Why is it important to spend a good deal of time preparing
More than 80% of coating failures can be attributed to
improper preparation. Our state of the art preparation allows us to offer some of the
longest warranties in the industry. Our DryPrep system uses diamond abrasives
and carbide cutters to effectively remove old paints and effectively prepare
concrete surfaces. Diamond abrasives flatten and smooth the surface, removing
minor imperfections and often leaving it in better condition than the original
poured floor. A separate dust collector allows the system to operate completely
How much does it cost?
The average 2 to 2½ stall
garage base cost starts at $2,000.00 and goes up depending on the actual size
and desired system. Upgrades to decorative mosaic and decorative quartz as well
as excessive repair may be additional. Larger jobs the cost per square foot goes
down relative to area.
How far do you travel?
We generally don't travel more
than 30 miles from Grand Rapids as distance and travel add to the installation
cost. If you have a project farther than 30 miles, feel free to contact us and we
can discuss the added costs involved.
How long does it take?
A typical garage takes two days for installation. During
summer conditions it’s not unusual to complete a garage in one day.
How does your installation differ from DIY products?
Preparation, preparation, preparation. Preparation combined
with the use of industrial grade materials, the same materials used throughout
abusive manufacturing environments. A D-I-Y kit can’t provide the mechanical
preparation equipment and vacuum systems needed to properly clean the concrete
and create a mechanical profile suitable for high build coating installation.
Can you remove old floor paints?
Our preparation equipment can remove old paints and most
coatings like they were never there. In fact a large percentage of our customers
have old paints they attempted to install themselves and now look worse than the
Can your repair rough or eroded concrete?
With the use of our epoxy patch materials we fill all eroded
areas in excess of ¼ inch prior to the application of our finish coats.
How do I clean
my garage floor?
In most cases a soft broom or leaf blower will take care of
any dirt or leaves. In the case of oil stains a dilution of simple green or
household degreaser may be required. Rust stains can be removed with CLR
(Calcium Lime and Rust Remover) or Rust Out cleaners available at your local
hardware or grocery store.
Is there anything your garage floors can’t stand up to?
Yes, welding can create burn marks from the molten metal
sparks that can be over 1,000 degrees F melting the resin. Some high performance
racing tires can leave tire marks from leaching chemicals left over from the
vulcanization into the coating. These tires generally have the speed rating of
W, Y, and Z for speeds in excess of 149 mph. In the rare case of these racing
tires it is best to use parking pads when storing. Please note sports cars such
as Corvette’s and Porsche’s with factory tires that are designed to be driven
regularly have not caused any issues.
Can I personalize my garage?
Yes we can add your favorite team’s logo, patterns, lines or
multi-color systems. Whatever you can dream we can do. Just give us a call we’d
love to show you what we can do.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548
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reserved by Vanguard Concrete Coating of Grand Rapids, MI. For residential epoxy
coating of floors our service area includes the West Michigan cities of Grand
Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Kalamazoo, and Portage and
small cites in-between. For industrial & commercial floors we service a larger
area including the greater Detroit & Ann Arbor area, Northern Michigan
(including Traverse City, Cadillac, Big Rapids, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Grayling
and Gaylord) Southwest Michigan (including St Joseph, Benton Harbor, South
Haven,) Central Michigan (Including, Marshall, Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing,
Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Saint John’s, Ithaca, Owosso, and Mount
Pleasant) MI Thumb Area (including Flint, Saginaw, Lapeer, Bay City, and
Midland) as well as Northern Indiana.
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