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FAQ's & Concrete Coating Statistics

Full flake, polyaspartic interior floor coating
  • What does our flooring system consist of?
    At GFP, we use the highest quality materials. Our high solids content, full concrete floor coating system consists of a polyaspartic base coat, partial or full vinyl flake coverage (optional) & polyaspartic top coat. A floor system that isn't full polyaspartic is susceptible to yellowing and fading overtime due to UV degradation.
  • What are resinous concrete floor coatings?
    Often referred to as flaked, seamless or epoxy floors - resinous concrete floor coatings are poured floors built for functionality & aesthetics. They are a multi-layered system, applied onsite, with each layer having a specific purpose.
  • Why do people choose to coat their concrete floors?
    There are many reasons why people choose to coat their concrete floors. Whether their floor space is clear from spring cleaning, moving in or moving out, want easy maintenance, a more durable & protective surface, improved grip & texture or they just want a beautiful, million dollar looking floor, there’s always a reason to get an upgrade.
  • What problems do concrete floor coatings solve?
    Resinous coatings take care of concrete floors that are stained, cracking, chipping, spalling, pitting, have tire marks, efflorescence and even old, failing floor coatings that are peeling or chipping. Another problem these floor coatings solve is turning an unusable space into a usable space (car showroom, workshop, in-home gym, hang-out spot, etc)
  • What are all of the benefits of polyaspartic floor coatings?
    Benefits include a resinous floor coating that is 4 times stronger than epoxy, non-yellowing or fading due to UV stable makeup, long lasting backed by our 15 year warranty, chemical & stain resistant, antibacterial & antimicrobial, moisture tight, non-slip texture, eco-friendly due to low VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), low & easy maintenance, increased curb appeal & property value and the ability to turn a bare & ugly concrete floor space into anything you can dream of!
  • Will these floor coatings yellow or fade overtime?
    Nope! Our polyaspartic floor coatings are UV stable due to their aliphatic nature, meaning their molecular structure provides excellent resistance to degradation by ultraviolet light. Even if the top coat is UV stable & the base coat is not, you will still see the negative effects that ultraviolet radiation can impose on your floor coating overtime.
  • Are resinous floor coatings flammable or toxic?
    Our polyaspartic floor coatings are non-flammable, solvent-free & are low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Because of this, the smell is weaker & will wear off within a few days post installation. This is also a more environmentally safe & pet-friendly option for homeowners looking to renovate their garage floor.
  • How should I prepare for installation?
    One side-benefit of a new garage floor coating is that it requires you to clear out all the stuff in your garage. This is a great opportunity to organize tools, dispose of unwanted items & to generally de-clutter your garage. Ideally, when the crew arrives, your garage floor should be clear of everything that's movable.
  • How do I maintain my concrete floor coating?
    One reason people coat their concrete floors is because they’re so easy to clean & maintain! It’s as easy as sweeping out any dust, dirt & debris - use warm water & a neutral-based soap to pull up any stains or fine dust particles - mop, hose or power wash - squeegee or brush away remaining water - leaf blow or broom - go back to enjoying your sparkling, clean, new-again floors!
  • How long do I wait until I can use my new floors?
    This is an important question! Once the final coat is applied, you can walk on your new floor after 12 hours, place items that are under 500 pounds after 24 hours & place items that are over 500 pounds after 36 hours. If you walk on your newly installed floors too soon, you risk leaving marks & smudges that can ruin your floors smooth & seamless finish.
  • How long will my floor coating last?
    Another benefit of these floor coatings is their industrial grade strength. With the proper maintenance & care, these floors can last a lifetime! We back-up our coatings with a 15 year warranty.
  • What is hot tire peel or pickup?
    Hot-tire peel (sometimes called hot-tire pickup) happens when the tires of your car become heated to a high temperature, often after being driven for some time at highway speeds. This heat then causes the garage floor coating to stick to the tires & peel when the car is next moved. This typically happens with lesser coatings like polyaspartic, epoxy & polyurethane.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost of polyaspartic floor installation varies depending on factors like the size of the floor space, the condition of the existing floor & any customization options. That's why we always want to survey your floor space first; so we can give you the most accurate & fair estimate.​
  • Can I do it myself?
    Yes - However, many homeowners who go this route often contact us after their DIY floor begins to fail. The reasons it fails is because they didn't use the right material, didn't have a concrete surface grinding process to ensure proper adhesion OR proper installation process to ensure a finished, sealed coating. For homeowners, this means paying more for their floors & having less time to enjoy them. Save the worry & head-ache for politics - let us give you peace of mind knowing you're in the hands of Garage Floor Professionals!
  • Polyaspartic OR Epoxy?
    Polyaspartic coatings are 4x stronger than epoxy. They are 100% UV resistant while epoxy will yellow & fade. Polyaspartics are much more resistant to stains & moisture, while also a more environmentally friendly option having lower VOC contents (Volatile Organic Compound). If that's not enough, polyaspartics are more flexible to pressure & temperature fluctuations whereas epoxy can crack & peel.
  • What kind of floors can be coated?
    We apply these floor coatings to the surface of concrete floors. Common floor spaces that we coat include garage floors, pool decks, porch & patio floors, interior floors, walkways & driveways. The resins ability to soak into & adhere to the porous surface of the concrete allows for an extremely strong bond between the concrete & resin. This bond is so strong that the concrete will break apart from itself before it breaks apart from the resin.
  • How do I know if concrete floor coatings are right for me?
    These floor coatings are perfect for anyone who wants easy to maintain floors, to eliminate stains, cracks or old, peeling coatings, to protect their concrete floors and/or to create a more functional space. However, we like to say that polyaspartic floor coatings are right for anyone with a concrete floor space!
  • Can concrete floor coatings increase a property's value?
    Yes! On average, high quality floor coatings that are properly installed can increase a property’s value by around $4 per square foot. An affordable solution for anyone looking to bump-up the value of their property.
  • What kind of space can I turn my newly coated floors into?
    These highly customizable floor coatings transform floor spaces! Popular floor space ideas include car workshops or car showrooms, general workshops, in-home gyms, a hangout spot, storage room or a space to do your messy hobbies!
  • Can you coat the entire concrete floor?
    We are able to coat the entire concrete floor including steps, vertices & expansion joints. We can coat around but cannot coat beneath objects that immovable (refrigerator, cabinets, shelves, etc).
  • What are alternative solutions to resinous floor coatings?
    Alternative options to resinous concrete floor coatings are tile, vinyl, floor coverings or generic floor paint. Overall, polyaspartic floor coatings offer more benefits for the cost than alternative concrete floor resurfacing options.
  • Are there different floor coating options?
    Yes! We recommend a full coverage flake floor coating because it offers the most durability & protection. However, we also offer partial flake & clear coat floor coatings. Check-out our gallery to see how these floors look!
  • When is the best time to get my concrete floors coated?
    Now! There is no better time to get your concrete floors coated than right now. The longer you wait, the less time you have to enjoy your new floors. One great reason to upgrade your concrete floor surface is if your floor space is clear of objects & clutter due to spring cleaning, moving in or moving out.

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Concrete Coating Statistics 

Need some more motivation to make the jump from tired old concrete to a beautiful new polyaspartic floor? Here are some industry statistics to help you get there!

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"Only 11% of homeowners say they’re satisfied with their garage and wouldn’t want to improve it." (Wall Street Journal survey)

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