Why Acrylic Floor Wax is the Best Choice for Your Floors

04/05/2022
by Amy Schadler

Why Acrylic Floor Wax is the Best Choice for Your Floors

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When choosing a wax for your home, you want to make sure that you’re using the best option for your floors. Acrylic floor wax is an excellent option for most types of flooring. The low toxicity makes it a safer option than other waxes, and its ease of use means it’s perfect for DIY projects. However, acrylic wax can be made with a variety of monomers, some of which don’t always produce the best floor wax. But as long as you choose a high-quality brand with the right mix, acrylic floor wax can bring out the best in your floors.

Low Toxicity

Acrylic in its purest form is incredibly strong and highly safe to work with. While many companies dilute the acrylic and add things to the mix to save money, there are some brands of acrylic wax that maintain their purity. These floor finishings are excellent DIY for use. Because acrylic is naturally low in toxicity levels, there’s less chance of injury to your body or damage to your floors. Because of its general safety level, you can find acrylic waxes in many home improvement stores and online sites. If you want to keep your floors looking their best while keeping them and yourself safe, it’s best to choose a low-toxic acrylic wax.

Low Odor

Acrylic floor finishings have a noticeably lower odor than other types of waxes and coverings. Of course, as with any home project, the quality of the wax you choose will affect the outcome. While cheap acrylic waxes will still leave a strong odor behind, properly made finishings will not. When choosing to use acrylic for your floors, ensure that you are buying a high-quality wax that won’t leave behind an odor after you are done. Not only will your floors look better, but your home will smell better as well.

Quick Drying

Acrylic waxes with a water-based finish dry faster compared to oil-based waxes. An acrylic wax that dries fast is the perfect option when you are working on smaller floor areas. However, if you are waxing a larger area, you may not want a quick dry; this can leave you with less time to ensure the wax is smooth and balanced. Having the floor dry faster is also a plus if you need to use the floor soon after waxing. In places with high foot traffic, this can help you clean and wax your floor without holding people up too much. A faster drying wax will also help eliminate the possibility of dust or other pollutants mixing in while working, leaving behind a better job when you’re finished.

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Natural Color and Sheen

When you choose an acrylic floor wax, you’re preventing unwanted color changes in your wooden floors. However, if you do want to create a deeper, richer color for your floors, there are acrylic floor waxes that can be used in conjunction with oils to help you achieve that look while still maintaining the health of your floors and reaping the benefits acrylic wax has to offer.

Acrylic is also a good option if you don’t want a floor with a high gloss. An acrylic floor wax produces a semi-gloss sheen. This creates a different look to your floors that you may want, depending on the aesthetic of the room. Acrylic floor waxes also soften the surface of many hardwood floors, giving them a more natural sheen and look.

Added Protection

As opposed to polishes and other finishings, acrylic wax is a good way to keep your floors protected. While many other finishings will simply buff and polish your floors, acrylic wax adds a layer of protective coating. When you finish your floors with acrylic wax, you ensure that their condition will remain consistent no matter how much foot traffic or other use the floors sustain.

Waxes will also fill in and protect scratches or other damages on your floors. With an acrylic wax finish, you’re preventing these damages from getting worse while also preventing new damages overall. If you can’t afford the time or money to replace part of your floor or fix it, an acrylic wax is a great option to help preserve what’s still intact.

Long-Lasting

An acrylic floor wax will last longer on your floors than other types of polishes or finishings. Polish needs to be reapplied more often, costing you more time and money overall. Acrylic waxes, however, maintain their integrity and quality for a longer period of time. Waxes may take longer to apply, but they don’t require much maintenance and are more cost-effective overall compared to other options. Acrylic floor waxes will save you time and money in the long run.

If you’re looking for the best finishing for your hardwood or laminate floors, then you need a high-quality acrylic floor wax. Epoxy-Coat has you covered with a variety of acrylic waxes, depending on the needs of your floors. You can order the products online or call us at 1-800-841-5580 if you need help with your DIY floor project. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help you get your floors in perfect condition. Protect your floors, make them shine, and save yourself time and money by using an acrylic floor wax.

