By Christy Heitger-Ewing & Susan Kay

Are you thinking about refreshing your garage floor, and the rest of your concrete needs a little TLC? With summer on the horizon, your timing couldn’t be better.

“With the popularity of outdoor living spaces, in the warmer months we tend to get more customer requests to do several projects at once,” says Nick Knight, co-owner of Indy Floor Coating. “There’s definitely an increased demand to refresh and restore aging porches, patios, and walkways.”

He notes a recent job involved a garage, front porch and sidewalk, and back patio at one local residence. “It’s a great way for the homeowner to address all of their cracked, stained and unattractive concrete at one time,” Knight says.

It’s no surprise the same industrial-grade coatings that customers love in the garage are ideal for exterior use as well. The hybrid epoxy polymers have an exceptional ability to restore and protect a concrete surface. Decorative flake systems are available in many natural stone colors – perfect for outdoors. And, like a garage installation, a high-grade abrasion and UV-resistant polyaspartic topcoat is used for superior durability and sun fade protection.

And it’s not just older homes. The Fishers-based business has seen an uptick in requests from homeowners with new construction wanting to enhance their surfaces as well.

“If a porch or patio is not as aesthetically pleasing as a homeowner had hoped, or if the concrete has flaws, coating it is a great way to renovate the space at a fraction of the cost of pouring new concrete,” Knight says.

Once it’s installed, the easy-to-clean surface requires little to no maintenance.

Locally owned and operated since 2008, Indy Floor Coating specializes in concrete coatings for residential, commercial, and light industrial use. For more information, call 317-430-0851 or visit them online at