Frequently Asked Questions

Know what to know and expect before you book a concrete floor coating project.

Concrete moisture test in progress.
A moisture test is essential — beware of any contractor that doesn't perform one before finalizing your proposal!
Floor grinder and HEPA air scrubber.
We bring our own generator to power our industrial grinders and air scrubbers.
Concrete crack repair before floor coating
We grind and seal any significant cracks in your concrete as part of our prep process.
Applying the base coat to a concrete floor coating project.
After surface prep is complete, a gray or tan base layer is applied.

Yes! In most cases we complete your entire residential garage floor — from prep to top coat — between 8 am and 6 pm on your scheduled work day. You can walk on the floor in a few hours, and drive on it the next day.

While traditional epoxy floor coatings can take your garage out of commission for several days, our technologically advanced coatings cure much faster.

All concrete retains some water, and a moisture test measures the amount. Any reputable coatings company should perform a moisture test on your concrete before finalizing your proposal, because too much moisture will prevent the coating system from adhering properly.

If your concrete reads more than 5.5% moisture content, it’s critical to apply a moisture barrier before coating.

Fortunately very few projects in your area require a moisture barrier. If required, a moisture barrier increases cost and adds an extra day to the project.

Our surface preparation process begins with grinding, filling and sealing any significant cracks in your floor.

The color chips in our standard 3-layer coating system do a fantastic job of hiding imperfections, so you’ll never know they were there.

These are common in concrete slabs, and won’t be a problem at all. We have a few options depending on your situation.

When we meet for your initial consultation or moisture test, we’ll have a look and help you decide on the best solution.

Yep, this is part of your concrete slab, and we’ll coat the vertical surface to match the rest of your floor.

We can coat almost anything made of concrete, thanks to our superior quick-curing products. However, we sometimes recommend going with a high-quality masonry paint for your concrete stairs and cove base to achieve a more uniform look.

Our technician needs to have a look at your floor, either by video-chat or in person. Video-chat works great for most consultations if you use your phone and show us your project space.

We’ll estimate your project space, assess the condition of your concrete, and help you determine the best solution for your needs.

No, just arrange for us to have access to your garage or project space, and you’ll come home to a brand new coated floor at the end of the day. Please be sure everything has been cleared off the floor when we arrive.

All we need is a clear, bare space. Please remove everything off your garage floor before we arrive. Some of our customers have found it useful to rent a small moving truck for temporary storage of garage items.
Yes. Our crew starts work immediately upon arrival, so please make sure the entire floor to be coated is clear and accessible.
Full garage? We get it. The simplest and most economical storage solution for most of our customers is to rent a U-Haul truck for 3 days. Just back it in the driveway, load it, lock it and leave it until the day after the project.
Absolutely not! And no other flooring contractor should ask to use your power, either.

Our industrial diamond grinders and HEPA-filtered air scrubbers would overload a standard household circuit. That’s why we bring our own 15 kilowatt generators, which supply all the power we need. They’re noisy like a lawnmower, but we’ll do our best to direct it away from your living space if you’re home.
You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your garage stays with our floor coating system. For general tidying, you’ll find a leaf blower is far more effective at removing dust and dirt that it was with your old concrete floor.

For periodic cleaning, warm vinegar water and a mop is all you need.

Do NOT pressure wash your new floor because this can damage the topcoat!

Once the top-coat is fully cured, your floor is impervious to most chemicals, oils, etc. The one exception is strong acids (e.g. battery acid), which will eventually eat through almost anything, including a chemical floor coating.

In the event you have a battery leak, please be sure to clean it up with water and vinegar right away.

As with any flooring surface, avoid sliding anything sharp and heavy across your floor, as this can scratch the surface.

Not under normal, dry conditions. However, any surface can become slippery when wet due to hydroplaning or ice accumulation.

The chip layer in our standard 3-layer coating system adds texture to your floor to discourage hydroplaning, and we include an anti-slip grit to your topcoat to help keep your feet on the ground where they belong.

Yes! In most cases we complete your entire residential garage floor — from prep to top coat — between 8 am and 6 pm on your scheduled work day. You can walk on the floor in a few hours, and drive on it the next day.