Why You Should Acid Etch Your Concrete Flooring

03/23/2022
by Amy Schadler

Why You Should Acid Etch Your Concrete Flooring

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Coating concrete floors is a hefty task that takes several steps to accomplish properly. Before you begin applying an epoxy coat or paint, you should prepare the floor first. Acid etching concrete is the perfect way to prepare the surface of your flooring to prevent any chipping or peeling. If you don’t properly prime and prepare your concrete flooring, your new coating can deteriorate quickly, and you’ll spend more time and money fixing every new problem. With acid etching done first, however, your DIY concrete flooring project will come out perfectly.

What is Acid Etching?

Acid etching concrete is the process of using harsh chemicals to remove the top surface of your concrete flooring. This helps to expose the flooring’s pores, preparing the surface for new applications. Acid etching is the method of choice for DIY projects that involve new installations in a small- to medium-sized room. Additionally, the alkalinity of the concrete becomes neutralized under the acid wash, creating a stronger bond with any new coating. Acid etching is necessary to ensure a strong bond and a long-lasting coating.

Types of Acid Etching

When you decide to acid etch your concrete, you’ll have a few options of acid available on the market. The type of acid you’ll want to choose will depend on your budget, the condition of the concrete, and the coating you’re planning to use. There are four common types of acid you can use in your etching.

Muriatic acid is the most popular acid as it’s highly effective. It has a high iron content, resulting in a yellow hue. If your concrete has rust or excess mortar, muriatic acid is the best option to remove it. However, be careful as the acid can also destroy fabrics and corrode many metals. It’s important with any kind of acid to use proper safety equipment, but this is especially true with muriatic acid. Gloves and proper clothing can prevent the acid from burning your skin, and masks combined with proper ventilation are required to avoid breathing in the noxious fumes the acid can cause.

Hydrochloric acid is a refined version of muriatic acid. It’s found in stomach acid and is a powerful tool in processing steel, manufacturing batteries, and treating swimming pools. Because it shares the same powerful qualities as muriatic acid, a similar level of protection should be employed to avoid injury or damages when acid etching with hydrochloric acid.

Phosphoric acid is weaker than muriatic or hydrochloric acid, but it’s still a good option. It’s a common acid found in many household cleaning detergents and is used as a food additive. Its weaker properties make it safer to handle and easier to work with. However, phosphoric acid isn’t as effective as other acid options. It is also not as readily available to the general public and will often cost you more money.

Citric acid is a good option if you’re looking for the safest acid to work with. Because it’s found in citrus fruit and is often used in manufacturing food, citric acid poses the least amount of threat to your health as you work with it. However, it’s more costly. Additionally, citric acid is weak and requires a longer reaction time to work properly. If you do choose to use citric acid for your concrete flooring, make sure you give yourself enough time while etching for the acid to work.

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How to Acid Etch

The first step in acid etching your concrete floor is safety and preparation. You should always make sure you have all the proper safety equipment, including rubber gloves, rubber boots, safety glasses, and respirators to help protect you against the fumes.

Then, you need to clean your concrete flooring to ensure all levels of the surface are etched properly. If you don’t sweep, clean, and rinse off the flooring, your acid etching won’t be effective. And without an effective etch, your coating is more likely to peel or crack.

Using the proper safety equipment, you then mix your acid etching solution and apply it to the surface. With the acid etching process, you simply spray your solution and wait as the acid reacts. It’s important to keep the surface of your floor wet, applying water wherever it starts to dry. You’ll be able to visibly tell once the acid has finished its job.

Once the acid has been neutralized, it’s time to rinse away the solution and check for completion. You’ll need a balanced PH on your concrete floor to ensure a proper coating, so dampen a small section and check that the PH is neutral at 0.7 before you begin applying your coating.

Why Acid Etch

There are other ways you can prepare your concrete flooring for DIY work, but acid etching is one of the most effective methods. Grinding is another common method. However, accessing a powerful and effective grinder isn’t always easy or cheap. Acid etching saves you money and doesn’t require as much physical labor to work. Acid etching is a powerful tool that will help prepare your concrete floors for whatever work you intend for them.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your garage, basement, or other concrete flooring, look to Epoxy-Coat for all your DIY needs. Our epoxy kits are designed for the DIYer looking to spruce up their home without breaking their bank. The kits are easy to use and come with full instructions and guidelines. You can shop for your perfect kit online or call us at 1-800-841-5580 for assistance with your project. Acid etching concrete is only step one in the process, and our epoxy DIY kits will provide you with everything you need to make your floors look and feel amazing.

