Twisted Floors Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a concrete coating-related question? We have the answer. Check out these FAQs and give us a call today for more information!
At Twisted Floors, we feel that HONESTY is the BEST policy. We use BOTH Polyurea and Epoxy Coatings. A polyurea /polyaspartic flooring coating system does have its benefits but some factors need to be considered when choosing which coating is best for your concrete. Many companies will tell you they primarily use polyurea over epoxy because it’s the best.
We believe that one size/one coating does not fit all concrete. One factor to consider and understand when choosing your coating is that not all concrete cures the same. It differs nationwide and leads to variations in concrete porosity and moisture transmission.
Polyurea coatings are not the best systems to install over highly porous concrete with high moisture transmission. Why? Because polyurea coatings are not moisture mitigating! Moisture transmitting through the concrete gets trapped under the coating and causes it to delaminate and peel.
At Twisted Floors, we select the proper coating type for your floor by testing the moisture and porosity of all concrete before coating to ensure that the right coating system is installed. We test the moisture content in your concrete on the day of the estimate and we also check it BEFORE we install the coating itself. We also perform a MOHS Hardness test to see the hardness of the underlying concrete.
If the company you meet with for estimates suggests a 1-day polyurea polyaspartic without first assessing your concrete and doing a moisture test, beware. NOT all concrete will work with a polyurea coating. Always make sure the company that you choose to install your concrete coating does the appropriate tests on your concrete and has knowledge of all types of coatings and why ONE system doesn’t work for all floors. Knowledge is KEY.
All floors and floor coatings can be slippery when wet, our concrete coatings are less slippery than regular concrete.
How do you know that your floors are less slippery than concrete?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has slip resistance requirements for floors. Concrete is around a 0.5 on the “slip meter”. OSHA requires 0.6 and our coatings are around 0.7.
We don’t promise a one-day floor system. Weather, concrete moisture levels, type of coating being used and many other factors inform us on how long a coating will take to install. We always tell our customers to plan for two days for a garage concrete coating.
We will discuss these details during your free estimate for your garage floor coating.
Summer: 24 hours after installation you can walk on the coating and you can drive on it in 48 Hours. Please don’t move anything heavy back into your garage for 72 hours.
Winter: 36 hours before you can walk on the floor and 72 hours before you can drive on the floor or move anything heavy back in.
Our professionally installed garage floor coatings are safe for use with properly designed and installed radiant heating systems. They are highly efficient in sending warmth up through your garage floor.
According to the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, “63% of all U.S. households have a garage or carport” available to them, and nothing beats working in the garage when the Wisconsin winter weather drives you inside. Of course, it is essential to have a warm garage to work or hang out in, and radiant floor heating is very popular in garages in our area.
No, as these are concrete coatings, you need to use these coatings only on concrete.
We provide concrete floor coating services to Southeastern Wisconsin, including but not limited to Burlington, Franklin, Waterford, Lake Geneva, and Rochester. We’ll service as far east as Milwaukee and Kenosha as well. We are located in Waterford, WI but service all over southeastern Wisconsin. View our service areas here or contact us today to see if we provide services in your area!
Each project is customized to your particular flooring needs. Every job we do is different because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.
We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. We do have a minimum job charge of $3,200. Flake Concrete Coatings typically run around $7.00 per square foot depending on the condition of the concrete.
Flake Concrete Coatings should last at least 15 years. We have been installing them for 7 years now and our coatings are still holding on strong. We don’t make any fake claims that we haven’t seen for ourselves.
Yes, you can use a Swiffer, a stiff broom, and simple green diluted 10:1. Just simply squeegee out the excess water when you’re done. Our concrete coatings last longer if taken care of properly. General maintenance like on any flooring helps keep your floor lasting longer and looking its best.
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