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 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

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

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