Why Floor Coatings Take Time to Do Right

Diamond Grinding Concrete

Many contractors who install epoxy or polyaspartic floor coatings will boast short installation times as a selling point. We all have busy schedules and time is always a precious commodity, but that rule goes both ways. When doing anything, you have the option to do it quickly, or do it well, but often not both.

Concrete Polishing vs. Coating

Dan cleaning a commercial concrete floor before applying a sealer.

It can be easy to confuse the look of a high gloss transparent concrete coating with a polished concrete floor, but there are many differences between the two in both performance and aesthetics.

Can Road Salts Damage Concrete?

A snow plow clearing the road and spreading salt.

Salt can potentially damage concrete through a process known as salt scaling or salt spalling. This is particularly common in cold climates where de-icing salts are frequently used on roads and sidewalks to melt ice.

Personal Protection Equipment

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Personal protection equipment, or “PPE” is required for much of the work done when finishing or repairing a concrete floor.  Many of the tasks involved in repair and preparation for floor coating involve processes that can generate dangerous silica dust or harmful chemical vapors.  These hazards are in addition to the traditional dangers of a […]

The Durability of Epoxy Flooring

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If you’re in search of a flooring solution that’s not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly durable, look no further than epoxy flooring. When installed properly by a licensed contractor, epoxy flooring boasts an unrivaled combination of longevity and strength. In this blog post, we’ll explore the incredible durability of epoxy flooring, what sets it […]

Floor Preparation and Concrete Repair

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You may think that coating a concrete floor is as easy as painting a wall.  In truth, there is more happening within your concrete floor than you might think.  You may have chips, cracks, corrosion, or even hollow spaces in your concrete and not even know.  Concrete is a porous material that is constantly undergoing […]

Winter is coming – Keep your Garage floor clean and protected

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It’s that time of year where the leaves are turning colors and the temperature is getting a little cooler. If you’re anything like me, fall is my indicator to clean, maintain, and organize the garage so I have a nice space to park the vehicles and keep them out of the winter weather.    Here […]

Frequently Asked Question

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How do I maintain my new floor? To Keep Your Floor Looking Like New: Clean your floor on a regular basis. Use felt pads on the bottom of chairs, furniture, or appliances to prevent scratches. For office chairs, use rubber wheels, a chair mat or a rug under the chair.    There’s a lot of […]

What is a Vapor Barrier?

A topical vapor barrier being installed by Paveman Coatings.

Water vapor can cause serious damage to your home. For instance, if your flooring gets wet, it could cause mold and mildew, or even destroy your floor. No one wants that, so vapor barriers are there to help prevent the floor from getting wet. They also help with reducing damp and musty areas by sealing […]