Metallic Epoxy Floors – Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Metallic Epoxy Columbia MarylandThe floors featured here is a decorative Metallic Epoxy at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, Columbia Maryland.

Metallic Epoxy Project Description

Project size: 4300 Square feet with 1800 linear feet of decorative saw cuts.


Existing floor was exposed aggregate concrete with wooden expansion joints which was difficult to clean and not very aesthetically pleasing.


  1. Remove existing wooden expansion joints and fill with a high strength repair product.
  2. Mechanically prepare/grind entire floor.
  3. Installed Dur-A-Flex MVP moisture mitigation product.
  4. Installed CMP Specialty Products 210 self-leveling concrete to achieve a flatter floor surface.
  5. Installed Dur-A-Flex Reflexions designer metallic epoxy system.
  6. Installed decorative saw cuts with grout.
  7. Installed Dur-A-Flex Armor Top Satin Urethane.

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O & E Concrete Design of Ellicott City Maryland

O & E Concrete Design is the decorative division of Oertel Engels a full service concrete company serving residential and commercial customers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Services include stamping, polishing, self leveling, epoxy coatings and countertops.

Concrete Polishing Contractors Maryland and Washington DC

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What is concrete polishing?

You likely have walked on polished concrete. It’s in many Home Depot and Lowes Home Improvement stores. Starbucks is another with many locations nationwide using the concrete polishing method for their flooring.

In Home Depot, the floors are gray. In Starbucks, they are acid stained with natural earth tone colors.

You may have seen these floors in retail stores, restaurants, offices and warehouses. Just about everywhere today you find concrete flooring. In fact, you make have seen and walked on polished concrete without realizing it.

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Stained & Polished Concrete Options

15 years ago, the decorative concrete and polishing industry was small. There were a few entrepreneurial contractors who were acid staining cement floors, applying epoxies and polishing concrete. Using the internet, these same construction companies displayed plenty of project photos for all to see. Consumers now had access to a new type of flooring they didn’t know existed.

These new floors solved many problems.

Demand created an opportunity for contractors who worked with manufacturers to develop new techniques. The industry evolved.

Where once the process started by grinding and honing the cement floors, today there are many options.

  1. Concrete Polishing – The full process starts by grinding the top layer of cement with heavy equipment. Typically, the first step is using a 25-50 grit diamond pad. The following steps included 80 grit, then 100-200 and 400. At this point coloring can be applied using acid stains and/or dyes. Then apply a liquid densifier that creates a chemical reaction that tightens the pores. The next step would be to hone the surface with an 800, 1,500 and even 3,000 grit pads. These levels create the shiny polish.
  2. Grind and Seal – This is similar to the above process. However, rather than each step, after the 100-200 grit level, the floor can be acid stained or dyed then sealed. High performance urethanes are frequently used. They penetrate the pores in the surface with the first coat, followed by a high performance result with the 2nd or 3rd The process is typically quicker, less expensive and more predictable than the process from paragraph 1.
  3. Polishable Overlays – Not every floor is an ideal candidate for polished concrete. Frequently, there are issues that can prevent a predictable result. This could be caused by soft or extremely hard. Sometimes the floor was poured years ago using different batches. Avoiding issues is achieved with application of polishable self leveling overlays. These are typically poured ¼ – ½ inch thick. Color and pattern options for overlayments are unlimited. Sawcuts can create the look of custom tile.
  4. Metallic Epoxy – Many people look online at various sources of photos not sure exactly what the finished product is exactly. Some think a polish is just a shiny surface. Sometimes people look at a metallic epoxy and think they’re standing on Chicago polished concrete floors. Metallic epoxy, or as some might call it resinous liquid flooring, is another alternative.

O &E Concrete Design Concrete Polishing Contractors in Maryland, Washington DC & Virginia

We are based in Ellicott City near Baltimore serving commercial, industrial and residential customers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Looking for a solution? Contact us today.


Epoxy Contractors in Fairfax County Virginia

O & E Concrete Design is a decorative concrete and epoxy installation company servicing commercial and residential customers throughout Fairfax County Virginia.

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Types Of Epoxy Coatings We Install

  1. Commercial Kitchen Resin Systems – There are a variety of options depending on your need and budget. We install industrial epoxy, high build systems that withstand heat and cold changes due to ovens and hot water high pressure cleaning. Each area of a kitchen can require a different coating. For example, we have solutions for freezers, food prep, fry lines and restrooms.
  2. Pharmaceutical Flooring – Epoxy flooring options include specific coatings for labs, wash areas, solvent storage, data centers, loading docks and more. We can also provide you with wall coating applications.
  3. Healthcare Epoxies – Let us help you choose the appropriate coating for your healthcare facility. There are numerous options available for labs, operating rooms, chemical containment, loading docks and more.
  4. Industrial Facilities – Choose from basic thin mil systems to high traffic coatings. These can range from 15 – 60 mil or more. Broadcast systems include sand, quartz and color flakes.
  5. Garage Floors – Garage floor coatings require ability to withstand heat from hot tires and petroleum leaks. 100% solids with high performance urethanes and polyaspartic systems are available.
  6. Metallic Epoxy – These are highly decorative unique systems like in many of the images you see here. They can be used in showrooms, restaurants, retail stores, basements and other areas where a decorative finish is required. They are non slip, seamless and low maintenance.

