Feedback from a self-installing customer
In May, 2014, we bought this house in the Houston area. It sits on about a half acre. The house was built in 1968 by a master carpenter who had a 1,000 square foot workshop and garage on the property that also included tons of storage and a bathroom. The shop was used as his workshop and was where he stored his lawn tractor. There were originally multiple shelves on every wall along with about a thousand nails everywhere. On some walls there were nails every 2 inches up and down. Not sure what they were used for, but they all had to come out. The walls are actually plywood so it was easy to fill the nail holes for paint. As you can see in the before picture, the room was really pretty dirty. The owner passed away at 96-years-old two years ago, so not a lot of cleaning took place.
Upon first finding and visiting the property, my creative juices started to flow when I saw the workshop. I envisioned not only a shop to do some wood working projects and possible future hot rod, but a place to work out and hang out.
A good friend of mine in Dallas and I were talking about floor paint and he recommended that I call Durall since he had used it in his shop where he works on cars and rebuilds boats (thanks Jim). I had been looking into the different epoxy floor products at the big box stores but wanted to make sure that the product I used was commercial grade and would last.
I decided to go with the battleship grey with black and white fleck. I ordered the DuraClean, etcher, epoxy, chips, and various painting supplies which all arrived quickly.
I can’t express how much I love the way the floor turned out. It is so easy to clean, and I walk and workout barefoot all of the time and love how the floor feels and looks. Everyone that comes over raves about the floor and wants to know everything about it. The product is really easy to use, goes on smooth, and finishes beautifully. It was pretty odorous so I had to use a good quality respirator. I’ve already referred a number of people to Durall because I believe you have a great product and your customer service is just as good. Your team was always very quick to respond with any questions I had.
The room is almost finished. The next step will be to install recessed lighting, ceiling speakers, and install a TV in the cabinet. We find ourselves just hanging out a lot of evenings and when a thunderstorm blows in there’s nothing like sitting with the rollup door open watching the rain.
Thank you, Durall, for all of your help in making this room so awesome! It really has exceeded my expectations. The next project will be the garage floor which will complete the whole workshop/garage building which I plan to start in the next week or two.
Thank you again,
Floyd from Houston, TX
The Dura Seal 400 floor is very high quality but what really made the installation smooth were the support products Durall has available such as the pre-wash degreasers, water-softened etchers, and adhesive removers. They do it all.
The thing we liked most about using Durall flooring was the support they gave us during the refurbishing. They talked us through every step and solved some special problems we were having with our factory floors. They’re geniuses!
We were surprised that the Dura Seal 400 cost was not higher.