Better Floor Coating Kit 500 sq. ft. 13.7 mil

06/15/2021
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Full Kit COVERAGE IS UP TO 500 SQ. FT. AT 13.7 MILS

The Better Full kit is ideal for 2-car garages, with moderate to frequent traffic and vehicles like SUVs and trucks. It saves time as a single coat and self-priming epoxy. The Better Half Floor Coating Kit includes a high-performance Cycloaliphatic 100% solids epoxy that’s made for high-wear chemical and compressive resistance. 

The Better Kit also includes Poly 200 for a top coat that adds luster, durability, and extends the life of your epoxy floor. Poly 200 increases the thickness of the floor coating, protects from scratches, and adds UV resistance. 

On a properly prepared floor, the Better Kit epoxy bonds to concrete better than concrete bonds to itself. It’s perfect to keep your garage floor looking clean since it resists hot tire pick-up and staining from gasoline or other spills. 

Epoxy your garage floor with the same product used by NASA, the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Our products are also used by GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Caterpillar, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. In fact, our epoxy looks so great it’s used at MGM Casinos and Studios, Universal Studios, and Disney!

Features of The Better Half Floor Coating Kit 

  • Made in the USA
  • 10 times more durable than kits sold in national chains
  • Slip-resistant
  • Antimicrobial
  • Resists chemicals, salt, oil, and hot tires
  • Top coat for added durability and shine 

 

Included with The Good Half Floor Coating Kit 

  • 2 gallons of Epoxy-Coat® Part A
  • 1 gallon of Epoxy-Coat® Part B
  • 1.5 gallons of Poly 200
  • .25lbs of Aluminum Oxide Non-Skid
  • 9oz Prep Solution
  • 2lbs of Performance Chips

 

Included Kit Application Tools 

  • (2) 3" Brush
  • (2) 9" Roller Cover (3/8" Nap)
  • (2) Squeegee
  • (1) 16" Mechanical Mixer
  • (2) Pair of Vinyl Gloves
  • (1) Pair of Spiked Shoes
  • (1) 16" Mechanical Mixer
  • (1) Mixing Sticks

Epoxy Product FAQs

Why epoxy a garage floor?

Epoxy is one of the most durable and toughest garage floor coatings available. It seals and protects your garage floor from tire marks and stains from gasoline and other chemicals. Epoxy does an excellent job of covering cracks and imperfections. Garage floors with epoxy finishes are easier to care for because they resist moisture and are less dusty. 

An epoxy-coated garage floor looks amazing! It gives your garage a showroom look. Epoxy coatings allow you to create a custom look with a variety of colors and blends of color flakes. Or choose one of our metallic epoxy options for a truly unique look.

Why is epoxy better than paint for garage floors?

Epoxy is better than paint for garage floors because it’s more durable, prevents stains, scratches, and doesn’t chip like paint. It bonds to surfaces better than paint. Epoxy is the best garage floor coating option available and is a cost-effective solution.

Is a top coat required for an epoxy floor?

A top coat is not required, but we highly recommend applying one. A top coat enhances the durability and strength of an epoxy floor. Over time, microscopic scratches build up on an epoxy floor and can create a dulling effect to the color. A top coat acts as a sacrificial layer, absorbing those scratches so the rich color of your epoxy floor stays true. A top coat increases the strength of your epoxy while adding a stunning gloss shine! 

How to apply epoxy to a garage floor

The ideal temperature for applying Epoxy-Coat is 40F-85F (4C-30C) and humidity should be below 85%.

We recommend testing for moisture. Our Vapor Gauge test kit makes this a simple task. It’s also suggested to test previous sealants. To determine whether the concrete has been previously sealed, pour a small amount of water onto the surface in various areas. If the water beads, a sealer is present and needs to be either chemically or mechanically removed with a diamond grinder.

