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Saturday, January 19 2019
Custom P-LAM epoxy bar top made for a retro themed bar & lounge in Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon...Check out this custom epoxy bar top made for a retro themed bar & lounge in Portland, Oregon. The bar top is constructed from a large P-Lam beam with solid brass trim, and several hundred embedded keys on the customer side. The service side of this unique bar top is constructed of raised maple butcher block. In the end, the Armortech crew poured thirty-four gallons of clear counter top epoxy to a depth of 7/16th of an inch on this beauty to bring the finished epoxy bar top to its desired thickness, depth and clarity.

View the full video slide show below:


Do you need a custom bar top for your business, or man cave? Call the pros at Armortech Resurfacing today!

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON: (360) 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400
OR CCB# 215377 WA LIC# ARMORRI834MF

 

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Thursday, January 10 2019

HAND-POURED CUSTOM EPOXY COUNTERTOP WITH GLASS TILE BACKSPLASH VANCOUVER, WA

A short slide show/video of our build on this custom hand poured metallic epoxy countertop. We used titanium as the primary color with coffee and, pearl accents, as well as gunmetal pigment in an alcohol spray.

Watch the entire video slide show below:

Wish your countertops looked like this? Call Armortech Resurfacing Inc., the Northwest's trusted epoxy countertop contractor today to schedule a free no-obligation estimate.

SERVING OREGON & WASHINGTON

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON (360 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400
 

OR CCB# 215377
WA LIC# ARMORRI834MF

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Thursday, December 20 2018

This was a fun little project. In the video slide show below, the armortech crew pours a bold epoxy design over a old formica countertop in a small laundry room.

Watch the full video below:

Wish your countertops looked like this? Or, maybe you have your own custom design in mind? Call the pros at Armortech, and lets talk about the scope of your project.

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON: (360) 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400

OR CCB# 215377
WA LIC# ARMORRI834MF

 

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Wednesday, December 05 2018
Countertop Refinishing: An affordable alternative to replacement!

Are the countertops in your home, rental property, or commercial facility beginning to show their age? Countertops made from cultured marble, ceramic tile, Formica, and other types of laminates have been popular for decades. However, color and design trends change often and before you realize it your home, or rental units can become dated looking, hard to rent, and in need of a facelift.

The good news is all of these surfaces can be refinished in as little as one day, with a modern solid color, or beautiful stone, granite, or marble like finish. Even if your existing countertops are chipped, cracked, or have burn marks, the skilled refinishers at Armortech can repair and resurface them with a brand new, durable, and modern looking surface that will fit beautifully into your updated décor. And, we can do it for only a fraction of the cost of traditional countertop removal and replacement.

Call the countertop refinishing pros at Armortech Resurfacing, today to schedule a free no-obligatoion quote. The Northwests trusted countertop refinishing contractor, serving Oregon & Washington.

 THE BEST SERVICE - THE BEST PRICING- THE BEST QUALITY

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON: (360) 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400

OR CCB# 215377
WA LIC# ARMORRI834MF

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Sunday, November 04 2018
Save $100 on a Stunning REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Metallic Epoxy Flooring System

Mention you saw this ad and Save $100.00 on a stunning REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Metallic Epoxy Flooring System when scheduled for installation before August 31st, 2019. (Residential installations over $1499.00 only). These flooring systems are seamless, making them very easy to maintain. Perfect for any residential, or commercial setting.

Call Armortech Resurfacing today, the Northwest's trusted metallic epoxy floor contractor.

SERVING OREGON & WASHINGTON

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON (360 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400
OR CCB# 215377
WA LIC# ARMORRI834MF

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

Gearhart, Oregon.....Stone Accent™ Epoxy Garage Floor Coating in Pearl Stone Finish installed by Armortech Resurfacing.
Colors: Pearl Stone embedded between black Elite crete E100-UL7 base and E100-VR1™Clear UV Resistant Epoxy with AUS-V™ Elitecretes tough as nails, slip resistant, aliphatic urethane top coat.
 



Check out the full Youtube video below:

Wish your floors looked like this? Call Armortech Resurfacing Inc., the Northwest's trusted epoxy garage floor contractor today to schedule a free no-obligation estimate.

