Four Benefits of Epoxy Flooring

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Are you thinking about installing new floors in your home or business this year? A very popular option for many homeowners is epoxy floor coatings. When considering new flooring, affordability and durability are always high on all lists, so protecting them should be a priority. At C.E.T. Painting, our epoxy floor contractors near you can answer all your concerns and questions about this option. Here are some benefits that epoxy flooring can bring to your house or business… Durability If you need durable and dependable flooring, epoxy coating over concrete offers an amazing value. Since its base is a resin and hardener, it makes this option one of the strongest flooring choices you can have. When compared to wood and marble, epoxy coating over concrete is much, much stronger. Also, its high resistance to water, impact, scratching, and heat makes it stand alone in the flooring world. Because of its durability, epoxy flooring is a great option for utility rooms, garages, and basements. For commercial use, they are ideal for gyms, warehouses, shipping docks/areas, airplane hangars, and much more. Eco-friendly A big benefit of epoxy flooring is that it is eco-friendly. This is because these coatings do not have any VOCS and are completely non-toxic – a big plus for families and homeowners.  When installed properly by an epoxy floor contractor near you, you can improve visibility in any room due to the gloss and reflections of this type of flooring option. Safe Epoxy flooring can also be a great non-slip option for those looking to protect their family and children from potential slips and accidents. You can always speak to our C.E.T. Painting team to learn about your install and epoxy options. Versatility Epoxy flooring can also offer some customization and flexibility when it comes to looks. You can choose between different colors, potential textures, designs (depending on the product), and even safety qualities. So, no matter the area, you can find a match that will suit your needs and preference. Hire Epoxy Floor Contractors from C.E.T. Painting At C.E.T. Painting, we’re proud to offer epoxy floor coating solutions to Westchester County. For commercial buildings or garage floors, epoxy installation can survive years of wear and tear. Our epoxy contractors and C.E.T. team have over 20 years of industry experience. Whether for your home or business, we can help you get the best epoxy concrete coating and flooring solution. Contact us for a free consultation about our services and get started on your next project now!

CABINET REFINISHING IN SCARSDALE – FROM TRADITIONAL TO MODERN

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C.E.T. Painting is excited to share with you a recently completed cabinet refinishing project in Scarsdale, New York.  The before, in-process, and after pictures below should give an indication of the comprehensive nature of the job and the modern aesthetic injected into this home.     To begin, this was already a beautiful, spacious kitchen with an island, stone countertops, stainless appliances, and a panel ready refrigerator integrated with contrasting, vented green cabinetry.     The cabinetry by the window had glass cabinet doors..     To prepare the area for painting, the cabinet doors were removed.  Other areas in the kitchen not being painted, such as the floors and pendant lighting, were covered in plastic.  Painting tape was applied around the high hats in the ceiling.     The sanding and painting done to the cabinets was meticulous.  The tile backsplash replacement was a separate project.  Here are some additional angles of our work-in-progress.     Our standard sanitary protocols include wearing booties over our shoes, placing drop cloths on all walking paths, and removing sanding dust to prevent spreading to other areas in your home.   In addition to the cabinet refinishing, we performed residential interior painting of walls and ceilings in the kitchen and leading to the kitchen.  After one week of work, voila – the transformation!   By keeping the hardware and refinishing instead of replacing the cabinetry, we were able to affect a completely new look in a compressed time for a reasonable budget.  We stripped and sanded the hardwood cabinet boxes, drawers, and doors down to its original, unvarnished state.  We then applied the base and topcoats of the new finish.  In between refinishing or replacing, there is a third option – refacing.  Refacing ends up being more costly than refinishing as only the cabinet boxes are kept, but doors, hardware and possibly drawers are replaced.  However, keeping the cabinets saves on costs and time since construction cost is essentially eliminated and the replacement doors can be reattached with simpler screwdriving.   The total budget for this project was less than five figures – at most 20% of what a completely new installation would have cost.  The installation time of one week compares favorably to the typical two-week installation time for tearing out and fitting new cabinets.  Of course, with custom cabinets, the lead time for ordering and measurement could stretch out additional weeks, if not months.     The owner was putting the home on the market and wanted a faster sales cycle.    This refresh injected a modern look, critical to many of today’s homebuyers.  In spring 2020, the median home on the market in the Scarsdale, NY 10583 zip code is listed at about $1.7 million.  Due to its top-rated K-12 Scarsdale Union Free School District as well as its sub one-hour commute time to Grand Central Station via Metro North Railroad, the Village is a coveted location in Westchester County, NY.  Knowing how demanding buyers and homeowners are, C.E.T. Painting delivers… Read more »