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Other O & E Concrete Design Flooring Services

  • Moisture Mitigation Vapor Systems – If you have new concrete, we have systems that will contain the moisture vapor. Typically the process begins with shotblasting followed by a moisture capping 100% solids penetrating epoxy. Then we prime surface followed by application of self leveling concrete. This serves as an underlayment for tile, carpet or wood flooring.
  • Self Leveling Concrete Overlays – We apply at 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick. The result is a smooth finish that can be decorated with integral color, stains and dyes. Water based sealers and urethanes can be applied to protect the surface.
  • Microtoppings – These are thin, decorative coatings applied with integral color, stains and dyes. Saw cuts can be used to design with appearance of custom tile.
  • Concrete Polishing – There are numerous options here including grind and sealed concrete or polish as high as 3,000 grit. Choose from matte to high gloss finishes.
  • Concrete Stamping – As a concrete company, we have completed projects of all sizes and finishes. Choose from broom finish or custom stone and brick patterns.

About O & E Concrete Design

O & E Concrete Design is the decorative division of Oertel Engels. We have been in business for over 40 years.

We have completed many projects throughout Fairfax County Virginia.

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How to Restore The Shine to Polished Concrete and Epoxy Floors


Restore Shine To Decorative Concrete Floors

Polished concrete, acid stained and epoxy flooring will last indefinitely when the surface is protected.

Over the years we’ve seen countless decorative concrete floors that just look terrible when all they need is the right floor protection. When you maintain your floor properly not only do they look great but you’ll save a bundle.

What Is The Solution to Maintaining Decorative Concrete?

The answer is simple. Floor wax. But not any will work. Only high solids finishes compatible with water and solvent based sealers, epoxies and urethanes will perform.

Foot traffic and abrasive cleaners will scratch the surface. Once scratched, light reflection is minimized. Sctratches will absorb light. Dirt also is harbored in these tiny scratch marks. Additionally, use will wear down the surface sealers.

35% Solids floor wax is one of the best floor waxes on the market specifically engineered for decorative concrete, concrete polishing and epoxies.

It is a simple to apply, single component liquid that is applies with a microfiber mop. It has 35% solids which should be diluted with water to achieve a solids ranging from 15% to 27%.

You can apply 2-4 coats at a time. Since it dries quickly, you can apply additional coats without downtime.

If you have access to a high speed burnisher you will get the best results. The heat from burnishing melts and polishes the wax. This process produces an iron finish with great light reflection just like waxing a car.

This is the best product available for maintaining the beauty of a polished, decorative concrete or epoxy floor.

Other Epoxy Coatings and Repair Products

Call O & E Concrete Design for Technical support too!


  • Garage Floor Epoxy Kits
  • Crack Repair and Patch Kits
  • Industrial, Chemical Resistant Coatings
  • Novalac Epoxies
  • Coatings for Metal and Steel
  • Marine Epoxies
  • Interior and Exterior Water and Solvent Bases Sealers
  • Roof Coatings

 Where is O & E Concrete Design Located?

O & E Concrete Design is based in Ellicott City Maryland.

Concrete Polishing Contractors in New York City

Hudson Concrete Polishing New York

Paul Huneck is the founder of of Hudson Concrete Polishing. They specialize in high end flooring projects throughout Manhattan.

Hudson Concrete NYCTheir unique style and artistry is creation of natural, simple and elegant flooring. Their projects combine construction science and art in one. Though they look simple, it’s taken years of trial,error and  experimenting along with development of a style that is in huge demand.

Paul has effectively created his own product that few can replicate. Though many competitors can create gray concrete floors, few, if any, can produce the quality in demand by art galleries and owners of $30 Million dollar apartments.

The Concrete Polishing Process

Polished concrete as known by the professionals in the industry is a process of grinding and honing cement floors with heavy equipment and diamond blades. The process has been evolving with demand and competition.

The look and the shine along with coloring techniques is extremely popular for a variety of uses. At one time, it was a cost effective alternative to expensive terrazzo and high performance epoxies.

Polished concrete has a very earthly natural appearance. First popular in warehouses, it became trendly in bars, restaurants, retail stores and lofts.

Over time creative contractors started to experiment with new techniques while simultaneously demanding improved equipment and materials.

Polished Concrete New York CityNew Polished Concrete Coatings Are Developed

Not every floor is a candidate for the polish process. Frequently, cement was poured in different batches, each a little different from the next. In old buildings found in places like New York City and Boston, the concrete may be damaged, uneven or may be soft and easily scratched.

In many cases the polish process just will not produce the desired decorative or functional requirement.

To meet demand, artistic, creative contractors started experimenting with self leveling concrete and overlays to achieve the polished concrete appearance.

Paul Huneck is one of those innovators.

He used his many resources of like minded contractors from around the country, knowledge of products, tools, artistic ability, vision and science to develop floors people wanted.

The evolution continues. The photos here show the result.

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Concrete Floor Contractors in Carroll County Maryland


Grey Metallic Epoxy Washington DC

If you have a commercial property renovation requirement in Carroll County Maryland, we can help.

We specialize in renovation projects ranging from $5,000 – $2 Million.

Full General contractor services are available to design, build and manage your entire renovation.

