System Installation Options

System Installation Options

The Modern Garage Floor Coating


Prepping the floor is probably the most important thing that can be done. You can have the best product in the world and if you don’t prepare the floor right it’s going to fail. We profile the floor with our $20,000. Lavina 30-inch propane grinder that weighs close to 750 pounds and we use Diamond tooling that will take the top layer of your concrete off to expose the porosity of the concrete. The weight of the grinder provides strong downward pressure for the best possible surface preparation. Our grinder and our hand grinders are all connected into a triple HEPA filtered vacuum system. This allows us to keep the job site 90% dust free. We vacuum what dust is left on the ground, and we clean up as many chips as we go. You’ll be satisfied to hear that this makes for clean, quick and process.

Do It Yourself:

Pros- Inexpensive compared to other options.

Cons-Temporary and very time consuming. It  doesn’t last long. These can end up coating more than you think.

Is it really cost effective? Is it inexpensive? Many people get into these projects and don’t realize the work that’s involved. They. think about just the product and don’t consider the cost of supplies. How much is your time worth to you? You will need pans and rollers brushes, other items as well; and most importantly, the time you will never get back on something is priceless! Due to the fact that it never adheres to the concrete, just sets up and stays on top, this coating option is most likely going to fail very quickly. It’s also not weather stable, so over time it gets brittle.

By the time you’ll get into it, the systems can be upwards pf over one thousand dollars to complete, We would’t be surprised if you were to call us part way through and decide to have us complete it with our process.


Epoxy floor coatings have been a go to option since the 1980s for flooring coatings. We do not suggest epoxy for garage floor, or any surface that will experience weather or sun. Epoxy does have its place perhaps for an indoor room under climate control. For epoxy installation, there’s a several day process involved, and it is not the ideal for garages, outside patios, and front porches.

Can sometimes be less expensive than better systems depending on raw materials being available. Currently epoxy costs more than our systems due to the high cost of the raw materials.

  • Most Epoxy systems are only 60 to 80% solids when it comes to the base.
  • They are not UV protected or stable and will yellow if exposed to sunlight.
  • They generally are going to take 3 to 7 days to install.
  • Some people will have to do some sort of wash with Muriatic acid are basically just cleaning the top surface of the concrete. Will this cause anything in the area to warp?
  • You might do some slight sandblasting or etching. These tools are expensive to rent. Have you been trained on proper procedure for best adherence?
  • They look similar because they use a chip much like ours so they can get confusing.
  • Epoxy is not flexible; it continues to harden and eventually will fail. Most likely this fails within 5 years.
  • These systems generally cost between $3,500-5,000, or more. These products must only be used in temperature-controlled environments. Temperature swings to hot and cold will cause the epoxy to fail sooner than later.
  • This isn’t exactly inexpensive when you have to consider it’s a seven-day job. You would have to take items out from your garage or area for up to seven days before you may return to using it again.
  • You will only get a couple of years before the epoxy starts to peel and needs to be ground off, before you can reapply the systems and start the process again. Grinding off the old failing epoxy is an additional expense.

Nature Stone Cobblestone:

This is another option, and it was really done for porches and patios. This is an Epoxy base that is very with small stones like P gravel or designer stones on top. There’s a seal coat on the top of that.

If you like the look. Purely aesthetics.

Way more money that other options.

  • This type of coating is most expensive option out there, generally $10,000-$14,000 for this type of projects.
  • This coatings tends to be very slippery when wet.
  • This has to be recoated and maintained annually.
  • You will be charged to come back and have them reseal it. Many don’t realize how often this resealing needs to take place to protect their investment.
  • If you do not do it consistently and it fails it will need to be jackhammered out in order to get back to your original substrate.
  • This coating is going to leave a half inch step up into your garage or basement.
  • Stones can come loose, creating additional issues as well.

Our Polvurea/ Polvaspartic Concrete Coating System:

This is another option, and it was really done for porches and patios. This is an Epoxy base that is very with small stones like P gravel or designer stones on top. There’s a seal coat on the top of that.

  • Self-priming 100% Pure Polyurea Basecoat.
  • UV Stable Color Chip broadcast.
  • Polyaspartic Topcoat is UV stable, antimicrobial, antibacterial, nonporous and chemical resistant, easy to clean, and slip resistant.
  • Resistant to abrasion, stains, and chemicals.
  • A true One-Day System with a return to service within 24 hours. The exceptional would be if we find moisture in the substrate and we’d make this a two day process in that case (automatically done for basements).
  • Our product is 10 times more flexible than epoxy and at least 4x stronger.
  • Lifetime UV stability warranty.
  • 15-year Warranty against chipping, peeling, or delimitation for residential original owners, 5 years for commercial projects. This warranty does not protect against failing substrates.
  • One time installation.

More expensive than DIY.

Our process for fixing pitting or cracking in existing concrete:

Our mending product hardens to twice the strength of the substrate. This can help prevent small cracks from worsening.

We use a V-Blade to open up the cracks so we can get the product all the way down deep into the substrate. This is all manual labor, and our installers fix these areas by hand. This vblade process keeps debris, and air from being trapped inside and allows the product to reach all the way down to the bottom surface of cracks.

What about dust from our process?

During our process our installation team vacuums surfaces several times. We use hepa filter vacuums as we prep the area to clean and keep your space environmentally safe during the installation. The best vacuums are used to keep the area clean and free from any dust.

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We take pride in serving a wide range of areas in the Fort Wayne, Indiana region. We understand that each area has its unique flooring needs, and we work closely with our clients to provide customized solutions that meet their specific requirements.


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