We work with general contractors to ensure high quality work is completed on time
Industrial flooring is not a one-size-fits-all industry. Every job is different because every tier is different. Floors have different strengths and weaknesses, and history has shaped their present state.
As a general contractor, you may need to take a different approach to flooring than you did on your last project, or you may want to learn more before committing the business to a subcontractor recommended by a colleague. As professional industrial floor coating contractors, we believe that you should take the time to fully understand your project so we can provide you with a floor that is fabricated and installed exactly the way you need it.
CPC Floor Coatings generally work to the following specifications:
Section 03: Concrete
- 033543: Polished Concrete Finishes - Sanded and polished concrete floors, including stained and polished concrete.
Division 09: Complete
- 096723: Resin Flooring - Integral flooring for liquid applications, including decorative epoxy and polyurethane resins.
- 099726: Cement Coatings - Polymer Modified Cement Coatings for Masonry and Concrete; Exterior and Interior.
Our Unique Approach to Industrial Flooring
Our unique approach includesProfessional settingWith maximum capacity to perform high tech tests including humidity testing, curing compound testing or oil deposition testing. Through testing, we try to understand the details of your facility so that the process of installing new flooring can run smoothly. CPC also has specialized equipment for removing old floor coatings, restoring concrete surfaces and thoroughly cleaning rooms prior to installation.
We believe in CPC and act accordinglyhonest.We work with the general contractor to assess the facility and provide an appropriate solution. If CPC cannot meet your specific needs, we will refer you to another subcontractor we trust. But if we get your job done, it's because we have the right equipment and knowledge to execute your project in the safest and most professional manner.
CPC focuses onSpecialty Floor Coatings for Unique Environments.Our staff is well trained with technical knowledge of special floor coatings such as highly chemical resistant and static dissipative floors. No matter how unusual or specific your needs are, we'll find a suitable solution.
Our qualifications as an industrial flooring contractor
The floor is not the place to pinch a penny. You need a subcontractor who has the experience to do the job you're asking for and the skills to do it well. A good floor installer will help you protect your investment so you can enjoy your flooring project with peace of mind.
When installing new flooring, a good general contractor knows how important it isHire an Experienced Floor Installer. CPC Floor Coatings has been surface installing since the 1980's (when we were known only as the Carolina Painting Company) and has built a solid reputation as the Southeast's premier industrial flooring contractor. We've been in the industry for over 45 years, laying floors in everything from chemical plants to church halls, and even stables to dams. Our team understands the world of concrete floors and uses their extensive experience to recommend and implement solutions.
We are ICRI accredited and proud associate members of the Associated General Contractors of the Carolinas.
At CPC, we understand that your projects have deadlines. That's why we work closely with our clients to assess project scope and then set deadlines that we are confident we can meet. With decades of experience renovating concrete floors, our reliable technicians and employees consistently complete jobs on time and with the utmost care.
wide range of solutions
Our team is not limited to one product or approach. Our professional team can apply epoxies, polyurethanes or specialty coatings such as ESD, USDA approved chemical resistant coatings – whatever solution best suits your client's flooring needs. We have professional concrete wet polishing equipment that is 100% dust-free and can handle the repair and sealing of concrete joints.
Let's take a step-by-step look at how to maintain industrial floors for general contractors
Assessment and Testing
Before taking on a new general contractor project, our team of industrial flooring contractors conduct a 1:1 consultation where we can obtain information on GC projects - expectations, timelines and other details. Our staff listen carefully, evaluate projects against the specific services we provide, and make recommendations for project completion. If this is not suitable for our team, we will recommend another qualified service provider.
Once the design is approved, our engineers will conduct proper testing of the facility so we can understand the space and resolve potential issues before they arise. Testing may include moisture testing, curing compound testing or oil deposition testing.
remove old floor paint
Certain types of floor coatings can be given a fresh finish; however, other types of floor coatings can peel or weaken the surface if not removed properly before reapplying. At CPC we know how to ensure a direct bond between the new floor surface and concrete to provide the safest and strongest bond possible. Our staff evaluates the current floor and removes the previous floor if necessary.
Preparation and repair of concrete surfaces
A CPC technician prepares a coated surface by addressing issues that need to be addressed before a new surface can be installed. Uneven concrete floors can complicate or hinder the final coating process, and surface irregularities can also cause safety concerns. Any visible nicks or cracks (including normal welds) must be repaired and filled. Our experts can also identify subtle flaws or hidden weaknesses that go unnoticed until the installation is complete.
Because some coatings will adhere better if the underlying concrete texture is somewhat rough, the contractor can use a grinder or other tool over the entire floor surface.
After concrete has been repaired and textured, it should be thoroughly cleaned to ensure all oil and residue is removed. Your contractor can choose from a variety of methods, including steam cleaning, pickling, or pressure washing.
It is also important to clean the floor surface of dirt, dust and other contaminants before applying the floor coating, as these may remain under the coating and leave permanent marks in the final product.
Depending on the type of coating applied, the installation process will look different. Epoxy, for example, involves applying two very different layers that are held together by a chemical bond.
During installation, engineers will pay close attention to critical steps such as environmental control (managing to maintain constant temperature and/or humidity levels despite changing weather conditions).
They will also provide a clear list of maintenance recommendations, including how long the floor coating should cure before fully bonding to the concrete. Rolling heavy equipment on a freshly laid floor can damage them.
frequently asked questions
How much will my project cost?
The cost of a project varies according to the client's needs and wishes, but we always provide a quote before any work is undertaken. Generally, general contractors are encouraged to estimate costs based on the question: How much will it costEastern EuropeCover this floor? Some subcontractors set prices in square feet, but square foot prices should only be used as a measure of expected costs and should not be used as a formal quote.
How long will the floor last?
Nothing is eternal and nothing is indestructible. A properly selected coating system with proper surface preparation and installation should last for decades if used in a well-designed confines.
Do the floors come with a warranty?
Yes, our floors are guaranteed. Unlike many subcontractors, we actually encourage general contractors to read and understand the fine print. We will be happy to point out the warranty limitations and discuss them with you.
Can a floor project be realized in a few days?
it depends. Some subcontractors will tell the general contractor anything they want to hear to get the job. You've probably experienced it once or twice. Make sure your floor installers don't promise too much and deliver less. You can't jeopardize part of the job (such as shortening the curing time of the material) because a subcontractor is trying to meet a deadline they are not prepared to meet.
How can I be sure my floors are perfect?
A perfect floor does not exist. Most artwork will have small blemishes, but they're usually so subtle that you won't even notice them in the photo. A good floor layer always strives for perfection, but there are no guarantees. More importantly, your subcontractor should openly discuss anticipated defects and make sure you are happy with them.
Can we fix the broken area in the future?
Yes, but most retouching will show flaws and not hide them like paint on a retouching wall will.
Make an Appointment with a CPC Industrial Flooring Contractor
CPC Floor Coatings provides the industrial floor coating solutions your project needs. call us today(864) 855-0600Or fill out our contact form to make an appointment!
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We are a 100% family owned business located in Easley, South Carolina, just outside of Greenville. We work within 300 miles of our location, so if you have a job in North Carolina, Georgia, or any of the surrounding states, please feel free to call us.
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- CPC Floor Coatings is located in the beautiful upstate area of Easley, South Carolina. Our site allows us to work within 300 miles of Easley, which means we can assist general contractors not only on construction sites in South Carolina, but as far away as Georgia, North Carolina and the East General Contractor in Tennessee and more.
