Welcome to the home improvement and garage makeover blog by Slide-Lok Garage Interiors! The garage is the last frontier in home improvement. Often one of the last places homeowners think to look when improving their homes and we're here to help. Garages take up a lot of space and could be considered the largest or second largest space in your home -- don't you think it's time you started living and fully utilizing all of your space!? For garage related content, diy and how to articles stay tuned for weekly blog posts on the greatest unused space in the home - the garage. The majority of the posts will be before and after photos of recently completed garage renovations across the US and Canada. Come back weekly to see all kinds of different garage makeovers!
2020 Home Improvement Blog Posts
41 Color Chip & Flake Blends For Floor Coatings
The final 6 color chip and flake blends are now in stock. We have a total of 41 chip and flake blends available for your next floor coating project ...
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday season. With lots of love from the Slide-Lok family. See our updated holiday hours and plan ahead to receive your flooring and storage products in time ...
Thanksgiving Break - Office & Warehouse Hours
With Thanksgiving week shortly upon us we wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday break with family and loved ones. Please keep in mind that our Office and Warehouse hours will vary next week ...
6 New Color Chip & Flake Blends For Floor Coatings
6 NEW color chips and flakes added this past week! These new color chip and flake blends have been added to our regular stocking inventory. This brings our total in stock chip and flake blends to 35! AND we are adding more, expect an additional 4 blends by the end of the month to bring our total to 39 ...
Residential and Commercial Floor Coatings in Phoenix, AZ
See the latest residential and commercial floor coating projects in Phoenix, Arizona. From garage floors, kitchen floors, office floors and even showroom floors our decorative concrete coatings find use throughout the Valley of the Sun ...
13 New Color Chip & Flake Blends For Floor Coatings
We're excited to announce that we have ADDED 13 additional color chip and flake blends to our regular stocking inventory. This brings our total in stock chip and flake blends to 29! AND we are adding more, expect an additional 7 blends by the end of next week to bring our total to 36 ...
4 Home Improvement and Organizational Tips To Elevate Your Home
The appearance of your home will have an impact on your mentality towards it. Coming home to a full garage or a disorganized backyard is never what we want, and disorganization often comes from things not having a designated spot on the shelf. Thankfully, there’s plenty of tips and tricks out there for how to create the organized home of your dreams, and we’re even going to share a few of those ideas with you below ...
2020 Floor Coating Video
NEW - 2020 Floor Coating Video showcasing various floor coating applications. See how we prep and apply acrylic, epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings to garage floors, warehouse floors, patios, office floors, and more ...
Painter vs Pro - Failed Garage Floor Coating
Epoxy garage floor coatings applied by painters and DIYers result in countless aggravated homeowners every year as the coatings inevitably fail. The only FIX - hire a professional floor coatings applicator to mechanically remove the failed coating and re-do the floor using a commercial or industrial grade floor coating ...
Floor Coating Chip Sealer, Smoother Top Coats That Cost Less
Smoother Top Coats That Cost Less - New self-crosslinking acrylic coating is designed to fill in and even out the high and low points in a full broadcast flake floor, after scraping and recovering the excess flake, to help produce a much smoother overall finish when being top coated with polyaspartic ...
Closed Labor Day Weekend September 4-7
We will be closed September 4-7 to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Make sure to input orders early, preferably by September 1st and from our family at Slide-Lok, we wish you a safe Labor Day weekend ...
Garage Floor Transformation in Laramie, Wyoming
Slide-Lok of Casper recently completed this 850 sq. ft garage floor coating in Laramie, Wyoming. The homeowners had a dark, old, unfinished three-car garage, now they have a newly renovated space that they can finally put to use ...
Decorative Flooring Chips & Flakes Available By The Bucket
We're excited to announce that we now offer decorative flooring chips and flakes by the bucket - available in 1, 2, and 3.5 gallon pail sizes! Our standard size flooring chips and flakes are still available in 55 lb. boxes, but for those requesting lesser quantities we are pleased to offer them by the bucket ...
