objects across it.
  • Not chip-resistant. Epoxy floor coating can chip, so it is important to be careful not to drop heavy objects on it.

It is important to be aware of the disadvantages of epoxy before you make a decision.

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