Epoxy Floor Coatings
Frequently Asked Questions
We are a proud installer of “the last epoxy floor you’ll have to put down”, supplied by www.versatilebuildingproducts.com.
Roll-On Rock Epoxy Floor Coating vs other products?
There are many epoxy floor coatings on the market today, each one saying it is better than the next. Other coatings ask you to wash or etch the slab prior to install and then the coating sits on top of it like paint. Some products will bond fairly well to the slab but at best you will get a couple years of hard Canadian winters before it begins to flake and peel and you have to strip the product and start all over again causing nothing but a waste of time, money and effort. Roll-On Rock uses a proprietary wicking technology that allows the base coat to actually “wick” or seep into your concrete slab. That, coupled with a mechanical diamond grinding to break through the sealed crust of your slab and a superior high gloss top coat ensures that when you choose Roll-On Rock you have chosen a floor that will last as long as your concrete does. Another factor to consider is that Roll-On Rock is available in a wide selection of different color blends all at the same price because not everyone is happy with grey or brown. Have a coating installed that you can be proud of, have a coating installed that will make your neighbors jealous, have Garage Plan-It Install your new Roll-On Rock floor and never worry about your garage slab again.
What is your warranty?
Garage Plan-It Ltd offers a 20 year “No Flake, No Peel” warranty on the base coat when using the Roll-On Rock system applied direct to concrete.
How long does it take to install?
The majority of floors in the Calgary area take 2-3 days to complete. The coating itself can be completed in as little as 5 hours however the preparation of your slab can take up to a full day. We spend the majority of our time on the preparation of your floor, so that we can ensure proper repairs and a superior bond of the product to the slab.
Will the coated floor be slippery?
Any type of flooring can be slippery under the right circumstances. Roll-On Rock is a textured finish so it offers more slip resistance than a regular concrete slab, and just to give extra peace of mind, we add a 30 grit traction aid into the final top coat of all our floors.
Will it stain? What type of resistance does it have to chemicals?
Roll-On Rock displays outstanding chemical resistance. Oil, dirt, antifreeze, pet urine, battery acid, you name it, it will not affect the coating on your new floor.
Will it withstand heat?
The top coat used on your new floor has been tested to withstand the heat of a welding sparks 6” from the surface. You will not get “hot tire” marks or peeling with this product.
How do you clean it?
If the floor is still wet from rain/snow/slush etc, simply using a foam squeegee will keep the floor looking its best. If you have dried on dirt or grime (or like me, you only clean in the spring) you will need soap and water and may need a stiff bristle scrub brush (about $12 at the hardware store) to remove the thicker dirt. Using a pressure washer at lower pressures is acceptable, however not recommended.
Will road salt and gravel affect the finish?
No, the only effect road salt and gravel will have on our floor is that it will look dirty.
Can it be installed over an existing coating?
No, Roll-On Rock is designed to be applied direct to concrete, therefore any existing coatings must be removed prior to installation.
Can the vertical concrete curbs be coated as well?
Yes, we can either coat the curbs as they are or we can provide a plywood build out for a more even look.
Can the wooden stairs in my garage be coated?
Yes, and we have had great success coating stairs, however wooden stairs are not covered by any warranty due to the nature of the organic material.
Does the top coat need to be refinished?
No, however if after 5-10 years, you feel your garage could use a bit more luster, we can re-coat your slab to bring back the original shine.
Can it be used on a commercial/retail slab?
Yes, Roll-On Rock can be used in a commercial/retail environment. There are also several variations on the product to fit your needs, contact us today and we can help you find the right product for your budget.
How much will it cost?
The installation of the product itself will cost $7/sq ft, however it is almost impossible to give an “accurate” site unseen quote due to a number of variables. The condition of the slab plays a large part in determining the total cost of your new floor; size, type and length of cracks, spalling, pitting etc. Curbs, stairs, and cabinet toekicks will also play a role in determining the total cost of your new floor. Contact us for a free, no obligation estimate today to find out what the last coating you’ll ever put down on your concrete will cost.