Basement Floor Epoxy vs. Penntek: Why Penntek Is Superior

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When it comes to coating your basement floor, you’ve got some options to sift through. These days, the prevailing basement floor coating options are epoxy coatings and polyurea coatings. At Anderson Painting, our team primarily installs Penntek polyurea coatings for concrete surfaces, including basement floors -- this isn’t arbitrary, either. While epoxy coatings can deliver in terms of floor durability, safety, and aesthetics, we’ve found that Penntek polyurea outperforms epoxy in each of these areas and more. Let’s dive deeper into why Penntek floor coatings are superior to epoxy for basements and more.

Benefits of Penntek Coatings

Penntek Polyurea Coatings Are More Durable than Epoxy

Floor coatings constitute a major investment, protecting your floors from deterioration. As such, you want these coatings to stand the test of time. Both epoxy and polyurea concrete coatings will help increase the durability of your basement floors. That said, Penntek polyurea coatings have the competitive edge in this department, primarily due to their superior flexibility and composition. Indeed, polyurea floor coatings will stand strong in the face of various threats, including impact, liquid/chemical spills, and changes in heat and humidity (which are commonplace in many basements).

Penntek Floors Retain Appearance Longer

The superior durability described above doesn’t just contribute to stronger, sturdier surfaces -- it also contributes to better-looking floors. Simply put, polyurea basement floor coatings won’t easily fade, delaminate, or otherwise lose their beauty, even when facing different pressures over time. So, if you want your basement to look its best for as long as possible, Penntek floor solutions deliver more reliably than standard epoxy coatings.

Polyurea Coatings Cure Quicker

If time is of the essence regarding your basement floor coating project, Penntek solutions have you covered here as well. Whereas epoxy basement floor paint can take several days to completely cure, Penntek polyurea coatings can be applied and fully cured in just one day (when tackled by professionals). The fast-drying nature of polyurea makes it more difficult for DIYers to properly pull off, of course, but professionals like Anderson Painting know how to get it done properly. For many homeowners, this added convenience outweighs the additional cost of polyurea floor coatings when comparing them to epoxy.

Penntek Polyurea Floors Are More Slip Resistant than Epoxy

Whether you use your basement for entertainment, storage, or something else, safety always matters. A slippery concrete basement floor can lead to all sorts of injuries, so you want to make sure your coatings offer the proper level of friction conducive to increased safety outcomes. Both epoxy and polyurea coatings offer anti-slip properties, but Penntek polyurea coatings once again win this round. Penntek’s Chip System, in particular, creates a high-friction, orange peel texture on a floor’s surface to maximize traction. And because Penntek coatings are so easy to clean and naturally resistant to dust, you won’t have to worry as much about your floors collecting dirt and debris (which can also reduce floor safety).

Penntek Offers Extended Warranties on Installations

Finally, Penntek stands by its products and applications with 15-year warranties on residential projects -- the same can’t always be said for epoxy coatings. If you’re unsure about how your basement coating project will turn out, know that there’s plenty of accountability when it comes to Penntek polyurea solutions. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed with Anderson Painting as well, so you can rest assured that your basement floors achieve their full potential when placed in our care.

Click here to learn more about Penntek’s basement floor coating solutions. And for more on us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at!

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