A bare concrete floor is a lot of work. It can get stained. Dirt and debris get into cracks. Even sweeping takes forever because of all that dust. That’s why epoxy flooring is such an amazing solution for your garage or basement. What are the benefits of epoxy?
Forget About Stains With Epoxy
One of the advantages of epoxy flooring is that it doesn’t stain. In the garage, that’s a major benefit.
Does your vehicle leak oil sometimes? With epoxy, it doesn’t matter. You just grab a paper towel and wipe up the leak. That’s great for people who like to do their own oil changes at home or perform other work in the garage.
Clean Up Dirt and Dust Quickly
Epoxy flooring is seamless. That means it doesn’t have any cracks. Many homeowners can’t believe how much time epoxy saves you when cleaning. There’s nowhere for dirt and dust to hide, so a simple broom or dust mop can clean an epoxy basement floor in seconds.
Unlike concrete, epoxy doesn’t absorb water or other liquids. If you want to use a garden hose in your garage to quickly spray off the floor or wash your vehicle, go right ahead! You can also mop an epoxy basement for extra shine.
Prevent Moisture Problems With Epoxy Flooring
Basement and garage moisture is often a problem for concrete floors. When you install epoxy, you can rest easy. Epoxy can help prevent mold and other moisture problems. There are anti-slip options for good traction around rain or melting snow.
Give Your Garage, Bathroom or Basement Amazing Style
You have endless customization options when choosing epoxy flooring. Epoxy can have different colors for extra style, including metallic or flake coatings for a stone floor look.
If you perform work in your garage, such as tinkering with a hotrod, a thicker coating can stand up better to tools. Professionals can help you select the right thickness.
Buying a garage floor is one of the largest and valuable post construction expenditures a homeowner can make. A top quality garage floor adds great value to your home and looks absolutely marvelous. Plus, a epoxy or polyaspartic garage floor will make your garage amazingly easy to clean and maintenance. There are certain facts that homeowners should consider when looking for a garage floor installation company.
Three Points to remember when buying a garage floor from Lifetime Epoxy Floors:
1. We are not cheap. We have our set price. We sell on our quality and warranty. Been doing that going on 11 years.
2. You will have to wait. We are booked weeks out. The quality we sell is worth waiting for. We often have closing dates moved on new builds, so you can request to go on our “bump up list”.
3. We love what we do, and our company is a family generational business. Since we have been in business 11 years, many “new” companies small and large chain operations, have come and gone. Every one gave a Lifetime Warranty! But, their customers now hold a worthless piece of paper. You can count on us! We are stable and we are growing. Your new Lifetime Epoxy Floor will have a valid, valuable and transferable warranty should you need it.
Thinking about buying a garage floor? Need a free estimate. Call 1-800-214-4311. We would love to come out and show you what we do.
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Lifetime Epoxy Floors - Buying or Building a New House? It's best to have the garage floor done before you move in.
By Nick Dixon, Owner, Lifetime Epoxy Floors
If you are buying or building a new home, you should make arrangements to have the garage floor coated before you move in. Then you can unpack on a dust free and clean new surface. Plus, you never have to totally cavate your garage ever again.
Lifetime Epoxy Floor's Day-After-Closing Program Overview Our D-A-C or Day-after-Closing Program is extremely popular with new homeowners in the process of buying or building a new home. Our program allows to schedule your floor for the day after you close.
For example, you close on your home on a Friday. We then schedule the install on the next day, Saturday. (Yes, we do weekend jobs. That is the only way to accommodate the numbers of customers we have.) You then let the floor cure Sunday. You can then move in on Monday to a brand new, germ free, dust free, and clean garage. It makes moving in go so much smoother when you don't track dust into your new home.
What are the Steps to our D-A-C Program
Step 1 - Early during the construction, call us or contact us. We will need the new home's address and Lot #.
Step 2 - We will go by, measure and email the estimate as a PDF document to you.