We can also provide you with specialized applications including the following:

Concrete Flooring, Walls and Roof Coatings

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For Concrete Floors, Stucco and Masonry, Contact Brian of Metrocrete Design at (410) 461-9445

Concrete Flooring – Choose from moisture mitigation, polished concrete, self leveling concrete, decorative overlays and epoxy coatings.

Concrete Polishing & Shotblasting – This is a versatile process. The first step is surface preparation. This can include tile, carpet or hardwood removal. Then floors can be shotblasted or grinded to expose a new surface. Then the cement floor can be coated with topical moisture barriers or primers to prepare for a new floor.

Moisture Mitigation Systems – New concrete takes 1-2 years before moisture works it’s way out of concrete. If you have a new slab poured, a topical moisture mitigation system can be applied. This typically starts with shotblasting followed by moisture capping epoxy. Then apply a primer and self leveling concrete. Read More About Moisture Mitigation.

Self Leveling Concrete & Overlays – Self Leveling Cements provide a new surface. They are applied at 1/4 – 3/16th inch thick. Ideal for uneven surfaces or ares where high adjustments are needed. They can be colored and sealed with a decorative appearance or serve as an underlayment for tile, hardwood or carpet.

Overlays are thin cementitious coatings applied directly over concrete floors. (There are solutions that can be applied over wood). Options include polished appearance or textured. Overlays are ideal as a new canvas for a decorative final result. They can be sealed with urethanes for a durable, seamless, low maintenance result.

Encapsulating Asbestos Tile – One of the biggest issues with old buildings is the problem faced with old asbestos tile. There are solutions. Primers can be applied directly over tile. Overlays and self leveling concrete can be applied.

Interior Wall Solutions – If you’re looking for decorative solutions for interior walls, for restaurants, retail stores or office space, here are some ideas.

Roofing Contractors Carroll County MDExterior Facades – EIFS which stands for Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems are on thousands of shopping centers nationwide in all states and climates. They will transform the curb appeal of your building. EIFS can be applied over old, steel panel buildings, concrete block, cement and green board. Once the Insulation system is applied, stucco coatings are applied for a decorative appearance. View Gallery

Cultured Stone – Cultured Stone is precast concrete bricks and stone used to create curb appeal of interior and exterior walls for commercial buildings, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, office and medical buildings. Click Here for Ideas

Roofing – Need commercial roofing for your building? Let one of our pros take a look at what you need. Numerous systems are available in all sizes and functional requirements.

Choose the Right Pro for Your Commercial Building in Carroll County Maryland

We provide commercial restoration pros for your project. We serve the entire county. For information Visit Carroll County.

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Concrete Polishing Contractors York PA

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Serving York Pennsylvania

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What exactly is concrete polishing?

The process includes grinding and honing existing cement surfaces until the level of shine is achieved. Mid way through the project, a liquid hardener is applied to densify the concrete. This increases the surface area to polish which yields the desired level of shine.

This is achieved with heavy equipment, diamond polishing blades and a high powered industrial vacuum component. Pricing varies depending on size of floor and other factors from $.00 – $7.00 Per Square Foot but can easily jump to $10.00 -$12.00 for decorative flooring projects.

Concrete Polishing York PennsylvaniaNot every floor is a candidate for a polished cement floor. Frequently there are more appropriate options that solve functional and design options along with a natural decorative appearance.

All the systems listed here have diverse features and benefits. They’re durable, water resistant, seamless and low maintenance. They limit and prevent mold and bacteria growth plus unlimited decorative options.

Polished Flooring Options

Moisture Mitigation – New concrete or ones with moisture vapor issues may need a moisture mitigation system. Topical moisture epoxies can be applied then resurfaced with self leveling cement. Once this system is installed the floor can be sealed with a nice shine. Read More

Concrete Overlays – These systems can be applied directly on your cement floor. They are applied from 1/16th – 3/16th inch thick. You can choose unlimited colors then seal the surface for long term protection with minimal maintenance. These are popular in retail stores, restaurants and offices nationwide.

Epoxy Coatings – Choose from inexpensive floor paint to chemical resistant epoxy coatings. Numerous colors available with choice of seal coat depending on use. Quartz epoxy systems are ideal for commercial kitchens in restaurants and bathrooms. There are many uses for commercial epoxy coatings including airplane hangars, warehouses, big box retail stores, food processing facilities, auto and marine showrooms and manufacturing facilities.

Metallic Epoxy Floors – In recent years metallic epoxy flooring has grown in popularity due to the highly durable and design finishes available. Plus they are seamless with easy, low cost maintetnace with the appearance of decorative polished concrete.

About Oertel Engels Concrete

O & E Concrete Design has been run for the past 40 years. If you have a commercial project and looking for polished concrete or other flooring options contact O & E Concrete Design today at (410) 461-9445.

Additional Resources in York Pennsylvania

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Decorative Concrete Contractors in Michigan

Decorative Concrete Contractors in Michigan

Advanced Epoxy Floors LLC

Oxford Michigan

Advanced Epoxy Flooring owned by Joe Ballor has developed what has become his companies signature decorative concrete floor. It’s a self leveling cementitious overlay textured and stained with the appearance of beautiful hardwood.

The unique application is in big demand in their local area from Ann Arbor to Flint Michigan not far from Detroit.

In the photo above, you can see a combination of a metallic epoxy combined with the hardwood looking floor. Yes, it’s hard to believe that is a cement surface.

