Top Five Concrete Coating Myths
Sometimes things just don’t work out with concrete construction. When this happens, it can turn your mind away from using concrete coatings. Most of these concrete mishaps tend to stem from bargain do-it-yourself kits.
We at Garage Perfect have perfected our coating systems. Our systems can transform plain concrete into a beautiful works of art. We aim to modify the way people think about concrete floors one project at a time. Before making any concrete decisions, we would like to shed light on common concrete myths that we’ve heard over the years:
All Coatings Are Alike
At first glance the differences between coatings might seem minimal. If you take a closer look you’ll find that polyhybrid formulas and standard epoxy coatings might as well be considered different materials. The difference lies in the materials ability to bond to the concrete surface.
Epoxy only covers the concrete it doesn’t penetrate the concrete as polyhybrids do. If you need a coating that can withstand weathering Epoxy isn’t the coating for you. Polyhybrid coatings when used correctly can seep into the pores of the concrete for a long lasting concrete coating that can stand the test of time.
Peeling Is Inescapable
Unfortunately, lower priced inferior coatings peel like an orange. These products typically start deteriorating after a couple of years of use. We at garage perfect offer a ten-year warranty on all our products.
All our coatings are completely customizable. After a few years, many of our customers add a beautiful stain or polish to their flooring. What it does mean? It means when it comes to home repairs, your concrete flooring is one less thing to worry about. We understand that reliability is important, and it shows in our products.
Concrete Isn’t Pretty
Often homeowners elect to use costly building materials on patios or pool decks because they don’t think that concrete is attractive. Surprisingly, concrete can mimic other materials and the results are extremely convincing.
Dreaming of a flagstone patio? Is cost the only factor that’s stopping you? Look no further concrete can give you the flagstone look at a fraction of the price. Concrete can also mimic brick, granite or pavers. If you’re still not convinced, consider the fact that coated concrete is typically more durable than the materials it replicates.
Concrete is known as the chameleon of construction materials. There are endless possibilities when decorating with this material including a range of colors that can be coordinated to match your décor. You’ll be sure to wow your visitors when you tell them they’re standing on concrete.
Concrete is Impossible to Repair
Cracking, it is the dreaded word that no one wants to hear when speaking of their concrete flooring. If cracking occurs in your concrete floors what would you do? Give up? No, that’s not the answer. If this is your situation, simply add a Garage Perfect coating to your damaged concrete. Our coating systems not only hides cracks, it helps to prevent new ones from forming.
Before the Garage Perfect Team applies a top-of-the-line coating system, we locate the imperfections and work to repair the damage. Once the damaged areas have been treated we start applying a base coating. Our team works hard to ensure that all the imperfections in your concrete are repaired to give you a “like new” look.
Vulnerable to Environmental Damage
Environmental damage is inevitable. This type of damage is caused by storms, harsh temperatures, UV rays and chemical exposure. Harsh Canadian weather conditions and defenseless concrete paired together is a recipe for disaster. Through our vast knowledge and years of experience, we at Garage Perfect have developed concrete coatings that resist weathering. In other words, if mother nature throws you a curve ball our coating systems will hit it out of the park.
A Garage Perfect coating system ensures that your flooring needs are covered for decades to come. Concrete is a versatile material that is like no other. It varies from both useful to beautiful. This material works best when it has a coating system that can withstand the elements. Beware of the abundance of information available on concrete. We urge you to research your materials before making a concrete purchase. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to explore our concrete services or contact us. We want to help you make your concrete incredible. Give us a call today (613) 288-9315 or book a free consultation with one of our local experts.