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How to Clean Epoxy Floors

 Posted on September 03,2019 in Uncategorized

Our 4 Tips for Sparkling Flooring

Epoxy coatings can make your garage or basement floor look cleaner, more professional, and more finished. However, just like any other floor, you'll want to keep it cleaned. Fortunately for you, it's easy to do! If you want to keep your newly coated epoxy floors looking pristine, here are some cleaning tips that will help.

1. Use a Dust Mop Regularly

The most important thing you can do to keep your epoxy floors clean is to keep them dusted. A dust mop, preferably one that is at least two feet wide, is an important tool to have on hand. Dust and dirt can damage the surface of the coating if left unattended, but they are easily removed with the dust mop. Plan to dust once a week. If you keep up with this task, then your maintenance will be even easier.

2. Wet Mop Occasionally

Every three to four months, use a wet mop and an epoxy cleaner to mop the floor. This will get up any grit or grime that has become stuck to the floor but is not touched by the dust mop. To ensure you are not just moving dirt around, make sure you rinse the mop often in the cleaner. After mopping, allow the floor to air dry.

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How to Spruce Up Your Patio with Epoxy Paint

 Posted on June 27,2019 in Uncategorized

Concrete patios may be fairly durable, but hygiene and aesthetics are another story. Perhaps your patio has developed mold, cracks, stains, or little nooks and crannies that trap dirt. Epoxy patio coatings improve the look while lowering maintenance needs so your family can enjoy a clean and stylish outdoor living space.

What Are Patio Epoxy Coatings?

Rather than just painting or staining concrete, an epoxy floor coating is a multilayered process. The installers first grind the surface smooth, then apply a primer that bonds with the concrete.

A scratch-resistant, nonfading polymer layer then gives the concrete a brand-new color and appearance. Finally, a clear topcoat ensures your epoxy patio floor is easy to clean and ready to last for decades.

Designed for Outdoor Floors

While many concrete floor coatings are formulated for garages and basements, your patio epoxy can be customized for outdoor use in the local climate.

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Polymer, Polyurethane, or Polyaspartic Floor Coatings - What's the Difference?

 Posted on November 29,2018 in Uncategorized

When shopping for floor coatings, you may find yourself overwhelmed by your options. With so many different materials available, choosing the right option for your needs is not always easy. At Prestige Floor Coating, we offer a number of options for our customers in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Delaware, and Southern Pennsylvania, including versatile polymers like polyurethane and polyaspartic floor coatings. Here is a closer look at what these options are, so you can choose the right one for your needs.

Polymer Floor Coatings – A Versatile Option

A polymer is a chemical compound that bonds different chemicals to achieve a coating that is moisture-, bacterial-, and impact-resistant. Polymer floor coatings include many sub-categories and offer many benefits to those who install them. Depending on the polymer you choose, you will benefit from:

Benefits of Floor Coatings in the Winter

 Posted on October 29,2018 in Uncategorized

In Maryland and Washington, DC, winter weather can bring snow, ice, and slush. Because of this, winter is hard on your concrete floors. Every time you drive your car into your garage, you track in snow, slush, and salt. These items can damage your floors, leading to cracks that are costly to repair. Floor coatings can protect your concrete floors from these and other winter risks, giving your floors a longer potential lifespan. Here is a closer look at some of the benefits of floor coatings in the winter when you have concrete floors.

Improved Aesthetics

Do you really want to spend the cold winter months washing your garage floor? Of course not, but if you don't the grit and grime you track in on the wheels of your car will leave the floor looking dull and dingy. This hurts the aesthetics of your garage and will create a much harder cleanup job when the spring weathers come. In fact, the salt and slush that gets tracked into your garage in the winter can actually stain your concrete. Because of concrete’s porous surface, this dirt is more than just surface deep, leaving you with a lengthy cleaning process. Concrete floor coatings are much easier to clean, protecting the look of your concrete.

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How Long Will Epoxy Floors Last?

 Posted on September 27,2018 in Uncategorized

Before you empty your garage to get a floor coating put down, you should make sure you’re getting a solution that will last a long time. Nobody wants to see brittle flakes of paint peeling up just months after they’ve had their concrete painted. Fortunately, there’s a better solution than paint. Epoxy floors can last years or even decades—with the right preparation and installation.

Epoxy Floor Lifespan

We can all agree that when we talk about how long an epoxy floor lasts, we mean how long before it needs to be replaced. In other words, at what point will it be dulled, stained, peeled, or chipped so badly that you want a mulligan?

Professional-strength epoxy floors are thick, multi-layered, and formulated to be resilient against chemicals, grease, humidity, and high-impact force. Whereas a floor paint will wear down and crack from the friction of car tires or peel and fade due to weather and age, an epoxy floor can fight off these elements for many, many years.