We Will Be Closed July 3-6 For Independence Day
We will be closed July 3-6 in observance of Independence Day. Make sure to input orders early and from our family at Slide-Lok, we wish you a safe Fourth of July weekend.
Fighting allergies during COVID
It is that time of year again. Spring has come to an end, but many of us are still experiencing allergies. From coughing to sneezing and even watery eyes. It can be a dreadful time, especially during a pandemic ...
Why Become a Slide-Lok Garage Floor Coatings & Storage Systems Dealer?
Slide-Lok has provided many homes and businesses with high quality floor coatings and storage systems since 1977. Becoming a Slide-Lok dealer will allow you to own your own business with countless opportunities...
Inventory Stocking Levels & Lead Times
Supply chains are being interrupted in every industry. You have likely started to see the interruptions in your local supply chains. Grocery store shortages, limits on cleaning supplies, paper products, and even meat products! The full impact from COVID-19 is still unknown. Here are some changes we are making to our product inventory and lead times to better serve our customers ...
New Flooring Chips & Flakes Brochures Are Now Available
HOT OFF THE PRESS, we just received 50,000 new flooring chips and flakes brochures. We are stocking 16 color chip and flake blends, they are all in stock and ready to ship. These 16 in stock blends in addition to our regular custom color blends of chips and flakes allow us to offer unlimited decorative floor coating color options ...
Waterborne Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Training Video - Buckeye, AZ
Floor coatings are a great investment for protecting your garage’s concrete from stains, leaks and rust. Waterborne epoxy garage floor coating install and training in Buckeye, Arizona. Learn how to install garage floors using Slide-Lok Garage Floor Coatings ...
SBA Paycheck Protection Program - CARES ACT - Coronavirus Federal Stimulus
The Paycheck Protection Program could provide your small business with a “forgivable” loan for 2.5 months of payroll, rent and utilities. The loan could be forgivable subject to certain requirements ...
Spring Cleaning During A Pandemic
Spring cleaning during a pandemic. It's important to keep a clean home, you'll be more productive and feel better too ...
Staying Healthy: How To Minimize Your Risks Of Catching The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How to minimize your risks of catching the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Practice these safety measures in your daily routine to increase your chances of staying Coronavirus Free ...
We Are Open, Taking & Shipping Orders
We have been getting a regular stream of phone calls from our customers asking if we are open. We are open, taking and shipping orders while practicing social distancing amidst the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic ...
When To Paint Your House - 5 Useful Tips For Interior Painting
Painting the interior of your home can be done year round, but exterior painting is best left to certain times of the year. Do you know when the best time to paint your home is? Do you even know how often you should paint your home? Continue reading to find out ...
10 Ideas For Your Garage Makeover
Moving into spring means warmer weather, perhaps it's time to update your garage. Here are our Top 10 Garage Makeover Ideas ...
Surviving 2020 World of Concrete: Staying Germ Free
World of Concrete 2020 is in Las Vegas next week, are you planning to attend? With 60,000+ expected to be in attendance and 65 Chinese exhibitors, here is what you should know about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) ...
The Best Time Of Year To Paint Your Home's Exterior
2020 Home Improvement projects are set to kick off in the spring. Painting is not a task that can be done year round. It takes careful consideration and planning to ensure your house paint comes out looking flawless. Do you know what the best time of year to paint is? ....
2019 Garage Makeover Blog Posts
Custom Epoxy Garage Floor Coating in Mesa, Arizona
1200+ sq. ft. custom epoxy floor coating completed in Mesa, Arizona. This 6-car residential garage floor received a custom garage floor coating with TWO different chip blends and a solid red racing stripe accent! See it for yourself ....
Fitness Center Metallic Epoxy Floor Coating
Workout centers benefit from seamless, easy to clean floor coating systems. Commercial epoxy coatings are easy to clean, aesthetically pleasing, tough, durable and affordable ....
