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Clean Garage Floor in Mechanicsburg, PA

Garage floor upgraded with decorative chip coatings.


Project Details at a Glance

LOCATION Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (Cumberland County)
PROJECT Garage Floor Coatings
COATING SYSTEM Decorative Chip, Epoxy & Polyaspartic Polyurea
FLOOR SIZE 445 Square Feet
  YEAR   2023
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Garage Floor in Mechanicsburg Upgraded

This garage in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania turned to STRONGHOLD FLOORS to coat their old concrete floor. Our epoxy, decorative chip floor coatings are durable and perfectly tailored to every homeowners' needs. With decades of experience across our team, homeowners can rest assured that their garage floor is in safe, capable hands. This Mechanicsburg garage took 1.5 days to complete.

The decorative chip flooring in this garage is comprised of:

  • Base coat: 100% solids, medium gray epoxy with full broadcast of chips.
  • Top coat: Clear polyaspartic with 46 grit aluminum oxide.
  • System color: Somerset 1/4'' decorative chip blend on medium gray.

This job, like many other residential garages, went through our usual steps for installation. First, the crew ground the concrete floor down to a concrete surface profile of 2 (CSP 2). This procedure removes any surface contaminants, such as oil, that could negatively affect the epoxy bonding with the concrete. It also imparts the necessary scratch pattern and open porosity.

The crew then filled any cracks with epoxy joint fillers. Once the cracks were out of the way, the crew applied the epoxy coating. After the coating was applied, Somerset 1/4'' decorative chip flakes were broadcast over the wet epoxy coatings.

The crew returned the following day to allow time for the epoxy coating to bond with the concrete and harden. On the second day, the crew began by removing any loose chips using a blower and scraping any remaining chips that stuck up from the floor. Once the floor was scraped, the crew applied a clear polyaspartic top coat to the floor. 46 grit aluminum oxide was also added to increase traction.

This garage floor was able to be walked on the next day, and normal vehicle traffic was able to resume after 48 hours. Note that overnight temperatures affect the curing process of our coatings. If it goes below 50 degrees overnight, we recommend waiting an additional day before driving over the floor coatings.

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