5 Benefits of Coating a Concrete Basement Floor
If any room could be considered the “wild card” of a home it would probably be the basement. Basements can be used in so many ways -- storage, recreation space, showroom, and more. No matter how you use your basement, it’s important to keep this space in tip-top shape. From the ceilings to the floors, your basement should be sealed and sturdy. Here are five benefits of coating your concrete basement floor.
1. Mitigate Moisture
Due to their underground location, basements are notorious for letting in moisture from all sides. Over time, this moisture intrusion can lead to a litany of problems, such as mold, mildew, rot, and more. Properly sealing your basement floors with quality coatings helps prevent moisture from entering your basement from below. Floor sealing also prevents moisture from entering your floor’s pores and cracks from above. In this way, coating your concrete basement floor provides multiple levels of defense against moisture intrusion.
2. Minimize Maintenance
Regularly cleaning your basement is key to keeping this space tidy and free from harmful substances. However, if you’re dealing with a bare and/or damaged concrete floor, cleaning is no simple task -- dust, debris, grease, and moisture can be nearly impossible to remove from the concrete’s openings. By properly applying basement floor paint, you effectively seal these pores and cracks, making cleaning and general maintenance a breeze.
3. Increase Safety
If you use your basement often, safety is a major priority. Bare concrete floors are often uneven, filled with cracks and pits (tripping hazards), and slippery (especially when coated in dust). Reducing these risks is crucial, and applying epoxy floor paint or similarly protective basement floor coatings does just that. Not only do these coatings create an even, clearly visible surface on which to walk -- specialized slip-resistant concrete coatings increase friction, greatly lowering the risk of slips and falls.
4. Enhance Your Basement’s Appearance
Appearances aren’t everything, but most people want to take pride in their home and enjoy its atmosphere. At the very least, basement concrete floor paint improves your basement’s appearance in a significant way, providing color, vibrancy, texture, and more.
5. Boost Your Home’s Market Value
All of the benefits listed above are important in their own right. However, they also contribute to a bigger picture -- namely, your home’s market value. Valuation is something worth taking into account even if you’re not planning on selling your home any time soon. And if you are preparing to sell, updating your basement’s flooring can yield a significant return on investment (ROI) (up to 70% in some cases). So, don’t take your basement for granted -- most potential buyers care about these underground spaces, and you should, too.
By now it’s probably clear how beneficial basement floor coatings can be. Of course, properly coating your concrete floors is easier said than done. While you might try tackling this project on your own, it’s best to hire experienced flooring professionals instead. At Anderson Painting, our teams are equipped to install Penntek polyurea coatings for basements, garages, patios, and other concrete surfaces. Let us help you bring your basement to the next level. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!