The Western Coatings Societies Symposium and Show 2019
A couple weeks ago one of our R&D / formulation chemists was in Las Vegas attending the 34th Biennial Western Coatings Societies Symposium and Show. The Western Coatings Show (WCS 2019) is a North American paints and coatings trade show for the Western US and Canada. In addition to a normal trade show, the WCS hosts over 100+ technical talks and presentations from industry professionals ...
Polyurea is "Better" Than Polyaspartic?
Are Polyurea floor coatings better than polyaspartic floor coatings? ... There seems to be quite a bit of confusion in our industry regarding polyurea and polyaspartic coatings. One piece of misinformation stems from competitors claiming that polyurea coatings are better than polyaspartic coatings. That's just not true, in fact ...
How To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
When you’re a homeowner, there is no doubt that you will love watching passersby slow down or even stop and gawk at that lovely structure that is your home. Seeing them point and be in awe of your home can fill you with pride, knowing that you have done something right. Read our tips how to improve your home's curb appeal ...
Covestro Letter On Polyaspartic Naming Nomenclature
Covestro letter to clarify polyaspartic naming convention. Polyaspartic is an aliphatic polyurea, a sub type of polyurea polymers. Conventional polyureas are aromatic, they are not the same thing.
It's Official, Jacob Strayer Studying PhD in Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University
Well, it's now as official as it ever gets. My second oldest boy, Jacob, is studying for his PhD in Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University ...
2 Tone Custom Garage Floor Coating in Omaha, Nebraska
Custom 2 tone garage floor coating installed in Omaha, Nebraska ...
20 Year Old Garage Floor Restoration in Colorado Springs, CO
This was a 20 year old garage located in Hill Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The owners wanted their garage restored to fix damage and wear over the years for it to look nice once again ...
Fiberglass Boat Deck Refinishing with Polyaspartic
Our popular garage floor coating has been used as a boat deck coating in Alaska for the last 7 years. After regular fishing trips our polyaspartic coatings have proven extremely durable, reliably slip resistant, easy to clean, and continues to turn heads at the docks ...
The Best DIY Wasp & Hornet Pesticide Spray at Home Depot in 2019
Being a homeowner I try to DIY everything I can. Recently, I found myself in Home Depot's pest control aisle looking for the best Wasp spray to exterminate a wasp nest in my backyard ...
I'll Be Eating Less Potato Chips!
Who knew potato chips were full of so much grease!? One of our guys left their BBQ potato chips out on a paper towel overnight, this is what we saw the next morning ...
Polyaspartic Floor Coating Withstands Flooding in Austin, TX
In October of 2018, the Highland Lakes of Central Texas received significant rainfall resulting in massive flooding. The Austin Yacht Club was underwater for approximately 2 weeks. During cleanup and renovations the GM of the property discovered that our polyaspartic floor coating held up, and after a quick wash the floors looked brand new ...
Another Scientist In The Family!
We're a family of scientists and engineers. Last year, my oldest son graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in BioChemistry. Next month, my 2nd oldest boy will become yet another member of the family to graduate in science and engineering ...
It Took Concrete To Erase My Long Held Hatred For NASA
I’m embarrassed to say I have (wrongly) been a hater of NASA for many, many years. And like so many haters, my hate was based on what I now have discovered to be faulty and flat out wrong information. And then something amazing happened at the World of Concrete show ...
Garage Makeovers Shine Bright In The Sunshine State
Fort Lauderdale is best known for its sunny beaches and boating canals. With near perfect weather year round it allows our SE Florida team to complete garage makeovers even when the rest of the country is still recovering from winter. Check out of some the amazing garage makeovers that happened this winter in Ft Lauderdale ...
Best Garage Interiors - Phoenix, Arizona Edition
Some of the Best Garage Interior Remodels of the last 6 months are coming out of Phoenix, Arizona. Garage floors, garage cabinets, driveways, patios, concrete overlays and more have been installed all over Arizona from Cave Creek to Queen Creek! See these AMAZING garage interior photos ...
