If you’re looking for a durable and long-lasting flooring option, concrete is a popular choice for commercial and residential projects. However, ensuring that you’re using the right concrete floor coating is essential for your floor’s longevity and budget. 

At Runyon Surface Prep, we’ve heard various questions from our customers about concrete coatings, from general to specific. 

In this guide, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about concrete coatings.

What are the best concrete coatings for garage floors and patios? 

Epoxy is the most popular choice among contractors and homeowners when coating your garage or patio floor. It’s durable, easily bonded with concrete, and can withstand heavy equipment. 

Polyurethane or polyaspartic coatings are also great options, providing excellent color retention and stain resistance. 

Polyurethane coatings offer excellent scratch resistance and can protect against surface marks. Meanwhile, polyaspartic coatings are ideal for exterior uses, thanks to their excellent UV stability.

However, these coatings tend to be thinner and more susceptible to decay with chemical spillage. Ultimately, the right coating for your project will depend on your needs and the intended use of the space.

How long do concrete coatings last? 

With proper upkeep and surface preparation, your coatings can last several years, if not a decade. 

Avoiding chemical and oil spillage and regularly mopping your floors can help prolong the life of your coating. 

Using quality products and thorough applications upon installation can also help create a lengthy coating lifespan.

Are concrete coatings expensive? 

The cost of coating your concrete will vary depending on the demands of your project, such as the need for additives or color. However, even in cases where you need more than one product to cover your concrete surface properly, plenty of great products are available for a competitive price.

What are the different concrete coating options

At Runyon Surface Prep, we offer an array of concrete coating products, including Key Resin and Spartacote coating products, additives, dyes, and more. 

Our coating products come in a range of options, including clear coats, polyurethane coatings, and epoxy coatings.

Clear coats are a popular option for those who want to add a protective layer to their concrete surface without altering its appearance. Epoxy coatings, on the other hand, offer superior durability and chemical resistance, making them a great choice for high-traffic areas.

Can any paint or pigment be used for my concrete floor? 

No, using the right paint or pigment for your concrete floor is vital to ensure it holds up well and looks how you want it to. 

We offer Key Resin pigment packs, Spartacote Polyaspartic Pigments, and concrete dyes for polished or exposed concrete surfaces.

How can concrete coatings help give my floors traction? 

If you need extra traction on your coated concrete surface, additives can work into your coating process. 

Adding traction to your concrete coating can be a critical safety measure if you work in an environment with heavy machinery or frequently wet or slippery surfaces. 

We carry Spartacote surface traction additives like the Diamond Topp traction additive, perfect for heavy-duty environments requiring maximum abrasion resistance. This additive can be incorporated over any Spartacote concrete coating system, leaving a lightly textured matte finish.

Your Source for Concrete Paint, Pigment, and More

In conclusion, choosing the right concrete coating is essential for the longevity and durability of your floors. Runyon Surface Prep offers an array of concrete coating products and surface preparation equipment, including options for garage floors and patios.