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Install Epoxy Floor Polish for a Coating Like None Other

July 27, 2021blogcommercial concrete floor epoxyconcrete polishing

Concrete floors are nothing new but are now taking the flooring world by storm. As a cost effective and high quality flooring solution, concrete is showing up more often than before. Concrete is a great option, but like most flooring, will erode and decay over time. To protect this investment, these floors need a protective coating for longevity and durability.

A secret that not many know, however, is that increasing the life and stability of your concrete floors is fairly simple. This can be achieved by installing an epoxy floor polish. This coating will not only increase the life of your concrete, but it ensures it maintains its clean look.

Epoxy floor polish provides durability like no other. This coating creates an outer protective shell that enhances the toughness by three to four times. This process takes an already very resilient surface and increases upon it. This protective coating ensures that the maintenance costs stay low and the floor stays intact for years to come.

Not only does the epoxy floor finish provide excellent impact resistance, but it also provides protection from possibly harmful chemicals. From automobile fluids to corrosive chemicals, epoxy floor polishes ensure coverage for those two, and everything in between. Epoxy provides the perfect combination of protection and shine, making it the perfect covering for the floor of any business.

Workplace injuries are unfortunate but often more common than not. Take the steps toward preventing this issue with our epoxy floor coating. As a slip resistant coating that aids in increasing traction, it’s a great way to deter accidents. Help keep your family, customers, or employees safe by installing high traction epoxy floors from Custom Concrete Solutions.

With excellent customer service and our variety of options, we provide an epoxy floor service that can meet all your needs. With choices like colored, reflective, and others, here at Custom Concrete Solutions, our options ensure that you will love your coating.

From covering floor imperfections to reflective look, every epoxy is distinct. Picking between all these possible benefits can make finding the best a difficult task. That’s where Custom Concrete Solutions come in. Our experts can aid you in finding the epoxy coating that meets all your needs.

Now since the benefits of the coating are clear, let’s talk about pricing. Covering or protecting floors may seem like a hassle that is not worth the time or money. This couldn’t be farther from the truth with our epoxy floor polish from us at Custom Concrete Solutions.

Staying under budget is key for all projects and here, we can help you reach that goal. With our wide variety of epoxies, we can find you an epoxy that will meet your needs while being on budget. No matter what the price point, we can get you on the path to better floor coatings.

Concrete floors are a fantastic investment, as long as they are maintained well. Let our team at Custom Concrete Solutions provide our stellar service to protect that investment. More information about our team can be found by calling us at (860) 416-7645 or visiting our website here. Let us help find your Custom Concrete Solution, today.

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Concrete Polishing Solutions for an Inexpensive Price

July 25, 2021blogcommercial concrete floor epoxycommercial epoxy flooring

Concrete polishing solutions for your floors can be made simple with the right approach. At Custom Concrete Solutions, your concrete floor is our top priority. From floor grinding to surface prep, our services are cost effective and will get the job done.

Using the dust extractor and a floor grinder, concrete polishing is simple and effortless for our customers. Polished concrete is the least expensive floor treatment available. This is inexpensive both initially and long term.

In addition to being inexpensive, choosing concrete polishing solutions for your floor is also LEEDS friendly. Concrete polishing does not contain any noticeable VOCs, making it friendly for any USBG LEEDS project.

Concrete polishing is environmentally friendly and can be a better alternative to other floor treatments. With our concrete polishing services, there are no toxic hazardous chemicals in our treatments. Dry mechanically polished concrete can be used and put into service immediately following the completion of the insulation process.

In addition to being eco-friendly, concrete polishing improves the condition of old flooring. As concrete ages, many problems can arise. Mechanically grinding your floor will remove the top surface of the older concrete. This will make it more appealing to the eye for you and any guests you have.

Polishing your floor will strengthen your concrete and make it look newer than it was. Usually, pricing on these kinds of services are through the roof. Custom Concrete Solutions can polish your floors for an inexpensive price. You deserve an immaculate floor with low levels of stress.

Choosing concrete polishing solutions for your floor is an inexpensive way to make your floor refreshed and renewed. Custom Concrete Solutions has the ability to renovate your floor with significantly less maintenance.

Most floors require aggressive scrubbing to maintain a clean appearance, a light dusting is all that is required for floor polishing. Concrete polishing is an effective, stain resistant method to make your floors look new again. Limited maintenance for you and those in your home is guaranteed.

Concrete floor polishing transforms an old floor into a new, dense flooring that repels contaminants such as water and oil. The dense flooring prevents these contaminants from penetrating the surface. Many flooring services do this for a very expensive price, however, Custom Concrete Solutions has got you covered with inexpensive deals.

