Looking for more information on our concrete coatings and decorative finishes?
Here are some of the most common questions we receive to help with your next flooring decision.
What are concrete coatings made of?
Our concrete coatings and decorative finishes are made of high-quality, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials, including epoxy, polyurethanes, and acrylics. These coatings are designed to protect and embellish concrete floors in a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential settings. The unique chemical makeup of these coatings makes them highly durable and resistant to foot traffic.
How is a concrete coating applied?
Our concrete coatings are applied in several layers. Generally, the first layer is a primer or etching material that prepares the floor for a new coating. Next, a base coat of resin is applied. Once the base coat has cured, it can be topped with decorative flakes or metallic pigments and then sealed with a polyurethane top coat. This process creates an attractive and durable finish that can last for years with proper maintenance.
Are concrete coatings more durable than bare concrete?
Yes! Concrete coatings create a barrier between your floors and the elements, providing increased protection. Essentially, the coatings act as a shield for your concrete. This makes them highly resistant to oil, grease, and other liquids that can damage bare concrete floors. Additionally, choosing a polyurethane topcoat helps prevent scratches and abrasions from daily wear and tear.
Why should I choose a concrete coating for my property?
Many homeowners assume that concrete coatings are solely for industrial and commercial applications. However, concrete coatings can also be a great way to enhance the look of your home’s floors while providing protection. Our coatings come in a wide range of colors and textures to suit any aesthetic, making them perfect for retail stores, offices, and garages. Plus, you’ll enjoy the cost-effectiveness of concrete coatings compared to tile or carpeting.
How much does a concrete coating installation cost?
The installation cost of a concrete coating will depend on the size and complexity of your project. For accurate pricing, it’s best to contact our team of experienced professionals. We will provide a free estimate based on your specific needs and design plans. If you have any additional questions about our concrete coatings and decorative finishes, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Can I apply a floor coating over tiles?
Yes, you can apply concrete coatings over existing tiles. However, this can be a complex process and should be done by a professional. Our team of experienced installers can assess the condition of your existing tiles and determine if a concrete coating is the best option for you. Give us a call today to learn more about applying floor coatings over tiles.
Can concrete coatings be used outdoors?
Yes, concrete coatings can be used outdoors and are designed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. However, you may need to apply a special type of coating to protect against UV rays and other environmental elements. Our team can suggest a coating that’s best for your outdoor application that will last against the North Carolina elements.
How is a concrete coating different from an epoxy floor coating?
While both are concrete coatings, there is a difference between the two. An epoxy floor coating is made from a combination of resins and hardeners that create a protective layer over your concrete. On the other hand, a concrete coating is made from polymer resins that are designed to provide a decorative finish and protect your floor from wear and tear. Both epoxy floor coatings and concrete coatings are highly durable and come in a variety of colors and textures.
Can concrete coatings be used in bathrooms?
Yes, concrete coatings can be used in bathrooms and any other area that is prone to moisture. Our coatings are designed to be water-resistant, making them perfect for use in wet areas such as showers and bathrooms. Plus, coatings are slip-resistant and easy to clean, making them the perfect solution for high-traffic areas or commercial applications.
Are concrete coatings expensive?
Concrete coatings are extremely cost-effective compared to other flooring solutions. You can enjoy the same look of tile or wood without the high price tag. There are so many decorative options that make concrete coatings more affordable and visually appealing than most other types of flooring. Additionally, the durability and protection provided by a concrete coating will save you money over time.
Are concrete coatings dangerous?
No, concrete coatings are not dangerous as long as they are applied properly. Our team of experienced installers takes the necessary precautions to ensure that your coating is applied correctly and safely. All of our coatings are non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals and solvents. Plus, our coatings are slip-resistant and meet all industry safety standards for commercial and industrial applications.
What if my concrete coating won’t cure?
In some cases, concrete coatings may not cure properly. This can typically be due to temperature and humidity level fluctuations or incorrect mixing of the coating. To ensure proper curing, it’s best to seek professional help if you experience any issues with your concrete coating. Our team can help troubleshoot any curing issues and provide expert advice on how to remedy the situation best.
Can a concrete coating be removed?
It can be difficult to remove a concrete coating once it has been applied. In some cases, you may need to grind down the coating or use a chemical stripper to remove it. We recommend consulting a professional before attempting to remove the coating, as doing so incorrectly can cause permanent damage to the surface.