Saturday, January 30, 2010

Whistle While You Work

Since so many of you have asked, I thought I'd share with you what it is I do for work. OK, that's a lie. No one has ever asked... that I can remember, but what the heck, I'm gonna share anyway.

About six years ago I started transitioning by business away from general contracting (remodels, painting, drywall, etc.) to a more specialized field. Now, along with my brother Mark, I transform blah or downright ugly concrete floors into ones that the owners can be proud of.

The pictures below are very often a representation of what we find when we show up.
(Concrete floors with failing paint, oil stains, etc.)


After a significant amount of surface preparation and a variety of
products, these are some of the results we achieve.


Residential Garage
Epoxy with colored chip broadcast into the finish

Artist's Studio
Acid Stain

Paint Store
Epoxy with colored chip broadcast into the finish
& Clear epoxy combo


Residential Garage
Epoxy with colored chip lightly broadcast into the finish
(Ultra high gloss finish)

Residential Garage
Epoxy with colored chip broadcast into the finish

Fire Station
Gray urethane w/ yellow urethane safety stripe
These are all finishes applied over concrete slabs.
Cool no?

22 comments:

Sandee said...

Cool yes.

Have a terrific day. :)

quilly said...

Is that all cement with specialty finishes? The pictures are noce, but tell me what I am looking at!

Jeff B said...

Sandee- Thanks

Quilly- Thanks for the suggestion. I just added information captions for each of the finishes. Yes, all concrete floors.

Ron said...

VERY impressive, Jeff!

Holy cow...the after shots are AMAZING!

I'm really lovin' that floor on the second shot below the befores.

Great work, buddy!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

quilly said...

The Artist Studio acid stain is incredible. I love that finish!

Jeff B said...

Ron- One of the things I really enjoy about this line of work is how rewarding it is to take something like the before photos show, and turn them into something so cool.

Quilly- That style of finish is very popular with people. One of the nice parts about it is that no two floors ever look the same.

Matt-Man said...

Uber cool Jeff and those look great. I wanted to do that when I had a garage...of course I no longer I have one. Grrrrr. Cheers Jeff!!

buffalodick said...

You make concrete a beautiful thing! I, for one, am very impressed!

Gene Bach said...

Say, that fire station looks familiar. Have I seen that before?

You do great work.

**Disclaimer: that's the last nice thing I'm ever going to say about you because I really hate doing it."

Jeff B said...

Matt-Man- I'm sure your ex would let you put one of these coatings in her garage. Boy that'd make ya feel better.

Buffalo- Thank you.

Gene- I'm heading for the calendar to write this day down!!!

You're right, that's the fire station you were mix boy on.

Travis said...

Very cool! I always wanted to do something like this in my townhouse garage when I lived in SoCal. But circumstances prevented and I sold the place to move to Washington before I had the chance to do it.

Mel said...

k...that's what I need to do to the basement in this house! I decided I didn't wanna do carpet and putting in a woodfloor seems like a bad plan.
One of those with area rugs--would be PERFECT!

Only, I doubt I'd get the results like you.....
Holy moly they're beautiful!

WOW.

Very very cool.

Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit

Very much prettiness. You do lovely work.

Bond said...

Very cool indeed Jeff...I knew what you did, but thanks for sharing some of your masterpieces

Akelamalu said...

Very impressive Jeff!

I'm back off holiday and trying to catch up. :)

Dianne said...

any one of those before shots looks like my basement laundry room

I would love to fix it

you do beautiful work!!

Jeff B said...

Thanks all. I appreciate the kudos.

Finding Pam said...

How cool is that?

nitebyrd said...

Damn cool! You're really artists.

katherine. said...

you do exceptional work.

however your talents as a chef are even better....

CrystalChick said...

OH absolutely COOL! Very good work!

Desert Songbird said...

Sooo.......get your ass down here and do my garage! ;P