Grinding vs. Shot Blasting: How we prep before epoxy floor coatings

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jul 10, 2018 4:18:00 PM

Our HTC diamond grinders

One of the defining factors in professionally applied garage floor coatings is the surface preparation.  While DIY kits are often applied after just broom cleaning or acid etching the concrete, professional coatings are generally applied after mechanically diamond grinding or shot blasting the concrete floor surface.  So which surface preparation process do we use and why?

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Topics: Commercial Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Surface Preparation

When Garage Floor Coatings Require Serious Storage Solutions

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Mar 17, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Garage Floor Coatings at the PA Home ShowAfter talking with a few booth visitors today about garage floor coatings, I walked around the 2017 Pennsylvania Home Show today.  I am always curious to see what new companies are presenting.  Today, I found something new some of our customers would probably enjoy – temporary storage via a steel shipping container.  

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Topics: Commercial Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Garage Organization

Garage Coatings Math: When 3 is Greater Than 5

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Nov 22, 2016 5:58:00 PM

Before anyone sends me flaming responses about how the whole numbers 4 and 5 are greater than 3, be sure that I know my discrete mathematics. I actually have a Science degree that includes a minor in Mathematics. While I don’t remember my abstract ring theory from my senior year of undergraduate work, I’'ve not forgotten what I learned in elementary school.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Industrial Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Basement Floor Coatings

Garage Floor Coatings in Winter?

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Nov 15, 2016 2:35:00 PM

Every year we interact with homeowners in many states who do not realize we can apply garage floor coatings year round. Everyone assumes we suffer from the same restrictions as shared by common paint and Do-It-Yourself garage epoxy kits.  This always leads to several questions:

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Surface Preparation

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

12 Tips for Use & Care of Your Epoxy Floor Coatings (UPDATED to 13)

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jan 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

I have had my garage coated since 2004.   While some of our experiments have done minor damage to my decorative chip coatings, 99% of my floors almost 900 square feet still look like new. For the record, we would never encourage our customers to repeat some of the tests we conducted (acid splashes, burnouts, epoxy and paint drips, gasoline spills and tire chains on a Cub Cadet tractor).  

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings

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