4 Basement Floor Coating Styles and What Will Work for You

calander Sep 11 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Newly coated basement floor

In a previous blog, “The Many Ways Finished Basements Add Home Value,” we laid out the various benefits of investing in basement renovations, such as coating your basement floor. Bright, sturdy basement floors serve as the foundation for a beautiful and functional space, no matter how you plan to use it. Before you can get started on this project, however, you must choose from an array of styles, materials, and finishes. You ultimately want to select a type of floor coating that not only suits your desired aesthetic but also your budget. Moreover, you want to install floor coatings that withstand their environment and last a long time. Here are four basement floor coating styles to consider implementing in your home.

What Are the Best Basement Floor Coating Styles?

1. Solid Color Epoxy Floor Coatings

Epoxy coatings are the most popular choice for a wide range of applications, including industrial facilities, garages, patios, and of course, basements. Cost-effective, durable, and visually versatile, a solid color epoxy basement coating is a strong all-around choice for those with strict budgets and clear visions. Not only will these floors resist moisture, chemicals, and abrasions, but they come in a wide variety of solid color options to match your basement’s look. These floors also leave a glossy finish that keeps your basement bright and bold.

2. Metallic Epoxy Coatings

Glossy finish aside, the plain look of solid color epoxy basement floor paint might not suit your vision. In that case, you might consider metallic epoxy coatings instead. These options offer the same amount of protection and longevity as their solid color counterparts while delivering a three-dimensional marbleized look. Metallic epoxy coatings might be a bit too gaudy for some people’s liking, but if you want to transform your basement into a kind of showroom, it’s hard to go wrong with this floor coating style.

3. Solid Color Polyurea Concrete Coating

While visually similar to solid epoxy coatings in many ways, a solid color polyurea basement floor coating features some key distinctions. For one thing, polyurea is a more durable and flexible material than epoxy, with additional protection against UV light, temperature fluctuations, and chemicals. On top of that, these floors can be installed in just one day. So, if you’re eager to update your basement’s flooring and/or seek superior longevity and performance, it makes sense to opt for solid color polyurea over solid color epoxy -- just note that the former is more costly up front.

4. Polyurea Chip Coatings

At Anderson Painting, we specialize in the installation of Penntek polyurea chip system floor coatings, not only for basements but also for patios, garages, and more. We offer this particular type of polyurea coating for several key reasons: 1) it’s highly durable, 2) it’s inherently slip-resistant, 3) it can be installed in just one day, and 4) its embedded vinyl chips can be custom-blended into a variety of styles and colors, giving our clients plenty of control over the finished design.

The Verdict

These are only four basement floor coating options among several others. Each option comes with unique pros and cons, and you’ll have to decide which factors matter most to you in order to make the right call. If you need help choosing a basement floor coating material or style, Anderson Painting is happy to help with both the decision-making process and installation.

To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!