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON: (360) 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400

OR CCB# 215377
WA LIC# ARMORRI834MF

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Friday, September 14 2018

Salem, Oregon...The Armortech crew installed this HERMETIC™ Flake Epoxy Flooring System in a newly remodeled deli and walk-in cooler. After removing the slippery and tattered, old VCT, the Armortech crew diamond ground the concrete substrate to the manufacturers recommended CSP (Concrete Surface Profile) and then installed Torginol’s Commercial Series B-504 in a ¼ inch flake size in combination with Elitecrete's  E100-PT1™ Clear Epoxy. E100-PT-1 is a 100% solids, low viscosity, water clear, non-shrink, two-component epoxy designed for a wide variety of applications. E100-PT1™ Clear Epoxy will not blush or water spot and has excellent physical and chemical resistant properties, to protect the existing concrete floor and provide added slip resistance for the deli's workers.


Call Armortech Resurfacing, the Northwest's trusted epoxy floor contractor to receive a free, no-obligation estimate.

THE BEST SERVICE - THE BEST QUALITY - THE BEST PRICING

SERVING OREGON & WASHINGTON

OREGON: (503) 791-8780
WASHINGTON (360 225-1488
TOLL FREE: 1-866-308-2400
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Sunday, August 26 2018

Epoxy countertops are lightweight, durable, resistant to an astounding array of chemical compounds, and are so non-porous that bacteria can't find a place to settle in where your cleaning sponge can't reach. These facts can make them a wise choice for not only your home but also for many business types such as restaurants, bars, hotels and cafes, amongst others. However, as durable as it may be, your new epoxy countertop will require proper care to keep them in tip top shape and to maintain the very high luster they are so well known for.

Below we have listed the best practices in caring for your new epoxy countertops. In most cases, your epoxy countertop will have been sealed and protected beneath a layer of one of many various types of FDA food safe topcoats. Please speak with your coating specialist at Armortech Resurfacing regarding the proper care of the type of topcoat applied to your specific countertop.

  1. Never use abrasive materials to clean your epoxy countertop. This point can’t be emphasized strongly enough. To put it plainly, abrasive cleaners, tools, and scrub pads will dull and damage the epoxy surface. That may be great if your intent is to have a matte type finish, not so good if you desire the shine epoxy surfaces are so well known for. The best way to clean an epoxy countertop is to simple wipe the surface down when needed with a sponge, soft cloth, or chamois cloth and one of the following cleaners, soft soaps and liquid detergents such as Dawn, Joy, and Ivory, etc., Simple Green, Formula 409, Fantastic, Dow, Windex, Bon Ami, Scrub Free, and Mr. Clean.

    DO NOT USE: Vinegar, Citrus Cleaners, Bleach, Ajax, Comet, abrasive scratch pads, harsh abrasives, steel wool, or undiluted ammonia.

    Never use cleaning compounds with citrus or acid in them. Citrus cleaners and vinegar will break down the epoxy catalyst and must be avoided. The use of a steam cleaner is also not recommended. Steam cleaners can cause excessive heat shock which may cause blistering and subsequent adhesion failure.

     
  2. Wipe up spills immediately. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so clean up those spills before they have a chance to dry or even stain the surface. You can use any soft cloth, towel, or rag and for extra gentle cleaning try using a chamois cloth.
     
  3. Use a mild soft soap for stubborn cleaning. This should be more than enough to get rid of any food, light dirt, or grime that finds its way onto your countertops without being so harsh as to wear down the surface in any way. If you are trying to save money or would prefer a more natural cleaning solution you can also use a clear ammonia and water mix (at 2-3 ounces of ammonia per gallon of warm water to wipe the surface down. Please note, do not allow the ammonia and water to stand on the epoxy surface for more than a minute or so before wiping off.
     
  4. Do not chop or cut directly on the counter. Use a cutting board instead to avoid scratching or scoring damage.
     
  5. Use mineral oil to restore original shine and luster. It might make some people to shutter to think of pouring oil onto your epoxy countertop, but it can actually be quite beneficial in hiding small surface scratches and restoring the original shine. To accomplish this simply pour a small amount of clear mineral oil (available at most Walmart’s or local pharmacies) on a soft polishing cloth or drizzle a narrow bead across the surface and lightly hand buff and polish to bring back the original luster and hide most minor surface scratches.
     
