|Q. What is the difference between DuraFloors & More and other companies?
DuraFloors & More specializes in hybrid polymer and polyaspartic concrete floor coatings,
where other companies may offer to paint your floor as a secondary service or use lesser
quality products, including older generation epoxy paints. These older generation epoxy
products and add-on secondary services to their business will not provide the same quality
and industrial strength solution as the products that we will use to complete your project.
Q. What types of products are used to coat the floor?
We use the industry’s best hybrid polymers and polyaspartic products, which are up to three
times more durable than typical epoxy coatings.
Q. Aren't all coatings the same?
No! There are many types of coatings available and all grades of coatings are not the same.
DuraFloors & More uses only industrial grade materials, even for residential jobs, which
include only the highest quality resins and solids. The coatings applied by DuraFloors & More
provide the highest adhesion properties resulting in long lasting durability.
Q. How long does it take to complete a new floor?
If we are applying over bare concrete that needs limited repair, it is possible to complete a
typical 2 car garage in as little as a single day. With our efficient and innovative processes
and our fast curing products, you can return back to normal operations as quickly as the
next day. With traditional epoxy products, this could easily take three and as many as five
or more days.
Q. How do you prepare the concrete of an old floor?
We prepare all concrete floors with the same method. We will fill and repair any cracks or
holes that might be in your floor. New or old concrete, we use machines to grind the surface
creating the perfect condition for our products to bond with.
Q. Why do you diamond grind the surface to prepare the concrete?
Any professional will insist upon preparing the surface prior to applying their coating. There
are primarily three methods for preparing the concrete:
1. Acid etching
2. Shot blasting
3. Diamond grinding
As you can imagine, acid etching done improperly can actually damage the concrete and
there are a number of environmental concerns regarding its usage and disposal.
The industry is moving away from shot blasting because of the vertical impact of the beads.
Research has shown that this weakens the top layer of concrete (lowers tensile strength)
that is left because of micro cracks/fractures. It is like hitting the concrete with thousands of
small hammers whereas grinding is a horizontal process. This damage to the concrete by
shot blasting makes it so the coating can fail prematurely because of the concrete
degradation. In addition, the majority of the coating product manufacturers are requiring
grinding and not shot blasting as a method of preparation for them to warranty the
Q. Is there an odor and how long does it last?
Some of the materials do have a mild odor while we’re applying them. However, the odor will
dissipate within a few hours. We will use high-powered fans as needed to help ventilate the
area. This helps to keep the odors at the lowest levels possible.
Q. How do I clean and care for my new floor?
You will clean your new floor the same way you cleaned your old one. Sweeping it
occasionally will remove any loose debris and dust. You can also wet mop as needed. We
recommend mixing 5 – 6 ounces of CLEAR ammonia per gallon of water in a mop bucket. A
large headed string/rag mop works best, with a wringer mechanism on your mop bucket.
You can also hose down the floor and remove the water utilizing a foam squeegee to remove
the excess water from the floor.
Special Note: We highly recommend against the use of any soap based product as these
leave a film which not only reduces the shine in the floor, but can also become extremely
slippery when the floor gets damp or wet. Do not wax the floors. Customer should refrain
from using high pressure power washers on coated surfaces.
Q. When is the best time of the year to have a floor coated?
We can apply our products 12 months a year. They will cure at temperatures as low as –30
degrees and as high as 150 degrees.