Applying Concrete Coatings vs. Replacing Concrete
If you have a bare concrete surface, there are better options than this one for several reasons. A bare concrete floor can be unsightly, unsanitary, and unsafe. It is also prone to damage and staining as well as difficult to clean. The best way to enhance the safety and functionality of a space is to start from the ground up by having your concrete coated. Let’s go over why it’s best to have your concrete coated vs.replacing the concrete and what your options are.
What Is The Best Option?
Coating your concrete floor is essential to protect your property. Concrete itself can be very costly to install and removing and replacing it can be even more expensive. Concrete coatings seal the concrete, preventing any damage or substances from compromising its integrity and adding an extra layer of protection against falling objects. By coating your concrete floor, you increase its longevity and save yourself both time and money.
What Coatings Are My Options?
There are various coating options to choose from, but the two most common options are traditional epoxy and polyurea/polyaspartic coatings. Epoxy coatings are available in a wide variety of colors and finishes and are resistant to harsh cleaning chemicals. On the other hand, polyurea/polyaspartic coatings are available in various colors and textures and are more resistant to harsh chemicals which is one of the reasons we recommend them over epoxy.
Damaged Concrete? Not A Problem!
Is your concrete older and already stained or damaged? Fear not, most concrete surfaces are still repairable. By refinishing your floor with concrete coatings will help protect it from additional damage and increase its lifespan. It will also improve the appearance of your floor and increase the functionality of your space.
What Areas Of Concrete Can Be Coated?
Homeowners and business owners alike can benefit from having their concrete surfaces coated. Whether you have a garage, basement, porch, sidewalk, or patio, coating your concrete surface will prevent you from having to inconvenience your family by having it removed and replaced down the line. Business owners can also benefit from having their concrete surfaces coated, especially in environments such as restaurants, salons, food processing centers, factories, and medical facilities that require a sterile environment.
If you were trying to decide between replacing your concrete or having it coated, the best answer is clear; concrete coatings. Here at Durable Coatings, we use polyurea and polyaspartic coatings to provide the best service and product possible. Our innovative coatings system paired with our professional installers is the reason we are the highest rated coatings company in Iowa. If you live in Des Moines, Ames, or any of the surrounding areas, give us a call! We provide free estimates and are happy to come out and provide you with a quote!