Basement floor coatings turn a damp and dreary basement into a fully functional space. In this post, Skyline Concrete Coating discusses how you can choose from a wide range of design options for basement floor coatings in Metro Washington.
Why Choose Professional Polyurea/Polyaspartic Coatings?
Skyline Concrete Coating installs a polyurea base with a polyaspartic top coat. The combination combines the best features of both products while reducing your overall expense. The result is a surface that can handle heavy foot traffic with a high-gloss finish that is easy to clean. However, there are several other reasons to install this type of coating.
One reason that so many people choose basement floor coatings is their durability. The average residential coating will last 15 years or longer, depending on how well you care for it. The polyaspartic coating renders the product four times as strong as traditional epoxy, making it almost indestructible.
Thanks to the chemical bonding process, the coating doesn’t lift, peel, or flake when professionally installed.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Opening up another space to use is fun unless you have to spend hours every week cleaning it. Your new floor coating resists spills and is easy to clean. Much of the time, simply vacuuming or sweeping will keep your coating clean. For dusty basements, you might want to run a wet mop over it occasionally.
Maintenance consists primarily of keeping the surface free of dirt and debris and mopping with warm water once every few weeks.
Wide Temperature Tolerance
This property comes in useful during installation and afterward. Traditional epoxy requires warm temperatures for it to cure properly, meaning you can only install your flooring during late spring and summer.
The newer formulation, however, allows for a far lower installation temperature range. We can now convert your basement floor with a high-quality coating in the middle of a Washington winter.
Concrete is cold and hard and not a very comfortable substance to move around on during winter. Coatings provide a layer of protection and insulation, preventing the cold from seeping through the floor. You can also feel the difference in comfort underfoot as the sealant has more give than the concrete.
Do you want to convert your basement to a family game room or workshop? Installing a floor coating provides outstanding protection against abrasion. The surface will also withstand dropped tools and heavy equipment, like a tool bench or a pool table.
Chemical and Stain Resistance
Basement floor coatings are impermeable, meaning that they resist chemicals and stains. While we recommend cleaning up spills as soon as possible, you have a little wriggle room. Unlike concrete, which soaks up spills immediately, these coatings repel the liquid.
A big downside to concrete is how easily it absorbs water and other liquids. These soon permeate the pores, soaking deep into the substrate. Colored liquids leave stains behind, while water can contribute to mold formation and mildew growth.
By creating a protective layer over the top of the concrete, coatings stop liquids from penetrating the substrate.
Basement floor coatings initially cost more than some of their counterparts, like paint. However, their durability and low-maintenance aspects make them the most cost-effective option. When you calculate the cost-per-use, concrete coatings are a clear winner.
You can even recreate the look of more expensive materials at a reasonable cost.
The installation process makes this a winning technique for those wanting to avoid protracted renovations. We install the average basement floor coating in one day, enabling you to walk on it within a few hours. You can then move your furniture in and begin to use the floor 24 hours later.
Do you worry about your family’s health and safety? Only recently has society realized the danger of volatile organic compounds. While traditional epoxy coatings get a bad reputation in this area, polyurea and polyaspartic compounds contain low VOC levels.
You will notice the difference after the installation as the smell dissipates very quickly. Considering that a basement is such an enclosed environment, this is important.
Enhance the Ambiance
Is your basement a little dark and dreary? You can lift the tone of the space easily by installing flooring in a light color with a high-gloss finish to reflect the maximum amount of light. If you have a large cavernous space, you can use a darker color to make it seem smaller and cozier.
When it comes to customizations, there are endless options. You can create the flooring of your dreams by adding the following:
- Mica, quartz, glitter, and other shimmering elements
- Vinyl flakes
- Logos and other designs
- Classic color combinations or custom color mixes
Select a simple, solid color to reduce your costs or maximize your budget with an intricate floor painting. Alternatively, you can choose to recreate the look of an expensive material that is out of your price range. With these coatings, you can let your imagination take flight. We hand cast flakes and aggregates by hand, creating one-of-a-kind coatings for every property.
Contact Us for Basement Floor Coatings in Metro Washington
Would you like more information on how basement floor coatings can transform your basement? Contact Skyline Concrete Coating at 571-365-0998 to discuss your options and to get your free estimate today!