The project was small, just 350 square feet,  but with huge impact for the owner of a fireplace store called Southeastern Heatmor in Alamont Michigan.

About The Project – Self Leveling Concrete & Metallic Epoxy

The owner was looking for a unique solution for the flooring to create a wow factor for showing off their fireplaces and supplies. They also wanted a surface that stood out from the rest of the store.

Joe Ballor of Advanced Epoxy Floors LLC provided a custom solution with his companies signature solution. Decorative concrete overlay with the appearance of hardwood. As you can see in the photo, the metallic epoxy coating was applied to enhance the hardwood appearance.

The overlay is a self leveling cement application that can be installed from 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. After a day of drying, the self leveler is stained with various colors of brown and black providing a natural wood look that is sealed with a urethane.

The entire project took 4 days from start to finish at a cost of approximately $6.25 per square foot.

This signature flooring is in his demand in restaurants due to the ease of maintenance and lack of mold and bacteria buildup common with hardwood, tile or carpet. Not only is it decorative but also provides a cost saving function.

Residential home owners like the look too. It’s great for basements and waterfront homes.

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Advanced Epoxy Floors  Near Sterling Heights, Macomb County Michigan


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Elite Crete Epoxy Installers in Connecticut

Epoxy Contractors in Connecicut

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Custom Concrete Solutions of West Hartford Connecticut is a certified Elite Crete contractor with many completed flooring projects for a variety of commercial users.

Projects include retail stores, restaurants, offices, showrooms, fire stations and medical.

Elite Crete is a leading manufacturer of high performance epoxies and decorative concrete overlays with certified installers nationwide. Their products have been applied to facilities operated by many leading companies such as Honda, Ferrari, Coke, FedEx, Red Bull, Hilton Hotels, Apple and many more.

If you’re looking for an epoxy coating for your commercial concrete floor, the list below describes the options.

Elite Crete Epoxy Coatings

  • Metallic Epoxy Coatings ConnecticutNovalac  – This is a chemical resistant resinous system. Available in a variety of colors including red, blacks, gray and clear colors. Protects against acids, alkalis and solvents.
  • Aliphalic Urethane Coating  – This is a high perfomance coating engineered to meet VOC requirements nationwide.
  • Clear Epoxy – 100% solids. Ideal for sealing interior flooring, as a primer, and areas with high foot traffic or auto tires.
  • Pigmented Epoxy –  100% solids, ideal as base for Elite Crete Reflector coatings
  • Underlayment Epoxy –  100% solids resin, use as a primer or pigment for painted surface.
  • Waterborne Clear  This is a high gloss sealer for protecting decorative applications. This is a Zero VOC, high gloss protective coating.
  • Resinous Vapor Barrier –  High Solids system prevents outgassing, providing a topical moisture barrier. Resists up to 12 lbs of moisture vapor pressure.
  • Oil Resistant Primer –  use as a sealant for oil saturated cement floors.
  • Crack Repair & Injection System – Use for crack repair and anchor bolt adhesive.
  • Clear Polyaspartic Coatings –  super fast dry and cure system for interior cement surfaces.
  • Metallic Epoxy– High decorative powdered pigment applied to clear coats. Popular in restaurants, retail stores and showrooms.

The above is a partial list of products applied by Custom Concrete Solutions. Other applications include floor grinding and polishing, overlays, self leveling systems, acid stains and vertical wall Venetian Plasters.

Local Areas Served in Connecticut

Custom Concrete Solutions is an epoxy contractor in Connecticut serves commercial and residential customers throughout the state from Hartford to the Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk area.

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How To Stop Condensation on Concrete Floors

How To Stop Condensation and Dusting on Concrete Floors

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Condensation and perpetual dusting on concrete floors is a result of hydrostatic pressure. The simple term is moisture vapor which is caused by pressure underneath a concrete slab.

When the pressure is so great, it pushes upwards through tiny pores in your cement floor. The result is dust from efflorescence or moisture which settles on the floor.

If you’ve ever applied a floor coating or paint and seen bubbles, this is called out-gassing, a result of moisture vapor.

How To Stop Moisture Pressure, Condensation and Dusting on Concrete

You can’t stop the pressure but the floor can be capped with a topical barrier. Moisture pressure will still find the weakest area. If you do a good job with a topical barrier application, you’ve then applied a blocker which can push the moisture vapor to the exterior of your foundation eliminating or substantially reducing condensation or dusting.

Slab Tight is a revolutionary product that solves this problem inexpensively and easily. Cost is typically $35 – $60 cents per square foot. Ease of application makes for nominal labor costs. It’s a simple to use , single component roll on coating. Apply like you would any floor paint.

Features and Benefits of Slab Tight

  • 30-60 minute cure time minimizes cost of labor
  • Prevents concrete dusting and efflorescence
  • Environmentally friendly, waterbase with zero VOC’s and odor free
  • Stops moisture and dampness
  • Low ph below 5.0 enables bonding with carpet glue and mastics
  • Excellent Primer for epoxy coatings, paints and cementitious overlays
  • Increases top coat bonding over 250% decreasing chance of paint and coating delamination

How To Stop Condensation and Dusting on Concrete Floors

Ideal Prep System for Epoxy Paints, High Performance Coatings, Carpet, Tile and Hardwood

Slab Tight solves a big problem helping make spaces usable. It’s a perfect system for prepping a concrete surface for carpet, hardwood and tile. But it’s the ultimate system for epoxy paints, coatings and overlays.

