Garage Floor Coating

Concrete Experts, Industry Leaders Garage Floor Coating of MN is the largest residential concrete company in Minnesota and is continually recognized as leaders in the concrete industry. Our experience dealing with concrete construction, installation, repair, and concrete floor finishes has equipped us with not just the knowledge, but also the understanding, of what causes concrete and coating to fail. Our concrete services and garage floor finishes are unlike any other in the Midwest. We use the most advanced LAVINA® equipment for our concrete grinding and polishing processes. By using LAVINA® technology, we are able to provide you with the best concrete and garage floor coating, starting at the most fundamental level. Every GFC garage floor and concrete surface features vapor barriers, rebar construction, and strength capacity of 4500psi. We have five industrial quality systems to choose from, to meet any budget and provide any desired look. With our products being truly UV protected, you can be assured that your floor will look just as beautiful 10–20 years down the road as it does the day after we complete your floor. We have over 25 years of experience providing concrete coating services Minneapolis residents trust. At GFC, we feel we are the best in providing total customer satisfaction and attention to detail. We treat each project as if it were our own. These values are instilled in each one of our employees ensuring that your expectations will be exceeded. When homeowners want the best garage floor coating Minneapolis has to offer, they contact Garage Floor Coating of MN. The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is gone!
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Garage Floor Coating

Concrete Experts, Industry Leaders Garage Floor Coating of MN is the largest residential concrete company in Minnesota and is continually recognized as leaders in the concrete industry. Our experience dealing with concrete construction, installation, repair, and concrete floor finishes has equipped us with not just the knowledge, but also the understanding, of what causes concrete and coating to fail. Our concrete services and garage floor finishes are unlike any other in the Midwest. We use the most advanced LAVINA® equipment for our concrete grinding and polishing processes. By using LAVINA® technology, we are able to provide you with the best concrete and garage floor coating, starting at the most fundamental level. Every GFC garage floor and concrete surface features vapor barriers, rebar construction, and strength capacity of 4500psi. We have five industrial quality systems to choose from, to meet any budget and provide any desired look. With our products being truly UV protected, you can be assured that your floor will look just as beautiful 10–20 years down the road as it does the day after we complete your floor. We have over 25 years of experience providing concrete coating services Minneapolis residents trust. At GFC, we feel we are the best in providing total customer satisfaction and attention to detail. We treat each project as if it were our own. These values are instilled in each one of our employees ensuring that your expectations will be exceeded. When homeowners want the best garage floor coating Minneapolis has to offer, they contact Garage Floor Coating of MN.
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Garage Floor Coating

Next Up How to Paint a Concrete Floor How to turn a bland concrete slab into a stunning painted floor How to Lay Garage Floor Tiles These simple steps demonstrate how to install PVC floor tiles in your garage. How to Refinish a Garage Floor Give your garage an updated look by applying an epoxy finish on the floor. How to Paint Wood Floors Add a stylish touch to a room by painting a diamond pattern onto a wood floor. How to Paint a Linoleum Floor Turn a linoleum floor into a work of art with paint. Follow these instructions to paint and install this custom-made linoleum floor. How to Install Polyvinyl Floor Find out how to transform your cluttered garage into another room for your house using polyvinyl flooring. How to Install a Skim Coat for a Concrete Floor Adding a skim coat is important because it will strengthen the floor, and when colored, acts as a primer coat for the second hand-trowelled coat of finish. How to Stamp a Concrete Porch Floor Rock Solid hosts Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico show how to use overlay and a pattern stamp to rework a cracked and peeling concrete porch floor. The result is a stylish porch surface resembling slate at a fraction of the cost. How to Repair Holes in Concrete Floors Learn how to fill holes in a concrete floor. How to Install a Concrete Floor Laying an interior concrete floor is usually a renovation project that takes place in your basement. Learn how to remove an old wood floor, prepare a base and pour a concrete floor.
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How to Paint a Concrete Floor How to turn a bland concrete slab into a stunning painted floor How to Lay Garage Floor Tiles These simple steps demonstrate how to install PVC floor tiles in your garage. How to Refinish a Garage Floor Give your garage an updated look by applying an epoxy finish on the floor. How to Paint Wood Floors Add a stylish touch to a room by painting a diamond pattern onto a wood floor. How to Paint a Linoleum Floor Turn a linoleum floor into a work of art with paint. Follow these instructions to paint and install this custom-made linoleum floor. How to Install Polyvinyl Floor Find out how to transform your cluttered garage into another room for your house using polyvinyl flooring. How to Install a Skim Coat for a Concrete Floor Adding a skim coat is important because it will strengthen the floor, and when colored, acts as a primer coat for the second hand-trowelled coat of finish. How to Stamp a Concrete Porch Floor Rock Solid hosts Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico show how to use overlay and a pattern stamp to rework a cracked and peeling concrete porch floor. The result is a stylish porch surface resembling slate at a fraction of the cost. How to Repair Holes in Concrete Floors Learn how to fill holes in a concrete floor. How to Install a Concrete Floor Laying an interior concrete floor is usually a renovation project that takes place in your basement. Learn how to remove an old wood floor, prepare a base and pour a concrete floor.
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Step One // How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor Floor Finish Overview Illustration by Gregory Nemec Floor Finish Overview Applying an epoxy coating to a concrete floor is as easy as painting walls, but as with painting, the success is in the prep work. Once the calculations, color choices, and cleaning are taken care of, the actual application will seem like the easiest part. To bond well, epoxy requires an even, slightly rough, and totally clean surface. That means patching any potholes and cracks and allowing them to cure fully. Concrete must be at least 60 days old and not sealed for the epoxy to adhere. You can tell if your floor already has a sealer if water beads on it or if you get to Step 2 in this process and the etching solution doesn’t foam; if that’s the case, you’ll need to take off the sealer with a chemical stripper or a special machine. (Painted floors can be recoated if there’s no peeling.) Stripping the floor, however, does not clean it. Any grease or dirt will compromise the epoxy adhesion, so cleaning and etching is a step that should not be rushed. Different manufacturers offer different types of cleaners, so check out the ingredients before you choose what type is best for you. Chemical cleaners vary widely, from harsh degreasers and etchers to safer but less effective organics. You can cut down on the elbow grease by renting a machine called a floor maintainer for about $40 a day. Epoxy coatings typically come in kits with everything you need. Once you choose one, determine if you’ll need to order extra supplies. Manufacturers may suggest two coats of the epoxy paint and top coat, but most standard kits only supply enough for one coat. If you choose to add color flakes, which will help hide concrete’s inherent imperfections, determine how heavily you’ll broadcast them across the floor so you don’t come up short. Also, if your garage’s foundation rises above grade at the bottom of the walls, you may want to consider coating another few inches up the vertical surfaces to make cleaning the garage easier. Then decide if you want to include an antiskid additive, granules that give the finished floor a sandpaperlike surface. This may be a good option in rainy or ice-prone regions. Once the floor is clean and ready for its coating, it all comes down to timing. Choose a day to do the work when the concrete won’t be damp from rainy weather and when the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees; otherwise the application can bubble and peel. Then, once you mix the epoxy paint and hardener, you only have about 2 hours to work with it, so you’ll need to plan out in advance how best to paint yourself out of the garage, starting in a back corner. The hardest part is waiting: The typical drying time between each step is 12 to 24 hours. And once the whole floor is done, you still have to hold off parking the car on it for another 72 hours.

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