We understand you are likely to have a variety of questions if you are considering coating a floor with concrete. At PolyTek Surface Coatings we encourage people to ask as many questions as they can think of. When you ask us questions about concrete coatings, we will give you thorough and honest answers.
It does not matter if you are considering coating floors in your home or in your business, we do not want you to be left in the dark. We want you to be informed with all the information we have to share. Asking in-depth questions and receiving in-depth answers will hopefully result in you making the best decision for your needs.
Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions people have.
Question 1: What is a concrete coating?
A concrete coating is a concrete resurfacing option that can be installed over an existing concrete floor. Concrete floor coatings can be installed by hand to give you a unique type of floor. A variety of concrete flooring systems can be installed, including the following:
- concrete stain
- solid epoxy
- rubber-based products
You encourage clients to ask about customized coatings with our variety of design and color options. Concrete coatings are not just used for commercial, industrial, and recreational purposes, but they can also be done in residential settings.
Question 2: How much will I have to pay to coat my concrete?
There is not just one factor that will contribute to how much you will have to pay. There are different parts that can contribute to the cost of your concrete coating project. Some of the things that will play a part in your final cost will be the type of coating you choose and the condition of the current concrete slab. We will be more than willing to give you an estimate of what your final cost will be after examining the site.
Question 3: Why should I seal or stain my concrete?
Appeal and protection. If you want to enhance your flooring by giving it an appealing makeover, one of the best ways to do this is by staining or sealing it. Also, if you want to protect your flooring, one of the best ways to do so is by taking this route. Staining or sealing your concrete will completely enhance it by protecting it from all elements you can think of, including the following:
- ultraviolet(UV) rays
A concrete coating will help you make a statement while protecting your investment.
Question 4: How durable is a concrete coating?
A concrete coating can withstand some of the harshest weather conditions you can think of. Yes, even the conditions in Minnesota. Resin technology can be used to form a reliable and durable bond with the surface. This technology will ultimately allow your coating to remain protected for a long time.
You can expect your concrete coating to look great for many years, outside of wear and tear that will be considered normal. We will not be surprised if you call us in 5 years to tell us that your concrete coating looks like it was recently installed.
Question 5: Can I purchase a DIY coating and do it on my own?
While you may be tempted to coat your concrete yourself, the kits you can find in your local hardware or home improvement store will not give you the results you expect. If you find a DIY coating in your local store for a low price, you can expect to receive low-level results.
In order to have the high-quality results you are looking for, it is important to use high-quality materials and equipment. Also, it is important to properly prepare the surface and apply the concrete appropriately, and this is not something that everyone will be able to do successfully.
Question 6: How difficult are these floors to clean?
Our concrete coatings will seal your concrete the right way. As a result, maintenance will not be difficult. We recommend that our clients sweep their floors on a regular basis or remove dirt and dust with a leaf blower. We also recommend using a cleaning solution to mop the floors occasionally. We recommend using only a small amount of a mild cleaning solution or dish soap.
Have a question about concrete floor coatings that was not answered here? Please feel free to contact us to discuss your unanswered question or to discuss one of our FAQs.