Preparation 

Sweep or blow off the floor thoroughly. Use a diluted degreaser to remove any contaminants and oil. Add acid granules floor prep solution and 5 quarts of water into a pump sprayer and apply to the floor evenly. Scrub the floor surface with a stiff-bristled broom. 

After preparing the floor but prior to application, existing joints and saw cuts can be filled with Epoxy-Coat patch kit. Cracks under 1/8” should be patched with Epoxy-Coat acrylic latex caulk. 

Application

Follow the mixing instructions for the epoxy coating included with the product kit or online.

Wearing vinyl gloves while applying epoxy floor coating is suggested. Also, consider our optional spike shoes to make the application process easier. 

Applying our Epoxy-Coat Primer first is optional, but does help prevent common flooring issues while adding to the coating’s durability.  

Pour the epoxy along the farthest wall. Use the kit squeegee to draw the epoxy from the back wall until there is no more wet epoxy. Continue to squeegee, pulling the product down the line until complete.

Next, use the kit roller to apply the epoxy perpendicular to the squeegee applications, smoothing out any lines. 

Complete a second section with the squeegee and roll process, then return to the first section and back-roll it again.

If flakes were purchased, take a small amount and apply by throwing the flakes into the air at 5’ or higher. Apply flakes evenly throughout the flooring. 

Finally, apply Performance Poly200 Clear Top Coat to protect your floor and to add a showroom shine! 

Detailed instructions are available online and included with our kits. You can also check out this instructional video for more information. 

What to Do Before You Apply Epoxy-Coat

06/09/2021
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Before you begin the process of applying epoxy coating, inspect your concrete floor. 

We recommend patching all cracks after preparing the floor but before coating application. Since mortar joints/saw cuts are engineered for movement, Epoxy-Coat does not recommend patching them before coating. Epoxy-Coat patch kits and caulk can be purchased online.

To determine whether the concrete has been previously sealed, you can perform a simple test by pouring a small amount of water onto the surface in various areas. If the water beads, a sealer is present and needs to be either chemically or mechanically removed with a diamond grinder.

Epoxy-Coat recommends using the moisture test kit called “Vapor Gauge,” sold at www.epoxy-coat.com, before application. If your test finds the moisture level of the concrete is high, call Epoxy-Coat technical support at 800-841-5580 for instructions. 

What is the Ideal Temperature for Applying Epoxy-Coat? 

The ideal temperature range when working with Epoxy-Coat is 40F-85F (4C-30C) with humidity of under 85%. Applying Epoxy-Coat in the evening works well.

Prepping the Floor for Epoxy-Coat Application

First, sweep or power blow off the entire floor surface area. Typically, old concrete floors have contaminants that must be removed before coating. Using a diluted degreaser and hot water, scrub those areas vigorously. It’s essential for all contaminants to be removed prior to coating. 

Next, combine the pre-mix acid granules and five quarts of water into a pump sprayer. Apply the mixture to the floor by sections and scrub it into the floor with a hard-bristled broom. After that is completed, apply baking soda to the floor and double-rinse with water. 

You need to allow the floor to dry completely before applying the coating. 

Mixing Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack your epoxy kit and assemble the mixer to a high-speed electric drill

Step 2:

Mix Part A Resin for two minutes

Step 3: 

Pour all of Part B into a large mixing bucket

Step 4:

Pour all of Part A into the same bucket

Step 5: 

Mix all contents for 3 minutes using an up-and-down motion

Note: The mixture has to be applied within 45 minutes.

Application Instructions

Step 6: 

Pour mixture along a wall and use a brush to apply at the edges

Step 7: 

Pour a second strip of mixture parallel to the first

Step 8:

Roll the epoxy with a squeegee from the back wall until there are no more parallel lines

Step 9:

Use a roller to roll out the epoxy finish consistently 

Step 10: 

If using decorative flakes, apply evenly throughout the coating 

Step 11 (optional): 

Apply a non-skid polyurethane clear coat 

Top Coat Recommendation 

A top coat is not required, but we highly recommend that you do apply one to extend the durability and beauty of your epoxy floor. 

Drying Time 

You should allow for 24 hours of drying time and keep water off the surface for 7 days. 