Step 3 - If the price is OK with you, then you need to let us know as soon as you are given a closing date. At this time you send in your 30% deposit.
Step 4 - We schedule the floor on our calendar for the day after your closing.
Step 5 - We will meet with you two weeks prior to the install date to allow you to choose a color.
Step 6 - You close. (Note: If your closing date is moved, and most are at least once, we reschedule your install date.)
Step 7 - The next day we install your floor.
Step 8 - You write a check for the balance owed and give it to the install crew.
Step 9 - After 48 hours of curing, you floor is ready for you to move in.
If you are interested in our D-A-C program, call Nick Dixon, our owner, at 1-800-214-4311. He will get your information and start the process.
By Lifetime Epoxy Floors Expert Guest Author: Edward Winslow
Garage floor epoxy comes in varying degrees of quality and performance. The first question to ask yourself is do you even know there is a difference? Do you just assume that price is the biggest factor and anything more than the cheapest is a ripoff? If so you will learn an expensive lesson or you can read on and become enlightened.
Lifetime Epoxy Floors is the most trusted name in garage floors in Alabama. Located in Boaz, Alabama, the company established in 2011, installs all types of residential, industrial and commercial floor coatings.
Garage Floor Epoxy Paint
This is one of the most searched terms in the garage market indicating that consumers at least know there is a difference house paint and concrete paint. I challenge anyone to show if there is such a thing as concrete paint that hasn't peeled of the floor. Even though you can buy concrete paint kits at the major home improvement stores it likely won't last long. Despite the fact that it has been a flawed product since the beginning of time consumers still buy and install it.
The main problem is that concrete is perpetually moist emitting moisture vapor that delaminates paint or what many manufacturers refer to as epoxy. Most consumers look at the nice packaging an imagine that's what they get, a beautiful floor with a nice yellow sports car. Wrong!
High Performance Garage Floor Epoxy
If you search online you will find specialty online retailers that sell high quality concrete coatings. The enemy to epoxies is moisture. The process for applying an epoxy is to etch the concrete then apply the coating. However DIY coating manufacturers recommend using a liquid acid etch solution that is mixed with water. Concrete is porous like a sponge and is full of air holes. Airholes are caused by moisture bleed the day the concrete is poured. As moisture evaporated and concrete hardens a vein is left behind. Get down on your hands and knees and look closely. You will see thousands of tiny holes.
When you apply an acid etch solution here's what happens. First, the acid particles get caught in the tiny air holes. Eventually they dry but are reactivated when your coating is applied. This breaks down the chemical cross linking weakening the coating. The result is chips and peeling no matter how high the quality.
Secondly, the water you dumped on the floor has saturated the concrete. Sure the concrete might look dry the next day but in fact is wet. It will take weeks to dry but most people don't know that. Instead they mix up their garage floor epoxy and apply. When complete it looks excellent. However you have just trapped moisture, the enemy, in your floor and it wants to get out and will. But first it has to push your coating off the floor. It might chip, peel off in pieces or sheets. It might eventually sound hollow which means it has separated from the floor. Not every DIY coating fails but a high percentage do.
Should I Hire A Professional?
The question is, what is a professional? Just because someone gets paid to do a job doesn't mean they are a professional. Without any knowledge or experience anyone can get in the coating business but that doesn't mean they can do a better job than you. Concrete coatings has varying degrees of competent professionals. Just because they use the highest quality products doesn't guarantee a quality job. Many projects take 6 months to a year before they fail and the contractor is long gone by then.
Make sure you get an extensive list of completed projects and references you can check out. A coating that is properly applied by an experienced professional will last years.
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Lifetime Epoxy Floors of Boaz, Alabama, the Official Garage Floor of the 2022 Showcase Home in the 2022 Huntsville Parade of Homes. This beautiful home is located in the Village at Providence. This makes 4 consecutive years, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, that the company has bee selected for this prestigious honor.
