FloorTech Concrete Coatings in Louisa, Virginia
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Our Concrete Coating Projects in Louisa, Virginia
FloorTech Concrete Coatings is an exclusive installed of Penntek coatings in Louisa, Virginia. Our PURE polyurea is the best choice for longevity of coating, quality of installation and we offer extensive customization of your concrete coatings.
Driftwood Flake Patio Coating on Jefferson Highway in Louisa, VA
In Berryvale, we recently undertook a modest project to improve a garage floor. Our aim was to apply a Mount Everest colored chip floor coating, a type of polyurea coating known for its durability and visual quality. Initially, the floor presented several challenges. It was plagued with cracks and other signs of wear, necessitating a thorough preparation process, including extensive sanding, to ensure a smooth coating application.
The choice of the Mount Everest color was crucial in changing the garage’s atmosphere. This color didn’t just refresh the look of the floor; it also added a subtle and welcoming touch to the space. The impact of this shade went beyond mere cosmetic enhancement; it contributed to a more pleasant overall environment.
This project was not just about improving the garage’s appearance. The durability of the polyurea coating brought practical benefits. It has made the garage more resilient and easier to maintain, especially in terms of cleaning, which is often a challenge in such spaces.
The Berryvale garage floor project is an example of how careful selection of materials and meticulous application can make a difference in a functional space like a garage. It’s a demonstration of how even a simple, unassuming space can be improved both in aesthetics and functionality, highlighting the value of thoughtful renovations.
Polyurea vs Epoxy
Although epoxy offers initial cost savings, polyurea is better choice in terms of overall performance and long-term cost-effectiveness, owing to its durability and lower maintenance requirements. The decision between epoxy and polyurea ultimately hinges on your needs. Go with polyurea if want a long-lasting, durable coating with minimal upkeep. Alternatively, if you’re pursuing a shorter-term solution or operating on a tighter budget – epoxy might suit your needs. For those with the requisite skills and time, a DIY approach could also be considered.
Typically, the cost of materials and labor varies, averaging around $6.50 per square foot for larger areas like 900 square feet, and going up to $9.00 per square foot for smaller spaces of around 300 square feet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Polyurea and epoxy are both used for coating concrete, but they’re quite different. Polyurea is stronger and lasts longer, about 15 years, compared to epoxy’s 3-5 years. It bonds deeply with concrete, making it less likely to chip or peel. Epoxy, while protective, just sits on the surface and can wear out faster, especially with heat and sunlight. When applying polyurea, the surface needs more preparation, but this makes it more durable. In simple terms, polyurea is like a stronger, longer-lasting protective layer for your concrete surfaces. Learn more about the difference between polyurea and epoxy.
It is always a good idea to consult your HOA regarding rules about painting or installing coatings in outdoor areas visible from the outside. Typically, this would only apply to driveway and sidewalk coatings. We advise you to check with your HOA, review their documentation, and see whether there is any mention of concrete coatings. If there isn’t, you should be clear to have your coating installed.
Epoxy and some other polyurea coatings can only be installed during warmer months of the year. But, our polyurea coating can be installed year-round even in winter, and still only takes a day for installation.
Penntek coating is only available for professionally trained Penntek dealers like FloorTech Concrete Coatings.