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5 Things to Do Before Tackling Garage Floor Coatings

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Whether you want to install a new garage floor coating or refresh an old one, you’ll need to take a few steps before getting started. By preparing your concrete surface and selecting the best coating for your needs, you can ensure a high-quality outcome that will last for years.

This blog post outlines five things to do before tackling garage floor coatings.

1. Thoroughly Inspect the Concrete Floor

Determining the condition of the concrete surface is critical before embarking on the floor coating process. You want to ensure there are no pre-existing coatings or other toppings.

If your garage floor has a pre-existing coating, figure out its type and employ the most appropriate technique to remove it. If the surface contains excessive laitance, ensure you remove it.

It’s important to fix all surface imperfections before starting the coating installation. The concrete surface must be structurally sound to achieve the best results.

2. Choose the Best Coating

Another critical step before tackling garage floor coatings is determining the best coating to fit your needs. The product you choose will determine the lifespan and performance of your coating.

If your garage experiences heavy automotive traffic or you often use harsh chemicals in your garage, epoxy floor coatings would be an excellent option to protect your garage floor. However, a decorative coating system will serve you well if you mainly use your garage to store items.

3. Prepare the Surface Properly

Before tackling garage floor coatings, it is important to eliminate stains and other defects from the surface. The preparation time varies widely depending on the floor conditions.

Old floors usually have unsightly oil and grease stains that need removal before proceeding with the coating installation. You should use environmentally friendly products to remove these stains; you don’t want to compromise your loved one’s health and your property’s safety.

Repair all scratches and cracks to ensure an even surface. Remove any traces of dirt or residue, as they can negatively impact the adhesion of your coating.

Another critical aspect of the surface preparation process is using the appropriate profiling technique. When you employ the right surface preparation technique, you won’t have to worry about premature peeling and fading from your finished floor coating.

4. Determine the Moisture Content

Measuring your concrete surface’s moisture content is critical in the concrete coating process. Your floor coating contractor uses specialized equipment to perform a Relative Humidity test (RH Testing).

An RH test lets you know your concrete’s real condition and the precise humidity level it can withstand with a sealed coating. This test is quick, accurate, and relatively affordable.

Its biggest advantage is that it ensures safe coating installation, and you won’t have to worry about buckling or bubbling over time due to moisture build-up beneath it.

5. Prime the Surface

Once your concrete surface is ready for coating installation, you need to pick a date to commence your installation process to ensure top-quality results.

It’s best to start your garage floor coating project on days that are not damp or too hot or cold. Ideal temperatures for coating installation range between 50 and 80 °F (10.0-26.7 °C). Installing a floor coating outside the recommended temperature range increases the risk of bubbling, peeling, and wasting time.

Following these steps can help you get a high-quality coating that will stand the test of time. However, working with an experienced floor coating professional is always advisable.

Why Con-tek Coating and Polishing LLC For Your Garage Floor Coating?

Con-tek Coating and Polishing LLC is the go-to contractor for garage floor coating. We employ the latest technology and premium quality products to produce the best results, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

When you choose us for your concrete floor coatings, you can be confident you will get a high-quality, slip-resistant floor that will last for years.

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Now that you know what to do before tackling garage floor coatings, look no further than Con-tek Coating and Polishing LLC if you want the highest quality coating for your garage floor. We are experts in garage floor coatings and can provide a top-quality product delivering years of satisfaction.

Call us at (970) 632-0648 to schedule a consultation with our professional team and get a quote for your garage floor coating project.

What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. ConTek Coating uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

We must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or shot grinding the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Some contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping or mopping. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 10 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

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Our List of Services

Here are the Different Services We Offer!


High-Performance Coating


Industrial Floor Coating


USDA Approved Coatings


Polished Concrete


ESD Coatings


Diamond Grinding


Line Striping


Corrosion Resistant Coatings


Waterproof Deck Coatings


Non-Slip Safety Coatings


Moisture Vapor Barriers


Impact Resistant Coatings


Crack Bridging & Joint Fill


Mastic & Glue Removal




Surface Prep


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"Austin applied a polyaspartic epoxy solid-color coating to our garage. The work -- which included grinding off the old coating and the application of three coats of polyaspartic (primer coat + 2) -- was done meticulously. The new coating looks great and the sand added to the primer coat has eliminated the slippery nature of the old coating. Austin was exceptional to deal with from start to finish. He communicated by phone, e-mail & text...always in a timely and totally professional manner. I highly recommend this company."

Robert M.
Verified Client

"Finally built a shop and I had the concrete floor coated by Con-tek Floors. No regrets, awesome job! I am a very detailed person and Austin did a great job. You can tell he takes great pride in his work. Great customer service. I highly recommend Con-tek Floors!"

Craig B.
Verified Client

"We hired Austin to level our basement floors before we installed vinyl flooring. He was on time, a pleasure to work with, clean, reasonable and our basement floors look amazing. We recommend and we would use his services again. After the floors were completed he was kind enough to drop off a thank you and some delicious coffee for us try. Thank you Austin!"

Katrina Y.
Verified Client

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