Applying a Primer or Multiple Coats 

When applying a primer or multiple coats, wait 10-15 hours between each application. 

For more application information, watch this video. Additional information is on our FAQ page

Top Coat vs. No Top Coat

06/01/2021
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We are often asked if a top coat is necessary with our epoxy product. While it isn't required, we highly recommend applying a clear top coat to your epoxy floor. It's pretty affordable, and there are numerous benefits to make a top coat worthwhile. 

A Top Coat Maximizes Your Investment in an Epoxy Floor 

A top coat enhances the durability and strength of an epoxy floor. After you've put the time and effort into applying epoxy, it makes sense to add the extra assurance to top off your work. Keep in mind that when it's time to apply a top coat, the hardest part of the job is behind you. It's tempting to be content with your beautiful new floor and walk away. However, applying a top coat helps keep your epoxy floor looking as great as it does right after you finish the job. 

So, several years in the future, when your epoxy floor is starting to show some wear, all you need to do is sand off the clear coat and reapply one. Your epoxy floor will look brand-new again! A top coat is a smart way to make sure the investment of time and money you put into an epoxy floor keeps paying off for years. 

One of the best things about top coats are the stunning gloss finish they provide. You feel like you're walking into a new car showroom when you enter a garage with a top coat shine. 

A Top Coat Protects Your Epoxy Floor From Scratches 

Inevitably, scratches develop on an epoxy floor. Most of these are microscopic but can detract from the luster of the epoxy coating over time. A top coat is a sacrificial layer that prevents the small scratches from affecting the appearance of the epoxy coat. As a result of normal wear and tear, when more significant scratches occur, a top coat does an excellent job of camouflaging them.  

Other Benefits of a Top Coat for Your Epoxy Floor 

While an epoxy floor is easy to clean, a top coat only makes it that much easier. With a top coat, a dust mop will glide over the floor with ease and won't catch on any color flakes. If you need to scrub your floor, a top coat means you won't have to worry about damaging color flakes or losing the gorgeous luster of your epoxy floor. The top coat keeps the color of your epoxy floor looking rich and protects color flakes from chipping away. Also, dirt can collect around the edges of the color flakes, making it difficult to clean, and a top coat prevents this from being a problem.  

Another benefit is that anti-slip additive granules work better in a topcoat than in the epoxy color coat. This is simply because the top coat conceals the granules, maintaining a smooth surface look on the floor. 

We make it easy by providing Clear Epoxy-Coat with our Best and Super Epoxy Coat Kits. The Best and Super Epoxy Kits are exceptional values and come with everything you need to epoxy your floor. You don't have to worry about purchasing a top coat separately or whether or not it is compatible with your epoxy. All you need to do is open up the kit, and everything you need from start to finish, including the top coat, is right there. 

Visit our website for more information on these kits or our other outstanding epoxy products! 

Commercial Applications

05/25/2021
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Major companies like Ford, Honda, Disney and organizations like the United States Armed Forces rely on our epoxy coat products for their flooring applications. With a client list like this, it’s easy to see why Performance Epoxy-Coat Kits are a good choice for your commercial applications. 

Commercial Applications for Epoxy Floor Coating 

Our products are an ideal choice in any environment with a lot of wear and tear that needs to adhere to a clean aesthetic. For example, consider a busy restaurant kitchen with extensive foot traffic and occasional spills. An epoxy-coated floor in this instance is perfect because it stands up to the wear and tear while repelling stains. Also, it’s easy to clean at the end of a restaurant shift. The result is a kitchen floor that looks clean and is able to endure years of heavy wear. 

Another excellent example of commercial applications for our epoxy coating are storage facilities. An epoxy floor stands up to wear and tear while repelling hot tire marks from vehicles moving in and out of the facility. 

Since many of our largest customers are automobile manufacturers, it’s clear that epoxy coating works in factory environments. Manufacturing floors withstand an extensive amount of wear and pressure from equipment. However, it’s important that these facilities maintain a clean look. Epoxy floor coating meets all of these needs and supports an environment that workers prefer. Employee productivity is enhanced in clean facilities, and epoxy-coated floors help support this effort. 