If you’re looking for a solution to a dusty, damp area and want it looking nice and clean, one of our most popular systems is a combination of Slab Tight or Perfect Primer with a water based epoxy.

The entire system can be applied in a few days. If you are looking for an economical solution and planning on to do it yourself, this is the best system we have found.

Many contractors are creating profitable businesses with this solution. The ease and affordability enable anyone to solve moisture, condensation and dusting problems. Click Here For The Full System.

The Video Below Explains Hydrostatic Pressure from Wagner Testing


About O & E Concrete Design

O & E Concrete Design is the decorative concrete division of Oertel Engels in Ellicott City Maryland.




Buy Garage Floor Concrete Coatings in Louisville Ky

     Garage Floor Epoxy Louisville Kentucky

Concrete Floor Epoxy and Paints For Garages, Basements and Commercial Applications

Lousiville Kentucky

Call (410) 461-9445

Garage Floor Epoxy Louisville KentuckyPinks Concrete Design has expanded to Louisville Kentucky with a complete line of epoxy floor paints and coatings.

We have an excellent system that has been applied by hundreds of Do It Yourself homeowners and professional contractors and floor painters as well.

Our products provide both a functional solution and enhance curb appeal in garages, basements, stores, restaurants, workshops, storage facilities horse barns and more.

How Our Concrete Floor Epoxy System Works

Contact us via phone or contact form with your requirement and if possible send photos of your floor. We need to know the approximate size and problems. We’ll help you with the appropriate products.

Prices can vary depending on the system.

Problems Our Epoxy Products Solve

  • Dusting – If you have a perpetual dusting issue you may need just a densifier or primer finished with 1-2 coats of epoxy paint.
  • Asbestos Tile – Need to encapsulate asbestos tile. Our Perfect Primer System is a single component roll on system that will cover asbestos tile allowing for carpet, hardwood or tile as the wear surface.
  • Moisture Mitigation – Our Slab Tight system can be easily applied as a topical moisture barrier
  • Basements – Very Popular. Apply our primer and epoxy paint coatings with a topical, high performance wax coat. Numerous colors available. Then just roll on area rugs. Looks great, very easy and fast to apply. Get it done over the weekend.
  • Garage Floor Paint – Just follow our 3 step program below for a clean, low maintenance cement floor finish.
  • Restaurants – Commercial kitchen systems are available. Call for options and pricing.
  • Retail Stores – Many of our clients use gray and black epoxy floor paint then area rugs for a decorative appearance. Very inexpensive and low cost maintenance.

Garage Floor Epoxy Louisville KentuckyOur 3 Step Epoxy Floor Paint System

  1. Cleaners – start by cleaning your floor and remove bond breakers with our concrete floor cleaner. Breaks down grease and grime, drywall, paint and other blemishes.
  2. Epoxy Paints – Water based and high solids 2 coat system available. We also have coatings for skilled contractors. Choose from base colors and add chips for a decorative finish.
  3. Floor Finishes – Water based epoxy finish coats, high solids wax coats or polyaspartics available.

Buy Your Epoxy Floor Paints and Coatings in Lousiville Kentucky Local Area

Oertel Engels is based in Maryland with recent expansion into Louisville Kentucky. . Current expansion id into the midwest. We are national suppliers of epoxy floor coatings, crack repair and sealers to Do It Yourself and Pro Contractors and epoxy floor painters.

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Garage Floor Epoxy Coating Contractors, Clarksville Maryland

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We install garage floor epoxy coatings throughout Washington DC and Maryland.

Pinks Do It Yourself Epoxy Coating KitsDuring the past 10 years advances in technology have resulted in higher quality, more affordable cement coatings and application techniques.

We have created a system using an industry changing primer that bonds like iron to concrete, eliminating the need for loud, dusty mechanical surface prep.

This is a system that we are teaching to contractors along with a profitable business model. We have perfected the technique while providing all the products and technical support needed for a great floor.

Our Concrete Floor Epoxy Coating System Explained

  1. Pinks Concrete Crack Repair MarylandCement Floor Cleaning – Our cleaner is ideal for breaking down grease, oils and other bond breakers. This is an important first step.
  2. Surface Prep – We apply Perfect Primer, an industry changing industrial primer for almost every surface. It’s also an ideal primer for basements, retail stores, restaurants, office buildings where a primer is needed for hardwood, tile, VCT or carpet.
  3. Cracks – It’s important that cracks are not only filled properly, but that the crack filler and primer have compatible chemical properties for bonding together. If crack filler and primer are NOT compatible they will not bond properly and may cause delamination or cracks that bleed through epoxy coating.
  4. Epoxy Paint Kits – We have 2 options. Water based or high solids. Both allow for top coatings or can be left as is with our high solids floor finish creating a durable, low maintenance finish coat. Choice of floor finish depends on use.
  5. Floor Wax – This is a high solids floor finish that is applied with a microfiber mop. It can be burnished with high speed floor buffers. Over time, additional coats can be applied creating numerous protective layers.

