General Knowledge Training Classes
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Learn The Basics of Decorative Concrete Flooring Jobs
Concrete Surface Preparation
Surface preparation and floor grinding are crucial for decorative concrete projects, ensuring a smooth and durable finish.
Gain hands-on experience with floor grinding equipment and discover the benefits of improved adhesion, enhanced durability, and smoother surfaces for overlays.
By grinding cement surfaces, you can:
- Remove old coatings and adhesives
- Smooth out rough patches and imperfections
- Create a uniform surface for the application of your decorative finish
Grinding also helps to open up the pores of the concrete, which allows any applied treatments to penetrate deeper and create a more durable and longer-lasting finish.
Base Coats & Coat Rolling
During this comprehensive class, you will learn how to expertly apply base coats, an important step in achieving an appealing and resilient finished product. We’ll guide you through the process, ensuring you gain practical hands-on experience in rolling out base coats.
Join us to elevate your skills and master the art of base coat application for stunning and durable decorative concrete surfaces.
Why apply a base coat?
- Enhanced Durability
- Surface Protection
- Improved Adhesion
- Uniform Substrate
- Facilitates Design and Color Enhancement
- Reduced Porosity
- Easier Surface Preparation
- Professional Finish
- Long-Term Cost Savings
Flake Flooring Systems
You’ll learn how to create stunning and durable epoxy flake floors in this class. You’ll gain valuable insights into flake selection, mixing ratios, and application techniques to achieve the desired look and texture for your project.
Throughout the 2-day training, you’ll have ample opportunities to practice your flake-throwing skills under the guidance of our experienced professionals. You’ll learn how to control the spread of flakes, create consistent coverage, and achieve the desired flake density for your specific flooring project.
Metallic Epoxy Floors
This hands-on class takes you through the process of mixing your own epoxy pigments and applying them to create unique and appealing floor designs. As a participant, you’ll get the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, practice your craft, and gain valuable experience in a supportive and engaging environment.
Benefits of Metallic Epoxy Floors:
- High-End Aesthetic: Add a touch of luxury & sophistication to any environment, creating a visually striking & captivating focal point.
- Durable and Long-Lasting: Exceptional durability, resisting wear, tear, and chemical spills for a long-lasting, low-maintenance surface.
- Easy to Clean and Maintain: Easy to maintain, with minimal cleaning and upkeep, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.
- Environmentally Friendly: Eco-friendly, utilizing low VOC (volatile organic compound) products to minimize environmental impact.
Custom Overlays & Cement Designs
If you’re in the flooring business, you’ve probably heard of epoxy overlays. They’re a fantastic way to enhance concrete floors with color, texture, durability, and unique designs. But if you’re new to epoxy, it may seem like a daunting task. That’s where EZ comes in.
We’ll guide you in creating stunning epoxy overlays for decorative concrete floors. This hands-on experience lets you learn and practice in a real-world setting, ensuring you gain the knowledge and skills for high-quality custom work.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore various techniques and designs, ultimately enabling you to create unique, eye-catching surfaces.
Custom overlays allow you to design unique visual elements, such as:
- Rustic woodplanks
- And more
Topcoat Protection Application
Learn how to apply protective topcoats for your decorative concrete floor projects. This hands-on training will teach you the proper techniques for using a roller brush to achieve an amazing finish.
Benefits of topcoats protection include:
- Increased durability & scratch resistance
- Enhanced color vibrancy & gloss
- Easier maintenance
- Protection against stains & chemicals
- Provides an extra layer of protection against wear & tear
- Increases the lifespan of the floor
- Smooth, easy-to-clean surface
- Resistance against moisture, stains & damage from UV rays
Floor Finishing & Polishing
Finish off your concrete flooring projects and make them look amazing with a shiny polish! Learn the art of achieving a flawless high-gloss finish with our top-of-the-line equipment. Let us guide you through the process, ensuring impeccable results every time.
We have the expertise to answer any questions you may have about using our products and equipment. On top of that, we also provide free 24/7 over the phone support to answer any of your questions after the class has ended.
Make an Average of $3,000 per Job!
Learn how you can start or grow your own profitable decorative concrete flooring business with EZ.
Within this training, participants will learn to accurately assess project requirements, calculate material quantities, and develop precise cost estimates.
Key highlights of estimating jobs include:
- Measuring and calculating square footage
- Material quantity calculation
- Project assessment
- Labor rates
- Bidding strategies
- Overhead and profit
Start or Grow Your Decorative Flooring Business
Interactive Hands-On Training
Our general knowledge training program provides hands-on learning and experience in concrete surface preparation, mixing epoxy, pouring, finishing, and polishing. Be ready to work with products and equipment.
Structured Step-by-Step Process
Our extensive training class will help you learn how to use our products quickly and easily. Our program is designed to take you from novice to expert in no time! Plus, you’ll have access to support
State-of-the-Art Training Facility
We are equipped with the latest technology to ensure a comprehensive learning experience. You will learn about the installation of different types of decorative concrete flooring, including epoxy flake broadcasts, stamping, overlays, and more.
Meet the class instructor //
Andrew has been in the concrete supply industry for a long time, and he knows what it takes to get a job done right. With experience in everything from grinding surfaces to installing custom-designed epoxy floors, Andrew is an expert in his field.
Get the best training from the most knowledgeable person in the decorative concrete flooring industry – join a class today!
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CEO of EZ Concrete Supply Chicago
General Knowledge Epoxy Classes are Held Every Month
Experience the ultimate general knowledge training event for creating beautiful decorative concrete floors! Join our monthly 2-day in-person workshop, where you’ll become an expert in the art of installing exquisite decorative floors.
