If you’ve recently decided to coat your concrete basement floor, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by all of the different choices you have to make. Not only do you need to choose between all of the different concrete coating companies to get it installed, but you also have to select the color and type of coating. The latter is arguably one of the most difficult choices you have to make, but we are here to help you make a well-informed decision by educating you on the advantages and disadvantages of the two most popular options:
Epoxy Coating Polyurea Coating
Pros and Cons of Epoxy Coatings
Epoxy makes a great basement floor coating for many reasons! When compared to concrete and other flooring types, the thermoset resin gives you a much more finished look and increased protection. You have the option to customize the color and thickness of the coating, but the color can fade over time.It also is important to note that solid epoxy isn’t stain or chemical-resistant, so if you store oil, gas, or other chemicals in your basement, this might not be the right fit. We often recommend this coating option to homeowners who are looking to improve the appearance of their flooring without spending a lot of money.
Pros and Cons of Polyurea Coatings
If strength and durability are more important than price, polyurea is hands down the best option for your basement. It offers unparalleled resistance to heavy impact, high-traffic, chemicals, and so much more. In fact, the multiple layers of polyurea make it twenty times more durable than its solid epoxy counterpart. However, you don’t have to choose between strength and style with this coating option. You still get several color, texture, and gloss options to create a look that suits your taste.
Now that you know a little bit more about the benefits and downsides that set epoxy coatings apart from polyurea coatings, you are one step closer to starting your installation. Whether you want affordable and stylish epoxy or the ultra-durable polyurea that comes at a higher price, Symphony Concrete Coatings can help you begin the customization process for your coating.
If you would like to learn more about our concrete coating installation, we encourage you to get in touch with Symphony Concrete Coatings right away! You can call one of our service representatives to set up your first consultation or fill out our online form to request a complimentary project quote.