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Q: How do you prep concrete floors?
A: We mechanically grind all concrete floors in order to create a profile that will insure long term adhesion. Even though we use state of the art grinders and vacuums there is no guarantee of a 100% dust free environment.
Q: Why should one use Quality Epoxy service?
A: We are a husband and wife team with no employees to ensure that the job is done correctly with my standards of high quality. I like to treat every job like it's for my own personal property. We use the best product currently on the market and all floors are a resin base epoxy floor system. We have more information on our website and social media pages than any floor coating company. We explain in full detail from start to finish what product we use and what is included in our pricing for your sq. ft. We provide all material data sheets so anyone can read up on all products. Quality Epoxy provides a lifetime warranty on all residential jobs. If you compare product, labor and warranty we have the best price in the entire state.
Q: Why would anyone want to coat their floors?
A: It looks awesome! It protects from stains and everyday wear & tear. With our metallic epoxy system, your garage will have a glossy showroom finish. Most important, it will keep the dirt down in your house, add value to your home or business, makes it very easy to clean and has an amazing 3 dimensional appearance.
Q: Epoxy Floor Coating Benefits Are?
A: Because we use only the best epoxy formulations which are 100% solids and provide for an extremely hard, thick, and impact resistant surface. This self-leveling thickness contributes to filling in the small hairline cracks and imperfections of the floor as well as providing protection. It also works well against hot tire pick up, and extremely heavy foot traffic. Though some epoxy formulas come with U.V. inhibitors, they will still eventually yellow or amber as the industry calls it when exposed to sunlight for any length of time.
Q: What Exactly Is A Metallic Floor?
A: Metallic epoxy floor coatings are a hot new trend that is a very high tech and exotic looking flooring option. These coatings create a glossy and deep looking floor with a variety of different colors and visual effects. Some even create a beautiful three-dimensional appearance that gives the illusion of craters, ripples, and swirling rivers of metallic looking plasma.
Metallic Epoxy is a line of metallic mica pigments designed to be dispersed in a variety of binders to create seamless floors with a unique three dimensional appearance. These floors are perfect for retail establishments, night clubs, automotive showrooms, residential interiors and garage floors. The use of the high-performance epoxy/polyurea resins makes the Metallic Epoxy System an exceptionally durable long-lasting flooring system.
Metallic floors do not look like solid pigmented floors. Metallic floors are created by the artistic ability of each and individual installer. If you have five installers doing the same colors on five different floors, you will see major differences on all five floors. Metallic floors are strictly an artistic system with so many different options that one can do. The options are endless.
Q: On the metallic system, do I need to choose more than one color in order to get a pigment disbursement?
A: No, you will get a pigment disbursement with just one color. Metallic colors are made with multiple colors in the recipe. Any single metallic color is a combination of three to five colors. So you will always have pigment disbursement, even with only just one color.
Q: Are Metallic Epoxy Floors Durable?
A: As beautiful and stunning as these floors look, they are considered a high performance floor coating that is designed to last for years. For the first coat they require an epoxy primer to be installed. The second coat involves the actual metallic epoxy coating followed by a third coat of clear on top. As a result, you end up with a very thick coating due to the amount of coats involved, especially from the metallic coat. These metallic coatings are just as resistant to oil, salt, chemicals, acids, water, and wear as any other high performance epoxy garage floor. Maintenance is easy and the amount of light they reflect is outstanding due to the glossy nature of the surface. Like any other epoxy coating, they can be a little slippery when wet if you don't use an anti-slip additive in the final top coat. These metallic coatings are just as resistant to oil, salt, chemicals, acids, water, and wear as any other high performance epoxy garage floor. Maintenance is easy and the amount of light they reflect is outstanding due to the glossy nature of the surface.
Q: Which Floor System Is More Durable, Metallic Epoxy system or Chip system?
A: Even though a Chip Floor has more layers, our Metallic Epoxy is by far the strongest, most durable and high impact resistant system currently on the market. Why? because Metallic Epoxy has a layer of 100% solid epoxy.
Q: What Are My Options With A Metallic Epoxy System?
A: You select the colors to be used on your floor. With my style no two floors are alike.
Q: Is Coating Stem Walls Included In The Price Of The Floor?
A: We do not coat stem walls because the product is very translucent and will not hide or cover what is underneath. Because stem walls are vertical the color dispersment can not be applied, a vertical application would contain run marks and would not match the application on the floor.
Q: I Just Bought A Brand New Home And Have Not Driven On The Garage Floor Yet. Do I Still Need You To Prep The Floor?
