When preparing for winter, your garage floor and driveway must be ready for heavy snowfall and freezing rain. When moisture becomes trapped underneath uncoated concrete floors, spalling, pitting, and cracking occur. The best way to avoid paying hefty repair bills for your concrete floor involves installing epoxy floor coatings. Epoxy floor coatings maintain a proven track record of success protecting the concrete floors of both commercial and residential properties.
When selecting the right epoxy floor coating for your concrete floors, the options seem overwhelming. How do you know if the type of floor coating you choose will work correctly? Consult your local concrete coating professionals to help you choose the most effective option for your home or business.
Continue reading to learn why waterproof epoxy floor coatings continue to please customers.
Why Choose Epoxy Floor Coatings?
Epoxy floor coatings provide customers with the protection necessary to resist stains, moisture, and day-to-day use. Epoxy consists of resins and hardeners that, when combined, create a highly durable, plastic-like film. The chemical reaction produced by the resins and hardeners binds extremely effectively to substrates such as concrete flooring.
Many businesses that require heavy machinery and experience frequent foot traffic utilize epoxy flooring for its durability. Residential garage flooring and basements also benefit from the protective qualities of epoxy coatings.
Versatile epoxy coatings provide superior protection for any flooring, including wood, concrete, and tile. The water and scratch-resistant properties of epoxy offer the perfect solution for areas of your home or business prone to spills, heavy foot traffic, and damage.
Epoxy floor coatings cost less than tiles and other floor coating options. Its high durability and low maintenance costs make epoxy floor coatings an excellent choice for homes and businesses.
Epoxy floors also provide an attractive, bright surface for dull concrete floors. Colors available for epoxy floors range from clear, silver, green, red, and many more. Customers may even choose to add metallic or quartz pigments to their epoxy coatings for added aesthetic and style.
Types of Epoxy Concrete Coatings
The best type of epoxy floor coating for your home or business depends on your project’s shape, size, and scope. When deciding on the best epoxy floor coatings for your space, ask your local flooring experts if they use water-based epoxy or solids epoxies.
Water-based epoxies consist of water, resins, and hardeners. Water allows the epoxy to dry faster and spread thinner over surfaces. Water-based epoxies provide the perfect sealant for small floor-coating projects.
VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) remain low in water-based epoxies, increasing the usefulness of water-based epoxies in highly controlled environments like medical facilities and laboratories.
Solid epoxy floors remain the gold standard of floor coating options. Solid epoxy dries quickly, repels moisture, resists stains, and provides durability for heavily trafficked areas of your home or business. Concrete epoxy surfaces prove easy to clean and require very little maintenance after installation, saving home and business owners from the constant reapplication of floor coatings.
Dangers of Moisture in Concrete Flooring
Moisture remains the most significant threat to healthy concrete floors. Wet floors develop mold, mildew, and harmful bacteria detrimental to the health of your floor. Trapped moisture within cracks of concrete floors causes structural instability and floor damage. Always be sure to inspect your concrete floors for signs of moisture damage, especially before the winter season arrives.
Other signs your concrete floor suffers from water damage include:
Contact your local flooring professionals for assistance if you notice any water damage to your concrete floors. Epoxy coatings protect your floors from moisture for ten years without needing reapplications or costly maintenance.
Salt pitting accounts for the majority of concrete floor damage. Salt pitting occurs when deicing agents, like chemical deicing salts, become lodged into uncoated concrete floors. The salts’ moisture eventually freezes, melts, and strains concrete floors’ structural integrity.
Consider installing epoxy floors before winter when the conditions for slipping and falling remain high.
Trust Armor Coating for All Your Epoxy Concrete Coatings Today
Armor Coating provides exceptional concrete coating services. Our team trains tirelessly to provide our loyal community with the best concrete coating services. Our epoxy and polyurethane flake floors offer customers the most durable, beautiful, and practical floor coating options.
We offer all our customers complete floor preparation services, high performance, and a 15-year warranty on our products. To learn more about our services, contact us at Armor Coating at (715) 934-9037 to receive your free quote today!