Epoxy Coated Floors are Cost-Effective for Commercial Applications

Commercial facilities save money when choosing an epoxy-coated floor because the labor and material costs are relatively low. A further cost benefit is realized due to the longevity of an epoxy-coated floor. No business wants to lose productivity from having flooring replaced, and epoxy coating minimizes this risk greatly. 

Cleaning costs for commercial facilities are not an insignificant expense. Crews can clean epoxy floors quickly and easily. The cost savings is realized whether a commercial facility outsources or uses internal resources for cleaning. 

Branding and Epoxy Coating Color Options 

Branding is essential for commercial facilities, and that includes color choices. Epoxy floor coating offers the unique option of coordinating a branding color scheme in the flooring. Epoxy color paint can make a powerful statement when incorporated into the overall design of a facility. 

Why Choose Our Products for Your Commercial Flooring Needs?

Our epoxy coating is used by companies and organizations that are global leaders in their industries. They know firsthand how durable and effective our epoxy coating is for commercial flooring applications. Performance Epoxy-Coat is a proven industry leader with years of experience producing the best epoxy coating products on the market. 

For more information on our epoxy coating kits or to make a purchase today, visit our website

Epoxy Coat for Basements

05/16/2021
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When you dread going into your basement because it’s a drab and dingy place, consider the improvement of an epoxy floor coating. Not only does epoxy floor coating protect the existing concrete, it brightens up the basement and makes the floor easier to clean. 

Why an Epoxy Coated Basement Floor Makes Sense

Basement floors are typically bare concrete that isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Also, over time, wear and moisture causes cracks in the concrete. In addition, a concrete floor in a basement is a cleaning challenge, so dirt and grime build up. 

Epoxy coat is a simple and cost-effective solution to all these problems. Epoxy is durable and moisture-resistant, making it ideal for basement applications. An epoxy floor surface is easy to clean and resists dust while repelling stains. 

Perhaps most importantly, an epoxy floor coating transforms the look of a basement. You can choose an epoxy coating color that amps up the brightness, or color flakes for a custom look. An epoxy basement floor looks more polished and finished and enhances your home's value. 

Epoxy Floor Coatings in Basements are Cost-Effective

Epoxy floor coats are an affordable solution for basements. They provide further cost benefit by prolonging the life of the floor. Since basements are prone to flooding, an epoxy floor is a good choice. Once the water issues are resolved, you won’t have to worry about the expense of replacing flooring when you choose an epoxy coat for your basement. Further cost benefits are less tangible, such as increasing the value of your home in the long run. 

Epoxy Floors Are Easy to Apply in Basements

After cleaning your basement floor, open our epoxy kit and you are ready to get started. If there are cracks that need to be filled, our patch kit is an easy solution. Applying an epoxy coating doesn’t require lugging heavy materials or equipment down your basement steps. Also, you don't have to hire a professional to apply an epoxy floor coating. Save money with this do-it-yourself project that provides incredible benefits. 

Why Choose Our Epoxy Kits for Your Basement Application?

Performance epoxy coat is a favorite choice for organizations like NASA and companies like Disney. Our epoxy coat kits have been used to coat garage floors across America for over a decade. They are proven to be well-suited for basements. 

Our epoxy kits take the guesswork out of the process. The kits were designed to make the process of applying epoxy coating as easy as possible. Simply place an order online, and soon you’ll be unpacking a box containing what you need to get started on your basement epoxy coating project right away! 

Before you know it, you’ll look forward to going down to your basement with its gorgeous flooring. For more information on our products or to place an order, visit our website today! 

Residential Epoxy Floor Coating Kits

05/04/2021
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The secret is out: epoxy floor coatings are a go-to choice for organizations from NASA to companies like Disney. A favorite floor coating in the husband’s garage now makes its way into kitchens and bedrooms throughout the home. When consumers discovered the incredible strength and beauty of epoxy floor coatings, it made sense for us to introduce our epoxy kits for residential use.  

Our residential epoxy kits are taking the world by storm. The aesthetic appeal of epoxy-coated floors fits perfectly with modern design concepts in the home. Potential homebuyers who normally walk away from dated linoleum patterns in a kitchen are now reconsidering, due to the potential of epoxy floor coatings. Our residential epoxy floor kits are a more affordable solution to update the look of any room in the home. 

