Pro Tips

Concrete floor contractorThe 10-point checklist for hiring a concrete floor contractor

Okay, you're about to start a concrete floor project. What could possibly go wrong? Most everything— unless you follow these tips. Here are a few things you need know before you say “Go.” ► Get the 10-Point Contractor Checklist here.

Slip and Fall Fraud:

Slip and Fall incidents can put a business out of business. But it's not always at it seems. Fraudulent slip and fall claims are on the rise. Watch this video from Good Morning America to find out who and how scammers are cashing in. Not sure if your floors are safe? The MJA Company is Western New York's only National Floor Safety Institute's Certified Walkway auditor. Contact us about getting your floors audited and help minimize the risk. ► Click here for more about NFSI Floor Audits.

Polished Concrete Maintenance

It's true that polished concrete offers a low-maintenance floor, but there is a difference between low maintenance and no maintenance. Prosoco offers this advice to help keep your polished concrete looking good and performing great! Not sure how to keep your floor in top shape? Call The MJA Company. Our factory-trained concrete floor team will inspect your floor for potential problems and show you what you can do to maintain your polished concrete floors. — Visit Prosoco's website

Concrete Hardeners: Myths and Misconceptions

Don't believe everything you hear about hardening concrete floors. Read this first for the real stuff.

Limitations of Concrete Stains

Video addressing the limitations acid stains have when applied to concrete floors. Considerations include color choices, textures, and cost. Deciding on the type of stain you want early in the project will save time and money. — Concrete Network

Polished Concrete Design Options

Concrete floor polishing creates a durable surface that lends itself well to unique designs. Embed colors, rock, metal, stone, glass and other material in the concrete surface for a one-of-a-kind floor finish. — Concrete Network

Oil stains on your concrete? Here's the cheap fix.

If everything could be this easy...

Make a paste that's about the consistency of peanut butter with powdered dishwasher soap and water. (Use the stuff that comes powdered in a box. Don't just grind up one of those dishwasher capsules. Make sure that the ingredients include trisodium phosphate. Spread the paste onto the oil stains. It needs to be about 1/4 inch thick. Cover the area with plastic wrap and seal the edges with Duck Tape. Let it sit for a good 24 hours. Carefully remove the plastic covering and allow the paste to dry. Clean the area with water.

Why dishwasher soap?

The trisodium phosphate found in most powdered dishwasher soaps is able to break down grease and oil without damaging the concrete surface. Some commercial cleaners contain acetones which could create problems, especially if the concrete has any kind of sealer on it. If it's a really tough or old stain, you may need to repeat the process. If that doesn't work, call us!

Concrete vs. Cement? What's the difference?

We often hear people call concrete "cement" and cement "concrete." We understand. But, there is a difference and understanding which is which just might come in handy.

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings

If you are looking for incredible floor coatings and thinking about epoxy,you're on the right track. But there's a relative newcomer to floor coating with Polyaspartics. Think of polyaspartic floor coatings like epoxies on steroids. Here's a video from L&M Construction Chemicals / LATICRETE International that will give you the general idea. For more details about polyaspartic and other concrete floor coatings, click here.