Is acid etching my floor good enough for floor coatings?

Like so many choices in home improvement, concrete floor coatings have various options with different costs and quality levels. At the beginning of the process, the concrete needs to be cleaned prepared before the actual coating can be applied successfully. Acid etching is the cheap and simple solution, but you should know the pitfalls and …

Can I seal my driveway with polyurea?

Not all concrete coating products can stand up to the outdoors. The coating must withstand rain and snow as well as the temperature swings of the outdoors. When you’re coating a driveway, you also need something that won’t wear out or peel off because of oil spills and car tires. The short answer is yes …

Is polyurea a good option for restaurant flooring?

Kitchen staff need a safe, functional, and hygienic environment, and that includes the floor under their feet. Any type of restaurant flooring needs a solution for slip resistance and cleaning, and polyurea works fantastically on both of these fronts. As a permanent barrier against germs and moisture, polyurea floor coatings are an ideal solution that …

Is polyurea better than epoxy?

Epoxy floor coating manufacturers can tout a bunch of nice-sounding properties about their products. What you should keep in mind, however, is that polyurea provides all of the same benefits — to a greater extent, for a longer period of time. Polyurea Performance and Lifespan Theoretically, epoxy can last a long time while standing up …

DIY Garage Flooring vs. Garage Design Source Floors

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the abuse your concrete flooring puts up with. Garage floors are meant to take a beating.  You park your car, store heavy equipment, work with caustic and abrasive chemicals, and do all your messiest jobs in that space. It’s the workhorse of the home, and you aren’t …

Acid Etching vs Grinding

Should I Acid Etch or Grind My Garage Floor? You want your concrete floor coating to last long time, and that means your floors must be prepped correctly.  Proper preparation includes opening up the pores of the concrete in order to ensure a bond forms between the floor coating, and the exposed concrete. The number …

Is Acid Etching my Floors Good Enough?

You want your concrete floor coating to last long time, and that means your floors must be prepped correctly.  Proper preparation includes opening up the pores of the concrete in order to ensure a bond forms between the floor coating, and the exposed concrete. The number one cause of floor failure is insufficient preparation, leading …

Advantages of Polyurea over Epoxy

When it comes to protective floor coating for your concrete floors, the options are overwhelming. Should you save money and attempt coating your floors yourself?  Do you contract with a professional, deal with the cost, but know you’ll have a quality product and product-application? Whether you’re needs are commercial or residential, the wisest course is …

Do Floor Coatings Need Maintenance?

If you are considering an epoxy, polyurethane, or similar floor coating on your floors or you already haveyour floor coated, you may be wondering what kind of maintenance is necessary. There are a few things you can do to keep your floors in great condition but overall floor coatings generally do not need a whole …

Polyurea vs Epoxy Coatings

When you are searching for a coating to protect your floors from stains, chemicals, wear and tear, oils, and damage, you may come across two main types of coatings, epoxy, and a family of polyurethane-based products, including polyurea. It can be hard to find a whole lot of information on either type of these floors and …