Time for a Beautiful New Garage Floor

As the weather starts to warm a bit and the hope of sunny days return to us here in the Pacific Northwest, there is no better time than now to schedule your garage floor for a makeover. Although we can apply our garage floor coatings all year round, the spring and summer months are by far our busiest time of year. As you roll out the car and dust off the bicycles for a ride, look down at the concrete. Is it cracked and/or stained from oil? If so, why not get rid of that unsightly mess and have Bach Custom Coatings install a new garage floor coating for you. Spills or automotive leaks will be amazingly easy to clean once we’ve installed one of our custom coatings for you. Better yet, wait until your neighbors walk by and see how beautiful you new floor looks. You’ll surely be a hit.


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Color and Design Options for Epoxy Floors

A marble finished Epoxy flooring. With all of the color and style options available today, you can really achieve a great customized look with an epoxy concrete coating. An epoxy coating can completely transform any plain concrete slab into a beautiful, stylish floor. At Bach Custom Coatings, we have been installing epoxy floors in Portland, Oregon for years. We purchase our cutting edge epoxy products from several trusted suppliers, and we have an impressive selection of styles to choose from. Below, we have listed many of the different epoxy styling and color options that are available to you. With such an assortment of options, you are sure to find something that will look great on your concrete or garage floors.

One popular epoxy floor design is the “granite flake” look. This style of epoxy can be used in both homes and businesses, and it mimics the look of having elegant granite or terrazzo floors. First a primer epoxy coat is used to cover the concrete surface. Once it has been evenly applied to the floor, you can add the color chips that give it the granite look. There are several different color and density variations available with the color chips, so you can achieve the precise look that you are going for. After the color chips have been placed over the primer coat, a clear top coat is applied to seal the color chips in place and give your floor a nice shine. The granite floor look works great for garage floors, restaurants, commercial kitchens and showrooms.

Another popular epoxy styling option is the metallic look. With this style, you can give your concrete floors a flashy metallic shine with a tremendous amount of depth and character. This kind of epoxy floor is perfect for vehicle showrooms, restaurants, casinos, hotels and any other commercial or residential property that is going for a unique look.

Last but certainly not least, quartz is another epoxy floor design that can be used in a wide variety of different settings. When you’re looking for a flooring system that’s durable, slip resistant and beautiful, the quartz system is just what the doctor ordered.  There are several of color options available with the quartz system too, so finding one to match your decor is easily achieved. Quartz floors are very durable and can be used for airplane hangars, warehouses, car dealerships and garages.

With all of these options, installing an epoxy floor on your own can be a daunting task. If you don’t follow the instructions to the letter, the finished product could be very disappointing. At Bach Custom Coatings, we know everything there is to know about installing epoxy floors in Portland. With our professional help, you can achieve the precise look that you are aiming for.

How Do I Maintain my Epoxy Floor?

Mop and sweep your garage floorsConcrete coatings are a great way to enhance your concrete floors. Not only will they look better, but they will hold up better to wear and tear and will last much longer as well. That doesn’t mean they are invincible though. Over time, you may have to perform minor maintenance to keep your epoxy floor in mint condition. At Bach Custom Coatings, we install some of the highest quality epoxy floors in Portland, Oregon. We have written this short guide to help you maintain the integrity and look of your epoxy floor.

Just like any other surface, your epoxy floors need to be cleaned occasionally. Luckily, unlike pock-marked concrete floors, epoxy floors provide a smooth and even surface for cleaning. Dirt and debris can get caught in cracks and potholes in your concrete. With an epoxy floor, the dirt has nowhere to go and can easily be swept away with a broom. Oil and other substances also seep deep into concrete surfaces, but an epoxy coating acts as a shield against stains. If you do spill oil or a similar substance on your epoxy floor, you can use a mild detergent and a soft brush to wash away any spills. If you notice that your floor is scuffed or parts of it are showing signs of wear, you can reapply the topcoat and it will look brand new again. How soon you have to reapply the top coat largely depends on how you use your floor and how well you maintain it.

Untreated concrete floors are difficult to clean and maintain and are not known for being pleasing to the eye. An epoxy coating can solve all of these problems.

Hot Tires and Epoxy Coatings

Tires in a garageThe success or failure of a new epoxy floor depends almost entirely on the surface preparation that was performed prior to installation. An improperly applied coating won’t last very long, and will chip and peel easily. For your garage floor, you need a surface that has been prepared with a diamond grinder or shot blaster. At Bach Custom Coatings, we have installed custom coatings on hundreds of garage floors in Portland, Oregon. Below, we talk about one of the most common problems that people run into with newly installed coatings.

