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.
Floor Coatings for Mudrooms and Laundry Rooms and What We Recommend
Epoxy is well-known and one of the most popular floor coatings for garage floors. A sort of hybrid between paint and glue, epoxy coatings strongly adhere to concrete floors while enhancing their appearance with color, texture, and shine. However, it certainly has its flaws. It's ideal for a temporary solution but overtime, epoxy flooring will breakdown. You will have about 2-3 years of reliability but will then notice wear and tear and need another treatment.
Elastomeric coatings are more paint-like and less glue-like than epoxy options, which allows them to be more flexible and more reliable than epoxy floors. They could be strong enough for your laundry room’s or mudroom’s concrete floors as 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.
However, nothing will compare to polyurea coatings. 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 email@example.com!