Discover the ultimate surface choice for your garage floor

Garage floor coatings can provide various benefits, including enhanced durability, resistance to stains, and a cleaner appearance. Whether you’re looking to protect your floor from oil and chemical spills, create a more attractive space, or simply make cleaning easier, applying a garage floor coating can be a worthwhile investment.

Polyaspartic or epoxy coatings, while both provide protection and enhance aesthetics, they differ in crucial aspects. Polyaspartics, tailored for concrete’s porosity, penetrate and bond deeply, offering unparalleled strength and durability. Epoxy coatings often merely adhere to the surface, resulting in a less robust bond. Though epoxy floors can last 5-10 years with maintenance, polyaspartic floors boast a remarkable lifespan of over 20 years.

Hardscapes has solutions to address your garage floor issues. Our polyaspartic and epoxy floor coatings are able to cure even during colder temperatures. 100% UV resistant, these coatings will provide years of easy maintenance and it’s non-skid texture ensures safety.

Delve deeper into these coatings by reaching out to us at 403-547-5597. We’ll guide you through the decision-making process and answer any questions you may have.

Polyaspartic vs. Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings

Garage floors primarily benefit from two popular coating options: polyaspartic and epoxy. Both offer protective qualities and enhance the aesthetic appeal of concrete garage floors. While they share certain similarities, there are also notable distinctions between these two coatings.

Polyaspartics were specifically engineered to take advantage of concrete’s porosity so they soak into it and cure within the upper layers, ensuring a robust adhesive bond is formed. In contrast, many epoxy coatings lack the ability to penetrate concrete, curing only on the surface which creates a superficial bond.

Polyaspartic coatings exhibit superior strength compared to epoxy, making them more resilient and resistant to damage from both regular use and heavy or harsh impacts.

When evaluating the cost of a polyaspartic floor in comparison to an epoxy floor, it’s important to consider the differences between these two coatings. Properly maintained epoxy floors can endure for 5-10 years before requiring repairs, whereas polyaspartic floors can enjoy a remarkable lifespan upwards of 20 years without repairs, provided that diligent maintenance and care are consistently applied.

If you need more detailed information about epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings, give us a shout at 403-547-5597. We’re here to help and would be happy to answer all your questions.


Epoxy vs Polyaspartic Floor Coatings

Epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings are the two most popular types of floor coatings. Let’s delve into the unique features of each of these durable and attractive floor coatings to help you make an informed decision when you’re ready to get your project underway.

Epoxy coatings have stood the test of time and continue to be a reliable choice. Epoxy offers a tough and durable surface that can withstand heavy traffic and resist various chemicals. It’s a classic option for garage floors and industrial settings, providing a seamless and glossy finish that enhances both aesthetics and functionality.

Polyaspartic coatings have quickly gained popularity for their rapid curing time. Unlike traditional coatings, polyaspartic finishes can cure in just a few hours, allowing for quicker installation and reduced downtime. This makes them an excellent choice for spaces that require a fast turnaround, such as commercial establishments and busy households.

When comparing the two, it’s essential to consider the application process. Epoxy, while durable, requires precise mixing and application, often necessitating professional installation for optimal results. Polyaspartic coatings are user-friendly, with a forgiving application window.

Both coatings offer excellent resistance to UV rays, ensuring that your floor maintains its vibrancy over time. However, polyaspartic coatings have a slight edge in this department, as they are less prone to yellowing when exposed to sunlight.

The choice between epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings depends on your specific needs and preferences. For those prioritizing long-term durability and a time-tested track record, epoxy coatings remain a solid choice. If speed and ease of application are top priorities, polyaspartic coatings may be the ideal solution.

Ultimately, both options provide a durable and visually appealing finish, allowing you to enjoy your space with confidence and style. Hope that info informs your project decisions for your home or business! If you have more questions or would like to discuss these coatings in more detail, give us a shout at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to help.


Flooring solutions for industrial, manufacturing & warehouse facilities

High performance surface and flooring solutions designed for industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities are crucial for providing a durable and protective surface that can withstand the challenges posed by heavy traffic and industrial machinery. Here are some key advantages of our epoxy flooring solutions for such environments:

  1. Provide a high level of resistance to chemicals, impact, and abrasion.
  2. Offer strength and durability to withstand heavy loads, constant foot and machinery traffic, and potential impacts which helps prevent damage to the floor surface over time.
  3. Can be designed to provide slip resistance, enhancing safety in environments where spills or wet conditions may occur.
  4. Have a smooth surface that allows for easy cleaning and easy to maintain a hygienic environment.
  5. Are applied seamlessly, reducing the risk of cracks or gaps where dirt and contaminants could accumulate.
  6. Are designed to withstand temperature fluctuations without warping or degrading.
  7. Can be customized based on the specific needs of the facility including considerations for colour-coding, demarcation lines, and other features that enhance functionality and safety.
  8. Are designed for fast installation and curing, allowing the facility to resume operations quickly.