  6. Accidental Scratch or Scoring damage. Should the countertop surface become heavily scratched or scored by abrasive materials it may be necessary to take additional steps to repair. To accomplish this first clean the surface with an approved cleaning method listed above. Then apply an approved polish or glaze coat to the surface. Zep products work well with our epoxies and can be easily found at Lowes’, and Home Depot or online. Buckeye CastleGuard® is also an excellent wax type product that is most easily found online. When applied routinely these products will not only hide existing scratches, but will also protect the surface from future scratches. Repeated applications building up the thickness of the polish or glaze coat will provide improved scratch resistance. Deep scratches and or gouges that penetrate through the decorative epoxy layer will need professional repair and likely re-coating of the topcoat. Please contact the coating specialists at Armortech Resurfacing, Inc if this should occur.

    Follow these simple steps and keep your epoxy countertops looking great for years to come.

     

Caring for your countertop will take a minimal amount of time, but it will need to be done on a regular basis to keep it shining for many years after the installation. If you have questions feel free to ask your floor coating specialist at Armortech Resurfacing, Inc. to make sure you know and use the right cleaning tools and supplies to clean your particular surface.

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Sunday, July 29 2018

Thank you for trusting Armortech Resurfacing with your refinishing project. Below we have listed the best practices in caring for your newly refinished surfaces and will help you keep the newly refinished surface clean and attractive for many years to come. Failure to follow these guidelines may cause you to void your warranty.

  1. DO NOT wet the refinished surface for 18-24 hours after the refinishing work is completed.
     
  2. DO NOT replace hardware or disturb new caulk for at least 10 hours after work is completed.
     
  3. DO NOT use any liquids or powder cleansers that contain abrasives, bleach or strong acids.
     
  4. DO NOT use steel wool, brushes, or abrasive scrubbing pads.   
     
  5. DO NOT place decorative or anti-slip stickers on the tub bottom or walls.
     
  6. DO NOT place any type of sticky or suction cup mat on the tub bottom or floor.
     
  7. DO NOT use or place suction cup shelving on refinished shower stall walls.
     
  8. DO NOT use steam cleaners. Steam cleaners can cause excessive heat shock which may cause blistering and subsequent adhesion failure.
     
  9. Regular cleaning is important. To prevent dirt and soap scum buildup clean with soft cloth, sponge or chamois and warm water with either a soft soap or liquid detergent and/or non-abrasive bathroom cleaners. Recommended cleaners you can use are dishwashing soaps like Dawn, Joy. Ivory, etc.…, Simple Green, Formula 409, Fantastic, Windex, Bon Ami, Scrub Free, Soft Soap, and Mr. Clean without bleach; or you if you prefer a natural cleaning solution you can use a clear ammonia and water mix (at 2-3 ounces ammonia per gallon of hot water). Any of these cleaners will clean the refinished surface without dulling the finish.
     
  10. Repair leaking faucets right away. The constant dripping of a leaky faucet or shower head can cause premature wear, drain rust and coating failure.
     
  11. Do not use acids on the finish. If using a chemical drain cleaner, carefully pour it into the drain without spilling it on the refinished surface. If spilled, wipe up immediately and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Other chemicals such as hair dyes can also cause damage and should be avoided.
     
  12. To keep your bathtub in the best condition do not store soaps, shampoo bottles, etc. on the corner ledges. Water can get trapped underneath and in time, this can cause the finish to discolor or fail. A hanging shower caddy works well to store these items.
     
  13. Protect your refinished finish with a periodic wax. Liquid car wax works well to protect the finish and can make it easier to clean. Follow the directions on the container for use. Waxing around the drain will also keep water and rust stains from forming. Apply wax every 3 months or so. Never wax the bottom of a bathtub, it will make your bathtub or shower very slippery and dangerous!
     
  14. Accidental chips and scratches. Should the refinished surface become chipped or scratched give us a call to repair it. Though not typically covered by warranty, accidental chips and scratch repairs are quite affordable to repair and should be done as soon possible to avoid any further damage to the refinished surface. Deep scratches and or gouges that penetrate through the decorative layer may require re-coating.

    Follow these steps to keep your refinished tub or shower looking great for years to come.

