Lifetime Epoxy Floors in tens years has grown to become the largest residential garage floor installation company in Alabama. The company, located in Boaz, Alabama, installs garage floors in Birmingham Metro, Huntsville Metro and all parts of North Alabama.
Their D-A-C, "Day After Closing" program is extremely popular with new home builders. They do "1-day" residential garage installs and back every garage floor with a "Lifetime Warranty" that is transferable 1 time should you sell your home.
The company is widely known and respected for their high quality and outstanding customer service. They have earned and maintained an A+ BBB Rating.
Lifetime Epoxy Floors provides customers with free, no obligation, estimates. To get a free estimate, you may call 1-800-214-4311 or click this FREE ESTIMATE SIGN-UP LINK. Simply fill out the form and click submit. It only takes seconds to do.
By Edward Winslow - Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author
Epoxy garage floors coatings - The best systems have a few coats of primer with urethane top coat. Typically about 6-8 colors. Epoxy is an industrial finish and has been used in warehouses for years. The basic epoxy paint in home improvement stores typically is not strong enough to endure the hot tires caused by road friction. It is critical to profile the concrete floor to give some "tooth" for the epoxy to bite onto.
Epoxy systems - for garage floors a water or solvent based primer coat topped with a urethane. the strongest system is a primer coat with a second coat of 100% solids epoxy topped with a urethane. With this system colored quartz or color chips can be applied to the wet epoxy when on the floor. A second epoxy can be applied the next day with another layer of quartz or chips followed by a urethane top coat.
Install - 1 day for surface prep then 2 more days for basic urethane system. For advanced install with 100% solids epoxy allow at least an additional day for 1 coat or 2 days for 2 coats.
Custom - can be basic gray or for those who are experienced unlimited custom decorative results can be achieved. Metallic finishes are available but require professional installation
Durable - very durable. Resists hot tires and chemicals. Surface prep is critical for bonding to concrete
Pricing - Basic Urethane systems are approximately 75 cents per square foot or $350.00 for 450 square foot 2 car garage. 100% solids system about $1.00 per square foot or $450.00 for 450 square foot 2 car garage. High build quartz and chip systems run about $2.00 per square foot or $900.00 for a 450 square foot 2 car garage.
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By Al Barnes Lifetime Epoxy Floors Guest Author
One of the best ways to protect to your garage floor from normal wear and tear and other damage is to apply a good quality garage floor coating. There are several options including garage floor paint and concrete floor sealants but the best results are obtained with an epoxy coating applied over the concrete. The epoxy is strong and durable and will often times last over ten years with no noticeable problems.
Lifetime Epoxy Floors of Boaz, Alabama is one of the most respected names in epoxy garage floors in the Southeast. The 10 year-old company back every garage floor with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Epoxy is a great material to work with because it is easy to prepare and apply but it cures to a very hard surface that stands up well to garage floor traffic and spills. It is chemically inert so there is no problem with spilled gasoline, oil, brake fluid and other liquids that naturally accumulate on the floor when you are doing your car repairs. Paint, on the other hand, will often time bubble up and peel off when some of these products are spilled on it.
The garage floor epoxy coating comes in two containers which individually contain the resin and the hardener. Once the floor surface is prepared by a thorough cleaning with soap and water and then a weak muriatic acid solution, it is allowed to dry. Then the homeowner mixes the two parts of the epoxy solution together. A power drill with an attached auger works well for this mixing. The mixture is then spread out over the floor usually with a roller and allowed to harden.
The time to cure is based primarily on the temperature of the environment. If it is winter and cold you may want to use a space heater to bring the temperature up into the 60 degree range. Usually the floor can be walked on after about 24 hours and within a few days it has completely hardened.
Once cured, the floor coating will withstand substantial abuse with even arc welding sparks not affecting it as long as the welding is done at bench height. The epoxy will also not hot peel which is a problem with asphalt products.
Installing an epoxy garage floor is not difficult and can easily be done in a weekend. After the curing process you will have a garage floor coating that will last for years to come. Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Al_Barnes/409092 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3801072
Lifetime Epoxy Floors: Add Value to the Home You are Selling With a Garage Floor Epoxy Coating
By Lifetime Epoxy Floors Guest Author: Edward Winslow
Getting maximum dollar when you sell a home today requires certain upgrades. Remodeling the garage is an inexpensive way to add value and to get maximum "wow" effect. When a prospective buyer opens the garage door seeing a nice floor, they get excited. The house has credibility giving the prospective buyer confidence that the home is solid.
Lifetime Epoxy Floors, of Boaz, Alabama, is one of the Southeast's most known and respected companies when it comes to garage floor quality. The 10 year old company has an A+ BBB Rating and backed every floor with a Lifetime Warranty.