Uneven concrete can be damaging to tires and cause them to abrade. A polished concrete floor system evens out the joints and creates a smooth surface. The smooth surface will prevent abrasion from occurring.

Polished floors are known to reduce energy and maintenance costs significantly. Through ambient lighting and a reduction waxing, your floors can maintain that perfect glow without the extra costs and work.

It is uncommon to find such thorough floor polishing services at such a low price. When it comes to ordinary floor polish, microscopic particles of dust can be pushed to the surface of the floor. This is caused by the hydrostatic pressure, and results in efflorescence.

Efflorescence is a key cause of a dust increase. An increase in dust is messy and forces other sealers off concrete floors, and can make maintenance expensive. Our floor polishing treatments are made to prevent dusting on our floors. This reduces the cost for future maintenance caused by this dusting.

Floor polishing holds popularity for being inexpensive and positively impacting the environment. Floor polishing improves ambient lighting drastically. It is one of the rare services that will save you money for being environmentally responsible.

Concrete polishing solutions will keep your floors cleaner for a longer period of time for a lower cost. Moisture and soil will not be able to penetrate through the floors with our concrete polishing solutions. Clean and updated flooring is our top priority at Custom Concrete Solutions and we put our customers first.

Often, high pricing can create unnecessary stress that is unneeded when it comes to new and improved flooring. We at Custom Concrete Solutions are here to help with any flooring needs that you have.

Feel free to contact us for a free estimate on our website or give us a call at 860-416-7645.

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The Best Commercial Concrete Floor Epoxy Flooring In CT

May 26, 2021blogcommercial concrete floor epoxycommercial epoxy flooring

At Custom Concrete Solutions, we are committed to serving our commercial, industrial, and residential customers. As a fully licensed, insured, and registered installer of various decorative concrete systems, we specialize in service such as acid staining/dyeing, concrete polishing/resurfacing, sealing/finishing, moisture mitigation, and commercial concrete floor epoxy.

Our commercial concrete floor epoxy service is great for either your home or your business. Epoxy systems are composed of resins and hardeners, which when mixed together, create a sleek plastic like material on top of your flooring. This flooring option is perfect for your commercial needs due to its high quality and many benefits.

The first of these benefits is its chemical resistance. The epoxy floor covering creates an impenetrable surface making it ideal for locations such as industrial plants, residential garages, interior pool areas, car dealerships, and any of your other commercial needs. When the potential for spillage is high, epoxy flooring will protect your surfaces.

With concerns still existing over the novel coronavirus, an epoxy floor coating system will create a bacteria free top coat. In the past, this has made epoxy flooring appealing to restaurant owners, hospitals, labs, and schools. At Custom Concrete Solutions, we want to protect you, your loved ones, and your customers. With epoxy flooring, your businesses will remain hygienic and safe.

Other benefits of commercial concrete floor epoxy flooring include its impact and slip resistance. Solid epoxies are 3-4 times more durable than concrete, making them fit for warehouses, loading docks, and any commercial floor where heavy machinery is being used. Epoxy flooring also has non-slip qualities, especially when coupled with one of our Q-28 quartz color blends.

Our commercial concrete floor epoxy floors are professionally installed and come in a variety of beautiful color options and decorative effects. With 15 standard color options, 18 quartz color blends, and 9 micro chip color blends, we have the perfect color to match your preference. If not, we can customize color options to fit in with your design needs.

Our standard color options include colors like white, ivory, beige, grey, blue, red, yellow, green, black, etc., a diverse enough palette to adapt to your color needs. The quartz color blends are offered in similar color schemes to the standard package with the added granulated design pattern. The micro chip color blends come in designs like shale, Acadia, olive stone, red rock, galaxy, Tuscany, ocean, sea glass, and Sahara.

Also available, are a clear epoxy color, paint flake, and metallic reflector options. The clear epoxy color displays the natural look of your flooring. The color flake option is very similar to the quartz color blend, but provides more of a decorative flair and conveniently conceals minor flooring imperfections that may exist. Finally, the metallic reflector epoxy option can be combined with other color effects to create a beautiful result (imagery of all color options is on our website).

Here at Custom Concrete Solutions, we’re dedicated to bringing our clients the best commercial epoxy flooring system they could ask for. With years of experience and the desire to provide the highest quality of products, it’s important that our clients feel comfortable with this process. We’re always happy to sit down and discuss what exactly we’ll be doing and how our garage floor epoxy process works.