C.E.T. Painting Is Here During COVID-19

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At C.E.T. Painting, we understand that our neighbors, clients, and community are currently adapting to new norms and ways of life during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our team wants you to know that we take safety extremely seriously, and in the event, you were planning a remodeling project, we’re happy to inform you we can still make that happen! At C.E.T. Painting, we’re taking some innovative steps during these times to ensure we can deliver our services to you and your loved ones. Virtual Consultations & Services We are currently offering virtual presentations and consultations. The way it works is that once you contact us, our team will take pictures of the exterior of your home (you can also send us pictures of the interior if needed). Our C.E.T. Painting team will then connect with you via a virtual online meeting, and using split-screen technology, we can discuss your project and also give you examples of our previous work and what might suit your home’s needs. Once we have the estimates, we will then offer you a complete project proposal with pricing options, and the products and materials we will be utilizing. Additional Safety Precautions As mentioned, at C.E.T. Painting, we take safety and cleanliness extremely seriously, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. To give you peace of mind, here are some of the ways we are implementing even stricter safety measures within our team. Any team members who fall ill or have a cough, fever, sore throat, or have any other flu-like symptoms are being asked to stay home. We are providing all our teams and workers with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If they have access to a washroom, they have been instructed to wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. Exterior projects will have their own portable toilet on site – there will be no need for them to go inside your home. All surfaces and touchpoints will be frequently cleaned and disinfected. We are encouraging all our team to utilize gloves when working on site. All workers at C.E.T. Painting are being urged to stay away from large crowds and any individuals that are sick or showing symptoms. C.E.T. Painting To learn more about our interior and exterior painting, siding installation, and remodeling services, please contact our team today by calling (914) 615-1415.

WHAT SHOULD YOU CARRY IN YOUR EMERGENCY WINTER CAR KIT?

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We should all be cautious when traveling during extreme winter weather. Snow-covered roads, bitter cold, and reduced visibility are some of the conditions that make driving dangerous and difficult during the cold seasons. Winter also increases the risks of drivers getting stuck in their cars. As such, it’s prudent to carry along a well-stocked emergency winter car kit in case of roadside emergencies. Cautious drivers know that during the winter season, preparing for the worst while hoping for the best is the wisest thing they can do.   Cold affects rubber, metal, and other car materials. It thickens car lubricants and reduces their battery by at least 50%. Winter emergency kits come in handy when waiting for assistance. They make us more comfortable and safer during the harsh winter season, especially if there is a roadside breakdown in a deserted or a less busy highway. So, what are the must-have items in our emergency winter car kits? Let’s find out.   Some Emergency winter car kit items typically include:   Candle-Powered Heater Keeping your car running when it has broken down or stuck during the winter season to keep warm can be extremely dicey. Even though you might have a full tank, you’ll eventually run out of fuel, which you’ll need when help arrives or when the weather clears up. Ice and snow tend to block engines’ exhaust leading to deadly carbon monoxide levels in cars’ cabins. A simple candle-powered heater help us stay warm without exposing us to dangerous carbon monoxide levels. All you need is a lighter, a candle, and a metal can, and you are good to go.   A Foldable Shovel Shovels are essential tools, especially when we need to dig out compacted snow around the wheels or from under our vehicles. Besides, using our hands, even when we have gloves on, is putting our health at risk, which is the last thing we want. And let’s be honest, it really hurts.   Safety Absorbent/Cat Litter/Sand When our cars are stuck on ice, a bag of safety absorbent help our vehicles regain traction. Even though sand and cat litter also work, floor sweep absorbent works best. (You can find it in an auto parts store. They are sprinkled on garage floors immediately before sweeping to absorb grease and oil.)   First Aid Kit The rule of the thumb before driving off, whether it’s winter or not, is to have a first aid kit in your car. Besides having the usual bandages, disinfectants, and a pair of scissors make sure that your first aid kit has spare medications that you might need. In case you take any medication, ensure that you are always alert while waiting for help.   Jumper Cables Never count on other motorists to assist you with their jumper cables-carry your own. Not only are they cheap, but they also make a big difference between paying a tow truck to jumpstart your car and using the help of a kind motorist. Make sure that… Read more »

WHY WE LOOK FOR REVIEWS BEFORE WE BUY…

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  In the modern world, customers and clients can share their experiences with a business, product or brand in a few clicks. Reviews bridge the gap between viral forms of feedback and the traditional word of mouth. Consumers read reviews to influence their buying decisions. Any business that fails to appreciate reviews as part of the buying process will fall behind in the digital age. These days, you’ll not only find reviews on e-commerce sites; they are all over the internet. Consumer decisions are often prompted by positive reviews on forums, blogs and social media platforms. Yelp and TripAdvisor are sites dedicated to customers leaving reviews. These sources allow clients to give their opinions on services and products without bias. Why are reviews so crucial? How can firms use them to their advantage? Below are things you need to know about reviews.   The Importance of Reviews: Why do they Matter? Honest Client Feedback Reviews are essential to any business, regardless of whether they are positive or negative. People trust online reviews that help them with their evaluation of alternatives. Reading online reviews richly details experiences beyond “I like their services” or “this product is awesome”. They go a step further and this is especially crucial for local businesses that might be less well known. Businesses should use this low-cost research to prioritize focus, evaluate promotions, products’ pros and cons, and any needed modifications.   Customer Reviews Determine Buying Decisions An online survey conducted in 2017 showed that over 95% of customers referred to online reviews before making buying decisions. Reviews influence the purchasing decision especially when consumers do not have the benefit of a personal recommendation. Product reviews significantly impact business sales because customers look to avoid post purchase regret. Although they are strangers, clients like relating to different reviewers. If the reviews are accurate and reliable, they’ll lead to increased sales.   Increase Visibility and Improve Search Engine Rankings Customer reviews are crucial in search engine algorithms because they show that you are running a reliable and legitimate business. More positive client reviews improve your business’s site search engine ranking. When product feedback is shared on social media platforms, readers are inclined to visit your site. In turn, this increases your visibility as well as your brand awareness.   Reviews Improve Customer Service When it comes to customer satisfaction, every business strives to please its clients. Even negative reviews help businesses figure out what their clients want through the feedback loop. Through such information, firms can quickly and efficiently resolve customer service issues. When companies focus on their shortcomings, they create more positive experiences for their clients. This in turn makes clients come back for more products and services. Customer loyalty is established through reviews.   Reviews Generate More Reviews Reviews give loyal clients marketing power. Businesses that have online reviews encourage other consumers to leave honest feedback. Several reviews are enough for encouraging other consumers to submit their opinion about your products and services. At C.E.T. Painting,… Read more »