Start With A High Performance Coating
There are lots of options available. You may have seen kits available at home improvement stores. Don't be fooled by the nice labeling on the box with a nice yellow or red car sports car. Inexpensive epoxy paint doesn't have the capability to perform on most concrete floors. Moisture which is in every piece of concrete is continually emitting a vapor and pushes salts to the surface. This is what causes chipping and delamination. It's caused by capillary pressure or in extreme cases hydrostatic pressure.
The inexpensive coatings are very thin with every blemish bleeding through. A high performance epoxy is a thick coating of approximately 11-15 mils. Thin, inexpensive floor paints might be only 4-5 mils when wet and less when they dry. Ask about mil thickness before you buy.
Surface Prep Is Critical For Long Term Performance
80% of all floor coating failures is due to improper surface preparation. Make sure that you use a high quality crack filler or patch product. Cutting corners on quality means problems later. If your patch or crack delaminates so will your coating. Again, just because the product says crack filler on the label doesn't mean it works.
Make sure that you etch the concrete surface first. Professional applicators use a shotblaster which is a walk behind machine that shoots tiny ball bearings at the surface. This abrades the concrete making the surface feel and look like coarse sandpaper. This process increases the surface area for the epoxy to adhere to.
As effective is etching the concrete with an acid. There are two types, gel and liquid acid. Liquid acids are typically very weak, inconsistent and overly saturate your concrete with water. Again moisture is the enemy of any coating. You can get the same result etching your concrete with a gel acid. Gel acids have been a big breakthrough for the Do It Yourself epoxy market. They are safe and easy to apply by just rolling on and they work. The results are just like shotblasting.
Hot Tire and Chemical Resistance
You've probably seen painted garage floors that are peeling off the floor where the tires travel. Some times you'll even see a path that follows the tires with extreme failure where tires stop. Tires get hot from friction with the road. This extreme heat will cause all but high performance epoxies to break down. When epoxies are mixed the chemicals cross link like a chain which gives them strength. Inexpensive products don't have the capability to handle the extreme heat from tires. Their cross linking is weak.
Decorative Chip Systems
Concrete floors are never flat. They have highs and lows that are the result of human imperfection and how concrete cures. When you apply decorative chips into epoxy it takes your eye away from imperfections and adds a decorative result. You can apply a light chip broadcast which lightly scatters the chips or a full chip broadcast that gives complete coverage. Only a thick high performance epoxy will enable you to apply a full broadcast.
Cabinets and Shelving
Once your floor is complete you can think about adding cabinets and shelves. The full package of flooring and cabinets really creates the wow factor if you are looking to add value to a home. The garage remodeling market is huge but not everyone has made the investment. If you are a seller looking for a solution to make your property stand out a few thousand dollar investment in your garage will make all the difference.
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Garage floors are usually dirty, dingy, dull and unattractive. These negatives can be quickly turned around with the use of a garage floor coating. Garage floor coatings come in an array of colors and styles to go with any house.
The floor coating can be installed with or with out the flecks depending on which the consumer prefers.
Applying garage floor coatings can protect and seal concrete, make cleaning up spills and stains easier and add a finished look to the garage area. These epoxy coatings are also ideal in basements, mud rooms, kennels, and on patios. Anywhere you need a durable, protective finish on a concrete surface.
Cleaning the coated surface is easily done with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner diluted with water and applied with a mop, sponge or squeegee. Do not use a power washer or chemicals on the flooring after the epoxy coating has been applied.
If the flooring gets a scratch, in most cases the scratch will not spread or widen. To fix a scratch, lightly sand the area and re-apply the floor coating to the damaged area.
Applying another coat to the entire surface can be done whenever desired and usually consists of sanding the entire floor surface and then applying the new epoxy coating.
A garage with coated flooring will appeal to buyers and add value to the home. Lifetime Epoxy Floor Coatings provide a finished and clean appearance and dirt does not show as well on the new floor.
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By Dwayne Nawrocki, Lifetime Epoxy Floors Expert Guest Author
So you followed all of the manufacturer's instructions, but still find that your garage floor epoxy is peeling and flaking? Unfortunately, rather than a faulty product, this most likely boils down to a case of improper preparation before you put the coating down on your concrete.
Without the correct steps to prep and clean the concrete, the paint most likely never properly adhered to its surface, and hidden cracks within the coating allowed moisture to collect beneath the coating destroying your epoxy finish.
This is a problem most often encountered with do-it-yourselfers who become so eager to get the job done that they devote much less time to prepping the concrete than their professional counterparts. This also has to do with the type of epoxy that owners are putting down on their floors.
Concrete can be a fickle material to work with because of its porous nature and ability to expand and contract with the changing seasons. However, many DIY-ers may actually take less care when epoxying a garage floor than with other flooring projects because they are under the impression that its solid surface means it is strong, unchanging and easy to care for.
