Do you have that favorite project team at work who is always willing to show up and put in a hard day’s work?Are they are dedicated, talented and focused on doing a great job on any task that you give them?Whether it involves a time consuming task or a project that is more complicated than what they are used to – do they see it as a positive challenge? Maybe you’ve even noticed an improvement in client feedback because your clients enjoy working with that team so much?
Our clients love their ability to work quickly, install our 1 Day Coatings products and deliver exceptional value for their homes and offices. We are certainly proud of having Brandon and Coe on our team and we love the results that they deliver for our clients. This project is no exception and you can see just how beautiful this garage floor looks with this stunning Pecan Colorinstalled in just one day!
Texas – The Perfect Environment for Crack Formation
Like most garage floors, this particular job site didn’t have any type of protective coating on the floor surface. Just exposed concrete. This is builder grade material and if you go out to purchase a home today, you’re 99% likely to wind up with this type of surface in your garage. Additionally, if you’ve owned a home previously, you familiar with floor stains and how easy they are to acquire. Whether it’s an oil leak from your car, a spilled can of paint, some dirty tools or just wear and tear over time – exposed concrete floors don’t hold up well over time.
In addition, you’ve always got to add in the factor of slight ground movement. Texas is the best state in America (nobody is arguing that) but we have some HOT summers and COLD winters. All of this variation in our ambient air temperature causes the soils beneath our homes to expand and contract.
These changes in air temperature drive expansion and contraction beneath the slabs of our home. Compound this with periods of dryness or wetness (due to heavy Spring rains) and you’ve got an environment that is perfect for concrete crack formations. This garage was no exception and our client had lots of hairline cracks spreading the surface of their garage floor. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect treatment option for floors with cracks so we performed some crack repair and treatment prior to moving forward with our installation.
Crack Repair & Surface Treatment
In order for us to patch and smooth our this concrete surface, we applied our CR Mender – developed by Penntek Coatings. This product works exceptionally well for filling in a wide array of crack sizes to create a smooth surface finish. It works by filling the voids left from cracks to create a surface that is two-times stronger than standard concrete. Once applied, we putty knife the finish to create a smooth layer with unnoticeable deviation from our concrete surface to the CR Mender product.
Our 1 Day Coatings applicators want our product to last for years to come: 15-years (Residential) & 5-years (Commercials) to be exact. That’s the timeframe for our exceptional warranty and we stand behind our products throughout the lifetime of your warranty policy with us! In order for our applications to hold up for these durations of time, we thoroughly inspect your concrete surfaces for imperfections to perform all types of repairs prior to applying our 1 Day Coatings products!
This is our way of insuring our client satisfaction and the optimal performance of our Polyurea floor coatings. By thoroughly evaluating the concrete surface, we identify and patch all of the existing cracks – providing our crews with a stronger and more durable surface than what was previously there.
Applying The Pecan Color
At 1 Day Coatings, we have a strong lineup of pre-assorted color selections that you can view on our Chip Color page! We have lots of clients who love the color selections that we already have picked up. Of course, you always have the option of customizing your color blend. After all, we are working with Vinyl Chip Flakes and there are literally hundreds of vinyl chip flake colors to choose from. But for this installation, our client was happy to go with the Pecan color chip, as seen on our images.
In order to prepare our concrete surfaces for the application of our Vinyl Chip Flakes, we first follow these steps:
Mechanically Grind the concrete surface to expose a fresh layer of concrete
Vacuum and remove all dust and debris
Identify & Treat all Surface Cracks with CR Mender or CR Patch & Coat
Apply Polyurea Base Coat across entire concrete surface
These steps sound simple, and they certainly are. However, the trick comes to the level of detail that we perform for each installation.
As you might image, our Polyurea Floor Coatings “adhere” to your concrete surface. In order for us to create the optimal level of adhesion, we have to first properly “prep” our concrete surface and remove all forms of dust, debris and repair the surface. Once “prepped” our teams apply our Polyurea Basecoat to create our first layer of adhesion to the concrete surface. From here, we broadcast our Chip Flake Selections across the fresh Polyurea Basecoat to create our color blend.
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Do you have a specific area of your home or office that you’d like to protect and improve the performance of? If so, we invite for you to give us a call or fill out our Contact Form! Our teams are on standby ready to provide you with beneficial information pertaining to our Polyurea products and why they are the best products available for concrete coatings.
How would you define a “man cave?” According to the Oxford Dictionary, a man cave can be defined as “a room or other part of a home used by a man as a place to relax and pursue hobbies away from the rest of the family.” Generally speaking, man caves are limited to just the garage. In such habitats, men can be spotted working and sweating outside in a space designed for loud music, car maintenance and home repairs.