By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Anthony Michael Lea
Plain concrete garage floors can get damaged by a number of things: a variety of chemicals, oil drips, moisture-you name it. Fortunately, much like homes, there are also plenty of flooring options available for garages. Concrete garage floors can be covered or coated to make the floors easy to clean and prevent a great deal of damage. The choices can vary greatly from epoxy coatings to concrete stains and concrete sealers. Lifetime Epoxy Floors is a dependable and well respected epoxy flooring garage floor installer. Learn more about us, visit http://www.LifetimeEpoxyFloors.com or visit our facebook page HERE.
Below are some of the pros and cons of common options to help you decide which one works best for you:
Coating your garage floor with epoxy may be a long and slightly complicated process but the outcome makes it all worthwhile. Resulting in a resilient and smooth floor, applying epoxy to your concrete garage floor typically involves a preparatory stage which is essential to make the most of the coating. This type of coating can also be tricky since it must be applied before the epoxy has hardened.
A major drawback of using epoxy coatings is the time taken by the entire process. It can take up to a week for the epoxy to completely set on the ground. Naturally, you won't be able to drive on the garage floor during this time. Epoxy coatings, however, typically last long and may need to reapply a new coat about five years later.
Concrete sealers are one of the cheapest options available and can be applied very easily. With water and solvent based variations, concrete sealers can cost anywhere between 20 cents and 50 cents per square foot. Sealers are tougher than paint but not more than epoxy coatings. Some sealers are also not immune to the damage caused by chemicals which makes it important to research about the damage on your garage floor before you choose sealers as a flooring option.
Diamond Grinding and Polishing
The diamond grinding process involves using diamond abrasives with a resin matrix to grind the concrete garage floor. Depending on the luster needed on the floor, the polishing disks being used are changed. Then, a sealer is used which sinks into the concrete and toughens it. This addition to this, it also makes the concrete denser and protects it from damage.
Diamond grinding and polishing leaves you with a very smooth and shiny surface. Even though the final product lasts long, a few drawbacks of this method are the amount of time required to complete the process correctly and the high costs involved.
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By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Ted Garacci
If you are looking for a new garage flooring option that is durable, protective, long lasting, and looks amazing, then you should look into epoxy. Epoxy looks exceptional after the job is finished, and it even prevents chemical stains and cracks from forming on your concrete. The main problem with this garage flooring option is that there is a lot of preparation that must go into the installation process. There are a number of issues that may cause epoxy to not bond with your floor and if the paint fails to bond, your garage will look much worse then with just plain concrete.
If you are planning on installing your floor yourself, then it is important to know that most of the preparation required has to deal with cleaning your floor. There can't be any dirt, dust, chemicals, or sealants on your floor when you paint it. When you are cleaning your floor a power washer is recommended because it is known to give your floor a deep clean and it should be able to get up the toughest stains. The other part of the preparation work only has to do with people with sealants on their floor. Before you start to any cleaning you must check for sealants because epoxy will not bond to a sealant. The way to check if your floor is sealed is to pour some water on your floor and see if it gets absorbed. If you notice that the water beads out across your floor, then you do have a sealant and you must take proper steps to remove it.
Whether you have a sealer or not, it may be best for you to consider hiring a professional. A professional company can make sure that your garage flooring comes out the way you want it. They will also save you hours of preparation work. If you have a sealant to remove and you need to clean your floor, then you are looking at several hours of preparation, so hiring may be your best option. If you are highly considering epoxy but don't want to hire anyone, then feel free to try the job yourself. Just keep in mind that there are many other garage flooring options out there so you don't have to settle for an epoxy cover.
Epoxy garage flooring paint is considered to be the top of the line when it comes to floor covers. It also requires the most work to install and it can be the most expensive. If you want the top of the line, then this is the choice for you. If you are looking for a cheaper solution then you should look at interlocking tiles, garage mats, and rugs. These options are much more affordable and they are easy to install. It all comes down to your personal preference and your budget. All of these options will improve your floor, you just need to find the one that's perfect for you.
