Polyurea Coating & Epoxy Floor Services
CertaPro Painters® of WNY Floor Coating Services
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Floor Coating Services in Buffalo, NY & Surrounding Areas
Buffalo – Cheektowaga – Niagara Falls – Clarence – Lockport – Nearby Areas
CertaPro Painters® of WNY offers professional floor coating installation services to the greater Buffalo, NY service area. We specialize in garage floors, patio, sidewalk, basement, and driveway coatings. Installing an epoxy of polyurea floor coating will greatly improve the look and functionality of a concrete floor. Floor coatings are one of most cost effective ways to transform a concrete floor into a beautiful and functional part of your home or commercial property.
Commercial & Residential Applications
Polyuera & epoxy floors work well for both residential and commercial applications. For our residential customer, applying a coating to a garage floor is the most common project we do, however the coating works on all types of surfaces including walkways, patios, basements, and driveways. Commercial properties also often hire us to help update flooring in the building across a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, industrial, and logistics buildings.
Epoxy and polyurea coatings are a great and popular option in Buffalo for residential garage floors.
Commercial Show Rooms
Give your retail or show room space an attractive floor that is durable and easy to clean.
Patios / Stairs / Walkways
A variety of outdoor concrete surfaces can have coatings applied to them adding slip resistance and a beautiful aesthetic.
Wide Variety of Color & Chip Options
The color of your floor coating can be customized for the project. We can match colors in the room, brand colors in your office, and apply creative combinations of colored chips. Adding chips to floors adds texture that helps with slip resistance. Set up an estimate appointment to discuss color options in detail with our team.
Flooring Projects Completed in WNY
Below are some after photos from flooring projects completed by our team in the greater Buffalo, NY service area. Click on any of the photos to zoom in.
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Epoxy vs Polyurea Floors
There are several options when it comes to products to use on floor coating projects. The two main options we install are epoxy and polyurea. For commercial customers, we strongly recommend our customers consider Polyurea for its durability, cure time, and warranty. Residential applications like garage floors, epoxy can be more cost effective and will hold up well with lighter residential use. Many of our residential customers still opt for the Polyurea over the epoxy because the warranty it offers.
Polyurea is stronger, more flexible, and has a shorter cure time than epoxy. Epoxy looks close to Polyurea once installed but can break or chip easier.
The Layers of Epoxy & Polyurea Floors
Floor coatings consist of 3 layers of coatings, starting with a concrete base (pictured as the gray slab in the diagram).
A tinted base coat is applied after prepping the concrete with grinding and cleaning equipment. Decorative chips (optional) are then applied to the tinted base coat and left to cure for a few hours. Once cured, excess chips are scraped off and the floor is cleaned again.
Finally a top clear coat is applied on top of the chips to give it an added layer of protection and shine. The top coat also seals chips so they wont come off over time.
The Floor Coating Installation Process
Learn more about what to expect when having an epoxy or polyurea floor installed. Proper preparation of the concrete prior to applying the coating is essential for the coatings to adhere properly. We utilize floor grinders and other specialized equipment to ready the floor.
Repair of Cracks / Imperfections
The floor cracks are sealed prior to applying the first layer of the floor coating.
Floor coatings usually require the mixing of compounds to form an adhesive. The liquids are mixed and prepared.
Chips Spread Across Surface
After the initial coat is in, a layer of optional chips are spread across the surface.
Benefits of Epoxy Floor Coatings
Floor coatings offer a variety of benefits in both residential and commercial applications. Some of the top reasons customers choose to have floor coatings installed include:
Affordable: When compared with other floor options, the cost per square foot is very competitive.
Stain Resistance: An epoxy floor will resist water, grease, and oil stains making it a great choice for garages and workshops.
Aesthetics: A wide variety of color and style options allow you to customize the floor to your liking.
Low Maintenance: Once installed, the floors last many years and can be easily cleaned.