Epoxy Flooring

All done!  New garage floor with Epoxy

All done! New garage floor with Epoxy

Epoxy flooring is becoming a very popular choice among the many flooring options available to commercial facilities and homeowners today. In this post, we will discuss why this is the case and more.

What is Epoxy Flooring?

Although there are variations to this definition, for all intents and purposes, Epoxy Flooring is a non-porous, adhesive, plastic-like paint that forms a strong chemical bond to the existing floor.

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Garage Floor Paint

Garage Floor Paint

Garage Floor Paint

“Why in the world would somebody paint their garage floor? That’s where I park my car, it doesn’t have to look good and it doesn’t have to be clean! ” -Every Practical Guy

Well, not everybody feels this way. Garage floors are becoming like any other area of the house – a place to “improve,” to make look better and to make it easier to clean and maintain. Many times people confuse garage floor paint with epoxy flooring. In this post, we will talk about actually using garage floor paint, not epoxy flooring. You can read about epoxy flooring in a different post here.

What is Garage Floor Paint?

Although Epoxy Flooring and garage floor paint are both applied with rollers, and you would wear “painting” clothes when applying them, they are very different from a chemical and performance standpoint.

Garage floor paint is latex-based, like most paint you would use on a wall in your house. Epoxy flooring can be made from one or two parts, and is acrylic-based.

Why Would I Choose Paint Over Epoxy?

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Rubber Flooring

Rubber Flooring - Recycling at its best

Rubber Flooring – Recycling at its best

Rubber Flooring is a great way to get a cushioned, durable, easy-to-clean floor surface for use in residential or commercial applications. It has long been the first choice for high-end gyms and clubs, and many homeowners are using it to create play areas for their children, or for home gym areas. In this post we will discuss the different options of rubber flooring available, the differing qualities, and the advantages and benefits.

What is Rubber Flooring?

Rubber flooring is just what it sounds like – a material used to cover a sub-floor, typically made from recycled rubber (usually tires). It comes in many different formats – tiles, folding mats, rolls, interlocking tiles, and sheets. In many instances it is not adhered to the sub-floor and just sits right on top of it. Depending on how slippery your sub-floor is, rubber flooring will not shift or move (unlike rugs or carpets), despite not being adhered with glue or staples. Rubber flooring does not require the use of a pad underneath either. It’s pretty simple – buy it, put it down, done.

Varieties and Qualities

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Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete with Etching and Dye, Boulder Dam, Las Vegas

Polished Concrete with Etching and Dye, Boulder Dam, Las Vegas

Polished concrete is an excellent, low-maintenance flooring option for commercial or residential spaces. It is almost always shiny (but not slippery), requires no wax or coatings, and requires almost no maintenance besides normal dusting and mopping. In this post we will explore the advantages of polished concrete and discuss the basics.

What is Polished Concrete?

Polished concrete is just regular concrete that’s been polished through a series of mechanical processes and an application of hardening chemicals. Polished concrete can be stained or dyed to create stunning floor designs. Continue reading

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Concrete Stain

Concrete Stain

Concrete Stain

Concrete Stain is another flooring option that is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and commercial operators. In this post we will explore the reasons, and the basic information about concrete stain.

What is Concrete Stain

Think of concrete stain as a tool to color concrete and give it some water resistance. It can dramatically transform the concrete, however, so calling it “just a color option” may be over-simplified. Other sealers can be used to give it a high-gloss and more water-resistant qualities.

Where Can I Apply Concrete Stain?

Just about any existing concrete surface can be stained. These days we are seeing concrete used for floors, walls, counter tops, patios, and even fireplace surrounds. The possibilities with concrete are endless. Continue reading

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