For generations, such spaces have been limited to elbow grease, an old stereo and cold beer. Nowadays, however, men are evolving into sophisticated creatures that enjoy the finer necessities of life. Air conditioning, an outdoor refrigerator, high end work benches and power tools – what’s left to be desired by the male breed?
If we may be so bold – we suggest upgrading the floor of that man cave from a dirty, oil stained concrete floor to a high end and beautiful Polyurea floor coating! Women – you’ll be proud of your new, beautiful garage floor and feel peace of mind knowing that he can’t stain or damage his “approved” play area of the home. You now have much greater control of his outdoor environment and he will presume that the floor coating was always his idea.
This is classified as a “win win” in modern Psychology and leaves both parties feeling content with their purchase decision. Take our advice – buy your man a upgraded floor coating. Your house, garage and man will thank you **(remember the key point – let them think it was still their idea).
The Cost of Floor Decals: Old School versus New School
Men, are you a proud fan of a sports team or the creator of a business that you want to represent? As you might’ve guessed, adding a floor logo to your concrete floors is a great way to show off your pride and boost the “cool factor” of your man cave! However, prior to the creation our revolutionary Polyurea Floor Coatings (developed by Penntek Coatings) installing a floor decal was expensive and difficult.
The old school method of installing a floor decal required the use of powered hand tools to etch a design into the concrete surface. During this process, the floor needed to be carefully etched(because any etch is a permanent engraving in a concrete surface). After creating the lines of the design, the concrete artisan then stained the concrete surface with various dyes and pigmentation. The design had to then cure and be sealed for long lasting protection.
As you might’ve guessed, this process is very time consuming and you’re paying for a all of the time required for that concrete artisan to install his design. This high price tag is often out of reach for most residential projects – hence the need for an alternative product…
Our Method is Much Cheaper and Faster
Luckily, our method of installing a floor logo is simpler and much more cost effective. Because our products are installed in 3 steps: Polyurea Base Coat, Vinyl Chip Flakes & Polyurea Top Coat – we can install floor logos seamlessly without slowing down our installation crews. How do we do it?
As seen in our images from this Garage Floor Remodel – our teams install a vinyl decal right on top of our Vinyl Chip Flakes (before sealing the floors with the Polyurea Top Coat). All we need is the Vinyl Decal to lay onto our Vinyl Chip Flake (prior to sealing with our Top Coat). It’s as easy as that!
Designed With a High Level of Durability
Essentially we are just adding another Vinyl component to our Vinyl Chip Flake process. Why do we put so much emphasis on Vinyl components? Well, for starters, our floor are designed to retain a high level of flexibility throughout the lifetime of our floors. Our floors are capable of being mended and repaired – even years after their installation.
We put so much faith in our floor products that we offer a 15-year residential & 5-year commercial warranty on all Polyurea floor installations. This is an unheard of guarantee in our industry. It’s our way to insuring that our clients receive the maximum level of protection. It’s also our way of delivering the highest quality service for floors that are designed to out last and out perform the competition!
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The form takes just a couple of seconds to fill out, and you’ll be well on your way to being more informed about our amazing Polyurea floor system. We hope to hear from you!
We’re not sure if we like the floors more or the sports cars! When we envision a garage full of beautiful automobiles, it only makes sense to us that the garage looks just as attractive and professional as the garage you see here! For a car advocate, one thing is certain: attention to detail and cleanliness are critical! It’s safe to say that this home owner feels good tucking his automobile babies in at night upon this newly installed Black and Red Polyurea floor coating!
We were giddy when we received this phone call! The chance to apply our floor coating on a garage that is beautiful is a perfect way to showcase our products. Designed for all types of concrete applications, ranging from garage floors to outdoor patios and even commercial facilities – our Polyurea System is the real deal!
Developed by Penntek Coatings, our Polyurea Floor Coating consists of a Vinyl Chip Flake layer (the pretty colored vinyl chips) plus a Polyurea Top Coat. Together, these two layers (plus the Polyurea Base coat) create a nearly impenetrable barrier between the concrete beneath and the life that happens on top! From housing gorgeous sports cars to a mechanic shop that changes the tires, our Polyurea floor coating system can handle it all! If you’re on the market to look for a floor coating that is as tough as you are – you’ve come to the right place!
No More DIY Epoxy Kits – Use a Product That Actually Works!
Ugh, to say that we’re tired of seeing one home owner after another apply a DIY (do it yourself) Epoxy Kit would be an understatement. These kits overpromise their abilities and have very specific standards for their applications. Oftentimes home owners think they can apply these kits themselves and that the application will work as smoothly as the YouTube video that shows it being installed.