Since epoxy floor coatings are new to many homeowners, we understand there are many questions. We’ve put together some information here to help answer them and encourage residential customers to visit our website for more information on the appeal of epoxy floor coatings. 

How long does an epoxy floor last? 

When applied properly, an epoxy floor can last for 10-20 years - much longer than traditional floor covering options and at a much lower price point. The longevity is enhanced when an epoxy top coat is applied. Also, epoxy floors require little to no maintenance and are easy to clean. Our epoxy contains a performance poly top that extends the life of the coating and prevents yellowing. 

Can You Epoxy Over Tile Floors? 

Yes you can epoxy over tile floors! In fact, it’s fairly easy to do and is a benefit of our epoxy products. Who hasn’t felt overwhelmed looking at a dated and dingy tile floor? The thought of breaking up and removing the tile is burdensome. Fortunately, this isn’t necessary with epoxy floor coatings. Select an epoxy color to match your design goals and you are on your way to reinventing the look of any room with tile floors. In addition, it’s a project you can easily complete yourself! 

Why Should I Choose Epoxy Floor Coatings for My Home? 

Epoxy floor coatings are incredibly durable and meet the demands of modern lifestyles in the home. They are easy to clean and maintain their beauty for years to come. 

However, the fact that epoxy floors are gorgeous can’t be understated. Whether you choose a solid color or flecks for a unique appearance, visitors to your home will be impressed. Add a top coat to your application for a glossy shine that reflects light and enhances the beauty of any room. 

Epoxy coatings allow you to update flooring without spending significant sums of money and time to replace existing flooring. Update a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or living area with epoxy floor coating for a cost-effective solution that produces a stunning result! 

Where Can I Buy Epoxy for Floors? 

When epoxy floor coatings exploded in popularity, many companies popped up overnight to hop on the bandwagon. Additionally, big-name paint companies began to offer their version of epoxy floor coatings. The result is an aisle section in most big-box home improvement stores dedicated to epoxy floor paint. 

We’ve been producing high-quality epoxy floor products for over a decade and are recognized as an industry leader. Since we understand what’s involved with applying epoxy floor coatings, we offer something you won’t find at mass-market retailers. Our epoxy floor kits were created to provide what you need for a successful epoxy floor application. 

Conveniently available on our website, you can have what you need to get your epoxy floor project started delivered to your doorstep. It takes the guesswork out of the process and reduces the number of trips you have to make to the home improvement store. 

For a time-saving and cost-effective experience, order our residential kits online. The result is you receive a product that’s the best in the business with the convenience of home delivery. 

Visit our website for more information or to place an order today!

How to Apply Epoxy on Linoleum

04/26/2021
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Some people hesitate about applying an epoxy coating over a linoleum floor. However, before you consider alternatives to using epoxy on linoleum, rest assured that it works well, is easy to apply, and looks wonderful when finished. Not to mention - you save a lot of money by using epoxy coating instead of replacing the flooring! 

Epoxy application on linoleum floors requires a number of steps for maximum quality and efficiency, but it isn’t a difficult process.  

Do I need to remove linoleum before applying epoxy to my floor?

No, as long as the linoleum is still safely attached to the concrete below it, you can put an epoxy coating on top easily. Most people don’t realize how easy it is to apply epoxy on linoleum. Paying a professional isn’t necessary. If the linoleum is in good condition, it’s a project you can complete yourself. We’ve outlined the steps and the tools you’ll need for a successful project! 

Preparing Linoleum for Epoxy Coating 

First, inspect your floors for scratches and damages. The floor does need to be in good condition, so you’ll need to repair damage prior to adding the epoxy coating. Next, the existing floor needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Use a brush and a heavy-duty cleaner to scrub it down. You want to be sure the linoleum is free of grease or grime. If the linoleum still appears glossy after scrubbing, the remaining wax needs to be removed. If this is the case, a wax stripping product will do the trick. 

The next step is to sand the floors aggressively and create a roughed-up surface while removing any traces of wax or paint splatters. A good sanding produces the ideal texture for epoxy adherence. 

