Concrete floors are often installed in places that need a tough and reliable base. Concrete itself is reasonably strong, yet it needs something else to help it last for years even while people drive over it and scratch it with machinery. That is where epoxy comes in. Epoxy garage flooring is popular because they are strong enough to handle the weight of cars and are also resistant to scratches and other surface damage.
If you are thinking about installing epoxy flooring, then you should consider Cardinal Concrete Coatings. We are the best epoxy garage flooring contractor in Tempe, AZ. We specialize in concrete floors with protective coatings.
Tempe, AZ, Concrete Coatings Services
Concrete floors are great options for any room or outdoor space where the floor needs to hold a lot of weight, withstand chemical spills, or have a lot of exposure to the sun and other outside elements. Epoxy-protected floors are not just for garages, though that is a common place to find them.
At Cardinal Concrete Coatings, we install everything from epoxy garage flooring in driveways. The following are some of the most popular floors that we install.
Epoxy Garage Flooring
Garage floor coatings are one of our specialties. Most people use their garage to store their cars, but they can also use them as project spaces to use heavy and sharp machinery. We often protect garage floors with epoxy or other materials so that they can hold a lot of weight and be resistant to scratches.
Commercial Epoxy Floor Coating
Another popular place to find concrete floors protected by epoxy is in commercial places like hardware or home improvement stores. These spaces need to hold the weight of vehicles and a lot of inventory. They also need to be resistant to chemicals and oil spills. That is why most of these spaces have epoxy flooring.
Pool Deck Coatings
Pool deck and patio coatings are other popular projects for us. These floors are different from the interior floors installed in garages and commercial spaces. A patio or pool deck resurfacing project will usually require different materials than indoor floors because the materials need to be resistant to UV rays. We typically use polyaspartic coatings for outdoor surfaces because they can protect the floor from deteriorating in the sunlight.
Why You Should Choose Cardinal Concrete Coatings
We know that when you are looking to install an epoxy garage floor or any other type of protected concrete floor, that you have many options. At Cardinal Concrete Coatings, we try to set ourselves apart from the competition by using the best products.
For each project, we assess the location of the new floor and determine the best mix of materials to use depending on sun exposure and intended use of the area. For example, we would use a different blend of materials for a concrete pool deck with total sun exposure than a floor inside a retail store.
In general, we use some mix of polyurea and polyaspartic materials on our floors. These materials are very similar. They each help to strengthen concrete floors so that they can hold the weight of cars. They also help the surface remain resistant to damage like scratches.
We usually use polyurea for indoor projects and polyaspartic materials for outdoor projects because polyaspartic is UV stable. That means that floors with polyaspartic coatings won’t deteriorate in sunlight.
How Our Process Works
At Cardinal Concrete Coatings, we follow a six-step process for each project. This process allows us to check for problems and fix them before it is too late. Our process is as follows.
Step 1: Preparing the Floors
The first step is to prepare the floors. We do this by sanding down the concrete using a grinder. Once we have a smooth and polished concrete floor, we will thoroughly clean the worksite. Doing this will help keep dust and debris away from the protective coatings and keep the floor looking great throughout the process.
Step 2: Repairing the Floors
Next, we will make repairs to the floor. Now that we have cleaned the area of dust, we will be able to see everything more clearly. Sometimes, during the smoothing process, we find air bubbles or other inaccuracies on the floor. If we notice any errors, we will make immediate repairs before moving on.
Step 3: Apply the Base Coat
In this step, we will apply a base coat of protective material. If we are installing an indoor floor, then we will use polyurea. If we are installing the floor outdoors, then we will use UV-resistant polyaspartic materials.
Step 4: Add Decorations and Texture
Next, we will add any decorations or texture to the floor. If the client wants a pop of color on their floor, then we will use color flakes. We will spread them around the floor in a pattern chosen by the client. For pool decks and patios, we often add physical texture to help them become more slip-resistant. This step is important for all floors that might have rain or pool water on them.
Step 5: Flatten and Clean the Surface
In this step, we will scrape down the flakes until the surface is smooth again, which will allow the topcoat to be smooth as well. If we add physical texture to the surface, then we will not flatten the surface.
Step 6: Add Top Coat
Lastly, we add a top coat to ensure long-lasting protection from wear and tear.
Places We Service
We proudly serve our neighbors in Tempe and the entire Phoenix area, including:
- Paradise Valley
- Cave Creek
- Litchfield Park
- Fountain Hills
- Queen Creek
- San Tan Valley
- Gold Canyon
- New River
- Desert Ridge
If you need more information on the places we serve, you can call our customer service department.
Call Us Today for a Free Quote
Are you thinking about getting an epoxy garage floor installed? Cardinal Concrete Coatings is the top epoxy flooring contractor in the area. We specialize in garage floors, commercial floors, and outdoor surfaces like patios and driveway coatings. Call us today at (480)-907-3774 to schedule a flooring project and learn more about what we offer.
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.