The 5-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Coating for Your Concrete Floor

Whether you're looking for a way to protect your concrete surface or enhance its appearance, there is sure to be a coating that fits your needs.

After reading our five-step guide to choosing the right floor coating for your commercial property, call DreamCrete Custom Creations at 321-972-5108 to get started!

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1. What Is Concrete Floor Coating, and What Are the Benefits?

Concrete coating is a liquid layer applied to cured concrete surfaces for aesthetic or protective reasons. The major benefits of concrete floor coatings include:

  • Providing a protective layer to reduce the risk of concrete floor damage
  • Enhancing slip resistance, minimizing injuries and liability issues
  • Providing long-lasting protection to extend the overall lifetime of concrete surfaces
  • Improving the appearance of concrete floors and saving money on maintenance

2. How Do You Choose the Right Coating for Your Needs and Budget?

You need to consider several factors, including your budget, application method, and performance. When choosing concrete floor coating, ask yourself:

  • What surface are you coating and why?
  • What environmental conditions could the coating experience?
  • What do you expect in terms of service life?

3. What Are the Most Popular Coatings on the Market Today, and Why Are They So Popular?

A wide selection of concrete floor paints and coatings are available to meet different needs and budgets. Some of the most popular ones include:

  • Polyurethane Coating: popular for its toughness, versatility, and unique appearance; takes up to 48 hours to cure.
  • Epoxy Flake Coating: is very popular in garages, patios and pool decks. Can be customizable because they come in a variety of colors. Is very durable and stain resistant. 
  • Polyaspartic Coatings: It is known for its resistance to weather, chemical stains, oil stains, and wear and tear. Plus curing takes only a few hours 

4. How Do You Prepare Your Concrete Floor for Coating Application, and What Is the Process Involved in Applying a Coating to It?

You must clean your concrete floor thoroughly before applying the coating. Fill in any cracks or patches before you start cleaning. You’ll also need to remove oil spots and degrease the floor.

Consider vacuuming the floor to eliminate any remaining debris or dust. You can use acid etching, diamond grinding, or shot blasting to prepare your floor for coating.

5. What Are Some Common Problems That Can Occur During or After Concrete Floor Coating Installation, and How Can They Be Avoided or Fixed?

Depending on the coating you choose, you may experience the following issues with your installation:

  • Bubbling: This problem occurs due to aggressive mixing or coating applied during cold weather. Use the right speed during mixing and apply the coating in warmer weather.
  • Poor Adhesion and Peeling: Poor surface preparation and incorrect mixing can cause this problem.
  • Blistering and Crating: Outgassing leads to blistering or large bubble formation in the cured floor coating. Solvent-based epoxy primer can minimize the risk of bubbling.

Contact the Best Contractor in Town!

If you need professional help choosing the right concrete floor coating, you can’t go wrong with DreamCrete Custom Creations. We offer a wide selection of high-quality concrete coating products. Call us at 321-972-5108 today to get a quote for your commercial project!

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