Applying Epoxy to Linoleum is Easy

Now you’re ready to apply the epoxy primer. We recommend applying as many coats as necessary to create a smooth surface for painting linoleum. After that, you can paint the floors using a roller to apply our epoxy coating. 

Follow the instructions for drying time included with the product and before you know it, your floors will look brand-new! 

Why Apply Epoxy Coating to Linoleum Floors?

One of the great things about epoxy coating is the choice of colors. Visit our website to explore your options. You can completely change the look and feel of a room by the color you choose. Flooring is not something you may notice every time you walk through a room, but when you see the transformation of an epoxy-coated floor, you definitely realize its impact. 

Epoxy coating is the perfect way to brighten up a kitchen or bathroom and cover up drab linoleum. Also, a solid-color floor also has more modern appeal. Applying epoxy coating to linoleum is far less expensive than replacing the flooring. With a little elbow grease, it will look like you paid for a professional remodeling. With epoxy’s durability, you’ll be enjoying a stunning floor for years to come! 

Check out this video from our company’s founder for more information on applying Performance Epoxy-Coat! 

BETTER Half Floor Coating Kit 250 sq. ft. 13.7 mil

04/17/2021
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Half Kit COVERAGE IS UP TO 250 SQ. FT. AT 13.7 MILS

The Better Half Floor Coating kit is ideal for medium foot-traffic applications. It’s perfect for 1-car standard garages, bedrooms, and even household appliances! The Better Half Floor Coating Kit includes a high-performance Cycloaliphatic 100% solids epoxy that’s made for high-wear chemical and compressive resistance. 

Our Better Half Flooring Kit is strong enough to be used in commercial applications and is also an excellent choice in the home. The Better Kit saves time because it’s a self-priming one-coat application. It has superior bonding strength while preventing stains, protecting from moisture, and extending the life of your concrete floors. 

Garage Epoxy Coating Solution

The Better Half Floor Coating Kit resists hot tire pick up and staining as a result of gasoline or chemical spill in the garage. Use it anywhere you have a concrete surface to repel stains and make cleaning easier. The kit will both patch and coat in a self-leveling one-coat application 5x thicker than a normal epoxy coating. 

Epoxy Coating to Enhance Your Home 

The Better Half Floor Coating Kit provides a high-end, showroom-style look. Our color choices and blended color flakes are a favorite of designers. The Better Half Floor Coating Kit is a DIY project that increases the value of your home not only by adding durability to your flooring, but also by increasing aesthetic appeal. People will think you spent thousands of dollars to achieve the look your Epoxy Floor Coating provides, while you actually spent far less. 

Concrete floors are popular in modern home design. The Better Half Floor Coating Kit offers the ultimate finishing touch to both protect the floors and enhance their beauty. The added bonus of our Epoxy Coating products is easier cleaning and anti-skid protection for increased safety. 

Industry Leading Companies and Organizations Rely on Our Epoxy Floor Products

Our products are strong enough for facilities like NASA, the United States Armed Forces, Ford Motor, Toyota, Disney, Universal Studios, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. With customers like these, it’s clear that the Better Half Floor Coating Kit can withstand the wear and tear in your home.  

Features of The Better Half Floor Coating Kit: 

  • Made in the USA
  • 10 times more durable than kits sold in national chains
  • Slip-resistant
  • Antimicrobial
  • Resists chemicals, salt, oil, and hot tires
  • Superior Clear Coat Protection 

The Better Half Floor Coating Kit Includes:

  • 2 gallons Epoxy-Coat® Part A
  • 1 gallon of Epoxy-Coat® Part B
  • 1.5 gallons Performance Poly 200
  • .25lbs of Aluminum Oxide Non-Skid
  • 9oz Prep Solution
  • 4lbs Performance Chips

Included Application Tools in the Better Half Floor Coating Kit (Medium Tool Kit):

  • (2) 3" Brush
  • (2) 9" Roller Cover (3/8" Nap)
  • (2) Squeegee
  • (1) 16" Mechanical Mixer
  • (2) Pair of Vinyl Gloves
  • (2) Mixing Sticks
  • (1) Pair Spike Shoes

 

Application instructions are included with your kit. Written and video instructional tools are also available online.