Comparing Estimates and Choosing the Right Epoxy Floor Contractor

We want you to choose the right contractor for your garage floor installation process, which is why we’ve included this list of questions and answers to consider when making the choice. We believe that when properly compared to other estimates and companies, you’ll see why Garage Floors DFW is the right contractor for your epoxy garage flooring needs!

Q: Who will be performing the installation?

A: Most garage floor coating companies sub-contract the work or hire general laborers for the installation. We have highly-experienced Artisan Installers on staff. 

In fact, many companies are simply a turn-key business that anyone can purchase. The owner may or may not have related experience. Many employ general laborers who don’t have coating experience to install your floor. Combined, our Artisans have installed over 2000 epoxy floor coatings.

Q: How will you prepare the surface to receive the coating?

A: Diamond Grinding is the preferred method in residential coatings. 

We use a Planetary Diamond Grinder that removes contamination and foreign material, while creating the optimal profile for the coating to bond with. We can change the abrasive to create the optimal profile, based on the individual concrete and coating type.

Q: What Materials Will You Be Using, And Where Do They Come From?

A: We purchase the highest-quality epoxy, polyaspartic, and polyurea directly from the top manufacturers in the country. These materials aren’t available in stores or local paint-supply houses.

The industrial grade floor coating products are not available in home improvement or paint stores. The do-it-yourself epoxy kits found in home improvement stores are typically watered-down or reduced with solvents until they are around 40 – 60% solids. This is one of the reasons they can fail so quickly.

Purchasing directly from the manufacturer allows us direct access to the highest-quality, professional and industrial grade materials available, and ensuring a high-level of quality control.

Q: How Much Material Will Be Used On Each Coat, and How Thick Will The Coating Be?

A: We are the only garage floor company in DFW  that we have seen, that lists the exact type and thickness of the materials we will be using right on your estimate! 

We are so confident in our systems, we are proud to list the specifications right on the estimate! When receiving estimates from other companies, be sure to find out what kind of materials will be used for each coat, and what the coverage rate will be.

Q: Some Estimates I Received Include 2 Clearcoats, My Estimate From Garage Floors DFW Only Includes One. Why Is This? 

A: When a company offers two clearcoats at no additional charge, it is an indicator that they are using a material that has a high-solvent, low-solids content. In this case, 2-coats are necessary to achieve the necessary Dry Film Thickness.

Q: How long is the warranty and what does it cover?

A: On most residential garage floor coatings, we offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty that covers defects in material and workmanship, and guarantees it won’t peel!

In most cases, we guarantee our work and material for life, and we guarantee it won’t peel from things like hot tires. We CANNOT guarantee a coating against outside forces such as mechanical or chemical damage, increased vapor transmission, fires, or changes in the underlying concrete substrate. You can Learn more about the warranty here.

 

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