We are located at 206 Country Club Road in Middletown, CT. If you are interested in our commercial concrete floor epoxy services, you can reach us by telephone (860) 416-7645, or by email at info@customconcretesolutionsct.com. You can also visit our website for quick estimates, a total list of our services, and previous examples of our work. We look forward to hearing from you and to creating a lasting relationship with your commercial business.

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Top 3 Myths About Commercial Concrete Floor Coatings

May 26, 2021blogcommercial concrete floor epoxyconcrete floors

Some of the myths you may have heard about epoxy floor coating include: “It doesn’t last” or “It cracked within the first 24 hours.” However, many of the myths and misconceptions about floor coating systems stem from cheap, do-it-yourself epoxy floor kits. To set the record straight, we’ve compiled a list of the top 3 myths about commercial concrete floor coatings.

1. Cracks cannot be repaired

One of the most common misconceptions about commercial epoxy flooring systems is that once they crack, you have to replace the entire flooring. Unfortunately, concrete is susceptible to cracking because it isn’t ductile, meaning it does not stretch or bend like materials such as steel or copper.

Over time, as the concrete shrinks and expands as a result of shifting temperatures, it will crack. However, when this inevitably happens, you do not need to empty your wallet trying to replace the entire coating. Instead, opt for a product designed for crack repair.

When looking for a crack repair product, keep an eye out for epoxy, polyurethane, or polyurea based products. You should also make sure that the product is sandable so you van sand the repairs to be flush with the pre-existing coating and concrete.

Steer clear of products that are inexpensive, water based, or latex based. While it can be a bummer to have to pay more for a product, it will be worth it because you’re paying for high performance. Water and latex based products are typically not sandable and will not accept paint. They also shrink over time, which will mean you will have to repair your commercial floor more frequently.

2. Epoxy is just like paint

While an epoxy coating can come in a variety of colors, it is not the same as paint. Many people have the misconception that simply painting a concrete floor is the same as applying a commercial concrete floor coating. In all honesty, painting an industrial floor is not the best idea because it will chip easily, and isn’t as heavy duty as an epoxy finish.

While epoxy is similar to some floor paints, hence the name epoxy paints, epoxy is industrial grade. Epoxy is made from the mixing of resins and hardeners and is therefore much thicker than regular paint, often up to six times thicker.

When compared to paint, epoxy is stronger, more chemical and UV resistant, as well as more abrasion resistant. Epoxy will endure much more foot traffic than paint and is easy to clean. Another major benefit of epoxy is that it comes in many colors, inducing solid color options such as light gray, ivory, and beige, as well as quartz aggregate blends.

3. Epoxy coatings need to be replaced every one to three years

While it is true that epoxy will eventually need to be replaced or touched up, it all depends on the type of epoxy you use in the first place. If you use a cheaper floor coating from a big box store such as Home Depot or Lowes, you will probably have to touch up the coating sooner than having a professional install a high grade, commercial concrete floor coating.

Another reason you may need to touch up your floor’s coating sooner may be because the surface was not prepared properly before installation. Many people think you can just sweep your floor once or twice before applying epoxy, but a much more thorough clean is needed if you want the coating to last.

If the epoxy is to last and bond well with the concrete, the concrete needs to have a surface profile of at least a 2. The concrete must be free of surface contaminants and loose cement paste. Often, professional coating companies will either grind down the surface or lightly shot-blast it, so be wary of companies that use acid etching to prepare the concrete.

The final and rather self-explanatory reason why you may have to touch up your floor’s coating sooner is because the installers did not properly apply the coating. A well-applied garage flooring epoxy will last anywhere between 10 to 20 years with the right maintenance.

If you’re looking to uncover more myths concerning commercial concrete floor coatings, Custom Concrete Solutions is here to help. Custom Concrete Solutions is a high quality, professional installer of Decorative Concrete Resurfacing systems based in Connecticut. For more information about our epoxy floor finishes, visit us online or call us today at 860-416-7645. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your upcoming concrete floor project!

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Finding the Right Commercial Concrete Floor Epoxy for You

April 26, 2021blogcommercial epoxy flooringconcrete floors

Finding the right concrete flooring contractors can be difficult. Commercial concrete floor epoxy can be difficult to come by, and finding the right company to install it can be even harder. However, with Custom Concrete Solutions, you’ll be content with knowing we provide some of the best concrete epoxy work in the area. In today’s article, we’ll be going over some issues you’ll face with regular old concrete floors and how epoxy flooring can help.

If you are the owner of a business that includes a concrete floor, you are probably also aware of how difficult and costly it can be to keep your floor clean. No matter what kind of floor you have, dirt, grease, oil and other contaminants are likely to end up on it. Some of those things may be easier to remove than others.

