Home Flooring: The Best Coatings for Mudrooms and Laundry Rooms
Mudrooms and laundry rooms both contribute to a home’s overall cleanliness. The former offers a place for guests to remove their soiled shoes before entering the main area of the house, while the latter facilitates the washing and drying of clothes and linens. In some homes, the mudroom and laundry room are one and the same. Both spaces must be properly equipped to handle high levels of activity, moisture, heat, and more.
Without sturdy flooring solutions, your mudroom and laundry room can gradually deteriorate. For this reason, concrete flooring is a popular choice for these spaces. However, bare concrete is porous and prone to cracking, so it needs some additional protection to stay secure. Let’s go over some of the best floor coating options for your mudroom and/or laundry room.
Epoxy is well-known and one of the best coating for garage out there. A sort of hybrid between paint and glue, epoxy coatings strongly adhere to concrete floors while enhancing their appearance with color, texture, and shine. There are three main types of epoxy floors: water-based, solvent-based, and 100% solids. The last option, 100% solids (or high solids), is the most durable of the three and typically the easiest to install. When properly cared for, quality epoxy concrete floor paint can withstand the various activities that go on in mudrooms and laundry rooms for several decades.
Elastomeric coatings are more paint-like and less glue-like than epoxy options, but they’re still strong floor sealing solutions for your laundry room’s or mudroom’s concrete floors. Indeed, these coatings are incredibly thick and flexible, much more so than normal paint. That said, elastomeric is often recommended for exterior surfaces and basement coatings. This doesn’t exclude them from interior use, of course. When applied properly, they often resemble epoxy coatings, exuding a similar sheen, and they can last about as long, too.
Generally speaking, quality polyurea floor coatings outperform even the best epoxy paint options. That’s why here at Anderson Painting, our contractors use Penntek polyurea coatings for both residential and commercial concrete floors. These coatings boast more durability and flexibility than epoxy while offering additional protection against stains, moisture, dust, chemicals, and more, making them perfect choices for mudrooms and laundry rooms. Best of all, Penntek’s polyurea flooring solutions come in a wide variety of color and texture options to enhance your home’s interior while protecting its floors.
Keep Your Home Clean with the Right Floor Coatings
You might not give much thought to the condition of your mudroom or laundry room. After all, these rooms aren’t meant to be the center of attention in your home. Still, they deserve just as much care as any other area in your home, and that care starts by protecting their floors. Anderson Painting delivers quality and efficient flooring solutions to homeowners and business owners. Let us help you choose the best coatings for your laundry room, mudroom, garage, basement, showroom, etc. For more about us and everything we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!