Process for resurfacing existing concrete garage floor
Surface preparation and concrete grinding
Preparing the concrete surface is the most crucial part of the resurfacing and repair process. In fact, without thorough preparation, we cannot give our customers the best results. Our staff of garage repair specialists will inspect your concrete slab and record any relevant characteristics such as density, cracks, and other damages. Thus, we will be able to determine the optimal process for resurfacing your flooring.
Our prepping process involves diamond grinding, which scarifies and etches the concrete flooring with diamond segments. As a result, the concrete floor’s pores open up and let our epoxy’s bonding agents settle into the flooring.
We also repair any instances of cracking or spalling during the preparation process. We will open hairline cracks with the grinder and use polyurea concrete mix to fill them. Lastly, we grind off extra filler and smooth down the surface before applying the basecoat.
Sometimes a garage floor resurfacer will give you a quote that only includes the application of the epoxy coating. This can artificially make their quote look substantially lower than a quote from us or other garage floor installers and resurfacers. Just as all house painters need to prep and prime before painting, a garage floor resurfacer needs to prep and prime the concrete before applying any kind of surface coating. Prepping can be a substantial investment in labor, time, and materials, so if you do not see these services line-itemed in your quote, be sure to ask about it, or talk to us. All of our services are listed comprehensively in our initial quote we give you.
Applying basecoat and decorative flakes
Our garage flooring basecoat consists of a high-performance, polyaspartic primer layer. We flood the concrete flooring with this material and spread it with a long-handled squeegee. Then, we back roll the basecoat to create a level surface for decorative flake application. We can also apply the basecoat and flakes to vertical surfaces in your garage.
Our basecoat materials require overnight curing, so they can form a strong bond with the underlying concrete surface and provide long term durability. Once the basecoat finishes curing, we remove any remaining extra flakes and debris from the floor surface.
The final step of resurfacing existing concrete garage floor with OGI is applying our polyaspartic topcoat. We use only the highest quality materials in the garage flooring industry for our topcoat. With the help of polyaspartic polyurea, this impermeable topcoat offers exceptional strength and adhesion characteristics.
This clear topcoat will require a complete 24 hours to properly cure before it is ready for residents to walk on it. For vehicles, the epoxy needs 36 to 48 to settle in.
Polyaspartic floor coating installation cost
Ohio Garage Interiors works to provide Ohio residents with both the highest quality and value for garage flooring services. If you have been searching for resurfacing and installation services in Northeast Ohio, you may have stumbled upon various companies offering one-day installation services. One-day services seem convenient initially. However, these installations are unnecessary, rushed, and imprecise while costing $3 more per square foot.
As a result, the finished products will quickly form various defects. This means you will have to spend more than you initially planned on expensive maintenance to keep your floor in optimal condition. With OGI flooring services, however, you can avoid these defects and repairs entirely with our two-day installation methods and superior polyaspartic epoxy. Two-day installations ensure the epoxy will cure properly and form the strongest possible bond with your concrete floor.
OGI garage flooring services begin at $6.95 per square foot with a series of discounts for any projects in garage spaces at 600 square feet or larger. So, OGI is the best option for Ohio homeowners that want to install new flooring without overspending. Here is an example of our discounts:
- 600 sq ft or more – 10% Discount on Price of flooring
- 900 sq ft – 15% Discount on Price of flooring
- 1,200 sq ft – 20% Discount on Price of flooring
- 2,500 sq ft – 25% Discount on Price of flooring
*A minimum project size of $3,000 is required.