One such example of grime that ends up being a problem for different types of floors is oil. If it is oily or thick, it can easily run into normal, non covered concrete. If not removed quickly, that oil can create a glue-like film on the surface of the concrete, which will make removal of the oil more difficult. Removing this oil can be a time consuming process for your business.

Another problem that can occur when you have concrete floors is called scaling. Scaling is when your hardened concrete will flake and peel due to freezing temperatures. This is also caused by the weight of heavy machinery or other items that may be on your floor.

The worst case scenario for this problem is that it can crack your floor. However, with the right commercial concrete floor epoxy coatings, this problem can be prevented. When dealing with heavy objects, such as cars or machines, having epoxy flooring can be extremely beneficial.

Each type of coating has its own particular benefits. The one you choose should be able to address the issue you have. It is a good idea to consult with an expert in the field to get advice about the best type of epoxy to use on your concrete.

Many commercial businesses choose to use commercial concrete floor epoxy coatings because of their wide range of benefits. One of the most noticeable benefits is that they provide concrete floor protection from a variety of chemicals and contaminants. Coatings can also help to make the concrete more durable and prevent the concrete from any damage. Epoxy is especially beneficial in areas where there is considerable soil moisture.

After you install your epoxy surface, keep in mind that it will only require minimal maintenance. You’ll only have to sweep and mop the area sometimes, as this will keep the surface free of dirt and dust. It may also be necessary to apply a thin coat of sealant after some time, but wear and tear is unlikely. To learn more about how epoxy coatings are applied to commercial concrete floors, visit our other blog postings.

Our coating systems offer sli, UV, and chemical resistance, which makes it possible for them to be used in any area where human traffic is common. They are available in a wide range of colors, so you can match the concrete color scheme of your room, office, or industrial floor.

For high performance floor coating systems, Custom Concrete Solutions are the flooring installers for you. Visit us online for more information on commercial concrete floor epoxy systems, or call us today at 860-416-7645.

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How Concrete Floors Can Upgrade Your Space

March 26, 2021blogconcrete floors

You, like many other people, may be under the impression that concrete floors are a dull and simple choice for a flooring material. The reason you feel this way is probably because you have never seen a concrete floor installed by the experts at Custom Concrete Solutions! When done by the experts, concrete floors can be elevated from a utilitarian flooring option to a durable work of art.

The obvious advantage of concrete floors lies in the strength of the material. Concrete is an extremely durable surface, and will stand up to whatever you throw at it. When compared to other flooring options, concrete is just about as good as it gets when it comes to durability. When you have a concrete floor installed by Custom Concrete Solutions, you know that you won’t have to worry about that floor giving you any problems.

Another reason why they are perfect for your business or home is that there is little to no maintenance required as time goes on. Essentially every other flooring surface is going to require relatively frequent repairs or service. Wooden floors can get scratched up or discolored and will need to be refinished. Carpets are easily stained by absorbing whatever is spilled on them, requiring frequent and intensive cleaning in order to look how it did when you first bought it. With other materials, you are agreeing to pay initially for installation and then pay again down the line. With concrete floors, this is not a problem. Concrete resists the abrasion and staining that alternatives like wood and carpet are prone to. The fact that concrete stays in great condition for a long time makes it the perfect flooring material to upgrade any space.

Now, you may be convinced by the quality and durability that concrete flooring can provide. But if you value style and uniqueness when it comes to your floors, you’re probably not certain that concrete is for you. Luckily, the experts at Custom Concrete Solutions have the resources and the know-how to make your concrete floors totally unique. With acid staining, the experienced staff can turn your ordinary concrete floors into a rustic work of art. Acid staining allows you to select from a wide variety of colors and patterns to match what you have in mind for your space. Custom Concrete Solutions has done beautiful acid staining work in esteemed locations, such as the Wesleyan University Film Center floor. With acid staining, concrete floors can look right at home even in the classiest of areas.

With concrete floors from Custom Concrete Solutions, you don’t have to cut corners. The staff will use their expertise to make sure that you can have both durability and style. In the right hands, concrete floors never have to feel like a compromise. To find out more about how a concrete floor can change your space, visit www.customconcretesolutionsct.com/ or call (860) 416-7645 today!

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Premium Concrete Polishing Services for Customers

February 26, 2021blog

Here at Custom Concrete Solutions in Middletown, CT, we offer professional concrete polishing services to our customers all across New England.

What is concrete polishing? The term refers to the process of mechanical grinding and polishing that uses various industrial tools, hardeners, and sealers to level and densify the concrete flooring, and then polish and seal the floor. The results are almost shiny-looking floor surfaces, similar to granite.

