By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: John Sheppard
Are you looking for the best garage flooring options for your home? Lifetime Epoxy has installed high quality garage epoxy floors for almost a decade. But purchasing a floor is a substantial investment that requires a lot of research. Here are some tips for choosing your garage flooring solution.
A garage floor covering helps your garage in two ways. The garage floor is better protected and it is much prettier to look at. Everyone who likes working in their garage will want to install a covering. A garage without covering is like a man without Sports.
There are several types of coverings like: epoxy garage floor covering, roll out floor coverings, vinyl garage floor covering, linoleum floor covering, interlocking garage floor covering. You can choose the type of covering you would like to install depending on what you want to do with your garage and how much you would like to spend inside it. An epoxy garage floor covering is the best if you work a lot in your garage and you also want your garage to look spotless. It's a bit expensive though. Roll out floor coverings are the cheapest but also the most modest ones. They don't really improve the look of your garage much, they just protect your concrete and you from slipping. If you want to turn your garage into an extra room, the best choice would be interlocking garage floor covering.
A garage floor covering can help you a lot. It can also save you a lot of time. It's true some of them are harder to install and more expensive, but some of them aren't. That depends entirely on how much you want to spend on the looks of your garage. If you spend time in your garage to work on your car or something else you surely would like a covering. Not only that it protects you from slipping but it also makes it easy for you to clean the floor. The concrete is also being protected from all sorts of chemicals, gas, oil and so on. These are things that could deteriorate the concrete in time. Another good thing that a covering can do for you is hide the cracks and uneven spots in the concrete. Of course, not all types of coverings can be used like that. For example, for the epoxy covering, you need to repair all the cracks and uneven spots in the concrete or the covering will not bond. The concrete must also be clean for the epoxy covering to be applied successfully.
So, in my opinion if you really like your garage and you spend a lot of time in it, the best way to help your garage is to install a covering. It's your choice what type of covering you would like and it is also your choice on how much you want to spend on it. But even the cheapest covering can help you save time and protect yourself and the concrete.
John Sheppard works a lot in his garage, and that's why he installed garage floor covering
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By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Victor Pachade
Today's restaurant customer has an excess of choice and a dearth of time and patience. His or her loyalty is to the brands and the stores that consistently deliver the fastest, easiest and most out of the ordinary experience.
While good food and excellent customer service are crucial for return business, the ambience of a restaurant is also important. You want customers to feel comfortable and enjoy their meals. Restaurant design sets the stage for customer's dining experience. Loud music, granite tables and carpet floors sets an entirely different mood than jazz, linen table cloths and polished concrete floors. While there several elements that go into creating a unique ambience in a restaurant, the choice of floor covering plays a major role.
Types of resinous flooring for restaurants:
a. Polished concrete flooring: Whether the existing concrete is polished or a layer of self-leveling concrete is applied, polished concrete floors offer an organic - natural feel to the ambiance. Polished concrete floors can be integrally colored, stained or dyed. This type of flooring is typically used in dining areas of the restaurant. Getting a custom look to a restaurant floor is the biggest factor. Color-matching, custom logos, creative patterns, way-finding design, and textures are what draw restaurant owners to choose concrete for their final surface. There are a variety of custom options that can be applied to concrete restaurant floors.
b. Lumiere, designer epoxy flooring: This type of flooring consists of blend of designer epoxy resin with metallic powder colorants integrally colored and installed in such a way that each floor becomes a piece of art in itself. No two floors can ever be the same with this type of flooring. Lumiere designer epoxy flooring is also used in dining areas. Usually one or two coats of polyurethane coating is applied to protect the surface.
c. Kwortz, decorative quartz flooring: This type of flooring is a blend of industrial grade epoxy resin and quartz granules applied in two or three layers for a total thickness of 1/8". Decorative quartz flooring can be installed as a cove base also. Therefore, it is usually applied in kitchens and restrooms. They are seamless floors with very high impermeability.
d. Polyurethane concrete floors: This type of flooring is a blend of polyurethane resin, portland cement and graded aggregates. Polyurethane cement floors are known for thermal shock resistance and therefore are very popular in food preparation areas.
Recently, polished concrete flooring was installed in Potbelly Sandwich shop in New York City.
"Our customers love the new design. And we love it because although the overall effect is leading-edge design and distinctive styling, the concept is cost-effective to implement - which will be vital as we franchise." - Gabby Yifrah, Project Manager, Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
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By Guest Author: John Begin
Epoxy flooring is made by layering epoxy resin over the floor. It is actually an inexpensive way to turn problematic or plain-looking concrete floor slabs into an aesthetically pleasing surface. Decorative epoxy coatings offer a unique look which makes it desirable for commercial and residential applications. They are available in a wide variety of colors and metallic designs. They can turn a boring gray floor into something more attractive.
This is a great new twist for a coating that is unusually admired for its artistic qualities. For years, epoxies have been used on concrete floors in hotels, factories, retail stores, and other commercial buildings due to their hardness, resistance, and adhesion. Epoxies can stand up better than other types of covering. They are more water resistant than acrylics and they stay on concrete better than urethanes.
Epoxies are ideal for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. They are more resistant to gasoline, oil, and other abrasive spills compared to garage floor paint. They are engineered to provide superior impact, chemical resistance, and abrasion. Epoxies are now more technically advanced. Epoxies with more flexibility, more light stability, and faster cure times have now been developed.
If you want your home to be more appealing, you should consider decorative epoxy coatings. However, before you install decorative epoxy flooring, see to it that you consider the crucial factors. You should know the basics so that you can choose which one is most appropriate. Make sure that your flooring matches the existing décor in your home. You should also be aware of the different types available as well as how to install them properly.
Some epoxy floorings have fine sand so the floor isn't as slippery. This is an ideal option for homeowners with children or elderly in their household. If this does not suit your taste, however, you can go for any epoxy variety and just have it infused with your chosen colors. Decorative epoxy flooring is perfect for playrooms, family rooms, laundry rooms, basements, and garages.
When it comes to installation, you can either hire a contractor or do it yourself. When installing epoxy the most important thing is proper surface preparation via mechanical abrasion such as grinding or shot blasting. Without this crucial step even the best installed epoxy floor can fail. Installing it yourself can save you money; but if you want a professional look, you should hire a contractor.
For more information on concrete flooring, or if you need our concrete services, visit our site at: http://customconcretefloors.ca/
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