WHY CHOOSE TO PAINT A STATEMENT FRONT DOOR?

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Best foot forward, curb appeal, first impressions: Statement front doors do the trick when it comes to your home’s appearance. Your entry door is among the most important focal points of your home. When guests come to your house, it’s the second thing they will notice after taking a glance at your front yard. In addition to serving as welcoming beacons to greet guests, front doors also make statements about the people who live in the house or your home’s personality. For this reason, they should never be undermined or an afterthought. Your front doors also serve as landmarks; they always come in handy when giving directions (hello, folks with blue doors!) It is easy to make a statement with front doors because they give endless excellent options to the message you want to send. Front doors also give homeowners more freedom to be wilder with colors. They are perfect for expressing your inner craving of color. Most people choose different colors for their entry; they pick the ones that they would not choose for the interior paint.  If you use an interior designer, you may still be advised to coordinate or contrast certain wall colors  with your panel door – especially if those walls are visible from outside. If you are doing some renovations to your home with the hope of improving your home’s value or adding curb appeal, I suggest that you start with your front door. Creating an inviting entrance by remodeling or by painting your front door is among the most budget-friendly and the most impactful changes you can make to your home. So, what is the rule of thumb when it comes to painting a statement front door? Let’s find out. Why Paint Colors Matter: Colors to Avoid and Colors to Choose Regardless of whether you want to create a grand entrance to your home or if you want to sell your home, you should know that choosing paint colors should be done thoughtfully.  If you are looking at a color wheel, you could begin with your favorite color.  Then choose opposing colors or neutral colors to round out the palette . Colors tend to inspire or evoke emotions when looked at. They can pique your interest or creativity, make you feel energized, happy, or relaxed. Your door color may also look inviting, elegant, or just plain weird. Many people either paint their front doors in contrasting, bold, or bright colors or they choose a color that complements or matches the color scheme of their house’s exterior. All of these approaches are right. They reflect your personality or your style, and they also shape expectations of what guests think of your home’s interior. However, it is essential to take into account your home’s current color palette before making your decision. To make things easier, you can always make use of a swatch board and observe how different colors look with your front door during different times of the day. The following are connotations given by… Read more »

Transform Your Home with these Exterior Painting Tips from Our Contractors

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The exterior of your home says everything about your design preferences and is the outside world’s glimpse into your style. Are you thinking about upgrading the look of your home this summer? Let’s review a few exterior painting tips from our contractors, as we help you transform your property. Our Contractors’ Tips for Painting the Exterior of Your Home Combine white with aquamarine A common trend this year is to blend white with aquamarine to grab the attention of onlookers. For example, you can paint your siding white while adding aquamarine shutters. Then, to finish off the exterior painting work, you can add a splash of tangerine to your door for eye-catching appeal. Blend stormy grey with bright reds Grey can be customized for any home and comes in a range of hues. You might use stormy grey as the dominant color of your siding. You can paint your eaves trough, doors, and window frames with bright paprika red to outline the design. Contrast yellow and black The bright appeal of yellow paint contrasts effectively with black tones to provide classical appeal. For example, you might harness buttercream yellow walls for the exterior of the home, and then offset the brightness with a black shingled roof. Tips for Selecting Exterior Paints Our exterior painting contractors can help you maximize the look of your home. We recommend the following steps for choosing exterior paints: Highlight architectural details Ensure the focus is on those small architectural touches of which you’re most proud. For example, you can highlight brown shingles with warmer tones across the exterior. Review the neighborhood The best exterior designs blend with their environment. Check the other homes in your neighborhood before finalizing your exterior work. Analyze local trends You can extend your search across the region to see which trends others are using. This approach is usually the best way to get an idea of what you want and to see how it might look. Focus on lighter and darker variations If the dominant color on the exterior of your home is darker, use lighter accents to complete the design work. Do the opposite if you’re working with a lighter dominant color. C.E.T. Painting Ready to begin working with a trusted exterior painting contractor? Contact our team at C.E.T. Painting today. We’re the local experts for compelling paintwork and exceptional value.