What are the benefits of concrete polishing? The easier question to answer is what aren’t the benefits! Concrete polishing services are an all-around great investment for your next flooring renovation. It is the least expensive floor treatment available for purchase, and it saves consumers money in the long run by reducing energy and maintenance costs. The flooring does this through its reflectivity, ambient lighting, reduction in upkeep, and reduced tire wear.

Concrete polishing is perfect to withstand wear and tear, as it is stain resistant. The finish can withstand water, oil, and other common contaminants, and also leads to less maintenance. Most floors require thorough care such as scrubbing to keep them clean and to maintain their nice appearance. Concrete polishing, however, does not require any scrubbing, waxing, or stripping to maintain its pristine appearance. All that is necessary to maintain the floors is a light dusting, making them easy to clean.

Our business is a fully licensed, insured, and registered concrete company located on Country Club Road in Middletown, CT. Here at Custom Concrete Solutions, we service both commercial and residential customers in the greater Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island areas.

We are committed to providing you the highest quality service we can, and we are involved during every step of your renovation. Our team is professionally trained by leaders in the most advanced coloring, texturing, and performance applications in the country. Our owner and operator, Kim Osgood, is determined to be present in your project and will personally meet with you, as well as your contractors and architects, to discuss your ideas and your needs.

Besides our concrete polishing services, our services offered include acid staining, decorative concrete resurfacing and epoxy flooring. Be sure to look at all of our services, colors, and patterns at our concrete polishing services page.

Is concrete polishing the right choice for you? To read more about our services and to determine if we will be able to provide you with our concrete polishing services, check out this page of our website.
To learn more about what concrete polishing is, how it works, and the long term benefits, check out a detailed description.

Are you interested in learning more about our concrete polishing services? Call today at 860-416-7645 or email info@customconcretesolutionsct.com for a FREE estimate!

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Amazing Benefits with Your Commercial Epoxy Flooring

January 2, 2021blogcommercial epoxy flooring

Did you know that commercial epoxy flooring is one of the greatest ways to improve your concrete floor? There are several benefits that make epoxy flooring an attractive, cost-effective flooring option. With long-standing experience, we’ll be going over some of the strongest and most common benefits we see with our flooring services.

One of the best commercial epoxy flooring benefits is that it can help protect concrete floors against stains and scratches. The concrete epoxy flooring system, when applied correctly, also helps to prevent concrete floors from cracking due to excessive moisture or temperature changes. By sealing the surface of your concrete flooring, you can protect against any light damage that normal concrete floors would crack under.

Because epoxy floor systems use a chemical system to prevent concrete surfaces from aging, they’re less likely to crack, peel, or otherwise degrade over time. Epoxy flooring systems are long-lasting and will not need to be replaced for many years.

Sealing protects concrete floors from moisture and weather damage, and the chemical locking process uses no ozone or UV rays to weaken or destroy the bonds between the epoxy resin and the concrete floor. Chemical sealants can even prevent concrete epoxy flooring from chipping or peeling, providing a durable seal that prevents future damage. Some epoxy flooring systems have an epoxy coating that contains a sunscreen to further enhance its durability and prevent fading. Sealed floors also resist stains and scratches, which make them easier to clean.

Because commercial epoxy flooring systems require no installation and do not require special tools or cleaners, they are simple to install and maintain. Epoxy floors are available in wide ranges of designs, from contemporary style systems to more traditional and decorative styles. You can find any size system to fit the dimensions of your space and budget. Many epoxy floor systems have pre-finished interlocking patterns, which allow you to quickly install the system with no mess or bother.

The most obvious commercial epoxy flooring benefit is the increase in value of your building. An epoxy flooring system can add up to twenty percent to the overall value of your building, and because the flooring is sealed at the factory, there is no need to worry about water damage. Epoxy flooring systems have longer warranties than most other flooring products, and since they are more durable, they can withstand regular wear and tear for longer periods of time before needing to be replaced. Epoxy flooring is also easy to maintain, requiring only a quick sanding after each use and a thorough application of floor coating to keep the concrete looking its best.

Since epoxy floors have a longer lifespan than most other flooring products, the company’s operating costs will be reduced. A concrete floor in a commercial setting can also make a room appear more professional, increasing the chance of an order or sale coming in. If you have any questions about commercial epoxy floor benefits, contact a local epoxy flooring supplier today.

For more information on our commercial epoxy flooring services, visit our website or call us today with any questions at 860-416-7645.

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Custom Concrete Solutions services both commercial and residential customers in the greater Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas.