Concrete Coatings Contractor: Why Creative Maintenance Solutions is Leading the Way
September 28, 2021


CMS has been the leading concrete coatings contractor throughout Milwaukee and the entire southeastern Wisconsin area for more than thirty years.
Concrete Coatings Contractor: Why Creative Maintenance Solutions is Leading the Way

Learn more about this Wisconsin-based company with a nationwide reputation for top-quality concrete safety and flooring solutions.

Creative Maintence Solutions, Inc (CMS) has been the leading concrete coatings contractor throughout Milwaukee and the entire southeastern Wisconsin area for more than thirty years.

While we’ve established unsurpassed local recognition, we’ve continued to expand our name nationwide. Creative Maintenance Solutions offers various concrete flooring solutions, including epoxy floor coatings, urethane cement flooring, polished concrete, surface preparation, concrete sealers, and decorative Concrete. At CMS, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality concrete flooring products and customer service. Please keep reading to learn more about our services and how to make sure you’re hiring the best concrete coatings contractor!

About Concrete Coatings Contractor, CMS

Started in 1989, Creative Maintenance Solutions quickly became a premier concrete coatings contractor. With an emphasis on providing top-quality concrete flooring solutions, the safety of our team and yours, and perfecting the concrete flooring application process, we quickly made a name for ourselves nationwide. Our versatility in environments and troubleshooting flooring problems based on your specific budget and time constraints launched our company from a residential concrete coatings contractor to maintaining a roster of Fortune 500 companies - and everything in between. 

We want to share more than just our story with you. Our concrete coating installers graciously educate our clients on product information, the installation process, and how to prep for the project. We give you a comprehensive outline of your project from start to finish. We happily share why we recommend the flooring or products and encourage you to ask questions until you fully understand and can make the best decisions for your flooring job.

Creative Maintenance Solutions employs a team of concrete coating contractors that have mastered the art of concrete flooring coverings. They pay attention to every detail from proper surface preparation straight through to completion. The result is an efficient, creative floor installed by a master craftsman. 

What Does a Concrete Coatings Contractor Do?

As the leading concrete coatings contractor, you can imagine just how important our reputation is to us. To continue to provide 100% customer satisfaction, our crews must constantly expand their knowledge. Our staff stays up-to-date on the newest products, procedures, and concrete application processes by encouraging continued education. Our services include:

Epoxy Floor Coatings

Epoxy floor coatings are arguably the most sturdy and durable concrete flooring solutions for many environments, from industrial to commercial and residential to institutional. Depending on your needs, a concrete coatings contractor applies a light, medium, or heavy-duty floor covering to provide an aesthetically pleasing, functional surface. Epoxy flooring is recommended for areas that require extra safety too. Additional safety benefits of epoxy floor coatings include slip resistance, water resistance, stain resistance, and fire and heat resistance. Epoxy floor coatings also increase visibility. It causes the surface to reflect light to illuminate an entire room, making it safer in offices and warehouses alike.

Creative Maintenance Solutions specializes in Vinyl Flake Epoxy Flooring, Self-Leveling Epoxy Flooring, Epoxy Mortar Flooring, and Decorative Quartz Epoxy Flooring.

Urethane Cement Flooring

These thermal shock and high-impact resistant cement floor coverings are often used in commercial kitchens, walk-in coolers, freezers, food processing areas, and dishwashing spaces. The experienced concrete coatings contractors at Creative Maintenance Solutions install these seamless floors on Concrete and other cementitious substrates, making them easy to clean and maintain.

Polished Concrete

Because it is intended to endure for an extended period of time, it is critical that you get it correctly the first time. Here are a few of the things to consider while comparing various epoxy flooring alternatives.

Consider the place of installation

In comparison to epoxy flooring installed in a mechanic shop, the epoxy flooring you want to put in a lobby of an office building will be different.

A metallic finish may be preferable in areas where there will be a lot of foot activity. Alternatively, it's a good choice if you want to create a sleek, polished appearance, such as the entryway to a building.

A simple and best epoxy floor coating may be appropriate when utility is more important than aesthetics, such as a warehouse.

We put forth safe, environmentally-friendly polished concrete solutions. These gleaming floors come in a variety of finish levels ranging from low to high gloss. Achieving immaculately polished concrete consists of using specialized diamond grinding equipment that Creative Maintenance Solutions owns and operates. Our concrete coatings contractors expertly maneuver the equipment’s diamond-permeated disks to grind concrete surfaces until the desired degree of shine and smoothness appears. Polished concrete floor finishes include an infinite amount of design options, such as color, aggregate exposure, and patterns.

Surface Preparation

As with any project, we know that proper preparation makes or breaks the final product. Our concrete coating contractors use tried and true techniques to remove existing surface coatings to ensure your Concrete withstands the new epoxy flooring system. This time-consuming task is an essential part of the application process. It involves removing the top layers and adhesives through shot blasting or diamond grinding. We have this process down to a science to create a clean, prepped area with the right amount of grooves left behind. These abrasions provide the optimal spot for new coverings to grab and interlock with, giving your floor the strongest bond.

Concrete Sealers

Concrete sealers protect your Concrete from water damage and stains caused by leaks and chemical spills. While Concrete is a highly durable building material, it is also just as porous. The compound is quite vulnerable to liquid exposure. Over time, this exposure leads to aesthetic deformities and structural problems. With the proper application of a concrete sealer, an impassible barrier is created. This barrier shields Concrete from exposure, corrosion, surface damage, freeze-thaw damage, and stains.

Decorative Concrete

At Concrete Maintenance Solutions, we convert plain Concrete into an artful masterpiece through the application of decorative quartz, acid stain, dye, salt, and pepper aggregate, exposed aggregate, and more. To the untrained eye, Concrete looks dull and ordinary. But in actuality, Concrete is a highly versatile construction material. Decorative concrete options allow you to revamp any concrete floor without the cost of replacing the entire substrate.

Industries We Serve as a Concrete Coatings Contractor


Creative Maintenance Solutions, Inc. offers concrete epoxy flooring solutions for commercial environments, including walkways and hallways, commercial kitchens and restaurants, hotels, retail stores, lobbies, stadiums, locker rooms, museums, etc. showrooms, corporate offices, and greenhouses.


That’s right. Most people don’t consider the variety of concrete work needed in their homes. At CMS, we provide residential concrete services including, but not limited to, garage flooring, basements, patios, pool decks, sidewalks, and dog kennels.


We understand that industrial facilities require very site-specific flooring solutions to stay up to code and keep their staff and visitors safe. This is why we pay special attention to be sure you select the best possible flooring solution for your business needs. CMS specializes in industrial settings like airports, aircraft hangars, and other facilities, municipalities, industrial kitchens, production floors and warehouses, and manufacturing and food processing plants.


The professional, knowledgeable floor coating specialists have decades of experience in institutional settings, including cafeterias, schools, prisons, and other detention centers, laboratories and clean rooms, hospitals and clinics, veterinary clinics and zoos, control rooms, dog kennels and daycares, fire stations, restrooms, and shower facilities. We know the importance of finding and installing a floor coating solution that supports your business functions, whether that means beautifying the floor’s general appearance or meeting sanitation and safety requirements.

Tips for Finding the Best Concrete Coatings Contractor

  1. Ask for referrals from friends, family members, or even neighbors. Suppose you know anyone that has made recent renovations in their garage. In that case, a business that has had work done in their facility, or you hear a friend of a friend mention their experience with a concrete coatings contractor, ask them some follow-up questions such as:
    1. What kind of project did you hire the concrete contractor to complete?
    2. Was the project completed on time?
    3. Did the contractor stay on budget?
    4. What (if any) challenges arose during the project? How were they handled?
    5. What were the pros and cons of working with the company?
    6. Would you hire the company again?
    7. How did the floor coating company and installation crew communicate with you?
    8. Was there a substantial disruption to your daily activities?
  2. If you’d like to pursue working with their concrete contractor after these questions are answered, schedule an initial appointment with them. Consider asking them for additional references. Please do your homework and speak to a few of them.
  3. Check online reviews. Google, Yelp, and the BBB often provide unfiltered opinions of the concrete floor coating company, specific issues they had, thoughts on particular staff members or subcontractors, and an overall satisfaction score. There will likely be negative reviews for most companies. It’s up to you to weigh them against the positive statements and decide whether or not this company is right for your concrete job. Pay close attention to repetitive complaints or issues, if the company was responsive or not, and if the customer was eventually satisfied or the issue was resolved.
  4. Ask the concrete floor coating company if they are licensed and insured. Do not just take their word at face value. Ask for their license number. Then, visit the Department of Safety and Professional Services website or contact your local consumer protection agency to confirm. After verifying their license, ask for a copy of their insurance information. While a general liability policy will protect you and the contractor on issues with accidents, disasters, bodily injury, and property damage, it doesn’t hurt to see if they also carry additional coverages. Some examples of this coverage would be installation and equipment coverage policies. Insurance companies graciously confirm business insurance coverage.
  5. Warranty, Warranty, Warranty. Reputable concrete contractors offer warranties because they stand by their work and their products. These companies care about customer satisfaction. At Creative Maintenance Solutions, We offer up to a 5-year limited Warranty on 1/8” thick floor systems that are unmatched in the industry. We also offer up to a 3-year Warranty on Single Broadcast floor systems and up to a 1-year Warranty on Thin Mil coating systems. Our Warranty covers material performance and workmanship. With Creative Maintenance Solutions, you can rest assured because your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Why Choose CMS as Your Concrete Coatings Contractor?

You can count on the team at Creative Maintenance Solutions for the most exemplary flooring installation service. We will convert your unusable areas into functional spaces, maximizing your square footage. By creating safe, clean, inviting areas in any building, it’s clear that CMS is the clear choice for long-lasting, high-quality, aesthetically pleasing concrete flooring solutions.

One of the reasons that Creative Maintenance Solutions stands out in the concrete floor coating industry is our dedication to quality. We selectively choose every product that we use, ensuring it’s suitable for your project and our experts would use it personally.

Creative Maintenance Solutions installs stunning and reliable concrete floor coatings for residential and commercial clients who seek healthier and safer flooring solutions that maximize the usability of their space.

That's Not All - We Have a Sister Company

Since 1995, our sister company, Concrete, and Masonry Restoration (CMR) has provided Concrete resurfacing and masonry repair and restoration. Their impeccable reputation is backed by the most elite engineering firms, specializing in providing top-notch solutions to masonry and concrete repair needs.

CMR always develops a technical solution that corrects the existing problem and often prevents future issues. They excel in a wide variety of services that address your repair and restoration needs, from epoxy and urethane injections to specialty coatings and shotcrete replacement to expansion joint repair and waterproofing as well as excavation and demolition.

Unlike Creative Maintenance Solutions, Concrete and Masonry Restoration focuses on developing comprehensive solutions for large-scale projects like parking lots, bridges, sports stadiums, tunnels, plaza decks, water treatment plants, and commercial buildings.

Our professionals work closely with you to develop a comprehensive solution to fit your needs, timelines, and budgets. With experience in a vast range of industries and concrete or masonry environments, from sports stadiums to bridges and parking lots, CMR has the knowledge and skills to deliver a high-quality finished product that will stand the test of time.

Our close working relationship with Concrete and Masonry Restoration further shows why you should choose Creative Maintenance Solutions for your concrete floor coating needs.

Creative Maintenance Solutions has the solution for you, whether you’re looking for an epoxy floor coating or any other concrete floor covering. If you want more information about the concrete flooring products and floor coating services we offer in Wisconsin, call us at 414-540-9500. Our team is ready to help you today!

Contact Creative Maintenance Solutions to start your epoxy flooring project today!