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A Step-By-Step Guide to Professional Concrete Floor Coating

A Step-By-Step Guide to Professional Concrete Floor Coating

A crucial part of creating the right atmosphere to greet your visitors, employees, clients, and potential investors is choosing the right concrete floor coating system for your business. Sprucing up your floor with a new epoxy concrete coating is a sure way to boost your business’ professional appeal. No matter what your Maryland business’ specific needs, a dirty floor is going to be an immediate turnoff and is a terrible way to make a first impression.

Benefits of Coating

A regular, uncoated, unsealed concrete floor can be an absolute disaster. It will easily absorb spills, leaving stains that can last for years, as most concrete slabs are installed with minimal sealing. In addition, concrete is naturally porous and chalky, which can make the surface nearly impossible to keep clean without a top coat. An epoxy-sealed floor, on the other hand, is going to be non-porous. This means it won’t allow dirt and spills to stain your workspace! Any spill that does cause a mess can be easily cleaned with soap and water. If you hire a professional commercial flooring contractor to perform the coating process, you’re certain to have a clean, inviting working area for years to come.


Our concrete flooring specialist will begin by thoroughly cleaning the existing concrete floor. High-traffic areas and areas that tend to accumulate dirt and grease will receive special attention, as will any location with mold or fungal issues. These issues need to be addressed as early as possible, and this is important because we don’t want to seal any contaminants into the floor. We also need to ensure that there is proper coverage over the high-traffic or otherwise problematic areas. The cleaning process itself includes patching cracks, scraping up any residue, and degreasing, where necessary. Once the floor is well and truly clean, our flooring specialist will prepare the floor by grinding the surface down with an industrial grinder. By grinding the floor down like this, our specialist is opening up millions of tiny pores within the surface. The floor is then thoroughly vacuumed with HEPA filtration in order to remove any lingering dust particles. A two-part priming coat is blended with a tinted base, and this is rolled across the floor and into the pores that were created by the grinding process. This makes for excellent adhesion, and will ensure that your new concrete floor coating system has a long life and high performance. In addition to concrete, a floor coating can be applied over a wide range of surfaces, including wood, tile, and concrete. This may take additional coats, depending on the material to be coated, as a thinner coat would be smoother and slipperier, and may reveal more imperfections than a thicker coat would. When the coating is applied, our technicians use special footwear to allow them to walk directly across the currently wet floor. If desired, colored chips can be inserted into the base coat itself in order to achieve a special look. Within an hour or so, the floor will generally be dry enough to scrape, after which our specialist will apply a two-part topcoat that is poured directly onto the floor.

What better way to make that ever-important good first impression than with a shiny, clean new floor? Contact DC Generals today to schedule a concrete flooring consultation!

Posted on Jun 9, 2020

What Makes Our Flooring Great

Fast Installations

Our chip flooring can be installed in as little as one day by DC Generals’ trained and certified flooring experts.


The vinyl chips can be custom-blended into nearly any color, allowing your new floor coating to match your existing décor!


Made up of small vinyl chips, this flooring system finishes with a light, orange peel-like texture, adding slip resistance and extra grip to promote safe use.


Unlike an epoxy garage floor coating our chip system uses polyurea—a material that’s much stronger and more flexible

Penntek is an industry leader in concrete floor coatings for a reason. Choosing a Penntek coating installation from DC Generals means you can expect faster installations, customized styles, safety, durability, and integrity.

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