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A garage is a frequently used part of your home and it deserves to look its very best. When you upgrade your garage, selecting the right floor paint color should be an important part of the process. A well-chosen garage floor color can really improve the look and feel of your garage’s interior. It can also create a more inviting environment that increases your family’s comfort and boosts your home’s value.
Follow these simple guidelines to select the right floor color for your garage.
Go For A Color That Matches Your Home
Choosing a certain color for the garage floor that matches the colors of your house’s exterior will give the impression that your garage is connected to the rest of your home. Tying in with concrete pavers and similar colors used throughout your property will create the uniform, finished look that will make your house stand out among the rest. Although it’s not always easy to find the garage floor color that matches your home, a professional garage floor installer can help you make the right choice.
Choose A Color Based On Usage
When selecting the color of your garage floor, think about what you’ll be using the garage for. Based on whether you want to use your garage as a lair, a storage room, or simply a place to park your car, choose the color that will both be practical and complement your garage’s décor. For example, colors such as slate or black are a great choice if you’re only planning to use your garage for parking vehicles. Darker colors work great for masking tire marks and grease.
You can also go for an epoxy garage floor coating with a textured look, which is achieved by the multi-colored decorative flakes sprinkled during the application process. This type of floor coating is not only effective at hiding oil stains and dirt, it can also help tie the whole garage together.
Take Garage Lighting Into Consideration
Depending on your garage’s lighting, you can choose colors that range from bright and bold to lighter and more neutral. If you have ample natural light in your garage, then a darker color can be selected.
If your garage is poorly lit, neutral shades of beige, tan or grey are ideal for the floor. A lighter garage floor color can greatly improve your garage’s lighting conditions, eliminating the need for additional light sources. Neutral and light paint colors also offer more design flexibility.
Get professional help when choosing a garage floor color.
Contact an Epoxy Flooring Professional in Venice, FL for garage floor color charts and flooring design suggestions. We can custom-mix colors to give your garage exactly the look you want. We also offer multi-colored or single colored flakes and provide metallic epoxy floor installations. From names, logos and symbols to different designs and patterns, we can work with you to put that down on your floor.
By following the above guidelines when choosing your garage floor color and relying on the expertise of garage flooring professionals, you can get your garage floors looking sleek and beautiful in no time.
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By Lifetime Epoxy Expert Guest Writer: Tom Turner
Garage flooring is not something that everyone is familiar with. Most people consider the concrete floor they park their car on every night as the only garage flooring that exists. Garage flooring is actually a very big business and many people consider it to be one of the most valuable flooring projects in your entire home. This article will look at garage flooring and its true value.
Why Choose Garage Flooring?
Even if you do not spend much time in your garage you may want to consider garage flooring for your next home upgrade. Most people that spend time working in their garage will use it as a wood shop or car shop. If either of these two uses is familiar to you then perhaps you have considered garage flooring. However, if you do not spend much time in the garage or do not have a collector car then garage flooring may be a foreign term to you.
Garage Flooring Adds Incredible Value
Garage flooring is like the finishing touches on a master piece. If you are redoing a home or considering building a new one then you should put garage flooring high on the priority list.
Most of the time your garage is the one room that is rather neglected and messy. It is only a place where you park the car, boat, and other vehicles. You see oil stains on the floor and stuff stacked every where.
What If That Image Was Changed?
Now imagine a shiny new looking garage floor, boxes neatly stored, and ample storage shelves on the walls. This could actually increase the value of your home by three to four times the amount of money you would have to invest into your garage renovation to make this a reality.
Garage flooring is a very big business and you can find many garage flooring manufactures online. Most garage flooring projects can be completed by the home owner and are very economical as well. Lifetime Epoxy is one of the most respected companies in Alabama when it comes to garage floor quality. Visit their Facebook Page to see pictures of their work, https://www.facebook.com/EpoxyFlooringCompany. Their LINKEDIN page is HERE. Their YOUTUBE Channel is HERE!
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