Garage Floor Epoxy Coatings in Howard County and Surrounding Local Areas

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Industrial Epoxy Coating Contractors Jacksonville Florida

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Industrial Coatings and Concrete Polishing in Jacksonville Florida

Available-  A full range of industrial commercial concrete flooring services.

Surface Preparation – Whatever flooring system you plan to install, we can provide you with the most effective surface prep for your floor or commercial concrete walls. Systems include, grinding, shotblasting, abrasive jet systems. Epoxy repair and removal is available

Industrial Coatings Jacksonville AIC

Industrial Coatings Jacksonville AIC

Concrete Polishing – We maintain a large fleet of high production floor grinding and polished concrete for many types of cement surfaces. From grinding for surface prep to finished, stained and decorative floors with matte or gloss finishes. Non slip, low maintenance for the food and beverage industry, medical, hospital and health care, government, retail stores, restaurants, offices and big box retail and warehouses.

Acid Stains and Dyes – Decorative concrete with acid stains and dyes. These can be applied directly to cement surface and overlays. Ideal for restaurants, retail stores, offices and showrooms.

Industrial Resin Epoxy Systems – Many types avaaiable from simple seal and wax coatings to high performance chemical resistant Novalac, MMA and polyaspartic coatings.

Moisture Mitigation – protection from moisture vapor prevents mold buildup and coating failure. This system is popular for self leveling underlayments for all types of flooring including carpet, tile, hardwood and cementitious coatings.

AIC Concrete Polishing Jacksonville Florida

AIC Concrete Polishing Jacksonville Florida

Corrosion Specialists 

  • •Cathodic Protection Design
    •Installation supervision and
    commissioning for cathodic protection systems
    •Current Requirement Testing
    •Soil&Water Analysis
    •Electrical Continuity,Isolation& Resistance Testing
    •Rectifier Monitoring & Repair
    •System Maintenance&Troubleshooting
    •Potential Surveys(annual&close-interval)
    •Corrosion Control System Design/Recommendations
    •API 653 Inspection Services
    •AWS Certified Welding Inspection
    •Non-Destructive Weld Testing(UT,MT,PT,VT)

Concrete Consulting – we work with engineering companies, architects and end users to determine the most cost and time effective system for your use and budget. We maintain industry leading expertise and relationships with many of the top brand name manufacturers in the coatings industry.

Local Areas We Serve in the Jacksonville Florida Area

We service the Jacksonville Florida and surrounding local areas including Gainesville and Ocala. Contact us with your requirement. We look forward to hearing from you.

AIC Concrete Polishing Jacksonville Florida

AIC Concrete Polishing Jacksonville Florida

Epoxy Floor Coating Products and Contractors in Washington DC

Epoxy Flooring Contractor Washington DC

water based epoxy contractors Washington DCLooking for high performance epoxy floor coating products or a contractor for your cement floor in the Washington DC area?

We have a proven system that is ideal for professional contractors or Do It Yourself home or commercial property owner.

There are 5 Simple Steps

  1. Clean Concrete Floor – Start with our high performance cleaner
  2. Crack Repair and Expansion Joints – Simple to apply
  3. Perfect Primer – Easy Roll On System
  4. Epoxy Floor Kits – Choose from water based or high solids plus Urethane Sealers
  5. Floor Finishes – This is a high performance wax for maintaining the appearance.

Metallic Epoxy Washington DC

Epoxy Product Descriptions

Colors include light and medium grey, tile red, tan and amber.

Our high solids wax coating is ideal for long term maintenance at a very affordable price.

Water Based Epoxy Coating Kit – This is a 2 component water based epoxy system that is easy to apply and super durable and abrasion resistant. For increased performance we do recommend our primer product. Our primer adheres to concrete, old floor paints, carpet glue, metal and wood (Plus a moisture prevention product available called “Slab Tight”). It’s a simple roll on primer. We’ve used this system for years replacing need for mechanical floor grinding or shotblasting on floors from 300 Square feet to 30,000 Square Feet.

High Solids Epoxy Kit – This is a high performance industrial grade system that can be applied at 12-30 mils thick. This system is very popular among professional installers. It is ideal for many commercial floors and residential garages. It is a 100% solids epoxy. You can also apply high performance clear coats for additional durability. Kit comes with paint brush, mixing tool, roller and roller cover. Decorative chips are available.

Floor Wax – This is a wax coat with 35% solids applied with a microfiber mop. It can also be burnished with high speed buffers. Solids can be reduced by diluting with water. Numerous coats can be applied over years resulting in many protective layers. It is ideal for protecting plain or decorative concrete. 3-4 coats are recommended. Great for restoring and maintaining a clean appearance and enhancing epoxies and decorative concrete flooring. Used in restaurants, retail stores, warehouses, basements and garages nationwide.

Concrete Cleaners – This is a high performance concrete cleaner in a concentrated formula that can be reduced with water as needed. It is an environmentally safe and 100% biodegradable cleaner capable of dissolving oil based soils. Very popular in areas of construction to clean dry wall products, paint drips and other spills.

Concrete Sealers – Call us for sealers for interior or exterior use. Water and solvent based, epoxies and urethanes available. Sidewalks, patios, pool decks, pavers, dusty concrete floors.

Crack and Joint Repair – Patch your cement flooring, fix cracks or fill expansion joints. Water repellent, chemical resistant.

Additional services include concrete sealing, repairs, concrete polishing, retaining walls, moisture mitigation. We have numerous products and a larger network of contractors.

