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Concrete Coatings in McLean, VA

Best Concrete Coatings in McLean, VA

The town of McLean, VA, like many towns in the vicinity of Washington DC, makes use of concrete architecture for purposes ranging from the mundane to the apocalyptic. Bunkers and fallout shelters are a testament not only to the legacy of the Cold War but also to the faith that an anxious nation placed in concrete.

Concrete is durable, malleable, and cost-effective as a building material. However, it can fade in UV light and crumble after exposure to the elements. Concrete floor coatings, in particular custom coatings by Skyline Concrete Coatings, protect the beauty and durability of concrete, enhancing its strengths and increasing its utility for many residential and commercial applications.

The Advantages of Concrete Coating

If you are looking up at an immense concrete building or retaining wall, it is easy to think of concrete as indestructible. However, concrete is vulnerable to the environment, sometimes in insidious ways. Water can seep into concrete, slowly wearing it away. UV radiation causes paint and other pigments to fade over time. Storms, foot traffic, and other sources of wear and tear eventually scratch and pit the surface of the concrete.

Concrete floor coatings create a watertight seal against rain, flooding, and spills. Skyline Concrete Coatings develops custom formulated coatings for a range of concrete structures. Chips of color incorporated into the concrete coatings create a nearly unlimited range of colors and patterns, allowing the concrete to remain bright and look new for decades.

Epoxy Flooring for Homes

Epoxy resins are one low-cost option for coating concrete that provides some protection against the elements. However, polyurea and polyaspartic coatings have clear advantages over epoxy coatings. In its effort to provide only the highest quality materials, Skyline Concrete Coatings supplies only polyurea and polyaspartic coatings and does not sell epoxy floors or epoxy floor coatings.

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings

Polyurea and Polyaspartic are materials called polymers that, like epoxy, form a protective coating when applied to concrete. Compared to epoxy coatings, polyurea and polyaspartic coatings have several advantages that make them a preferred flooring material for many floor systems.

Polyaspartic floor coverings defend concrete against UVA and UVB radiation as well as physical damage. They cure faster than epoxy, making them more convenient when you are working under a time constraint.

Polyaspartic Garage Floors

While some people use garages to store their cars and supplies, others use their garages as home offices, studios, woodworking shops, and more. They are subject to stains, spills, damage from power tools, leaked automotive fluids, and other damaging liquids. A Skyline concrete coating shields the floor so that it looks tidy and pristine for decades.

Pool Decks and Patio Floors

Pool decks and patios are popular places for parties, which exposes them to damage from spills, cigarette butts, and foot traffic. Pool decks face the additional challenge of chlorine and other harsh chemicals that can break down concrete and damage rebar within it as well.

Driveways and Walkways

Driveways and walkways need protecting for reasons that go beyond aesthetics. Driveways and walkways, unlike the other examples above, receive foot traffic from mail carriers, local kids, and other members of the community. Letting the driveways and walkways on your property decline exposes the property owner to legal risks. Skyline Concrete Coatings can help you to identify the perfect concrete creations for your projects.

Commercial Properties

Commercial properties present specific challenges to concrete and concrete coatings. They receive a high level of foot traffic compared to residential pathways. If someone is injured while on the property, it could turn into a serious liability case. If commercial properties face inconsistent support or use inadequate materials as a cost-saving measure, they stand to lose even more, including a lack of faith in your product or brand.  Don’t let crumbling concrete leave your business looking run-down, and don’t let a slip-and-fall on broken concrete cost you money. Defend your business by buying materials like concrete, which are built to last.

Concrete Coating Services in McLean, VA

What makes Skyline Concrete Coatings the only name you need in concrete floor coatings? The first answer is specialization. Unlike general contractors, Skyline Concrete Coatings focuses on one job and devotes its time to mastering the art and science of concrete coating. In our years on the job, we have refined our process to maximize efficiency without sacrificing durability and precision. The second is a commitment to you, our customer. From the moment we take your call, we put our core values of transparency, excellence, integrity, and solution-oriented thinking to work for you.

Quality Materials and a Quality Process

In many industries, success is a mixture of art and science, and this is true of concrete coating as well. Formulating a color pattern that perfectly complements a client’s color scheme is an art. Creating and applying the coating that achieves the look the client wants is a science. We strive for excellence in every one of the following steps:

Preparation: Concrete surfaces must be as smooth as possible so that the base coat can attach to it securely. This involves grinding and polishing the concrete surface.

Reconstruction: If cracks and damage to the concrete remain, they must be filled in before the next stage.

Application of the basecoat: The innermost layer of the coating is the polyurea basecoat, which is applied to stabilize the layers above it.

Chip broadcasting: The combination of chips added to the coating creates color and texture effects for decorative concrete that make the Skyline content creation process customizable.

