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What is the purpose of an Epoxy/Polyaspartic Flake Floor system in a residential garage?

The primary reasons to consider an epoxy/polyaspartic flake floor in your garage are:  Aesthetics, Cleanliness, and creating a surface to help with traction.  Coating your garage floor minimizes dust, as it is often the concrete itself contributing  to a dusty environment through it's own deterioration.  Epoxy/Polyasparic coatings can provide protection from staining,  most chemical spills (with the exception of diesel fuel, acetone and xylene). And does not deteriorate from the presence of salts.  Your floor can be washed down with a hose, and "hot tire pick-up" will not delaminate the finish.  In Industrial and Commercial applications, epoxy coatings are required for durability under machinery, washability and the impedance of electrical conductivity and biological growth.

How can the floor be glossy and also slip resistant?

The "Flake" system flooring adds texture to the floor. The more flake that is broadcast into the epoxy, the more traction the finished product will have. This is called "broadcast to rejection" meaning, Flake is thrown into the epoxy, until the wet epoxy cannot accept more flake (the excess flake is then removed after curing). The top polyaspartic seal coat is indeed glossy, but is spread at a rate allowing the flake to present it's texture. If additional traction is required, we can also broadcast a small amount of aluminum oxide to the seal coat. Of course, wet and Icy conditions always present more of a danger to slip, no matter what surface you are walking on. At the time of estimating, we can present a sample of the flake system which you can step on and test for yourself!

How long do the floors last? Do you have a warranty?

The longevity of an epoxy floor varies on many factors such as the nature of use, and  changing ground moisture levels etc.  The products we use are designed for industrial and commercial applications, intended for tow motor and machinery traffic.  We are confident that normal day to day use, such as driving/parking etc. should give you many years of use without issue.  We believe in, and stand behind the products we use, and we never cut corners during the preparation and application process.  We offer a 5 year limited warranty.

What is Trusscore?

Trusscore is a Canadian company with manufacturing facilities in Palmerston Ontario.  Trusscore manufactures a PVC tongue and groove wallboard system that is a more "garage appropriate" ceiling and wall surface material compared to traditional drywall, as it can get wet and resists the growth of mold and mildew.  Trusscore also manufactures a "slat-wall" system which is particularly clever in a garage, basement or laundry room as an organizational tool.  Most clever, the ceiling and wall panels and the slatwall material are designed to seamlessly integrate when installed together. Encore Poly-Floor is proud to be a member of the Trusscore Trusted Installer program.

How long has Encore been in business?

Encore has been in business as "Encore Decorating", a painting and decorating service since 1966.  It was started by John Kwantes in Mississauga's Clarkson Village.  Matthew (John's son) has been a part of Encore since 1995, and has been sole proprietor since 1999.  Still a painting and decorating service, Encore has branched into Epoxy coatings and officially launched Encore Poly-Floor in 2022.

If I would like to proceed with the estimate Encore has provided, what happens next?

If you are satisfied with the price, terms, and you understand the warranty information as it is presented on the estimate, we would ask that you pay a deposit. We will then work out a date for the install.

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