Call us in Washington DC local area to discuss your requirement or to purchase products.

What Is The Best Method To Prep a Concrete Floor

Best Primer For Concrete Surface Prep

We have been applying a product for concrete floor prep called Perfect Primer with such amazing results that we became a distributor of the product.

This is an ideal system for do it yourself home owners and contractors looking for an alternative to grinding and shotblasting. It can be easily applied to clean surfaces including concrete, glue, sealed concrete, tile, VCT, old epoxy paint, and wood.

The Best Primer and Surface Prep For Epoxy Coatings and Paint, Concrete Overlays, Hardwood, Tile – Applied By Do It Yourself Home Owners and Contractors Since 2002

Top Product for Concrete Floor Prep

The Ultimate Concrete Surface Prep System  Saves Money and Time!

Perfect Primer is easily rolled on the floor. Then you can apply epoxy paints and coatings, concrete overlays, hardwood, tile or even carpet. It does prevent moisture from wicking through the surafce. If you need even more protection, in the Perfect Primer line there is another product called “Slab Tight”. This product reduces moisture vapor and bubbles in coatings from out gassing.

Concrete Primer for Hardwood, Tile, Epoxy, CarpetBenefits of Perfect Primer and Slab Tight

  • Bonds to various coatings and difficult surfaces
  • Eliminate Concrete etching and grinding
  • Reduce time with quick application
  • Use to encapsulate asbestos and lead
  • Creates a new clean surface
  • Easy application with brush and roller
  • No mixing, ready to apply
  • Non Toxic and Environmentally safe
  • Reduce moisture odors and bacteria growth
  • Eliminate dusty concrete and efflorescence

How To Apply Perfect Primer

The surface needs to be clean. If you have old carpet glue or mastics, be sure to scrape loose particles and brush or vacuum to a clean surface.

We do have a cleaner that is ideal for cleaning your floor. Best solution is to call us and discuss your flooring condition. We will recommend the best way to clean and prep your concrete floor.

Cracks should be filled. We do have a crack repair system that is ideal for application of Perfect Primer or Slab Tight.

If you have damaged concrete, we do recommend patching first. Spalled or rough areas will absorb a lot of product. The smoother the surface the less product you will need to apply.

Best Concrete and Cement Floor Primer

How Long Before Applying Epoxy, Overlays, Hardwood or Carpet

We recommend 24-48 hours for best results. Since most projects need to move along daily, in most cases you can apply your flooring the day after application. In humid and moist areas you may want to allow for an extra day of dry time.

Contact us for a complete application guide.

O & E Concrete Design is Located In Maryland

O & E Concrete Design is based in Ellicott City Maryland.

Where To Buy The Best Concrete Floor Paint Kits

Pinks Do It Yourself Epoxy Coating KitsLooking for a contractors grade Do It Yourself Concrete floor paint and epoxy coating kit?

O & E specializes in epoxy coatings, floor repair and sealers with a full line of products and installers.

We offer technical support for all our customers. Due to the fact that not all concrete floors are the same, we match the best concrete epoxy coating and paint system to solve your issues at the most appropriate budget.

Do It Yourself Concrete Floor Epoxy Coatings

Call Oertel Engels Today at 410-461-9445

Do It Yourself Epoxy Paints by Pinks Concrete DesignFor light commercial and residential use including garages, basements, game rooms and workrooms we offer 2 systems.

Colors include light and medium grey, tile red, tan and amber.

Our high solids wax coating is ideal for long term maintenance at a very affordable price.

  1. Water Based Epoxy Coating Kit – This is a 2 component water based epoxy system that is easy to apply and super durable and abrasion resistant.  For increased performance we do recommend our primer product. Our primer adheres to concrete, old floor paints, carpet glue, metal and wood (Plus a moisture prevention product available called “Slab Tight”). It’s a simple roll on primer. We’ve used this system for years replacing need for mechanical floor grinding or shotblasting on floors from 300 Square feet to 30,000 Square Feet.
  2. High Solids Epoxy Kit – This is a high performance industrial grade system that can be applied at 12-30 mils thick. This system is very popular among professional installers. It is ideal for many commercial floors and residential garages. It is a 100% solids epoxy. You can also apply high performance clear coats for additional durability. Kit comes with paint brush, mixing tool, roller and roller cover. Decorative chips are available.

Best DIY Epoxy Floor PaintO & E Concrete Design Products We Use

  • Concrete Densifiers – Concrete densifiers plus waterproofing are available. These are siliconate and lithium based hardeners that react with concrete to densify and add water repellency. Increases durability and wear resistance.
  • Floor Wax – Our floor finish is a 35% solids clear coat applied with microfiber mop. Great for restoring and maintaining a clean appearance and enhancing epoxies and decorative concrete flooring. Used in restaurants, retail stores, warehouses, basements and garages nationwide.
  • Concrete Cleaners – This is a high performance concrete cleaner in a concentrated formula that can be reduced with water as needed. It is an environmentally safe and 100% biodegradable cleaner capable of dissolving oil based soils. Very popular in areas of construction to clean dry wall products, paint drips and other spills.
  • Concrete Sealers – Call us for sealers for interior or exterior use. Water and solvent based, epoxies and urethanes available. Sidewalks, patios, pool decks, pavers, dusty concrete floors.
  • Crack and Joint Repair – Need to patch your cement flooring, fix cracks or fill expansion joints. Water repellent, chemical resistant.
  • SkidProof Products – Need a slip resistant floor coating for ramps, public areas, slippery hair salons and restaurants? Products include copolymer rubber based systems,  epoxy skid proofers, water based non slip sealers and more!