This can spell trouble in the long run as concrete that is not properly cleaned to remove stains and oil it has absorbed over the years will not hold a coat of epoxy paint, nor will it if it is too cold or humid when treated, or too smooth. Additionally, small cracks that remain untreated, and poorly applied epoxy mean that moisture is able to get below the surface ruining the seal between concrete and the epoxy coating causing bubbling, flaking, and peeling in high traffic areas. Also, in areas with weather fluctuation, moisture that has remained dormant below the surface of the paint can freeze during the colder months, pushing the epoxy finish upward and causing it to flake off.
By not taking the time to properly clean and mechanically prep your concrete before hand, you are much more likely to install your garage floor epoxy kit only yo see it fail within 12 to 18 months. Fore more info visit garage flooring kits.
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By Michael Bachman, Featured Guest Author
The garage floor is often the last floor you would consider refinishing as a home improvement. Garage flooring is often left unprotected and get stained with paint and oil and other products that you use in your garage. There are a number of different garage floor coatings you can use to protect your floor from a simple paint to a high end product like Granitex that will give you a stone like finish. Refinishing your floor will not only improve the appearance of your garage but it will also increase the resale value of your home. The most popular coatings on the market are latex, epoxy and polyurethane. Refinishing your garage floor can usually be done as a weekend project depending on the product you choose.
Epoxy coatings give you a finish that is very easy to maintain and keep clean and don't stain easily from products like grease and oil. They are also available in many different colors to match you particular style and really give your garage a new look.
Latex based coatings get applied similar to same way that a epoxy coating gets applied. A primer must be applied to the floor then the finish coat can be applied. Latex coatings will resist staining from many products and is also resistant to damage from weather conditions.
For a really high gloss shine there are polyurethane finishes that also can protect against staining and weather conditions as well. Applying polyurethane coatings can be a little trickier than epoxy and latex. A primer coat must be applied to the floor before the finial coat. Polyurethane coating are somewhat more expensive than other types of floor coatings. Epoxy and polyurethane can be used together to create a great looking garage floor. With a garage floor finished with a epoxy coating and a topcoat of polyurethane will give you a very well protected floor that will last for years.
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By Al Barnes, Featured Guest Author
Slips and falls is one of the major accident classes in any type of industrial setting according to The Occupation Health and Safety Administration. One of the major factors in these accidents is the fact that most people don't think slipping is really a problem. They just figure they can pick themselves up and move on. But sadly, this is often times not the case.
Most industrial flooring is concrete based. This means there is great potential for all kinds of catastrophic injuries because there is no "give" to these floors. If you hit your head you can easily come away with at least a concussion and at worse long term brain damage. If you are in charge of safety or maintenance in an industrial setting then you need to consider how dangerous your floors can be.
Do you have the need to purchase industrial floor coatings? These are essential for anyone who has a floor that needs to be protected. The industrial options are heavy duty and will last for a long time. The following information will help you to learn how to purchase the best products for your needs.
Types of Floor Coatings
The first thing you need to consider when buying industrial floor coatings is that there are different kinds of coatings out there. The type of coating that you need will depend on the type of floor that you have and on the types of needs that the particular surface has. Keep this in mind as you decide on what to purchase. For longevity an epoxy coating is often chosen for concrete. These are tough and also it is easy to add anti-slip grit or flakes on top for better traction.
Buying it in Bulk
One of the advantages to buying an industrial floor coating is that you may be able to find great deals if you need to buy it in bulk. Or, you simply may need to buy it in large quantities because you have a need it for a large building project. A good supplier will give you excellent bulk pricing on drums instead of the five gallon pails available at home improvement stores.
Finding Great Deals
Another thing to keep in mind is that in these times of shrinking budgets you will want to go out of your way to find great deals, no matter how much coating you plan to purchase. Finding great deals is a snap with the internet. You can just do a search online. This will allow you to compare prices and find the cost for products that will be perfect for your project. You can either be directed to an online supplier or a local one, depending on your search terms and the needs that you have.
The really sad thing about slip and fall accidents is that almost all of them could be stopped before they happen. Find a good floor coating today and protect your employees for years to come.
Choosing the best industrial floor coatings can go a long way to keeping your plant safe. This is good for your employees and also keeps the safety regulators happy. Visit us at our website to learn all about concrete industrial floor coatings. Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Al_Barnes/409092 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5458018
Polyaspartic is a popular choice for garage floors because of its extremely durability and beauty. Polyaspartic is not recommended for new installers or DIY KIT Projects because it's cure speed requires a high degree of professional skill and experience. Lifetime Epoxy installs Polyaspatic Floor Coatings every day. We have crews with advanced skills and that are highly experienced in applying Polyaspatic coatings. Here are the PROS and CONS of Polyaspartic Floor Coatings:
Polyaspartic Coatings – Pros
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