There are many things that can go wrong with a do-it-yourself epoxy coating, but one that we see quite frequently when people use these kits is hot tire peel-off. When you drive your car around on a blistering summer day, your tires can get very hot. If you have an improperly installed coating or one that has not been properly prepared ahead of time, those hot tires can wreak havoc on it when your park your car. The heat from your tires weakens the bond between the epoxy and the concrete. When this happens, it can re-bond to your tires once they cool down. The next time you take your car out for a spin, the coating will peel off of your floor and onto your tires, leaving bare, ugly patches of concrete. To prevent this from happening, you have to use high quality epoxy, polyurethane or polyurea finishes. You also have to make sure that any old coatings, stains or contaminants on your concrete surface are completely eliminated. Substances like oil or old paint interfere with the epoxy’s ability to bond to the concrete.

It is a smart idea to leave this kind of project to the professionals. We will do high quality work and will offer a warranty. Here at Bach Custom Coatings, we never take shortcuts or cut corners, which is why the coatings we install are always built to last.

Industrial Epoxy Coating

Epoxy coating for industrial floorsSafety is always the number one priority of any industrial facility. Old concrete floors can easily become a safety hazard, especially if they are exposed to chemicals or heavy traffic on a regular basis. Traditional concrete floors are easily chipped and fractured. On a floor that experiences a lot of employee movement, even a small crater in your concrete floor can cause a significant mishap. An unprotected concrete floor makes for a poor and unsafe industrial surface. However, a concrete floor that is coated with epoxy paint can improve productivity and safety, and it will look professional, too. Bach Custom Coatings is a company that specializes in transforming dull concrete slabs into durable and aesthetically pleasing floors. We install some of the most impressive epoxy floors in Portland, Oregon. We have listed a few of the benefits and advantages of using an epoxy coating in your business or industrial workplace.

When you imagine an industrial facility, you probably envision old, cracked and stained concrete floors that haven’t been cleaned in years. With epoxy coating, you can completely transform the look, feel and function of your floors. One of the main advantages of epoxy coating is that it is extremely durable and is nearly impossible to dent, crack or chip. Vehicles can be driven over an epoxy-coated floor repeatedly without causing any damage. Epoxy also stands up very well to heavy impacts, so when you drop heavy objects on your coated concrete floor, you won’t have to worry about causing any lasting damage. A warehouse that uses fork lifts to transport heavy loads could benefit greatly from epoxy coating.

Concrete is a very porous material. Oil that is spilled on concrete will seep deep into your floors and result in a permanent stain. Concrete that is covered in water or chemicals is very slick and is not safe to walk on. Also, the craters on a heavily-used concrete floor attract all kinds of dust, dirt and debris. An epoxy-coated floor will be much easier to clean.  Not only do epoxy coatings effectively repel water, chemicals, and other substances, but they can also be applied with slip-resistant finishes. Texture can be added to an epoxy coating to provide outstanding traction. You can easily designate loading zones and organize your workplace by using different-colored epoxy coatings in certain areas. On top of all of that, epoxy coatings are also heat resistant.

One of the most obvious benefits of coating your floors with high quality epoxy paint is that they will look much, much better. Concrete floors that are stained and cracked reflect poorly on your business. With an epoxy coating, you can make your floors safer while also giving them a high-gloss shine. You can select a pattern for your floor or just stick with one or two colors. Either way, it will be a major upgrade over your plain concrete surfaces. Epoxy is an affordable and effective method for enhancing your concrete floors. They require minimal maintenance, and will last for a very long time.

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Coating the entire surface of your business or industrial facility is a large undertaking, and is often better left to the professionals. At Bach Custom Coatings, we have installed hundreds of epoxy floors in both residential and industrial properties. We can install one for you quickly and efficiently. 

The Advantages of Epoxy Coating

Designer Epoxy FlooringA concrete floor is dull, uninviting and unsafe to work on. As time goes by, your concrete floors will only deteriorate further. An epoxy coating solves all of these problems, and can greatly enhance any concrete surface in your home or business. At Bach Custom Coatings, we specialize in working with epoxy paints and other concrete coating materials. We can transform your warehouse, kitchen or garage floor in Portland, Oregon into a work of art. Below we have outlined a few of the benefits that come with coating your concrete floors with epoxy.

First of all, epoxy-coated concrete floors are much more pleasing to look at than concrete slabs. They can be applied with a glossy shine that mimics the look of marble or metal. They can also be completely customized. You can choose to go with one or two colors for your entire floor, or you can choose to mix it up and create an artistic design or pattern.

Epoxy coatings also improve the safety of a traditional concrete floor. Concrete floors chip and crack easily, they absorb liquids and chemicals and they can be very difficult to clean. Epoxy floors can be textured to provide better traction, and they are highly resistant to chemical spills, heavy impacts, fire and water. Unlike concrete floors, which are often uneven or covered with ruts and fractures, epoxy floors provide a perfectly even surface that is much easier to clean at the end of the day. They will also last much longer and require very little in the way of maintenance.

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If you are interested in getting an epoxy floor in Portland, Oregon, the professionals at Bach Custom Coatings can handle any project. We have installed hundreds of epoxy and acid stain floors throughout the Portland metro area, so we have the expertise to do the job right the first time.