A: Yes, regardless of whether the floor is 30 days or 50 years old, the concrete still needs to be mechanically grinded so the pores open up. This allows the epoxy to get a better bond by absorbing into the open pores of the concrete for a superior bond.
Q: What Are The Benefits Of A Metallic Epoxy Floor System In My Garage?
A: So what makes garage floor epoxy the best flooring options for your garage? Besides looking nice, an epoxy garage floor has an abundance of benefits. Because of the hardness and thicker application that you get from epoxy, this type of concrete coating is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, and surface abrasion. You don't have to panic if you drop that wrench or a bicycle falls over. The thicker coating also does a great job of covering over minor imperfections such as small surface cracks and flaws in the concrete. It is also anti-dusting. Much of the dust in a garage is from the cement floor itself and has a tendency of collecting on cars, tool benches, and storage items as well as being tracked into the house. And finally, it is light reflective. It will brighten up the look of your garage without having to add additional lights.
For the mechanics out there, a garage flooring option such as epoxy is both chemical and stain resistant. That means oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry - even if it sits for a while.
Q: I Want To Paint My Walls In My Garage. Should I Do It Before Or After My Floor Gets Coated?
A: I would recommend you paint your walls after the floor gets coated because you should select your wall color after you see the final result of your new metallic floor. Don't worry if you spill any paint on your newly coated floor, it wipes right off.
Q: I Am Getting Garage Cabinets! In What Order Do You Recommend I Go With?
A: Ideally the floor should be installed before the cabinets. It has a cleaner appearance with the cabinets on top of the Metallic Epoxy.
Q: I Already Have Garage Cabinets Installed. Is There Anything I Should Worry About?
Q: How long does the installation take?
A: Installation takes up to 24 hours. Once installed your cure time is 48 hours. And then you can put everything backon your floor and walk on it. Just no vehicle traffic for 7 days.
Q: How Much Notice Do You Need Before You Can Start The Job?
A: Usually between 4 - 7 days due to my high demand. However, there are times when i can start the very next day, so please call. I always try my best to accommodate everyone.
Q: My Floor Already Has A Coating And Or Sealer On It. What Do I Do To Have My Floor Re-Coated?
A: Call Quality Epoxy. Our concrete floor preparation is outstanding. We use high quality, professional grinders and vacuums for all of our work in order to create a dust free environment and surface that will insure long term adhesion. It also removes any existing coating.
Q: I Currently Have Oil Stains On My Concrete Floor. Will It Be A Problem To Remove?
A: Not at all.
Q: Can I Have You Epoxy Over The Old Stuff That Is Currently On My Floor?
A: No, Quality Epoxy believes in doing the job right the first time. We do not do "quick fixes."
Q: I Have Separated Garages, But I Need To Coat Only One At A Time Because I Have A Lot Of Items I Need To Store In It.
A: Quality Epoxy charges a minimum of 400 sq.ft, and you will be charged the minimum.
Q: Do You Have A Minimum Size?
A: No, not a minimum size. However there is a minimum charge of 400 sqft.
Q: What Is Hot Tire Pick Up?
A: Hot tire pickup is a common question regarding epoxy floors. This is caused when the hot tires from your car can soften lessor quality or thin coatings. The tires then cool down and contract after driving causing the tire tread to literally grab and pull at the surface of the still soft coating causing it to delaminate. This problem is associated more with an epoxy paint kit, but not a professionally installed or commercial quality coating. Since most commercial brand epoxy is 100% solids, floors like these can run between 10 - 30 mils in thickness compared to only 3 mils for a store bought kit that is only around 30% solids. Because thicker coated epoxy floors like these wear so well, warranties of up to 15 years for installation by professional installers is becoming common. Many manufacturer's of 100% solids epoxy warranty the product itself for the life of the floor.
Cleaning your epoxy floor on a regular basis is very important. The longer you wait to clean, the harder it may be to remove all the spots.
Recommended cleaning procedures:
1) Back out your cars and remove any objects that are on your floor.
2) Use a leaf blower to blow out your garage floor.
3) Hose out your garage.
4) Use a mop with a little liquid dish soap or a little laundry soap and mop your floor.
5) Rinse with the hose.
6) Let floor air dry.
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Quality Epoxy highly recommends that to maintain the longevity of your metallic floor, that immediately after 48 hrs of cure time is up you get your floorwaxed with 4 layers. The wax helps to protect your floor from scratches. The scratches are imbedded in the wax and not the floor. Whenever you decide to get your floor stripped and re-waxed, your floor will look brand new again. With this up-keep your floor will always look new.
Never use anything abrasive to clean your floor because that can scratch the surface.