Often the results are far less worthy to be bragged about than the video led you to believe. Often these epoxy kits (once applied) are near impossible to remove without mechanical abrasion and you’re lucky if you can walk away with a floor that looks halfway decent. From etched concrete surfaces from applying muriatic acid (hopefully surrounding areas don’t get damaged) to pock-marked coloring – epoxy kits perform far worse than they are advertised.
Luckily there is a solution to this maddening problem – call 1 Day Coatings to remove the epoxy nightmare and replace it with our professional developed and applied Polyurea floor coating system! Our products are designed by professionals for professional installation. In fact, we are one of a few Penntek Dealers in North Texas and we have been professional trained and certified by this manufacturer to warranty our products after installations.
Our Product Actually Adheres to Concrete
So what’s the hype about our products and why are so many people switching over to it? Well, for starters – our products work by actually adhering to the concrete substrate. Did you catch the part about the muriatic acid etching (above)? That’s right! Epoxy DIY Kits actually require their users to apply muriatic acid (without professional training) to create an etched surface so their products can adhere to that concrete surface. Yikes!
Luckily that’s not the recipe for the success of our products! Instead, we mechanically treat our concrete surfaces with a commercial floor grinder to remove the top layer of concrete and expose a fresh layer – free of dust, oils or contaminates. From there we apply our Polyurea Base Coat and allow the two entities to chemically bond together.
This is all a part of one smooth process and happens rapidly. So fast in fact that we can apply all 3 layers of our products: Base Coat, Vinyl Chip Flakes & Top Coat in just *one day (for average sized residential garages).
*It’s important to note that large residential or commercial applications may require more than one day for installation.
Perfect For Any Type of Garage: Especially Sports Cars!
Oils, tire marks, dropped tools and constant shuffling – a mechanics garage is a busy place! Things are moved, set down, dropped, spilled, brushed and scraped while a mechanical enthusiast works on what he/she loves working on best – the cars and bikes! These venues are places of creation and where ideas take shape and new things are developed. Garages are humming places and often can become areas stained with grease and oils.
In fact, it’s safe to say that our Polyurea floors were designed for the humming of a mechanics work shop! Our floors keep your garage protected, beautiful and clean. They enhance your lifestyle while working in your mechanical tapestry and allow you to worry less while learning and achieving more! Doesn’t that sound like the type of floor that you want for your home?
We’re amazed at how many of our clients have experienced failures with epoxy flooring. When we originally got into this business, we knew that we’d receive calls for this type of work. But what is truly astounding is how many of our clients have this exact same problem: the problem of their epoxy floors failing.
So what is exactly is the problem with epoxy floors and why do so many of our clients want them removed? Well, for starters, epoxy floors are installed on a wide array of applications: from residential homes to commercial facilities. In majority of cases, most people install epoxy floors because of their alleged durability and wide color selections.
Historically, epoxy floors gained a wide following after its introduction into the marketplace during the early 1900’s: epoxy floors have been around for decades (hence our wide customer base of unhappy epoxy clients). Complicating matters further, there are now hundreds of different DIY epoxy kits for home owners to apply themselves. If properly applied and maintained, epoxy floors can last for years. However, it’s more of a science and an art. Therefore, most failures are due to improper installation and maintenance.
Epoxy Floors Typically Fail Within 2-3 Years!
Due to their complexity, the majority of epoxy floors are installed incorrectly and fail within 2-3 years. Some of the reasons for the failure of epoxy floors include but are not limited to:
Peeling Floors – occur due to improper surface preparation or if epoxy is applied when temperatures are too hot or cold. The surface also needs to be etched (not smooth) when epoxy is applied.
Moisture Buildup – moisture can pool beneath your epoxy surface causing bubbling or de-lamination. We consider moisture as a “bond breaker” and it will always cause a failure.
Air Bubbles – air can form beneath the epoxy surface if mixed too quickly or if the concrete surface is porous. This causes “pop ups” or “bubbles” in your surface that will eventually crack and peel away.
Color Variations – epoxy is comprised of two parts: epoxy resin & polymer hardener. If not mixed long enough or the temperatures are too cold – the colors will not blend naturally and create a wide variance in color.
We Professionally Remove & Replace Epoxy Floors with our Vinyl Chip System
After any of the above listed failures occur, most home owners or business owners become concerned and look for a solution. The ugly side of epoxy floors is that once installed – epoxy floors are not easily removed. Additionally, most home owners do not have the proper equipment to remove epoxy surfaces themselves. Isn’t it ironic how there are hundreds of DIY epoxy kits and very little information on how to remove them after they fail?
The truth of the matter is: epoxy floors need to be mechanically removed by a specific piece of equipment. We recommend allowing 1 Day Coatings to remove your existing epoxy system with our Commercial Grinder. Our equipment is designed to remove epoxy floors on a big scale. With a heavy grinder head, commercial vacuum system (to minimize dust) and a staff fully committed to 1 Day Coatings – we can remove your epoxy floors in as a little as a day!
