Frequently Asked Questions

Our top-of-the-line polyaspartic floor coatings have a twenty-year warranty against delamination, peeling, staining and material defects. Twenty years from now, we want you to be as happy with your polyaspartic flooring as you were on day one.

Because polyaspartic coatings are highly durable, chemical-resistant and UV-stable, you can expect your polyaspartic garage floor to last about 20 years with professional installation and regular maintenance. As one of the strongest coating materials on the market, polyaspartic requires minimal maintenance. With routine upkeep, your polyaspartic garage floor will last for years. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today!

Polyaspartic surfaces should be frequently swept and mopped to avoid loose grit from scratching the coating’s surface. Polyaspartic garage floors should be scrubbed with a neutral pH cleaner every two weeks to prevent excessive debris buildup. Always opt for a gentle cleaner, as cleaners with crystallizing salts and sand can damage polyaspartic floor coatings over time.

As an alternative to commercial cleaners, mix 5 ounces of ammonia or degreaser per gallon of hot water and spread the solution over the polyaspartic surface. Scrub with shop broom and then rinse the entire surface with hot water. Remove any excess water with a foam squeegee.

Our polyaspartic floors are resistant to mold, mildew, salt corrosion, and humidity, so you won’t need to worry about expensive cleaning or repairs.

Our polyaspartic floor coatings are solvent-free and non-flammable. Because our polyaspartic coatings are formulated using less Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) than traditional inferior coatings, the smell will wear off within a few days of the installation. This also makes solvent-free polyaspartic coatings a more pet-friendly and environmentally safe option for homeowners looking to renovate their garage floor.

Keep in mind that the intensity of the odor that is commonly associated with polyaspartic coatings has to do with the manufacturing process. The cheaper the raw materials that were used to make the coating, the stronger the smell. Always choose solvent-free polyaspartic coatings made by reputable manufacturers.

Because polyaspartic coatings can only bond correctly to a clean, even floor, we ask our customers to clear out any belongings and remove miscellaneous objects from the garage area prior to the installation. Items hanging on the wall or ceiling can stay.

For an additional charge, we can make arrangements for a temporary storage unit to safely hold your belongings during the installation process. If you require assistance to clean your garage, please let us know and our friendly staff will be happy to lend a helping hand!

Because the first base coat must be left to cure and dry overnight before applying the final polyaspartic polyurea coating, the polyaspartic floor installation process takes two days. Within 24 hours of the installation, your new polyaspartic floor will be ready to be walked on, and within 36-48 hours, the garage will be ready for normal use and vehicle traffic.

Some companies claim to complete the entire installation process in one day. However, speeding up this process can jeopardize the depth of the polyaspartic coating’s penetration and the quality of adhesion to the concrete substrate.

By taking two days to complete the polyaspartic flooring installation, the concrete substrate is given more than enough time to bond with the polyaspartic base coat to create a strong, long-lasting flooring solution.

Yes. We use a polymer-modified concrete that is compatible with our coating system to repair any existing damages before applying the first base coat. It restores the floor to a level, flat surface so you won’t have to worry about cracks or pits once the polyaspartic flooring installation is finished.
Whether the floor is new or old, we even out and prepare the concrete using a mechanical grinder designed with diamond tooling. Etching the floor with a grinder opens the pores of the concrete, allowing the base coat to soak deeper into the concrete substrate for superior adhesion. This process is typically considered to be the best method for obtaining a consistent surface profile and is preferable over the acid etching method used by others in the industry. The polyaspartic installation process is completed over two days to ensure we allow enough time for a strong bond to be formed between the concrete substrate and the base coat.
We use a number of resinous polyaspartic polymer formulations to suit every customer’s individual needs. This variety allows us to address various concrete, temperature and humidity conditions, as well as offer different aesthetic attributes and color options in our decorative coatings systems.

Our polyaspartic coatings are designed to resist peeling, delamination, cracking, pitting and many other forms of wear and tear that are common in areas with extreme weather conditions. Polyaspartic is the leading material on the market because it permanently bonds with the existing concrete substrate. This maximizes protection for your floor from potential hazards while minimizing the time and money required for maintenance and repairs.

If you’ve been looking into the best materials to resurface your garage, you’ve probably heard of epoxy flooring and polyaspartic flooring, but which of these two coating materials is a better option for you as a top coat finish?

While epoxy coatings have a well-established history in a variety of industries, there are some disadvantages to epoxy for a top coat that have made many homeowners turn to polyaspartic as a potential flooring alternative. Although both materials are highly durable and resistant to chemicals, epoxy coatings are usually more vulnerable to abrasion.

On the other hand, polyaspartic garage floors boast a hard and durable finish that doesn’t chip or scratch. Additionally, while epoxy top coat coatings are known for fading and yellowing over time as a result of extended sunlight exposure, polyaspartic coatings are much more UV-stable and will preserve their color over time, regardless of sun exposure.

In terms of ease of installation, polyaspartic coatings require less time to dry and can be applied in a variety of weather and temperature conditions. In contrast, applying inferior coating systems in temperatures below 50° oftentimes results in a weak adhesion to the substrate and an uneven flooring installation. Also, low-grade coatings can typically give off a stronger odor than solvent-free polyaspartic coatings.

As for the cost, you will notice that polyaspartic floors are slightly more expensive. Although this is an understandably important factor for most homeowners, it’s important to keep in mind that in the long run, the durability and quality of your polyaspartic floor will far outweigh the initial cost.

Polyaspartic polyurea is the best choice on the market for homeowners in Ohio looking for a garage floor transformation. At Ohio Garage Interiors, we are proud to use this quality material to give our customers the best value on their flooring installation.

For homeowners opposed to working with a garage flooring company, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers and downfalls of going the DIY route with epoxy coatings. Although you can resurface your garage floor by yourself, this can often result in maintenance and repair costs down the road that end up being higher than hiring a professional to install a polyaspartic coating in the first place.

Most major hardware stores sell DIY epoxy flooring kits. Although the price of these kits can seem like a bargain compared to the cost of a professional polyaspartic flooring installation, be aware. DIY kits are usually made with low-quality materials that are far more prone to chipping, fading and scratching than polyaspartic flooring. If you are still completely set on using a DIY epoxy kit to resurface your garage floor, you will also need a range of tools and materials to prepare your space for the renovation, and if issues arise during the DIY installation, you could be left with an uneven, cracked floor.

If you want a fully customizable, long-lasting flooring installation that looks and works great, your best option is to work with a reputable garage flooring company. At Ohio Garage Interiors, we have over 20 years of experience installing premium garage floor coatings. Our installation process is smooth and time-tested, making this a one-time investment for a superior flooring installation you will enjoy for decades to come. Contact us to learn more or schedule a free consultation.

Since garage floors are exposed to the elements year-round, moisture, rain and snow will eventually find their way into your garage. Before installing polyaspartic garage flooring, knowing what to expect is important.

Thanks to the vinyl polymer flakes below the top coat, polyaspartic coatings are designed to provide a steady grip when dry. We also broadcast a grit-like material called aluminum oxide into the finish coating. This grit provides an added layer of slip resistance. At Ohio Garage Interiors, we use a polyaspartic polyurea topcoat, the most durable coating material on the market. This top coat ensures that there is enough traction between the floor and your shoes, making polyaspartic a slip-resistant and safe flooring solution for the whole family.