Q: What services do you provide?
A: Please refer to our "Services Page."
Q: What makes any of the services you offer better than other flooring choices?
A: Please review our "Services Page." It lists the benefits of our systems.
Q: When do we let our builder know that we are going to use stained concrete, an epoxy, polished concrete, etc. as our flooring choice?
A: Preferably before the foundation is poured. Our "builders' instructions" can help you, your builder and subcontractors avoid common mistakes.
Q: When does Sub Q Artistic Concrete arrive?
A: If you are "scoring your entire slab" (saw cutting a pattern in them), we arrive a few days after the foundation is poured and before framing begins. That way the scoring pattern can go "under" the walls. (However, if you are scoring only a few rooms, it makes sense to wait to score the slab just before staining it.)
We typically perform our processes right before the base trim goes up. We want to be at the very end of the project. This insures that no other trades will neglect and damage the floor.
Q: How do you "score" the floors?
A: Floors are saw cut with a diamond blade 1/8"wide and deep. We typically recommend a 30"x30", 36"x36" or 48"x 48" square grid on a diagonal. We are happy to suggest other designs or to follow your architect's drawings.
Q: What about borders?
A: Borders are optional (if we score before framing). They are required if scoring begins after the framing is completed or on patios. (Unless, of course, no scoring is desired.) Borders be stained a second color, if desired. (Adding a second-color border to a dining room or entry can add drama and definition.)
Q: What do you charge for your services?
A: Cost per square foot depends on total square footage, scoring pattern, and how far we must travel to the job site. Our fees decrease as the square footage increases. (i.e., price breaks at 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000/sq.ft.). We provide a written proposal, based on your specifications, on site, the day of your estimate or within a day or two.
Q: How do your flooring options compare to Tile, Wood Flooring or Carpet?
A: Please review our "Lifetime Cost Chart."
Q: Which rooms would be the best for any of your applications?
A: Exterior Concrete, Garages and Basements have been the most popular for years…but more and more residential clients are having our systems installed on the Main Floor as well! In addition to price savings and greater energy efficiency, you will add to the flow of the house. When porches are included, staining extends the indoors out ... giving the perception of a much larger house.
Q: What do you need to know in order to give us a quote on our job?
A: Just call our Office number and we would be happy to set up a no pressure estimate.
Q: Do you work on older floors or floors that were not protected during construction?
A: Yes! We work on older concrete floors as well as new pours. If the concrete is in really bad shape, then an overlay is a great option to bring the surface back to a "Brand New" state.
Q: What are the color choices?
A: When it comes to colors, your imagination is the limit. Even with our color charts (found on this site), tones will vary according to concrete composition, finish and conditions during which the concrete was poured. Many times we mix multiple colors together or spray them at different times to create individual looks. The sheen also varies depending on the concrete's porosity, the trowel finish, and the sealer/wax finish.
Q: How do I care for my floors after I move in? Can I remove scratches?
A: Visit our Care Sheet page for tips.
Q: Do you have a showroom?
A: We currently do not have a showroom, but we do have a vast list of both residential and commercial references. In addition, if you contact us to let us know where you are building, we may be able to arrange appointments to see homes we have stained nearby.
Q: How do I know what the stains will look like on my floor?
A: We typically provide approval samples in an area that will be concealed later by cabinets, a tub or a fireplace. Since we do not use paints or pigments, samples are the best way to determine what the stains will look like on your concrete. Because the stain adapts to the unique composition of your concrete, no two floors are identical.
Levi Knox & Johnny Nava
307 N High Dr
Raymore, MO 64083-9129
(913) 735-6005 KS Phone
(816) 600-7950 MO Phone
(816) 331-3189 FAX