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5 Vital Keys to a Long-lasting Epoxy Garage Floor

There are 5 vital keys between a painted floor and a long-lasting epoxy masterpiece like those installed by MuscleGloss. For decades now many homeowners have decided to turn their garages from a place to park vehicles and store items, to high-end workshops and man caves. Whether you are looking for a complete garage makeover, or […]

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Evaluating Concrete for Epoxy Flooring

The only two things we know for sure about concrete are: it gets hard and it cracks. Evaluating concrete is essential as no two slabs of concrete are the same. The variation in the aggregate, the sand, cement to water ratio along with several other factors will determine the exact hardness of this. In order […]

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How to Make a Glitter Epoxy Floor

Glitter floors look awesome, and are a great specialty to add to your offerings. Read a little about finding your specialties here. There are a couple of ways to go about making a glitter floor- depending on what you want the final results to look like (floor color, type and color of glitter). A little […]

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You Need to Remove that Old Epoxy Paint

Working with a floor that has old epoxy on it can be a pain. However, if you’re going to install a new epoxy floor, you absolutely must completely remove the old floor first! Epoxy is only as strong as the surface it is adhered to. If you put new epoxy over an old floor, the […]

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How to Choke an Epoxy Floor with Fleck

This technique produces a sharp, finished result. Choking with fleck means that you are going to put enough fleck on the floor so that none of the color below shows through. Here is an overview of this simple technique: Apply the epoxy. Since the epoxy color is going to be hidden by the fleck it […]

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Glitter Floor with Clear MuscleGloss Epoxy

Glitter epoxy floors are quickly gaining popularity. Depending on how you want your final results to look, there are a couple different ways to do a glitter epoxy application. This post will just cover one of those methods. Check back later for more on glitter epoxy! Note that this method should only be used with […]

Grinding Is Always Better for Epoxy Prep unless…

Grinding, shot-blasting and scarifying are the best methods for prepping a concrete floor for an epoxy application. As you are all aware, the surface of the concrete needs to be roughened up in order for the epoxy to properly bond with the floor. The rougher the surface is, the longer-lasting your epoxy bond will be. […]

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Concrete Crack Repair Guide

Yes, you’re probably tired of hearing it, but preparation is everything! Once the application surface has been degreased (when necessary), cleaned, and properly profiled, you will need to repair any cracks or holes before applying MuscleGloss. This part is crucial for two reasons. First, if you do not repair cracks and holes, your epoxy is […]

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Flooded Basement!!!

Recently I was at my buddies house and he was showing me damage in his basement from a recent flood. To make matters worse he had old tile down and it came up everyone along with the messy adhesive. To add insult to injury he told me he wanted to apply carpet to his basement. […]

How to Test for Concrete Moisture

A couple weeks ago we did a post on the plastic sheet test for concrete moisture, read Easy Test for Concrete Moisture. As I said then, the plastic sheet test is cheap and easy, but it is not a definitive test for concrete moisture. A slab of concrete can pass the plastic sheet test and […]

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The Importance of Starting with a Sound Floor

It’s sad to say, but not every floor is a great candidate for an epoxy application. We’ve said it a million times, but I’m going to say it again here” MuscleGloss epoxy is only as strong as 1) the surface it is applied to, and 2) the bond between the epoxy and the floor. A […]

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