This class also delves into the business aspects while also exploring advanced techniques for achieving awe-inspiring results using a variety of top-notch products from EZ Concrete Supply Chicago.
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Learn Basic Concrete Overlays to Advanced Metallic Epoxy Techniques
- Concrete overlay techniques
- Ghost layers
- Patch repair
- Concrete sealers
- Concrete surface preparation
- Concrete repair
- Metallic techniques and tricks
- 1-Day flake systems
- Resurface damaged concrete
- Stamps & stencils
- Application techniques
- Patch Materials
- Floor grinding
- Concrete grinding & polishing
- Epoxy coatings
- Self-leveling underlayments
- Moisture mitigation systems
- Mixing & pumping equipment
- Floor maintenance
With our expert guidance, you’ll be able to nail your next concrete project!
We cover many tips and techniques in our classes that will ensure a successful installation of decorative floors — and we go into some advanced features as well!
Structured Step-by-Step Process
After training, you’ll be able to close more deals, charge higher prices, and maximize your time with our top-rated coaching used by the pros.
We will teach you how it’s done properly, so you can achieve the same levels of success as other class graduates.
You’ll receive the EZ Concrete packet full of valuable information including free color charts, exclusive EZ price lists, and more. We’ll provide all the materials needed for training and you’ll also receive training class discounts on specific products.
In addition, we provide free coffee, donuts, and lunch catering for both days!
With years of experience, our monthly 2-day training sessions are the perfect way to master your craft and launch a profitable concrete business. Come ready and dressed to work and start building your dream today!
Get trained in person by the EZ Concrete Chicago Crew in 4-hour training sessions.
Learn how to use Elasti-Deck systems, prep concrete floors, apply epoxy coatings, and use polishing equipment.
Hands-on with metallic epoxy, glitter epoxy, cementitious coatings, concrete sealers, and equipment.
Frequent Q&A sessions to clarify and address questions that anyone has.
Learn about lead generation, sales & marketing fundamentals, and practical installation instructions.
Unlimited access & support from the EZ sales and tech crew. We’re here to help you succeed!
Is This Intensive Training RIGHT for You?
New Business Start-Up Training
Are you a beginner who wants to learn all the key skills needed to start a successful floor coating business? Do you want training on topics such as preparation, installation, sales objections, and hiring a team?
We’ll show you every step of setting up and running your business in order to make it profitable from day one.
You’ll be able to hit the ground running with our training that walks through everything from creating powerful estimates and invoices to reliable marketing strategies that convert leads into paying customers.
Small-Businesses Crew Training
Looking to expand your small crew and go big? Our training provides the knowledge you need to move up and take your operations to the next level!
This training was designed with small businesses in mind – a way for our partners/installers to double their floor coating business and scale exponentially!
You’ll gain deeper insight into all aspects of decorative concrete including technique refinements, product selection tips, marketing tips, and more.
Plus, you’ll get direct support from our training team as your business grows.
Medium-Size Company Training
Do you run a mid-sized company with 10 to 30 employees and do the bulk of the sales yourself? If you want to scale up and close bigger leads, our training in decorative concrete can help you succeed.
With our training, you and your team members will learn how to delegate more effectively and close bigger leads while still providing high-quality services with great customer satisfaction.
We’ll also show you how to create powerful estimates and invoices and market your services effectively in order to attract higher paying customers.
Who This Business Training is For...
Serious individuals, contractors, and entrepreneurs who want to be successful in the decorative concrete industry should take our training classes.
Our mission is to help build successful concrete businesses that last. We want to provide the best resources and support needed for contractors to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
The training is for those who are HUNGRY for success and want to achieve their goals.
Our sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Space is LIMITED and our classes can fill up fast!
2-Day Training Overview
Ready to jump in? Take a look at our training program overview and register today! We look forward to helping you reach new heights with decorative concrete floor training.
- 9:00 – 9:15 am // Introduction to the team — coffee & doughnuts provided
- 9:15 – 9:30 am // EZ Concrete packet explained
- 9:30 – 11:00 am // Equipment overview & hands-on training
- 11:00 – 12:00 pm // Base coats & hands-on base coat rolling
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm // Lunch — catering provided
- 1:00 – 3:00 pm // Flake flooring systems & hands-on flake throwing
- 3:00 – 5:00 pm // Metallic epoxy hands-on training
- 9:00 – 9:30 am // Review day — coffee & doughnuts provided
- 9:30 – 10:30 am // Estimating & business success
- 10:30 – 12:00 pm // Topcoats & hands-on topcoat laying
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm // Lunch — catering provided
- 1:00 – 3:30 pm // Cement overlays & hands-on custom styles
- 3:30 – 4:45 pm // Hands-on floor finishing & polishing
- 4:45 – 5:00 pm // Certificate presentation & group photo
We don’t just teach theory – we provide hands-on training that is tailored to your specific needs and teaches you the real-world skills necessary for success in decorative concrete. We’ll show you how to use our proven strategies to win more projects and build a profitable business.
With our training, you will be able to make more money faster, improve customer satisfaction, increase project efficiency, attract quality employees, set up a rock solid operations, and maintenance plan and acquire profitable quotes – all while growing a successful floor coating business that generates repeat customers who become raving fans of your services.
We invite you to see why this certified training is the BEST CHOICE for anyone wanting to get into the decorative concrete business! Get started right away by signing up today. See the difference training can make in your business!