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  • Writer's pictureScott Thomas

Garage Floor Epoxy -That Show Room Finish

Updated: Feb 17

You know that house. They keep their garage open for all the neighbors to envy. It is immaculate. A place for everything and everything is clean, shining and in its place. But that floor! It’s what stands out the most; it looks like the floor of an exotic car dealership.

Well truth be told, at Olson Marble and Stone Care we can’t get you to be that organizational freak or get you to keep your garage clean, but we can recommend the SF Bay Area award winning organization queen, Karen Rolleri at “Organizeology” for that. We are honored that she trusts us to glamorize the garage floors of her customers with a custom show stopping epoxy!

It is so very important to choose a fully insured, licensed, experienced and knowledgeable epoxy contractor like Olson’s Marble and Stone Care. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their methods and products. There are so many brands of epoxy out there. Just as anything else, the better products usually cost more, but some contractors will try and use inferior product to maximize their profits. At Olson’s, we will never skimp on product quality and only use the best. We also know that our Bay Area climate is different than most other places in the country and that plays a big factor in which epoxy we use for our jobs.

At Olson Marble and Stone Care we CAN give you that showroom floor just like Mr. Jones next door. We offer a myriad of coatings and colors to suit everyone’s palate. During our consultation, we will go over all of these types including coloring, metallic flake, custom designs and borders and textures.

Epoxy coatings are a huge upgrade from your standard concrete floor. Epoxy is just plain cleaner, more durable and easier to maintain. However, some people are concerned that epoxy coatings can be slippery, especially when wet. Thankfully we have many anti-skid epoxy coatings or “texturized mix-ins “available.

Just as with everything, prepping your floor properly is a make or break for the final outcome and longevity of your surface. The absolute first step before applying your epoxy coating is to prep the floor. It is essential that we clean your floor thoroughly with our truck mounted high pressure washer. If we are working on a concrete base, we will fill in any cracks or patch areas that need fixing before we begin to clean. Oil spots will need to be removed and the floor will need to be degreased. It is imperative that after the floor has been cleaned properly all dust and any debris must be vacuumed thoroughly to leave a clean and smooth surface.

In order for your floor to “accept” the epoxy coating, it must be etched. A spraying of an acid solution followed by power scrubbing, rinsing and finally a complete drying must be completed.

Now we are comfortable to apply the coats of selected epoxy in the style you have chosen. So whether its water or oil based epoxies, metallic epoxies, urethanes or super tough poly-aspartic, all will be applied with precision and attention to detail.

An epoxy garage floor increases the value of your home, is beautiful and best of all easy to keep clean. Just hose her down regularly and dry her off with a long handled squeegee!

Olson Marble and Stone Care have been serving San Jose and the Greater Bay Area for over 37 years. We are the San Francisco Bay Area's NUMBER ONE choice for ALL your Interior and Exterior Natural Stone and Concrete Solutions!

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