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Pros & Cons of an Epoxy Floor

 Posted on September 18,2018 in Uncategorized

Not everyone gets as excited about concrete floor coatings as we do, but nobody can argue with the results. An epoxy floor lasts longer, maintains its good looks, and is easier to keep tidy than any other floor covering you might be considering.

Even still, we understand that not everyone will decide that a premium epoxy floor coating is right for them. If you decide to lay down rubber mats or let your floors continue to wear down, remember why epoxy floors are worth it for an attractive, long-lasting solution.

Call us at 443-519-2628 to learn more about the pros and cons of an epoxy floor coating.

Epoxy Floor Advantages

Style and function go hand-in-hand with epoxy floors. Trusted for industrial floors, commercial kitchens, hospitals, and auto shops, an epoxy floor coating also makes an attractive choice for home renovations, patios and outdoor living spaces, and retail showrooms.

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How to Maintain High Traffic Floors

 Posted on August 22,2018 in Uncategorized

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When it comes to high-traffic floors, maintenance can often present an issue. Your flooring is one of the first things someone subconsciously notices, thus influencing the first impressions your space makes.

Epoxy floor coatings will give your floors a polished, glossy look that provides superior protection. But, over time, dirt and debris from heavy foot or machinery traffic can act as an abrasive and wear down the protective outer layers of the epoxy.

Too much foot traffic can leave your floors looking dull, dirty, and unappealing and affect the overall safety of your floors. But, with minimal maintenance and care, you can protect the stunning beauty of your floors and enhance performance. Here’s what you should know about how to maintain high-traffic floors.

Routine Cleaning

When it comes to high-traffic areas, a moderate amount of upkeep will be needed. For commercial and industrial spaces, epoxy floors should be swept daily. For residential applications in high-traffic areas, sweeping your floors weekly should be sufficient.

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Benefits of Garage Floor Coating

 Posted on August 22,2018 in Uncategorized

For decades, the garage has also been a favorite hub for family activities. From the kids learning how to ride a bike or fix a car to weekends filled with basketball and grilling out, the garage is the central gathering place for the entire family.

For garage floor coating services in the Maryland and Northern Virginia area, contact us today!

Benefits of Garage Floor Coating

At the heart of family activities, your garage floor takes quite a bit of abuse. Remember that oil leak the family car had last fall? Or the paint spilled from the kids’ arts and crafts project last weekend? And what about that dent in the floor from the toolbox your teenager dropped last summer?

As one of the most popular, high-performance materials for garage floors, the benefits of epoxy garage floor coatings simply can’t be beaten. Here’s what you should know about what makes this garage floor coating so great and why it may be the right choice for you.

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How to Clean Non-Skid Flooring

 Posted on July 23,2018 in Uncategorized

The texture of non-skid flooring provides the traction you need for safety, but it also means you need to take a different approach to cleaning. Non-skid floors should be cleaned by frequent sweeping with a push broom.

When you need to use disinfectant, be gentle and avoid any soaps that will leave behind a residue. Mopping with a vinegar and water solution works best for most anti-skid floor coatings.

Sweeping Non-Skid Flooring

Just like you need to floss every day so that germs don't turn into plaque on your teeth, you need to sweep your non-skid flooring to remove debris before it gets hardened or grimy.

In commercial settings, make it a morning or nightly routine to sweep the non-skid areas of your floors. Sweep away debris and disinfect with vinegar.

If you have non-skid flooring at home, such as in a bathroom or on a pool deck coating, try to sweep at least once a week. More often may be necessary in outdoor areas when there's dirt or leafy debris sitting around. Some plant matter might leave a sticky grime as it rots.

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How to Fix a Slippery Pool Deck

 Posted on July 22,2018 in Uncategorized

You can tell the kids not to run around the swimming pool, but accidents will still happen if you don't maintain a proper slip-resistant surface. Concrete, stone, tile, wood, and composite materials will all have some level of slipperiness when used as a pool deck. The best way to fix a slippery pool deck is to add some kind of permanent texture.

A pool deck floor coating can be applied to concrete and many other surfaces to add slip-resistance and make the surface easier to keep clean.

Refinish a Slippery Pool Deck

Anti-slip coatings can be applied to concrete and other kinds of pool decks. There are DIY products out there, but these tend to get eaten away by the chlorine and chemicals in pool water. This creates the risk that someone will slip and fall toward the end of the summer, and you'll have to reapply annually just to keep the coating working at all.

The better solution is to refinish your pool deck with a coating that includes an anti-slip finish. There's more work upfront—a professional will need to sand or grind the surface and repair cracks—but the quality of your pool deck coating will be much stronger and longer-lasting.

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