Are you thinking of renovating your home? If so, you may be choosing tiles for the bathroom or cabinets for the kitchen. What about a basement floor coating?
If you’re like most homeowners, the idea of an epoxy coating for your basement or garage floor is unlikely to be top of your list of priorities.
However, this could mean you’re missing out on a valuable and cost-effective opportunity. Epoxy floor coatings are more durable, useful, and versatile than basement floor paint. They’re also easy to clean and virtually maintenance-free.
In this post, the Premier Concrete Coatings team goes over why coating your concrete basement floors is an excellent investment.
Did you think that basement floor coatings in Columbus were dreary? Think again! With epoxy flooring, you can choose to create a masterpiece. Recreate the look of luxe Italian marble, or choose something simple and effective like granite. Alternatively, jazz things up with metallic silver or a hot pink solid color.
Epoxy flooring can replicate several looks thanks to the wide array of additives you can incorporate. Change up the colors, add some mica, and stir in some crystals and you have a recipe for success.
We offer a range of design choices, including the popular vinyl flake flooring. This cost-effective solution allows you to create interesting texture and depth using flakes of different sizes and colors.
Speak to our team about your options, and you’ll learn how easy it is to customize your basement floor coating.
Durable, High-Performance Finish
Depending on use, an epoxy basement floor will last around 10 to 15 years or longer. As long as you choose professional installers, the floor will not lift, flake, or peel throughout that time. In addition, the floor repels liquids, making it stain-resistant as well.
The flooring withstands high heat, humidity, and pressure, making it an asset to the property. The addition of a polyaspartic topcoat provides additional UV protection. This ensures that any sections exposed to direct sunlight will not fade or discolor.
Barring a little grubbiness, your floors will look as good as new for their lifespan.
When you cost out a basement floor coating, an epoxy basement floor is more expensive than paint. However, when you work out the lifetime cost of both, the situation changes substantially.
When it comes to the lifetime cost, you must factor in the following:
- Epoxy is relatively maintenance-free. With paint, you must refinish the surface every few years. It is also easy to damage a painted surface.
- Cleaning epoxy is easy with water and a mop. Paint is easier to stain and can be tougher to clean. Therefore, you often need to use detergents to clean it.
- Epoxy will last at least ten years before you need to replace it. Paint on your floor will not last nearly as long.
Installing your new basement floor should take about a day from start to finish. With professional installation, the finish is flawless, with no signs of brush marks like with paint. Wait another 24 hours, and you can start moving your things back in.
Painting the floor is also quick, but the paint smell lingers for ages. You should also wait at least a day for each coat to dry.
Old-school epoxy had a reputation for being smelly and high in VOCs. Since then, the humble basement floor coating has come a long way. The latest versions, like polyurea and polyaspartic, are virtually VOC-free.
You can use the room a day after installation and not notice a lingering odor. Unlike older epoxy formulations, today’s products are less volatile in hot and humid conditions.
Another good point environmentally is that epoxy is so easy to clean. You will very seldom need to use detergents to get rid of stains. Most of the time, plain water is all you require.
Easy to Clean
We recommend sweeping up grit and debris daily so you don’t grind it into the floor when walking across it. From there, we suggest mopping up dust with a wet mop. If there is dirt that won’t budge, you can use a soft, non-abrasive brush to remove it.
If none of that works, then we recommend using a purpose-built cleaner. It’s better not to use these too often, as they can dull the shine, particularly with metallic coatings.
One of the reasons that epoxy flooring makes such a difference to home value is that it is virtually maintenance-free. If you can avoid scratching or marring your flooring, it will look as good as new for several years.
Even if you do nick the surface, there are simple solutions. You can buff out small scratches with an epoxy polish. For larger marks, you can use a matching patch kit to make it look like new again.
Contact Premier Concrete Coatings for Basement Floor Coatings in Columbus, OH
Is your basement in desperate need of an overhaul? Are you ready to improve your basement space? Good flooring makes it easy to make the space more functional and beautiful. If you wish to add value to your home without committing to a complete renovation, a basement floor coating is an excellent place to begin.
Learn more about the benefits of installing a basement floor coating by calling Premier Concrete Coatings at (614) 918-7345. Get your free estimate and transform your basement space today!