Proper Floor Coatings System Selection
Get the right flooring solution the first time!
STRONGHOLD FLOORS recommends all owners determine what their objectives are and then call us to discuss which concrete floor coating systems are appropriate. The systems shown in the diagram below are the most common, but others do exist.
While “epoxy” is the term most commonly used, often the correct systems combine epoxy basecoats with polyaspartic, polyurethane or polyurea topcoats. The use and maintenance of the floor will often dictate which chemicals are appropriate. Our staff can assist you with that determination.
See the FAQs below for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Floor coatings may be poured and rolled, sprayed or trowel-down. These installation methods are based upon the physical properties and applied thicknesses of the floor coating materials.
- Not stained by splash spills
- No grout to maintain
- Greater impact resistance
- Ease of cleaning
- Lower maintenance
- Type of system installed
- Type of normal wear and tear
- Chemical and UV exposure
- Type and frequency of cleaning
The staff of STRONGHOLD FLOORS will assist you with proper floor coating system selection.
The epoxy paint kits or garage floor paint kits are essentially glorified latex or enamel paints. These paint or epoxy kits lack the bonding strength, UV resistance, chemical resistance, abrasion/impact resistance and overall durability of our coatings.
Ask any co-worker, friend or neighbor who has applied one of the Do-It-Yourself epoxy paint kits how it has held up to the hot tires or daily use. You will quickly learn why homeowners, builders and companies turn to STRONGHOLD FLOORS for their floor coating needs.
Softer or porous concrete may require additional coatings layers or a primer. Heavily damaged slabs may require a skimcoat or other more involved type of repair.
Our staff will conduct a site survey and design a coating system that is appropriate for the concrete slab.
We can assist with a more definitive answer. It is possible to greatly reduce the curing time by making changes to the concrete mix design.
Our staff will prepare the concrete floor correctly. That involves removing all mastics and glue prior to installation of the first layer of coatings.
Commercial and industrial uses will vary greatly. Some of our customer follow the same regiment as a residential customer. Some have the need to clean daily with walk-behind or ride-on autoscrubbers.
STRONGHOLD FLOORS will assist with determining a cleaning/maintenance schedule. Contact us to learn more.