Selecting the right concrete floor coating company to work with in Minnesota can be a challenge. There’s a lot of information to sort through and industry speak that can be confusing. Luckily, we’re here to help. Here are a list of important factors to consider when choosing a concrete floor coating company.
Are They Licensed And Insured?
Any concrete coating company in operation should be licensed and insured, but you’d be surprised that some let this lapse or don’t bother at all– and that’s a huge red flag. Ask to see proof and if they aren’t able to provide this or make excuses, move on to another company.
Insurance will protect not only the company, but the customer as well by insuring that if there are any damages during the coating process, they will be able to cover the cost of repair. You don’t want a company that makes a huge mess and isn’t able to cover the damage, this could be a disaster for you.
Check Their Reputation
Ask around to see what kind of experience others have had with this company. The Better Business Bureau allows you to look up a company and check for any complaints filed against them. Ask for references and reviews from past clients or to see a portfolio of their previous work. You can also check online review sources such as Yelp or Google Reviews.
How Long Have They Been In Business?
This can be a good indicator of their experience level. Don’t automatically rule them out just because they’re a newer company, they might still be very good and have experienced workers from previous companies. But, if they have been in business for many years, this can be a sign that others have been pleased with their work, and they have been able to maintain a reputation of quality long enough to stay in business. Read about the story of PolyTek here.
What Products Do They Use
Do your research and decide what kind of coating is right for your floor. Epoxy or polyurea coating? Be sure the company you choose carries and is certified to install the type of coating you need. Professional grade products are essential for a quality finish. Technicians should be trained in proper surface preparation, application and finishing techniques. Ask to see the technical data sheets on any products they use.
If you have any questions about the differences between types of coatings, or application the process, don’t hesitate to ask company representatives. Gauge their knowledge based on the answers they provide. Any coating technician should have a wealth of knowledge about concrete floors in general and the types of coating available. Check out the wide range of coatings offered by PolyTek for residential or commercial floors.
Check Their Warranties
Do they guarantee their work? Some coating products will have their own warranties, but the service providers should also guarantee that it’s been applied correctly. Ask about these policies before installation and before an issue arises. You don’t want to be surprised after the fact.
After a careful consideration of each of the items listed above, you may want to ask yourself one final question: Do I feel comfortable with this company? Listen to your gut, sometimes everything can seem okay on the surface, but you just have a nagging feeling that something isn’t right. It’s okay to keep looking around until you find a company that you are 100 percent comfortable with. At PolyTek, we hope you’ll find our qualified technicians friendly, knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you with your next concrete floor project.