What Makes a Professional Garage Floor Coating Last?

Posted by Stronghold Floors Webmaster on Oct 25, 2016 2:34:10 PM

Do you ever look at your garage and notice how much of a beating your concrete floor has taken over the years? Besides the ugly discolorations that motor oil and road debris have left, you can also see cracks and a few chips, too. 

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Surface Preparation

Removing road tar from Garage Floor Epoxy Coatings & Customer Feedback

Posted by Steve Galeone on Sep 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

epoxy-floor-paint-with-road-tar-2-1024x576.jpgI recently received a call from a distressed customer. Diana was in a panic. Some new asphalt was installed close to her home in State College, PA and upon returning home, she realized that the “fresh road tar was stuck to her garage floor paint”.  

She was relieved to here that the situation was most likely just temporary.   

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings

Looking for garage floor coatings companies? Don’t ask Angie anymore!

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Aug 3, 2016 3:00:00 PM


Just recently, Angie’s List changed the way it shows their customers the top service providers in their area.  No longer can AL customers view the reviews these providers have received over years (sometimes more than a decade).  Not unless that service provider wants to pay for advertising in AL.   It’s now a “pay to play” environment.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings

Why our Garage Floor Coatings are SO popular in 55+ Communities

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jul 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

There has been huge growth in the number and size of 55+ housing communities.  These communities are very attractive to those 55 and older - for good reasons.  Customized home designs, resort-style amenities, no lawn mowing or snow shoveling and convenient locations are just a few of those reasons. 

Severn-MD-Epoxy-Garage-Floor-1.jpgWith that growth, our garage coatings customer base within those communities has increased steadily.  For example, Traditions of America has 7 communities in Pennsylvania and we have garage coatings customers in all but the community located near Pittsburgh (only because it's beyond our current service area). These communities are located around State College, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster and Allentown.

There are numerous communities in Maryland where we have dozens of garage coatings installations, such as:

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings

How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor the Easy Way

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jun 24, 2016 11:05:03 AM

Maryland-Garage-B4-and-After-062015-1.jpgThere are plenty of articles, videos and discussion threads on the Internet about how to epoxy coat a garage floor.   Basically, it comes down to one of two paths:   have a professional install commercial grade flooring products or install pre-packaged kits yourself (or via a painter/contractor).  

Let’s contrast the two approaches.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings

Man Cave 2 – More epoxy coatings & more special features!

Posted by Steve Galeone on May 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Two years ago today, we published Special Spaces: Man Cave highlights Antique Tractors over Epoxy Coatings.  It was one of the more unique coatings projects we completed in 2014.   But, it has NOTHING on Man Cave 2Man-Cave-2-epoxy-coatings-11-1024x683-low-res.jpg

Dave (man cave inhabitant and owner) took things to a whole new level on this project.   Located roughly 10 miles away from Man Cave 1, this project began in early 2014. 

No longer content with a pole barn construction, Man Cave 2 is more mountain lodge than tractor showroom.  Featuring wood beams, high ceilings and large fireplaces among its many highlights, Man Cave 2 even has an underground, 100-yard tunnel used as a shooting range!

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings

Finding a Licensed Epoxy Flooring Contractor in Virginia

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on May 19, 2016 11:59:26 AM

I was recently asked why we have so many Home Improvement Contractor numbers on our paperwork.  I explained that our two locations of Stronghold Floors (Baltimore, MD and Mechanicsburg, PA) allow us to easily service areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  As such, we must hold active licenses or registrations in each state.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Commercial Flooring

Protect Your Concrete In-Ground Swimming Pool Deck With Sealer

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on May 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Stronghold Floors does not apply their coatings or sealers to pool decks.After 14 years, our in-ground swimming pool needed a new liner.  We had to drain the entire pool and this presented the perfect opportunity to seal the concrete deck that surrounds the entire pool.

When our swimming pool was first constructed, we were not in the concrete coatings business, so I didn’t know to do anything to the concrete.  The concrete deck around the pool was subjected to the normal wear and tear for any concrete sidewalk.  But, now that

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings, Garage Organization

Metallic Epoxy meets Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Apr 22, 2016 9:56:19 AM

With so many customers, I rarely get to visit their homes to see our epoxy floor coatings after they are in everyday use. This past weekend, Steve and I had the pleasure of visiting a home in Lancaster County that really captured the benefits of a Metallic Epoxy floor and effectively coupled it with the architectural period of the home.

Elements of a Mid-Century Modern Home

Metallic epoxy enhances this Mid-Century Modern home in Lancaster, PAThis home’s owner was gracious enough to show us around the home so we could take in all the elements that make Mid-Century Modern homes so unique.  The home, sometimes called a “California Ranch”, features many mid-century modern (MCM) architectural elements including expansive windows, nine foot cedar tongue and groove ceilings throughout, exposed structural laminated beams, a Tennessee sandstone fireplace and exterior accents, and indoor/outdoor living options.    

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Metallic Epoxy

Our Epoxy Garage Floor versus Dried On Paint

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

My garage floor always looks dirty!

Before painting garage floor with epoxy.Lisa and Brian contacted Steve, our Pennsylvania Sales Manager, back in June 2015 to learn more about our garage floor coatings.  Their next door neighbors had referred them on to Stronghold Floors.  Their neighbors had our epoxy coatings in their 2 car garage and on their back patio slab.  Plus, they had our booth at the Pennsylvania Home Show.

Lisa wanted our coatings because the garage floor’s concrete always looked dirty. To make things worse, their home was a former model home and the builder had left marks, paint spray and caulk on the garage floor.   For her, the concrete was just too hard to keep clean.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings