What Is the Chip System and How Can It Help Concrete Surfaces?

calander Jul 12 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Concrete polish in a garage

Floors are too often neglected in discussions surrounding renovations. However, the state of your flooring has major implications on your property as a whole. Beat-up and bare concrete floors are like magnets for dirt and dust, reducing indoor air quality and dampening your interior aesthetic -- not to mention these floors are a constant tripping hazard. At Anderson Painting, our flooring experts specialize in the installation of Penntek™ polyurea floor coatings -- namely the Chip System -- to restore concrete floors in every way. So, what exactly is the Chip System and how can it protect and enhance your concrete surfaces?

What to Know About Penntek Chip Systems

What Is the Penntek™ Chip System?

Penntek’s Chip System is one of its many polyurea concrete coating options. The system begins with a polyurea base coat that comes in a variety of color options. Vinyl chips (also called flakes) are then broadcast over the polyurea basecoat to add both visual and physical texture; these chips can also vary in shape, size, and color. Finally, the chips and base coat are sealed with a transparent polyaspartic polyurea topcoat, providing a smooth, glossy finish and ensuring the lasting integrity of the floor system. Penntek Chip flooring can be used for nearly any high-traffic residential or commercial area, including but not limited to garages, showrooms, offices, healthcare facilities, production areas, restrooms, and basements.

How the Penntek Chip System Helps Concrete Surfaces

There are many advantages to applying Penntek Chip polyurea flooring to your concrete surfaces. First and foremost, these coatings offer a level of durability that goes above and beyond other floor coating solutions. Epoxy, for instance, remains a common choice for concrete flooring, yet this material isn’t as strong or flexible as polyurea. Moreover, the triple-coat nature of the Chip System offers three distinct layers of protection that make concrete surfaces resistant to abrasions, UV damage, chemical spills, and more.

The Chip System also significantly improves floor safety. The small vinyl chips sandwiched between the base coat and top coat provide a light orange peel texture -- the result may look smooth and slippery, but Chip System flooring retains a high friction coefficient to prevent slips, trips, and falls.

Chip System installation is also quick and convenient when performed by certified professionals. Indeed, Penntek’s trained flooring experts (like Anderson Painting) can implement these concrete floor coatings in the span of a single day. And while this flooring system is installed quickly, its lifespan is anything but short. When properly installed and maintained, these coatings can last for decades, and Penntek offers a 15-year product warranty on residential products as an added measure of confidence.

Lastly, the aesthetic benefits of Penntek’s Chip System speak for themselves. As mentioned earlier, the color of both the basecoat and the vinyl chips can be customized, allowing you to match your new flooring with your current walls or existing decor. On top of that, the glossy finish is easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry about constantly dusting, sweeping, or mopping to keep up appearances.

Chipping Away at Your Concrete Flooring

The concrete surfaces in your home or business deserve just as much attention as (if not more than) the rest of your property. Penntek’s Chip System provides durable, safe, beautiful, long-lasting coverage for concrete floors, and Anderson Painting can install it in no time. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!