These flooring solutions are a valuable investment for industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities, ensuring a robust and reliable surface that can withstand the demands of the environment. For all your concrete floor finishing inquiries, contact Hardscapes at 403-547-5597, and let our expertise bring your project to life.

Discover High Performance Surfaces with Elite Crete Systems

Experience the epitome of engineered high-performance surfaces and flooring with Elite Crete Systems, a world leading developer and manufacturer of specialty products for engineered high performance surfaces and flooring..

Elevate the aesthetics of your residential, commercial, or industrial space through our certification as Elite Crete Systems installers. Our firsthand experience underscores the stunning possibilities these applications offer for concrete floors.

Our commitment to excellence aligns seamlessly with the exceptional qualities of these resinous flooring systems. Engineered to deliver durability, antimicrobial properties, chemical resistance, slip resistance, UV resistance, and low maintenance, they cater perfectly to the needs of food and beverage establishments, warehouses, manufacturing units, and high-traffic areas with heavy equipment.

Seamlessly tailored and customizable, these flooring solutions redefine affordability without compromise.

Elite Crete Systems is the way to go when surfacing or re-surfacing concrete. This system can be applied in an extensive array of environments, including commercial bays, offices, retail and restaurant spaces, parkades, labs, meeting rooms, lobbies, and balconies – the options are limitless.

Hardscapes goes beyond conventional installations, offering both the creation of luxurious concrete surfaces and the transformation of commercial, industrial, and warehouse spaces. Breathe new life into lackluster, worn floors and witness the emergence of a pristine, revitalized environament.

Curious? Request a consultation with Hardscapes at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to provide more information or make recommendations.

High-performance Commercial & Industrial Flooring Solutions

Flooring solutions for commercial, industrial, warehouse & retail are within the scope of our expertise. High performance flooring options offer resilient wear & tear, easy maintenance, and are tailored to your specific needs.

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If you’re interested in durable, long-lasting epoxy and polyaspartic coatings and need more product and installation information, get in touch by calling 403-547-5597 or emailing

We’d be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make your unique flooring option decisions.

Are you familiar with REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors?

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors continue to be one of the most popular choices among property owners, architects and specifiers.

These flooring systems are fluid applied and poured in place. They are completely self-levelling and ultra durable with resistance to high impact, abrasions and water spotting offering resilient wear and tear. Compared to other types of floor coverings, the cost effectiveness just cannot be beat.

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors have nearly unlimited options for color combinations and visual pattern/texture. They are popular floor finishes that complement any space making them truly unique.

Want to learn more about these products and systems? Call Hardscapes at 403-547-5597 and we’ll answer all your REFLECTOR™ Floor specification and installation questions.

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Beautiful Epoxy Floor

Here’s a beautiful reflector epoxy floor that we completed a couple years ago.  I was able to get a peek back into the Elbow Park home recently to see it still it looked as gorgeous as the day we finished.


Concrete Resurfacing

BandageNo matter how much care you take with your concrete driveway it will eventually start to wear.

If your home was built in the last fifty years your driveway, and probably your walkway, are built with concrete. These outdoor features of your home need to be made of materials that are durable and long lasting, and concrete fits the bill.

What do you do when signs of aging start to appear? Whether it’s pitting due to oil or other petroleum products leaking from vehicles onto the surface, or from shifting soil that leaves cracks in the cement where grass and weeds can grow, your driveway can become an ugly welcome home.

If your driveway is looking like it may need to be jack-hammered out and re-poured that can be a big expense.

Here’s the good news, don’t just put a bandage on it, there is another solution. Concrete resurfacing is a way to bring those aging concrete walks and drives back to life.

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Wine Store Floor Update

Remember a couple of weeks ago we asked you to stay tuned for updates on the wine store floor project. After Hardscapes Inc. gave it a diamond grind, some patching, and an Elite Crete pt1 epoxy application the old used up floor have found new life. Who would have guessed that this was the same floor.

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