“An amateur practices until he gets it right; a professional practice until he can’t get it wrong,” – Kenneth Barthold.
Hiring a professional to install a resinous flake system in your garage should guarantee its success in terms of durability, longevity, and return on investment.
We all know that old salesman pitch “Let’s make sure we’re comparing apples to apples” right? Well in a field of “apples,” our only objective here is to help you pick out the sweet ones and avoid the rotten ones.
We’ve put together this guide to help you compare our professional garage floor coating standards with those of our competitors, focusing specifically on four key areas and one unique one.
Proper surface preparation is 80% of what makes a resinous garage floor coating a permanent solution. The concrete in our region is extremely hard and contains granite, so you need a heavy enough grinder to apply adequate pressure to grind it to the proper concrete surface profile (CSP). Failing to do this could result in the coating failing. Castle Floor Epoxy has invested heavily in industry-leading floor grinders, edge grinders, and dust extractors to meet floor coating specifications. You can see this process closer in this DIY video.
The coating industry is advancing at a rapid rate. Formulations are changing every year and what may have been the “gold” standard last year may be antiquated technology this year. There are hundreds of variations of epoxies, polyaspartics and polyureas; many are not the same. Castle Floor Epoxy works directly with laboratories every year to tweak and update our coatings to stay up-to-date with the market and provide the most durable coating possible.
Training and certification:
All of our technicians have been through a rigorous training and certification program. It’s important to understand the materials you are working with and how to properly install them. The tools we use to gauge the correct thickness recommended by the manufacturer, how long we mix material, and knowing what material to use in certain humidity are just a few examples.
Reputation is a reflection of quality, companies with a good reputation have likely earned it by consistently providing high-quality services.
Reputation indicates reliability: When investing in a garage floor coating, you want to know that your chosen company will stand behind its work.
Reputation can be backed up by customer reviews: In today’s digital age, it’s easier than ever to research companies and read reviews from real customers. By checking out a company’s Google reviews, you can get a sense of what it’s like to work with them.
Fully broadcasted flake floors may appear the same to the naked eye. After all, there’s only much that you can see from pictures online. But how do they look close up? The finish we provide at Castle Floor Epoxy is second to none, and we know that because we created the method to perfect it. Our top coat finish is thick, glossy, full, and yet still textured. All of the flakes are fully saturated and encapsulated in a platinum polyaspartic liquid specifically formulated for us by us.
We hope that highlighting the key factors in what makes a garage floor coating company “professional” will help you make the best decision when choosing which company you would like to hire for your project.
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