Best Garage Makeovers - South Carolina Edition
Some of the BEST Garage Makeover Photos of the last 6 months are coming out of the Carolinas. Garage floors, garage storage cabinets, driveways, patios and more have been installed all over South Carolina from North Myrtle Beach to Kiawah Island and even Hartsville! See these AMAZING home improvement photos ...
Best Floor Coatings for Auto Mechanic Shops - Commercial Flooring
Commercial flooring jobs keep our guys in Delaware pretty busy! We receive many phone calls about the best coating for auto mechanic shops. Learn what coatings we recommend and see our latest commercial floor install ...
DIY Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Installed in Tucson, Arizona
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS amazing garage transformation in Tucson, Arizona. Extraordinary photos and time lapse video of this DIY metallic epoxy garage floor coating install ...
Garage Floor Coating Install in Anderson, Indiana
This garage in Anderson, Indiana, had an old epoxy coating on it that was starting to look pretty bad. It was peeling up and completely gone in some places. We removed the old epoxy concrete coating and installed a brand new polyaspartic one ...
2018 Garage Makeover Blog Posts
DIY Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Repaired by Professionals in Casper, WY
After only a couple of months this DIY epoxy garage floor coating started to fail. Areas began to peel, crack, chip, and experience hot tire pickup issues. See how our dealer repaired this garage floor ...
New Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating Installed in Pittsburgh, PA
New 844 sq. ft. polyaspartic garage floor coating installed in Pittsburgh, PA. Our flooring professionals can transform your garage floor in as little as 1 day ...
Complete Garage Renovation in Los Gatos, California
Check out this garage renovation in Los Gatos, California. The before and after photos take you on a journey from a construction mess, stud walled garage to a finished garage ...
Garage Flooring & Painting in Omaha, Nebraska
Check out this garage makeover in Omaha, Nebraska. The homeowners had a boring 2 car garage before, now they have a welcoming garage space for projects, BBQ's and more ...
Polyaspartic Flooring Installed in West End Trap Shooting Club - Eagan, MN
The West End Trap Shooting Club located in Eagan, MN, recently renovated their main clubhouse. The renovation included an addition to the clubhouse and new polyaspartic flooring ...
Garage Cabinets Installed in Wyoming, Michigan
This 2 car garage is 440 sq. ft. The homeowners had filled one side of the garage with all of the things they didn't want to keep inside. It quickly became too crowded and they could only fit one car in the garage. They called Slide-Lok to install some storage cabinets to help them get organized. They were able to organize all of their belongings in the garage and ...
Garage Floor Coating Installation in Albany, IN
This homeowner had installed a DIY epoxy coating from a big box store. The DIY epoxy coating was failing, it was peeling up everywhere! It looked like a total distaster, the customer said "it was really ugly." Slide-Lok went in and diamond grinded the old epoxy. A brand new polyaspartic garage floor coating was installed and the customer was beyond ecstatic with the results, they exclaimed "this looks way better than epoxy!"
Commercial Kitchen Flooring Install Dublin, Ohio
New 3000 sq. ft. commercial concrete floor coating installed at Z Cucina Restaurant and Bar in Dublin, Ohio. This commercial floor required concrete crack repair and patching, grinding and 3 polyaspartic coats with tech silver chips.
DIY Garage Cabinets San Clemente, CA
Tony spent 6 months looking for the best garage cabinets to organize his garage. Finally he came across Slide-Lok's modular garage cabinets and knew our 24" deep cabinets would do exactly what he needed ...
Garage Floor Coating in a Brand New House in Carmel, Indiana
This brand new house construction was just finished in Carmel, Indiana. This retired couple moved here from Michigan to be closer to their grandkids. Before completely settling into their new home they wanted their garage floor coated ...