While traditional epoxy floor coatings can take your garage out of commission for several days, our technologically advanced coatings cure much faster.

All concrete retains some water, and a moisture test measures the amount. Any reputable coatings company should perform a moisture test on your concrete before finalizing your proposal, because too much moisture will prevent the coating system from adhering properly.

If your concrete reads more than 5.5% moisture content, it’s critical to apply a moisture barrier before coating.

Fortunately very few projects in your area require a moisture barrier. If required, a moisture barrier increases cost and adds an extra day to the project.
Concrete moisture test in progress.
A moisture test is essential — beware of any contractor that doesn't perform one before finalizing your proposal!

Our surface preparation process begins with grinding, filling and sealing any significant cracks in your floor.

The color chips in our standard 3-layer coating system do a fantastic job of hiding imperfections, so you’ll never know they were there.

These are common in concrete slabs, and won’t be a problem at all. We have a few options depending on your situation.

When we meet for your initial consultation or moisture test, we’ll have a look and help you decide on the best solution.
Concrete crack repair before floor coating
We grind and seal any significant cracks in your concrete as part of our prep process.

We can coat almost anything made of concrete, thanks to our superior quick-curing products. However, we usually recommend going with a high-quality masonry paint for your concrete stairs and cove base for a few reasons:

  1. It usually looks better, especially on cove base. Most cove base tends to be pretty rough, even after we hit it with a hand grinder. With masonry paint, we can achieve a more uniform look.
  2. It costs less. In fact, we’ll paint the concrete stairs and cove base in most residential floor coating projects at no additional charge.
  3. It performs great. You won’t be driving on your stairs and cove base. A quality masonry paint will last for years, and you can easily change the color in the future if you change the color of your walls.

Yep, this is part of your concrete slab, and we’ll coat the vertical surface to match the rest of your floor.

Applying the base coat to a concrete floor coating project.
After surface prep is complete, a gray or tan base layer is applied.
Our technician needs to have a look at your floor, either by video-chat or in person. Video-chat works great for most consultations if you use your phone and show us your project space.

We’ll estimate your project space, assess the condition of your concrete, and help you determine the best solution for your needs.

No, just arrange for us to have access to your garage or project space, and you’ll come home to a brand new coated floor at the end of the day. Please be sure everything has been cleared off the floor when we arrive.

All we need is a clear, bare space. Please remove everything off your garage floor before we arrive. Some of our customers have found it useful to rent a small moving truck for temporary storage of garage items.
Yes. Our crew starts work immediately upon arrival, so please make sure the entire floor to be coated is clear and accessible.
Full garage? We get it. The simplest and most economical storage solution for most of our customers is to rent a U-Haul truck for 3 days. Just back it in the driveway, load it, lock it and leave it until the day after the project.
Absolutely not! And no other flooring contractor should ask to use your power, either.

Our industrial diamond grinders and HEPA-filtered air scrubbers would overload a standard household circuit. That’s why we bring our own 15 kilowatt generators, which supply all the power we need. They’re noisy like a lawnmower, but we’ll do our best to direct it away from your living space if you’re home.
Floor grinder and HEPA air scrubber.
We bring our own generator to power our industrial grinders and air scrubbers.
You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your garage stays with our floor coating system. For general tidying, you’ll find a leaf blower is far more effective at removing dust and dirt that it was with your old concrete floor.

For periodic cleaning, warm vinegar water and a mop is all you need.

Do NOT pressure wash your new floor because this can damage the topcoat!

Once the top-coat is fully cured, your floor is impervious to most chemicals, oils, etc. The one exception is strong acids (e.g. battery acid), which will eventually eat through almost anything, including a chemical floor coating.

In the event you have a battery leak, please be sure to clean it up with water and vinegar right away.

As with any flooring surface, avoid sliding anything sharp and heavy across your floor, as this can scratch the surface.

Not under normal, dry conditions. However, any surface can become slippery when wet due to hydroplaning or ice accumulation.

The chip layer in our standard 3-layer coating system adds texture to your floor to discourage hydroplaning, and we include an anti-slip grit to your topcoat to help keep your feet on the ground where they belong.

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