The Expert's Quick Guide to Concrete Floor Coating

When it comes to concrete floor coating, there are several substances that can be used. Three of the most popular ones are Epoxy, Polyurea, and Polyaspartic. As a homeowner, you might be unaware of which one to choose for your home.

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With this difficult choice ahead of you, watch the video here or keep reading to learn more about how to coat a concrete floor and which option you should choose.

Garage floors tend to have hairline cracks, so it's important to patch cracks before coating the floor. If you use a high-solids epoxy primer, then over 90% of the mixture applied to the floor stays on the floor. This is because there isn't much solvent in the epoxy. Alternatively, many DIY kits are low solids and water-based, which means half of the material evaporates into the air, leading to lower durability. Some companies like to use a Polyurea or Polyaspartic primer. However, these primers set up faster than epoxy, which may lead to undesirable results.

Since epoxy has a longer time to penetrate into the concrete, it allows for a stronger bond and higher durability. Once the floor is coated in epoxy, the floor can be broadcast with vinyl chips. See the video above to learn more about concrete floor coating. .