Looking for concrete floor coatings? SKIP the HOME SHOWS! 

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 17, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Skip The Shows.pngEvery year the home builder and home remodeling/improvement shows are filled with more and more hot tub salespersons, knick-knack vendors and high pressure, "sign up today for a chance to win a free trip" gimmicks.  No wonder attendances fall every year and more shows cease.  No dealing with winter weather.  No fighting to find a place to park. No temptation to eat some unpalatable, expensive junk food.  No listing to a jingle blare from 2 booths away! 

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Garage Organization, Basement Floor Coatings

CAUTION AHEAD when Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 15, 2018 2:31:08 PM

Be sure your next contractor is properly licensed and insured.MIKE (Stronghold Floors):   "I was having a conversation with our insurance agent Bill about licensing for Home Improvement Contractors (HIC) in different states where we work. I was telling him about how many of our “competitors” are not properly licensed/certified/registered.  Of course, being in the insurance industry, he had some stories to tell me.  He also took the initiative to write the following article for our blog.  Please take a minute to read Bill’s advice."

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Garage Organization

Garage Floor Epoxy - Done! Now it's time to paint.

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jul 28, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Just recently I was out with one of our Harrisburg based coatings crews.  We had multiple garage floor coatings to complete in the same neighborhood.  The two homes were directly across the street from one another, making it easy to finish the first garage floors epoxy & polyaspartic, decorative chip systems and then start the second garage.  I was there when they were completing the 2nd garage’s epoxy coatings.

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings

Professional Garage Floors Epoxy – Skip the Paint Kit & Frustration

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jun 7, 2017 9:56:37 AM

To Coat or To Paint - That is the question!

Coat with Professional Garage Floorsr EpoxyOne of my professional pet peeves is the use of the verb “paint” instead of “coat” when it pertains to our professional garage floor epoxy coatings. Typically, I get “So your company paints the garage floors with epoxy?”  And I usually answer with “Stronghold Floors coats the concrete floor with professional grade epoxy and polyurea.”  My heartburn is with the use of the word paint instead of coat.  

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings

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

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

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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

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