Graduation Party Garage Renovation in Wyoming, Michigan
This homeowner in Wyoming, Michigan needed a safe weatherproof place to have their son's High School graduation party. We started with an unfinished stud walled garage and turned it into a finished garage perfect for entertaining with countertop bar ...
Georgetown, Delaware Patio Floor Repair
A homeowner in Georgetown, Delaware saved thousands of dollars when Slide-Lok repaired his concrete by filling the cracks and coating it with polyaspartic. He almost removed the old concrete and poured fresh concrete, but he didn't have to ...
What Is The Best Garage Floor Coating?
Tired of searching the internet for the best garage floor coating? Trying to determine the most inexpensive, bargain, low cost, cheap or wholesale garage floor coatings? Here's our take on all the different coatings you can choose for your garage floor and why you should choose ...
How To Choose The Right Colors For Your Garage
Choosing the right color to paint your garage sets the tone for the rest of your home. It's important to choose colors wisely that match the garage and the rest of your house well ...
How To Professionally Organize Your Garage
Learn how to professionally organize your garage like a pro! Organizing your garage is the first step in reclaiming your garage space and your sanity ...
5 Steps For Organizing Your Garage And Adding Storage Space
If your garage looks this full it's probably time you think about organizing and prioritizing garage storage. Read our 5 steps for getting more storage space and how to organize your garage ...
5 Tips For A Successful Garage Sale This Summer
So you want to have a summer garage sale. Whether to raise a few extra bucks or to clean out the garage to renovate it, follow our 5 step guide to have a succefful garage sale ...
What You Need To Know About VOCs
Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs are things you need to know about if you work in the paint / coatings industry. Homeowners and coatings applicators should care about VOCs because ...
6 Tips On Minimizing Freight Related Problems
We deal with freight on a daily basis from LTL to truckloads all over the US and Canada. Sometimes freight arrives damaged, missing or containing the wrong items and sometimes it never shows up. Learn how to minimize these issues ...
The ELD Mandate & How It Affects Our Business & You
The ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate took effect on December 18, 2017. The idea of ELDs is to help maintain the safety of drivers and the roadways by enforcing strict driving limits of ...
Spring Cleaning Tips For Organizing Your Garage This Season
Spring cleaning isn't reserved for just the inside of your home. Get a head start this year in cleaning, organizing, and even upgrading your garage with some of our tips ...
The Last Frontier In Home Improvement - Garage Makeovers
The garage, a long forgotten place to park the car and store and hide away your winter and summer stuff in the off season, has become the last, most recent frontier and hot trend in home improvements. Homeowners seeking to add ...
New Year's Resolution: Home Improvement Ideas & Cabinet Discounts
Slide-Lok wishes you a Happy New Year! Every new year we make resolutions to better ourselves, why not improve your home too!? Through February 28, 2018 we are running a New Years special on select garage cabinet systems ...
2017 Garage Makeover Blog Posts
Why You Shouldn't Broadcast Chips Into The 1st Coat
We have heard that some floor coating contractors are now offering a 2 coat system, where they broadcast, or throw, the decorative chip into the base, or 1st coat, and then do a 2nd coat as a top coat. Some applicators ...
Concrete Surface Preparation Methods For Resinous, Seamless Floor Coatings
We are often asked what is the best, most preferred method for preparing the surface of a concrete garage floor, concrete warehouse floor, aircraft hangar, restaurant, office or show room floor for a resinous coating. We tell applicators ...
New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rule For Concrete Dust From Diamond Grinding and Surface Prep Work (effective 23 Sept. 2017)
OSHA has adopted new rules designed to protect workers from exposure to respirable (breathable) crystalline silica, such as the dust from diamond grinding concrete floors in preparation for installing resinous, seamless floor coatings. Flooring contractors should ...
Why We Are Not A Franchisor And Instead Sell Through An Independent Dealer Network
If you are buying your garage storage, garage enhancement products from or through a franchisor-franchisee, then chances are very good you are over paying for products which under perform. Why?
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