     

Caring for your refinished surfaces will take a minimal amount of time, but it will need to be done on a regular basis to keep it shining for many years. If you have questions feel free to ask your coating specialist at Armortech Resurfacing, Inc. to make sure you know and use the right cleaning tools and supplies to clean your refinished surface.

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Sunday, June 17 2018

Epoxy floors are a tough, resilient and very durable type of floor coating used in multiple residential, commercial and industrial applications.  Epoxy flooring maintains a very high luster while taking a beating, but you will want to provide at least minimal maintenance for an epoxy floor to keep it in top shape.

Below we have listed the best practices in caring for your epoxy floors. 

  1. Keep the surface dirt and grit free, especially if you are moving equipment, machinery or vehicles on and off the floor. Protect the floor with plywood sheets or mats before sliding heavy equipment, machinery, pallets, or materials across the floor. This is especially important for newly installed floors that may not yet be fully cured. Use Pallet jacks and carts to avoid damage when moving heavy items. Dirt, grit and small rocks can and will embed or scratch an epoxy floor if allowed to remain. Epoxy floors can take a lot of scratches before they start to show the damage, but it is best to remove all sand or dirt on a regular basis. The best way to accomplish that is to use a shop vacuum with a soft brush attachment. How often you vacuum depends on how much dirt and grit are tracked onto the floor. When it comes time to move heavy machinery across the floor, take extra precautions to ensure the surface is dirt and grit free before moving equipment. 
     
  2. Avoid using soap-based cleaners. Soap-based floor cleaners leave a haze on the epoxy flooring that builds up over time. In most instances, epoxy floors do not need soap. Depending upon the surface texture of your floor, warm water and a good mop, deck-scrubbing brush, and/or a floor squeegee will usually do the job just fine. As a general rule, wet cleaning of smooth and semi-smooth epoxy floors is best accomplished with a mop, while textured floors with slip-resistant, aggregate surfaces such as many flake, quartz, and sand are best done with a soft to medium bristled deck brush. A floor squeegee is also a useful tool for moving any standing water off the floor and into nearby floor drains. If you need extra scrubbing power use something like soft soap to aid you with the tougher spills or stains.
     
  3. Spot Cleaning. Often you only need to vacuum or sweep a small area of the floor where something has been spilled or tracked in. If a liquid material has been spilled along with the dirt, vacuum up the excess fluid with the shop vac and then mop the area with warm water. Epoxy floors are highly water resistant and very easy to clean when liquid spills occur.
     
  4. Heavily soiled epoxy floors. The best way to clean up a dirty epoxy floor is as follows: Sweep and vacuum the entire area. Once you have removed all the surface dirt, grime and grit, use a hard foam mop, or soft bristled deck brush and warm/hot water to get rid of all the built-up dirt. After that, if needed to remove more stubborn dirt or stains you can use: Dishwashing soaps like Dawn, Joy. Ivory, etc.…, Simple Green, Formula 409, Fantastic, Windex, Bon Ami, Scrub Free, Soft Soap, and Mr. Clean; or you can use a clear ammonia and water mix (at 2-3 ounces ammonia per gallon of hot water) for mopping is all that is needed to adequately remove soiling.
     
  5. Stubborn stains. Some stains such as rust can be stubborn. We have found using a 1:1 ratio of CLR and warm water to be effective. Apply it directly to the rust spot and scrub using a scrub brush or soft scrub pad and rinse with cold clean water. (Do not allow the CLR & water solution to sit for more than a minute or two on the surface). You may also use a scrubbing sponge or a soft deck brush and warm water (caution is advised when using a scrubbing pads as they can dull the floors finish). Avoid using steel wool or harsh chemicals like comet, they are too abrasive. Use soft soaps or liquid detergents and a light to moderately abrasive brush. The use of a steam cleaner is not recommended for this flooring system. Excessive heat shock may cause swelling, blistering and subsequent adhesion failure to this flooring system. Never use any cleaning compounds with citrus or acid in them. Citrus cleaners and vinegar will break down the epoxy catalyst and must be avoided.

    DO NOT USE: Vinegar, bleach, Ajax, Comet, abrasive scratch pads, harsh abrasives, steel wool, or undiluted ammonia.

