Garage floors, basement floors, patios, pool decks and steps. What do they all have in common? Cement! Although cement is very durable, it’s never a bad idea to add an extra layer of protection.
What cement floor coating is the best choice for your home? After all, there are so many options on the market today. On the internet, you’ll probably find an array of information and technical talk that will leave your head spinning.
In order to make the decision a little easier, let’s break it down for you.
Say no to epoxy coatings
How’s that for a short answer? Recently, we wrote a blog post with 6 reasons to skip epoxy coatings on your garage floor. Although this might be a shock to some, we want to be up front with our clients and explain our reasoning for taking this stance!
We believe that your floor coating should last for a lifetime, and unfortunately, epoxy is not up to the task.
Polyurea Concrete Coatings: The Coating A.G. Williams Stands Behind
Before we chose Penntek floor coatings, we did a lot of research. It was time to step into the shoes of a homeowner and think about what we would want in a concrete coating?
This concrete coating could go in garages, basements, patios, walkways and even steps. We would want our kids to be able to safely play on this surface and to work worry-free on our projects.
This value cannot be measured in the price tag alone. Here are four reasons we value our 1-Day floor coatings, and are confident that you’ll value as well:
- Durability: Polyurea is not brittle like epoxy. This means that it will be more durable throughout its lifetime. Even when the cement expands and contracts during our crazy New York weather changes, you won’t have to worry about cracking. Why is this? Polyurea is 10x more flexible than epoxy.
- Better Bond – Summer temperatures climb! During hot days, epoxy floor coatings stick to car tires. This causes hot-tire pickup. There’s nothing as disappointing as peeling up your epoxy as you drive away! On the other hand, polyurea chemically bonds with the concrete. It essentially becomes one with the cement. This means that you would literally have to pull up the cement with the polyurea!
- 1-Day installation – Everyone’s lives are just too busy to have their garage out of commission for 5+ days. That’s how long it takes for epoxy floor coatings to cure! Polyurea takes just 24 hours to become drivable
- Temperature-Tolerant – Our weather fluctuates drastically throughout the year (and sometimes day to day!). Epoxy can only be applied in very specific conditions and temperatures. Polyurea has a special chemical reaction that causes it to bond despite the weather and temperature.