Industries we serve
CPC Floor Coatings works with select paint manufacturers to provide options to suit your specific needs. This means we can work in many different industries despite their highly specialized needs. The industries we work with are:
- chemical industry
- wastewater treatment
- General production
- new design
If you are asked for your budget, be forthright with your contractor. If this is the team you are going to have in your home for weeks (or months, if it is a large remodel), it is important to be transparent. So you are given advice that meets your goals both financially and aesthetically.How do you tell a contractor their price is too high? ›
Ask the contractor to explain why the price rose so dramatically from the initial estimate. He will likely say something about unexpectedly high expensive labor and materials. Request an itemized invoice, explaining that you do not feel comfortable remitting any payment until you can further examine this issue.What do most contractors charge per hour? ›
Average General Contractor Rates
However, the general range that one would expect to pay is usually around $50.00 to $150.00 per hour. Other contractors don't charge an hourly rate. General contractors charge at about 10 to 20 percent of the total construction project cost.
An estimate is just an estimate, and it can be reasonable for the final cost to be anywhere from 5% to 20% above the estimate. That's why it's always important to stick to your budget and account for a bit of cushion before you begin any project.What are some catchy budgeting phrases? ›
“A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.” “A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.” “A budget doesn't limit your freedom; it gives you freedom.” “Budgeting only has one rule; Do not go over budget.”Do contractors expect you to negotiate? ›
Remember to treat the contractor as an ally who can help you lower costs if any figures are too high. They want your business just as much as you want their help. So if you're open with them about cost concerns, they should try to meet you halfway.Is it OK to negotiate price with a contractor? ›
When you gather estimates, you can always negotiate the cost of the project with any contractor. Many general contractors are willing to negotiate their prices and terms if they're competing for a job.Can you negotiate quotes from contractors? ›
A: Yes, you can negotiate with a contractor; the trick is doing it without making it feel like a negotiation. Anytime you're haggling over someone's work (versus a mass-produced product like a car or flat-screen television), look for a way to ask for a lower price without any suggestion of insult.What is the average markup for a general contractor? ›
So, what is a reasonable remodel contractor's markup? In remodel construction, the average gross profit margin is between 34% and 42%.How do you negotiate an hourly rate for a contractor? ›
- Determine your minimum acceptable rate. ...
- Know your industry. ...
- Know your value as a contractor. ...
- Where you live can affect your pay. ...
- Consider features and circumstances unique to each client. ...
- Get a range of hourly rates from potential clients. ...
- Start with a high rate. ...
- Leave room to negotiate.
Contractor markup includes all direct, indirect, fixed, or variable costs spent while on a job. It includes labor, administrative fees, transportation, overhead, and profit. This is how you'll calculate how much to charge for your work to earn a desired net profit.How do I not get ripped off by a contractor? ›
- Research the contractor before giving him or her money. ...
- Do not pay for the entire job upfront. ...
- Use a reputable person or company and check reviews. ...
- Ask for the contractor's license and insurance information. ...
- Don't be in a rush, even when the contractor is.
- Match Contractors to the Job.
- Make Deadlines Clear.
- Set Clear Expectations.
- Resolve Problems Quickly.
- Make Bookkeeping Simple.
- Pay on Time.
A contractor's estimate should include:
Itemized costs of materials. All labor costs. Costs of hiring any subcontractors. Estimated total before taxes and fees.
In summary, make sure to request an itemized contract for all construction projects. It will end up saving you a lot of time and headache in the long run. It also makes it easier to compare pricing and quotes between contractors when you are in the bidding process.What is the estimate rule? ›
When it comes to estimating in math, there is a general rule for you to follow. This general rule tells you to look at the digit to the right of the digit you want to estimate, and if it is less than 5 then you round down, and if it is greater than 5, you round up.What are the 4 most common budgeting methods? ›
The five most commonly used business #budgeting methods are the zero-based budget, incremental budget, activity-based budget, value proposition budget, and Flexible budget. each of these methods has its #advantages and #drawbacks, so it's important to choose the one that is best suited for your business.What is a sample sentence for budgeting? ›
No amount of budgeting can save that sort of money. And budgeting loans are all available to those who need them.What are the 4 general tips for budgeting? ›
- Don't ask how to budget money—ask why you want to budget. ...
- Distinguish between short-term savings goals and long-term saving goals. ...
- Track your spending to create a solid budget. ...
- Separate fixed expenses from variable expenses. ...
- Plan a monthly budget.
Better Alternative – If your BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement) far surpasses your need to negotiate, then don't negotiate. Having a superior BATNA that exceeds even the best possible outcome of any negotiation scenario, is simply a waste of time.
A simple rule of thumb would be to ask for a minimum of 7.65% more than if you were a W-2 employee. For example, if you would make $70,000 as a W-2 employee then as a 1099 employee ask for a minimum of $75,355 ($70,000 x 1.0765).How do you respond to a contractor quote? ›
Try a two-sentence note such as, "Thanks for your quote and taking the time to look at our project. We decided to go with a different bid." Yes, it can be that short and easy. In the end, it's important to find the best contractor for your remodel project and feel confident about what you're paying.How much is too much to negotiate? ›
Start with a figure that's no more than 10-20% above their initial offer. Remember, you're applying for entry level, and you shouldn't expect something on the higher range. Consider negotiating lower if 10-20% places you above the average.How do you negotiate a price politely? ›
- All I have in my budget is X.
- What would your cash price be?
- How far can you come down in price to meet me?
- What? or Wow.
- Is that the best you can do?
- Ill give you X if we can close the deal now.
- Ill agree to this price if you.
- Your competitor offers.
- Start with a draft. ...
- Break it down into smaller pieces. ...
- Keep your initial terms simple. ...
- Know your “why.” ...
- Prioritize your key objectives. ...
- Ask questions and understand your counterparty's motives. ...
- Come prepared with research.
Contractors appreciate hearing back from clients if they've submitted a bid but didn't get the job. Putting a quote together takes time, and many contractors consider potential projects when planning their schedules. The earlier you can tell them you're going with someone else, the better.Should you get multiple contractor quotes? ›
The best way is to get multiple estimates from different contractors. That way, you can compare their prices, their qualifications, and their proposed timelines side-by-side.How do you say no to a contractor quote? ›
As far as how to notify a contractor that he or she didn't get the job, a short handwritten letter, brief email or a quick phone call should suffice. Most contractors appreciate hearing why you didn't choose them, if you're comfortable providing that type of feedback.What is a good profit margin for a general contractor? ›
The ideal profit margin target is 8% to 15%. Profits do not always guarantee a higher salary for the contractor. The contractor's salary is included in the overhead expenses. Any profits made should be reinvested in the business.What is the rule of thumb for labor vs material? ›
The rule of two
Given that between 40% and 50% of the average construction project's cost goes towards labor, you could estimate the entire project's budget by determining either the expected labor cost or the expected material cost.
Net 10, Net 30, or Net 60 (found on the invoice) simply indicates that the contractor's payment is due 10, 30, or 60 days from the date of the invoice, respectively. Risks: This is the most common payment term for independent contractors, and there are few risks associated with it.Should you always negotiate hourly pay? ›
Should You Always Negotiate Salary? It's normal to ask for higher pay or more benefits before accepting a job offer. Most professionals agree that you should always negotiate salary when starting a new job. This is likely the easiest and most crucial time to talk about money.When should you negotiate hourly pay? ›
Asking too early about salary: The longer you wait, the more advantage you have over the salary negotiation process. The ideal time for talking about salary is when you're toward the end of the interview process when you've received a job offer.How do you negotiate fair wages? ›
- Become familiar with industry salary trends. ...
- Build your case. ...
- Tell the truth. ...
- Factor in perks and benefits. ...
- Practice your delivery. ...
- Know when to wrap it up. ...
- Get everything in writing. ...
- Stay positive.
