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

One of the defining factors in professionally applied garage floor coatings is the surface...

When Garage Floor Coatings Require Serious Storage Solutions

After talking with a few booth visitors today about garage floor coatings, I walked around the 2017...

Garage Coatings Math: When 3 is Greater Than 5

Before anyone sends me flaming responses about how the whole numbers 4 and 5 are greater than 3,...

Garage Floor Coatings in Winter?

Every year we interact with homeowners in many states who do not realize we can apply garage floor...

Finding a Licensed Epoxy Flooring Contractor in Virginia

I was recently asked why we have so many Home Improvement Contractor numbers on our paperwork.  I...

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

I have had my garage coated since 2004.   While some of our experiments have done minor damage to...

Ribbon cutting at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

On November 14th, we (Dave, Kim and I) attended the Grand Opening ceremony for the Environmental...

Project Spotlight:  AllShine Detailing in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Several years ago, we were contacted by Ken, who owns and operates All Shine Detailing in...

Just what is a Concrete Densifier?

There are a lot of products that are used with concrete.  One newer item that causes some confusion...

Green Floor Coatings?

The title is not talking about the floor being green in color (although we have installed a few of...

Extend the Life (and Look) of Your Commercial Floor Coatings

We continue to install more commercial coatings that will have a lot of traffic on them.   Some...

Industrial Epoxy Floors: Variety in Systems and Usage

Last Thursday, Dave and I went to see three commercial prospects in northern Virginia and Maryland....

5 Challenges at Maryland’s Stay Pet Resort (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed 3 of the 5 challenges we faced on this coatings project near BWI airport. ...

5 Challenges at Maryland’s Stay Pet Resort (Part 1)

We talk about our animal projects a LOT! It’s because we love animals. Let me tell you about one of...

7 Reasons Why Epoxy Coatings Fail

Our team gets asked all the time about why floor coatings fail.   Sometimes it’s for a garage floor...

What’s NEW on StrongholdFloors.com

We constantly add new content to our website. So much so that it would be difficult to keep up. ...

Project Profile: Queensgate Beer Barn’s Epoxy Floor

I’ll apologize ahead of this article for all the plays on beer slogans.   I just couldn’t help it....

Project Profile: Epoxy Coatings Provides Secondary Containment

The word epoxy is used too much, even many architects and general contractors do not realize how...

Project Profile: Trails & Trees Environmental Learning Center

A Project Close to Home

Back in 2012, we were asked if we had any flooring solutions that might...

Garage Coatings on the Fringes

Recently, Kim and I were down in Ocean City, Maryland with four other family members.   My...

The 4 Legged Ambassadors of Stronghold Floors

With thousands of customers, we cannot place a value on our customers.   They really do speak for...

Epoxy Floor Coatings: Concrete Surface Profiles Explained

In epoxy and other polymer coatings, there is always the question of whether the concrete has been...

Concrete Floor Coatings vs. Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is commonly featured in decorative concrete magazines and websites.   For the...

Decorative Chip Epoxy Coatings: Size Really Does Matter

Decorative chip (or flake) floor coatings are the most popular type of coatings for residential...

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