How do I choose which bid to go with?
Updated: Aug 12, 2019
Have you received multiple bids to have your garage floor coated and don't understand the difference? Maybe this will help. There are a lot of different coatings out there and a lot of different ways to install them. When you get multiple bids you want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. The first thing you want to find out is what the contractor is doing for prep. It doesn't matter how good the coatings are if the floor is not properly prepared. In order for the coating to adhere properly the concrete must be made porous. The best way to achieve this by grinding or shot blasting. Some contractors prefer to acid etch, but this is not efficient to withstand hot tire pickup. Refer to our post "Our Process" for more information on prep. Beyond the prep it can be a little difficult to compare. There are a lot of different coatings out there, and they are certainly not created equal. It also depends on what your needs are. In general you want to stay away from water based epoxies. They are low solids coatings that do not provide a high enough build. In most residential applications polyaspartics are your top of the line coating. They are more durable and hold there gloss better than epoxies. for more information on coatings refer to our post titled "Aren't all coatings the same?"When you comes down to it the most important thing to do is get multiple bids and be open with the contractors about any questions or concerns you may have. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions until you are confident that the contractor is providing the product you need.