How To Restore The Shine Of A Dull Looking Garage Floor Coating

How To Restore The Shine Of A Dull Looking Garage Floor Coating

How To Restore The Shine Of A Dull Looking Garage Floor Coating

It can be very frustrating to see the deterioration of any component in your home, especially those you spend a good deal of money on. Your garage’s floor coating is certainly no exception; it can be very disheartening to watch it lose its shine. In this blog, we’ll talk about preventative strategies to help retain your shine, as well as how to resurrect a dull-looking garage floor coating. Read on to learn more!

Strategies to Restore Garage Floor Shine

Though this list is not totally exhaustive, here are some strategies to help get your garage floor’s old shine back:

Clean More

Coated garage floors require special cleaning to maintain that glossy, gorgeous look. Be sure to use the right type of mops and cleaning solutions in order to keep your garage looking good and strong.

Be Kind to It

Try to limit the traffic, both auto and foot, that goes on your concrete. Certainly, it is meant to be used, but the more you can be kind to your garage floor, the better it will perform.

Ensure Your Coating is Quality

Sometimes, the coating that was applied may not have been the best of quality, especially if it was a DIY job. Many of these applications are a single coat, which is not enough typically to stand the test of time and the strain we put on our homes. 

Apply Wax

An inexpensive option is to apply a speciality floor wax, that helps to give a glossy appearance. Many waxes can also be buffed out to create an even glossier feel. Wax is a great option that is somewhat tough in nature, but it is not the perfect solution, as it will require maintenance in order to keep up the shiny look you are going for.

Assess a New Coating

Sometimes, the coating just is not quite right or is too old to be fixed. In this case, you may want to start looking at replacing or upgrading the coating to a new and improved look that will last for the long haul.

EMC Concrete Coatings Can Help

EMC Concrete Coatings is a locally owned and operated flooring and painting service company, specializing in epoxy flake systems. Based in San Antonio, we create exceptional flooring in garages and other spaces utilizing this technique. Our owner, Eric Calderon, is a native to our area and has served our community well for years. His experiences, as well as the rest of the team’s, ensures each of our customers receives exceptional quality work that they are totally satisfied with.

Call Us Today

If you are ready to get your floor updated, then give us a call today at (210) 430-4181. We can also be reached at We’d of course be happy to give you a free quote. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.

What are the benefits of coating my garage or patio floor?

There are a multitude of benefits to coating your concrete surface. Our prep phase will eliminate high spots or surface deficiencies through diamond grinding or shotblasting. In addition, our trained technicians will fill in any cracks, holes, or spalls on your concrete surface prior to any coating being placed. This ensures a smooth and uniform appearance throughout your slab. Concrete is very porous and can make stain removal difficult. With a high-performance coating installed, you will be able to remove otherwise tough stains with a spray of your water hose. And lastly, our floors look amazing! The garage is often overlooked when it comes to renovation/upgrades, but a professionally installed resinous coating will add $$$ to the value of your home.

How long does a typical installation take?
In most cases, our highly trained technicians can wrap up your residential project in as little as 2 days. We do offer a state of the art 1 day system, where you can walk on your new floor the next day, but we do not recommend these rapid cure systems during the summer months. Commercial projects and larger residential projects (1K sq. feet or more) can certainly take more time to complete. As always, our sales team will visit your site to take accurate measurements and offer a realistic timeframe.
Do you offer free on-site quotes?
Yes, we do. EMC Concrete Coatings always prefers to visit you at your project site to take
measurements and go over your coatings/color options. Our quotes are valid for 90 days and there is never any pressure. We are not here to make you feel uncomfortable or pressured. Our process is smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Can you give me a “ball-park” price over the phone?
Yes. However, this is not the way we prefer to quote jobs. Each project is unique and a
“standard 2 car garage” is going to be different for every homebuilder in town. Square footage’s, linear walls, garage aprons, and condition of the slab all play a very important role in providing you with an accurate quote. This simply cannot be done in a matter of seconds via a phone call or messenger.
How much does it cost to install a decorative coating on my garage floor?
A typical 2 car garage coatings installation in the greater San Antonio area will cost between $2’400 and $3’000. Our pricing is based on square footages and other aspects of the project, including the linear footage of any stem walls, aprons, or repair work.

Oversized or multi-car garages, patios, or other areas will result in higher priced estimates.

Do you use epoxy or polyurea for garage coatings?
We use all the above. Resinous coatings do not come in a one size fits all application. The
details and specs of each project will help our trained technicians determine what coating is best for your project. Typically, we use polyurea coatings for our garages and patio installations. However, shop floors and other commercia/residential spaces will call for epoxies, urethanes, or water-based materials. Rest assured, no matter which products we use, they are from reputable coatings manufacturers and TDS sheets are always available to our customers upon
Is this service affordable?
We are not the lowest priced team in town. We are also, certainly not the most expensive outfit on the block. Our pricing is determined by the costs of materials, inflation, demand, labor, and level of service. When choosing EMC Concrete Coatings, you have done yourself a great favor by hiring the best in the business. EMC does run specials throughout the calendar year for discounted floors and we always honor first responders, military, and front-line workers discounts.

Our team is always mindful of our customer’s budget. We are a locally owned and operated
small business, and we know the value of our hard-earned dollars and how much they mean to each one of us. We strive to provide our customers with the best possible pricing throughout the year. EMC honors our warranties, we show up on time, every time, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied at the end of each project. If we miss the mark, we will rectify it. Simple as that.

Does my new floor come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer an excellent written warranty with all our floor coatings installations. Depending on which option you choose (stain, seal, epoxy/flake, solid color, or polish) the length of time will vary from 5 years to a limited lifetime homeowners’ warranty. We HONOR our warranties.
Who am I hiring if I choose EMC Concrete Coatings?
The best crew in town. From our brand-new trucks, wrapped-trailers, uniformed employees, and state of the art equipment – we are the best. Our technicians are certified and experienced installers. EMC is bonded, commercially insured, and experienced. Multiple professional references are available for commercial projects at any given time and our online reviews speak for themselves when it comes to our residential portfolio. You have made the right choice by calling the team at EMC Concrete Coatings. Most importantly, the owner of the company, Eric Calderon is personally involved in every project that comes through our door. Generally, Eric and his sales team will be the person you meet with at your project walk thru. You will then see Eric and his crew upon the day of installation. We never sub out our projects, our employees are in-house guys and Eric is there each step of the way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction!
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