     
  6. Oil, car chemicals and other chemicals. Antifreeze, oil and other car-related chemicals can be wiped up with shop towels or a paper towel. The important thing about car spills is to not allow them to sit on the floor surface for too long. Even engine oil has chemicals that could be potentially hazardous to an epoxy floor. If gas is spilled, wipe it up immediately. Paint, household cleaners and other spills should be treated in the same manner, wipe them up with shop towels as soon as the spill occurs.
     
  7. Accidental Scratch or Scoring damage. Should the floor surface become heavily scratched or scored by abrasive materials it may be necessary to take additional steps to repair. To accomplish this first clean the surface with an approved cleaning method listed above. Then apply an approved polish or glaze coat to the surface. Zep products work well with our epoxies and can be easily found at Lowes’, and Home Depot or online. Buckeye CastleGuard® is also an excellent wax type product that is most easily found online. When applied routinely these products will not only hide existing scratches but will also protect the surface from future scratches. Repeated applications building up the thickness of the polish or glaze coat will provide improved scratch resistance.  Please note: CastleGuard® is often the preferred method to coat interior metallic epoxy floors after installation, as it is the most cost effective, long term solution for slip-resistance, scratch mitigation while still providing the visual clarity and depth of design that most clients have come to expect from epoxy metallic flooring. Deep scratches and or gouges that penetrate through the decorative epoxy layer will need professional repair and likely re-coating of the topcoat. Please contact the coating specialists at Armortech Resurfacing, Inc if this should occur.

     
  8. Washer Scrubber Dryer Machines. Technical advances in floor maintenance equipment over the past decade has provided industry with low cost, highly efficient machines applying low foam cleansers with vacuum suction drying. The use of these machines is recommended as being the most effective method of cleaning floors with minimum disruption. 

Follow these simple steps and keep your new epoxy floors looking great for years to come.

Caring for your floor will take a minimal amount of time, but it will need to be done on a regular basis to keep your new epoxy floor shining for many years after the installation. If you have questions feel free to ask your floor coating specialist at Armortech Resurfacing, Inc. to make sure you know and use the right cleaning tools and supplies for your particular flooring type.

 

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About Armortech

 

Surface restoration and refinishing is not just what we do, it is our passion and our craft. And, it is our dedication to our craft that allows us to approach each project with enthusiasm and a desire to provide the highest level of craftsmanship each and every time.

Prior to establishing Armortech Resurfacing, the two founders honed their craft, and accumulated decades of experience working for others in the construction industry, including one of the top land-based flooring contractors in the country. Over those years, they not only mastered the multitude of techniques and procedures required to expertly apply a variety of epoxy products to many very different surfaces. They also gained the project management skills needed to successfully run multiple teams of skilled tradesmen and laborers for an interior design firm servicing some of the biggest names in the cruise line industry, in drydocks from Europe to the Bahamas.

After reaching the proverbial glass ceiling, they decided to break out on their own and formed Armortech Resurfacing, Inc. with the vision of bringing their decades of expertise working with specialty coatings and seamless epoxy flooring to their community, friends, and neighbors.

We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business and are confident our meticulous attention to detail, dedication to quality craftsmanship, and service will make us your first choice when considering a specialty coatings contractor.

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Armortech Resurfacing, Inc., operates in Oregon & Southwest Washington.
Our service area includes the greater Portland Vancouver metro area, the North Oregon Coast and the following cities.


SW Washington
Amboy, WA - Ariel, WA - Battle Ground, WA - Brush Prairie, WA - Camas, WA - Castle Rock, WA - Chelatchie, WA - Cougar, WA - Hazel Dell, WA - Kalama, WA - Kelso, WA - La Center, WA - Longview, WA - Mill Plain, WA - Minnehaha, WA - Hockinson, WA - Orchards, WA - Ridgefield, WA - Salmon Creek, WA - Vader, WA - Vancouver, WA - Washougal, WA - Winlock, WA - Woodland, WAYacolt, WA - Yale, WA

Portland Metro Area
Beaverton, OR - Clackamas, OR - Gladstone, OR - Gresham, OR - Happy Valley, OR - Hillsboro, OR - Lake Oswego, OR - Milwaukee, OR - Oregon City, OR - Portland, OR - Tigard, OR - Tualatin, OR

North Oregon Coast
Astoria, OR - Gearhart, ORSeaside, OR - Warrenton, OR
 

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