Contact today for, tell us about your floor and we’ll recommend the top system for you.

How Do I Clean and Seal My Interior Concrete Floor


Concrete Floor Cleaners and WaxThere is no doubt that a brand new decorative concrete or epoxy floor looks fabulous when new. They have a great shine and enhance any interior whether a basement, restaurant, retail store or art gallery.
The problem is that over time the sealers wear down and lose their luster.
The solution to restoring the flooring is the proper cleaning and sealing system.

Easy Cleaner- 100% Biodegradable and Environmentally Safe

Pinks Concrete Floor CleanerUses – This cleaner is highly concentrated and can be diluted depending on required cleaning level. It is a non flammable cleaner with a citrus smell for dissolving grease, oil and grime. It is ideal for cleaning concrete, epoxies, polished concrete, overlays with urethane, water based and solvent based sealers.
It can be used for cleaning concrete floors in warehouses, retail stores, restaurants, offices, health care facilities, military facilities post offices.
Polymer Floor Finish – This is also referred to as a wax coat with 35% solids that is applied with a microfiber mop. It can also be burnished with high speed buffers. Solids can be reduced by diluting with water. Numerous coats can be applied over years resulting in many protective layers. It is ideal for protecting plain or decorative concrete. 3-4 coats are recommended.

Floor wax for Concrete PolishingO & E Concrete Design Washington DC and Maryland

We use a full range of concrete restoration products including epoxies, urethanes, interior and exterior sealers, desifyers, caulk and joint fillers for residential homes, commercial and industrial facilities.

How To Recolor and Reseal Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete Resealing and Recoloring MarylandO & E Concrete Design provides stamped concrete resealing, recoloring and restoration throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Rain, sun, snow and mildew will wear the seal coat on your beautiful stamped cement. To maintain that beauty we recommend a regular maintenance program every 2 years.

Sealing concrete is juts like sealing a wood deck. If you let it go, not only will the appearance deteriorate but it can result in costly and unnecessary repairs. Once the sealer wears you have lost protection. When this happens we can restore with an affordable resealing and recoloring process.

For you information, we have provided a link to two articles that you may find helpful. One is from Concrete Network, the other from Concrete Decor. The video below is well done showing the process.

Concrete Stamping – Resealing and Recoloring Resources

Article From Concrete Decor – Click Here

Article From Concrete Network – Read More 

O & E Concrete Design Local Areas We Serve in Maryland

Looking to restore your pool deck or patio. We serve residential and Commercial Customers in Maryland and Northern Virginia


Call Today – Maryland Columbia Concrete Services

Columbia Concrete MarylandIf you are located in Columbia MD looking for Concrete Services you have come to the right place.

O & E Concrete Design provides a full service including construction management, design and installation for a variety of masonry projects for commercial and residential properties.

Concrete & Masonry Services in Columbia Maryland

Concrete Stamping in Howard County MarylandMasonry Steps & Stairs – Need your concrete steps & stairs repaired or need new ones? We provide a broad range including pavers, slate, brick and more.

Concrete Driveways – Every year we fix, seal or install concrete driveways. Choose from stamping, pavers or a fresh coloring touchup with high performance sealers clear sealers.

Pool Decks – Rain, snow, sun and mildew can make your beautiful pool deck look worn and tired. We can restore to new or install with numerous options.

Landscape Lighting – Due to the high demand for outdoor living, we have expanded into installation of low voltage, exterior landscape lighting that will beautify your home for outdoor living.

Concrete At Home Maryland

Concrete at Home Maryland – Click here

Retaining Walls – Stone Wall installation plus excavating if needed to rejuvenate your exterior hardscapes. If you have moisture issues we can help with numerous solutions.

Moisture Mitigation – Over time, land movement can cause issues with water drainage. Call us to evaluate your problem and let us help you with a cost effective solution.

Waterproofing – Over time, ground water can get under your basement concrete slab or penetrate your foundation walls. Concrete waterproofing will increase the quality of air in your home avoiding mold and mildew.

Garage Floor & Basement Epoxy Coatings – We have completed hundreds of garages and basements with high performance epoxy paints and coatings. Numerous color choices available.

Restaurant Commercial Kitchen Flooring – If you have a food and beverage facility like a restaurant, cafeteria or bakery, we install high performance, hot water resistant floor coatings that will withstand high pressure washing.

Retail Store Flooring – If you have concrete floors, we have many solutions. Options include concrete polishing, acid stains, self leveling concrete and overlays.

For Commercial and Residential Property Owners in Columbia  Maryland

In addition to Columbia, Concrete Services are available throughout Howard County Maryland. Contact Us Today. Large projects, small projects, whatever you need please give us a call for a free estimate.

How To Build a Pole Barn Chicken Coop

Many of our clients in Maryland and Virginia purchase our sealers, floor paints and crack repair products for their Pole Barns.

So we thought for those of you thinking about building your own Pole Barn Chicken Coop this book we found might be just what you need. 

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