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


Posted by Steve Galeone on Mar 1, 2018 5:22:00 PM

In 2004, we set off to create a premier garage coatings and cabinetry company in central Pennsylvania.  While that initial journey got off to a bumpy start with a different national franchisor, it did make us better for the experience.   In 2011, we reorganized and created Stronghold Floors. Our evolution since then has made us the strong team we are today.

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings

Epoxy Floor Coatings – Beyond Our Service Area

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 28, 2018 11:26:00 AM

We, Stronghold Floors, provide floor coatings in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Further down, we show the counties and major metro areas we serve in these states.  Soon, we will service Delaware as well.  But, that doesn't help the hundreds of inquiries we get each year from beyond our service area (every state except North Dakota - not sure why!).

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

5 Reasons Stronghold Floors Beats Any Garage Floor Coating Franchise

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 21, 2018 10:55:00 AM

ONE: We know the downfalls of being a garage floor coatings franchise – we used to be one of them!

TBT Garage Flooring display in Harrisburg Parade of HomesDave and I used to own PremierGarage franchises in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Firsthand, we saw the issues with trying to homogenize ourselves into the franchise networks approach to garage floor coatings operations.  Nearly every one of the garage franchises who claim to be the experts or the premier choice create a bi-polar environment of trying to be “coatings experts” and “cabinet experts” and “organization experts” and so on.  The operational staff is always trying to wear different hats – they lack focus and expertise in any area of the business.

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings

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