Frequently Asked Questions - Flooring
CAN GARAGE FLOOR COATINGS BE INSTALLED IN COLD TEMPERATURES?
Yes. Epoxy can be applied at or above 40 degrees floor temp. Polyaspartics can applied at or above 20 degrees floor temp. Most of the time in the winter, even when it is below freezing outside the garage floor temp is within the range to use our various floor coating options.
Are garage floor coatings easy to clean?
Yes, A floor that is properly coated with epoxy or polyaspartic is easier to clean than bare concrete. It can be power washed, mopped or hosed off with any common household product. Such as: 409, Spic n span, Pinesol or Simple green. When the floor is cleaned simply use a squegee to remove the water
Are garage floor coatings resistant to oil and other garage chemicals?
Yes. The epoxies, urethanes and polyaspartic coating we use are resistant to oil, fuel, salt, brake fluid and many other garage chemicals as they will not penetrate coating and will easily wipe up.
What is the process for coating my concrete floor?
The floor is prepped with concrete grinders and or shoot blast machines. Any needed repairs such as cracks or pitting are repaired. Then 3 coats are applied to the floor. Depending on floor coating choice the process could take 1-3 days.
Is the process of floor perparation dusty?
Vacuums are attached to the floor prep machines which collects the dust for a dust free prep.
Is there a lot of odor when appling the floor coating?
Although a low VOC garage coating product is used there may be some odor. But for basements or indoor areas we offer a Zero VOC option.
What is the advantage to coating concrete?
Coating concrete floors is not just for looks. It protects new concrete and repairs old concrete from salt damage. It makes surface easier to maintain and increases value of home. Water will not harm coating which makes it ideal for basements, patios, garages or other areas in home that may get wet.
What is the difference between Innovative Garages floor coating and the Do-it-Yourself Kits I see at the stores?
The coating we use is an industrial grade high solids coating. Which goes down at least 10 times thicker then the Do-it-Yourself Kits. The prep method we use is highly superior to the acid washing generally used with the Do-it-Yourself Kits. With our epoxy and polyaspatic coating you can expect to get 15-20 years of wear on them as opposed to the "do it yourself kits" that generally start to come up after one year.
Can apply Innovative Garage floor coatings myself?
No. The floor coatings we use require professional training. The coatings set up extremely fast and require special equipment to apply. A lot of expensive material could go to waste when used improperly.
What can I do with the things in my garage during floor coating process?
We offer storage pods and also offer a full service option where we remove items for the customer in the garage then move back when the job is complete.