Additionally, our teams remove a wide array of epoxy surfaces on a weekly basis. Therefore, we know how to safely remove each type of epoxy system so we can retain and restore your concrete surface effectively.
Our Floors Last Longer & Are More Beautiful
Well, all of that certainly seems scary and not something that most home owners would opt into if they knew the reality before applying the epoxy product. We believe that most home owners originally choose epoxy floors because they want to protect a concrete surface and don’t know of any other alternative. That’s why we’re here! Our product is a perfect substitute for epoxy floors but without all of the problems!
We sincerely believe that 1 Day Coatings creates a more beautiful surface but also one that is stronger and lasts longer. For starters, we provide a 15-year residential & 5-year commercial warranty for all of our 1 Day Coatings clients. Good luck finding that same type of protection in any other flooring system. Additionally, our floors provide a wide of array of protection benefits including:
Resistance to Abrasions
Stands tough against Drops, Spills, Stains, Oils, Dirt & Debris
If you’d like a free estimate for our 1 Day Coatings product – just fill out our Instant Estimator form! By providing us with some basic measures and images of your home, office or commercial space we can provide you a quick estimate.
Our team is here to help you select the right type of flooring for your next project. Therefore, let us help you protect your floors with the tough materials on the marketplace today!
We’ve all been there – living in a home or apartment that is worn and tired. It’s put in a number of years housing its fellow residents and has worked tirelessly to provide a good home to all its occupants. It’s weathered storms, heat, chill, moisture and normal wear / tear. Your home has been the vehicle for life and supported your hobbies, activities, life and busyness. Isn’t it time for you to put back into your home for all of the years it’s put into you?
We believe that our homes are the living spaces where memories are made. Each room of your home has its special place in our hearts and functionality to our days. The laundry room is for laundry, the garage for our vehicles and the kitchen for cooking. What if we told you that those living spaces were more than just places for functionality? What if we told you that you could transform that worn out garage into a man cave or place for hobbies and activities?
Well, that’s exactly what our customer did for this Wichita Falls TX garage floor. By contracting with 1 Day Coatings, they’ve completely transformed this worn out vehicle space into a stunning man cave. What once was tired and worn is now a location for friends, beers, football or any other of life’s precious moments you want it to support! Why would you want anymore different from your home? It’s time to make memories in spaces you once thought worn out. It’s time to make a unique space that you can enjoy for years to come!
An Eye for Detail: Putting On The Finishing Touches
1 Day Coatings is a company founded upon good old fashioned values. We believe in rolling up our sleeves, getting a little dirty and providing our clients with a lovely product they’re proud of. We want to transform tired spaces into unique places for memories and life’s precious moments!
From repairing your existing flooring system to installing our renowned polyurea floor coatings – our teams are on standby to transform your space and make it into something new! Backed by a 15-year residential & 5-year commercial warranty, our products are superior to any industrial floor coating system on the market today! We can not only help redesign, refinish and install your new interior and exterior floors but we can guarantee their longevity and quality for years to come!
A Wide Range of Installation Applications
Are you looking for the perfect flooring solution for home, office or commercial space? Our team of professionals have the perfect solutions for your interior and exterior living spaces. From garage floors to utility spaces, commercial kitchens, warehouses and offices – we’ve done it all! For a real life list of examples and to see our work first hand, just check out our blog!
We update this list of job installations weekly – all for the benefit of our clients. We believe that it’s important for us to be an open book and provide real life examples of our products. It’s important to us that our clients understand the quality and experience that we provide.
Our clients work hard to create beautiful work and living spaces – it’s our job to compliment their efforts with a product that lasts and looks beautiful for years to come! Hence the birth of our company! Nathan Moore, our owner, is a passionate individual who believes in the value of hard work and taking care of our clients. It’s our key to success and the reason that we get up in the morning!
How Do You Select The Color for You?
Now, if you’ve read this far we must have you on the hook. It’s time for us to share our brilliant color options with you and give you some beautiful examples of real life installations.
1 Day Coatings installs polyurea floor coating products developed by Penntek Coatings. This brilliant manufacturer designed these industrial floor coatings to be installed with Vinyl Chips for color and brilliance. There are literally hundreds of colors to choose from! But to make things easy, we’ve come up with a list of pre-selected colors for your convenience.
We invite you to browse our list of colors and give us a call if you see one that you like. If this list of colors isn’t quite to your liking, no problem! We can custom design any of our Vinyl Chip Flakes to create the perfect look and design for your home or office space! Just let us know what you’re trying to create and provide us with some example, such as a logo or team emblem. With the power of 1 Day Coatings, we can create the perfect space that represents your as well as your home or business!