Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the right polished concrete for my project?
There are lots of different grit levels to polished concrete. Generally, polished concrete floors range from 200 grit to 1,200 grit. The level of reflectiveness and shine increases in order from lowest to highest. We are able to provide options that will best suit your needs from rustic to the modern reflectiveness.
You can also use concrete dye. Concrete dye is most often used to tint a polished concrete slab. These dyes are not safe from the uv rays of the sun, which means they cannot be used on concrete outdoors. When using a concrete dye you should install it with a high-quality concrete sealer so that it does not fade in areas with a lot of foot or vehicle traffic.
Where can an epoxy floor be installed?
What is the cost of an epoxy floor?
An epoxy floor with a single color can start at $5 per square foot. The options you choose can increase the price range to $12-$15 per square foot for an epoxy floor system.
Are epoxy floors slippery?
We can apply an anti-slip coating to the epoxy floor system installed at your home, business or industrial facility
How long does an epoxy floor last?
Epoxy floors from a big box store, home improvement store or, painter don’t last too long. If you have a 100% industrial epoxy floor, many times it can last a lifetime with the right maintenance program. Epoxy floors are durable if applied correctly to a well ground concrete floor and then maintained properly. The average life expectancy of an epoxy floor is 15 years.
How long does it take between calling for service and the work beginning?
Usually we are able to accommodate a new job within 3 weeks.
Can you remove old coatings?
Yes, we can remove old coatings on your concrete floors. We can also remove glue mastic and thinset.
Can you resurface cracked concrete?
We are determined to assist our customers with any type of flooring issue they might have. This includes large or small cracks in concrete. We can also repair discolored or spalling concrete.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes, we offer a warranty on select floors. We also have to do a full evaluation of the concrete slab and condition including any moisture issues within the concrete substrate.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, typically we require a 50% deposit.
Can i apply epoxy coatings myself?
The details are very important when applying stain or adding epoxy to a concrete floor, which means the outcome could be messy if not done properly. A 1,000+ -pound grinder will need to be used for the project. Plugging this into an outlet in your home could cause serious electrical issues. Each different stain is applied to the concrete in a different manner. Most standard epoxy DIY kits come with an acid etching material and the coating comes up in 1-3 years because the concrete is not prepared properly.