The labor rate pricing is determined by adding the hourly rates of the employees who will be working on a single project. That number should then get multiplied by the labor burden and markup. Always round up to the next dollar in these scenarios. Using a nice, round number always makes it easier.What percentage profit do contractors get? ›
The average net profit margin for construction businesses ranges from just 3-7 percent, according to research from IBIS World. In order to make a profit, construction businesses need to account for all their costs — including labor, materials, and overhead.Why do contractors charge so much? ›
A good general contractor's value includes high-level service that is much more likely to give you a positive experience. Good service involves a lot of investment in hidden details. It is often more expensive because it requires high levels of other resources, like time and expertise as well as money.Why do contractors ask for budget? ›
Good Contractors Will Ask for Your Budget
This sets expectations and parameters from the very beginning. Alignment with your contractor on how much the project will cost and how it will look are both imperative to your satisfaction with the finished design.
You don't have to be afraid to ask about the budget. Keep in mind that the cost of the project is equally on the mind of your client, so by asking you can open the door to a conversation that both of you are curious about.How do you say no to a contractor estimate? ›
As far as how to notify a contractor that he or she didn't get the job, a short handwritten letter, brief email or a quick phone call should suffice. Most contractors appreciate hearing why you didn't choose them, if you're comfortable providing that type of feedback.
- At the beginning of the month, make a plan for how you will spend your money that month. Write what you think you will earn and spend.
- Write down what you spend. ...
- At the end of the month, see if you spent what you planned.
- Use the information to help you plan the next month's budget.
- Itemized costs of materials.
- All labor costs.
- Costs of hiring any subcontractors.
- Estimated total before taxes and fees.
- Taxes and fees.
- Profit and overhead.
Once work begins, the contractor must stick to the quote that they gave you. If they need to make changes in the work and/or price, contractors need to put this in writing and communicate it to you. Only after you accept the changes may they legally proceed.What if a client said I can not afford it? ›
Instead of pressuring them, step back and say something like, “Thank you for sharing how you feel. I understand how it feels to be interested in a product or service you really like but feel you can't afford it.” By showing empathy, you reduce the pressure off your customer and start to build trust.
For example, instead of saying: "Thanks anyway, your budget is too low." Instead, a sample email reply could be: "Thank you for the offer. I price myself based on the value of my work, and there isn't any wiggle room for lower rates at the moment.How do you say no to a client with a low budget? ›
- Return the message in the format it was received. ...
- Give the prospective client an answer as soon as possible. ...
- Thank the prospective client. ...
- Give a reason, but don't go into detail. ...
- Consider suggesting an alternative. ...
- Keep your responses professional.
When you gather estimates, you can always negotiate the cost of the project with any contractor. Many general contractors are willing to negotiate their prices and terms if they're competing for a job.Can you negotiate a contractor estimate? ›
A: Yes, you can negotiate with a contractor; the trick is doing it without making it feel like a negotiation. Anytime you're haggling over someone's work (versus a mass-produced product like a car or flat-screen television), look for a way to ask for a lower price without any suggestion of insult.How do you confront a contractor about poor work? ›
It's ideal to sit down with the owner/contractor in person and be prepared with specific quality issues you want to discuss. Also, make sure to be reasonable and tactful. Explain nicely and firmly that you are spending a lot of money on this renovation and you have certain expectations for the quality of the work.What is the 40 20 10 rule? ›
40% of your time should be devoted to your most important priority. 30% of your time should be devoted to your second priority. 20% of your time should be devoted to your third priority. 10% of your time should be devoted to everything else (urgent and obligatory tasks).
Key Takeaways. The rule states that you should spend up to 50% of your after-tax income on needs and obligations that you must-have or must-do. The remaining half should be split up between 20% savings and debt repayment and 30% to everything else that you might want.What is the 50 30 20 budget rule? ›
The 50-30-20 rule recommends putting 50% of your money toward needs, 30% toward wants, and 20% toward savings. The savings category also includes money you will need to realize your future goals.