Scraping the chip layer: Straggling bits of chip would destabilize the coat and look rough. Before applying the topcoat, we scrape the debris off to help create a smooth finish.

Application of the clear coat. The last step is putting the top coat on, which protects and stabilizes the coats underneath.

Let us put our tested process to work for you. Call 571-831-2144 to explore the possibilities for concrete coatings in your next project and discover how Skyline Concrete Coatings can help your creation stand the test of time.

Give Our Team a Call Today!

When you need floor coatings for your home or business, look no further than your local coating experts at Skyline Concrete Coatings! Our customers rely on us to help with all coating projects, which are backed by our 15 year residential warranty or 5 year commercial warranty. We provide exceptional services to Arlington, VA and the surrounding areas.

If you’re ready to start your coating project, we can help you get started. From commercial properties, patios, garages, and more, our team can tackle any project. Contact us online or give us a call today at (571) 831-2144 for a free estimate! We look forward to working with you.

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How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Long Will The Concrete Coating Last?

We use the highest quality materials in our polyaspartic floor coatings and we have perfected our application process to make the concrete coating permanent.  Once completely cured and adhered, the concrete coating is meant to last as long as the substrate it is adhered to.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Over Epoxy Floor Coatings?

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings dry more quickly than Epoxy Floor Coatings, and the finish is also more durable.  Our floor concrete coating finishes are also more slip-resistant and will not discolor like some Epoxy Floor Coatings.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

Our flooring cures within a few hours, however our team of professionals recommends waiting at least 4-6 hours before walking on your brand-new concrete coated flooring. After 12 hours, you can begin moving lightweight objects onto the flooring, like light patio furniture.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before moving anything heavy back into the area where we have applied the coating (your car, heavy equipment or furniture etc.).

Will My New Concrete Floor Coating Turn Yellow?

It sure will not! Our concrete floor coverings will not yellow or discolor, because they are UV stable. This  one of the many benefits of using Polyurea or Polyaspartic floor coatings.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

How Long Does It Take You To Apply Concrete Floor Coatings?

We have perfected our 6-step application process and most projects take between 5-10 hours to apply depending on the square footage. We pride ourselves in a one-day application and will do everything possible to stay within that time frame. Rainy weather can delay the project, but it is rare.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming, and hoses.  We offer maintenance services should your concrete flooring ever need cleaning, however you can also use non-abrasive cleaners, like CLR® to remove grease or other stains. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Our coatings are oil-resistant as well as moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Bayer Material Science first developed Polyaspartic coatings in the 1990s to protect steel bridges and infrastructure from rusting and corrosion. It has since been modified for different applications, such as extremely durable concrete flooring coatings.

What Are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?

Polyaspartic Concrete coating is another name for Aliphatic Polyurea, which is a hybrid material consisting of ester and other materials. It was originally developed to coat metal bridges.  It was later used to coat concrete flooring due to its durability and moisture resistance. Polyurea is also used to coat truck bed liners.

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used Outside?

They sure can!  We offer wonderful solutions for driveways, patios, and even the area around the pool.  Our coatings are all UV stable, which will help prevent discoloration or flaking.

What Types Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used?

Polyaspartic flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Polyaspartic Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, basecoating, applying chips, scraping the chips, and applying the clear UV protective clear coat. 

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Applied In Cold Temperatures?

You can! Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe to apply in temperatures as cold as 40 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit).

How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?

Our Polyaspartic Floor Coatings are engineered to rapidly cure, and can be dry in a matter of a few hours!  However, we recommend waiting at least 5-6 hours before walking on newly applied coating and 24 hours before moving heavy objects back onto the flooring.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

Installing Polyaspartic Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! Our team at Skyline Concrete Coatings is certified in Polyaspartic Floor Coating installation and has many years of experience.

Is It Possible To Cover Existing Epoxy Floor Coating With Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

It is!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are specially formulated for their incredible adhesion properties.  If you have existing patches of epoxy coating, our team can sand it down, vacuum, and wipe down the area with a solvent.  Once prepped, we will apply your new, superior, Polyaspartic Floor Coating

Testimonials

We are very happy!

“We are very happy with our entire experience with Skyline Concrete Coating. The floor looks great and was at a very reasonable price. Their installation crew was efficient and very conscientious. They took care to clean up after themselves during the work and when they were done. We will likely be calling and scheduling additional projects.”
Susie B.

Looks Great!

“Skyline was super easy to work with and has a great product. I had an epoxy coating on the floor that I had put down about 16 years ago that needed to be replaced badly. They came in and ground the epoxy off, fixed all of the imperfections in the floor, and applied their product in a day! The floor looks great.”
Justin H.

Very Professional!

“Skyline Concrete Coating applied a Polyurea coating to my garage. The work they did was very professional and they were very responsive to my questions on floor coloring and applications. Floor looks great and met all my expectations.”
David B.