4 Things to Know About Residential Floor Coatings

If you are unhappy with your stained and dirty concrete floor, there are options for you to consider. Residential floor coatings, for example, are fantastic. But before you go any further you should understand the products and processes that are used and why they work so well.

1. Not All Concrete Is The Same

First of all, it’s important for you to understand that ‘concrete floor’ does not always describe the same thing. Different types of concrete have varying ratios of materials, like sand and gravel. So when you are thinking about having your floor coated, professionals need to understand what type of concrete they are dealing with.

Other factors like moisture, hardness, and structure also play a big role. This is because the floor needs to be prepped, and it’s important to use the proper materials in order to get the floor ready for a coating. We tend to use a technique called shot blasting, because it will get the surface ready for a coating while also removing any loose debris and contaminants.

2. Fixing Problems Is Part of the Solution

You shouldn’t be concerned if your concrete isn’t in perfect shape. If you have some issues with your concrete like cracks, pits or spalling, your floor is still a good candidate for a coating. It is, however, important to have any issues with your floor fixed before the project in order to ensure the coating can be applied as evenly as possible.

3. The Coating Process

When we coat your floor, we will use PennTek Industrial Coatings. These coatings were designed to be the best, and to be the best you have to use the best available technology along with quality ingredients. When your floor receives a superior product, you can increase both its look and  its functionality.

In the course of the application, your floor will receive a base coat, followed by a layer of flakes if desired. Flakes, if you choose them, are customizable for your home. So you can coordinate the color of your floor to the color of the room, or vice versa.

Additionally, a layer of flakes will create almost a granite look with a slight texture. That texture, turn, is particularly beneficial because it will help to make it skid and slip resistant.

Once the chips layer is finished, the only thing left to do is to apply the top coat. Here, you have a variety of options to consider. You can pick anything from a  a stone look to a metallic look, or a more simple, solid color, depending on your preferences and taste.

4. Setting Expectations

Ultimately, having your floor coated is a smart choice. The process will vastly improve both the function of the floor and its appearance. And because you are able to customize the look to get exactly what you want, you know that a floor coating is not ‘one size fits all’ but can lead to a truly unique look. Once coated, your floor will look great, clean easily, and – depending on the coating you choose – will even be safer through skid resistance.

5. Improving Your Home’s Value

Whether you are trying to improve the value of your home or not, you are going to be making your home better and more functional. So if down the road you decide to sell, you will already have made a wise investment that will help set your home apart from its competition.

Of course, if you decide that your floor needs a coating, it’s crucial to work with professionals in the process. Who use quality products. Using PennTek means taking advantage of cutting-edge technology in order to create the best, most durable product. To learn more about getting the process started, please contact us.