Are Professional Floor Coatings Worth It? | DC Generals CC

Are Professional Floor Coatings Worth It?

Are Professional Floor Coatings Worth It?

We’re asked a lot of awesome questions on social media about our concrete floor coatings. One that often pops up in the comments, or our inbox, is simply: “Can’t I coat my own floor?”

The short answer? Yes. You could. For a couple hundred bucks you could buy a bucket or three of product at a big box store and coat your garage with an epoxy-type coating.

To be very blunt, a number of our projects have involved first grinding away coatings exactly like that. Why? Because they’ve failed. Those DIY coatings simply don’t last in the best of circumstances, and can cause a huge, messy headache in the worst of circumstances.

What Makes Our Concrete Coatings Different?

Our system is unique, and requires professional tools for application and surface prep.

We inspect and test the floor first, since no two concrete surfaces are the same. We fill and mend cracks and blemishes with a high-performance product, then grind the entire surface with an industrial-grade concrete grinder. It’s a serious piece of equipment! Any remaining sections are ground by hand - every detail, and inch, of your floor matters.

Finally, we apply the system in a series of calculated, careful steps. Primer, chips, topcoat… It’s designed to deliver the most exceptional system on the market today.

Are Professional Floor Coatings Worth It?

Do We Use Epoxy Floor Coatings?


Epoxy has its place, but that place isn’t your garage. We use a cutting-edge polyurea system that offers 4x the strength of epoxy, and is flexible as well. That doesn’t mean it’s soft; it means that it isn’t brittle, and can flex as needed with the natural shifting (and use) of your home. This contributes to its incredible durability.

All of these factors combine to make it the very best coating available. It’s a premium system, which we understand isn’t the right fit for every home or budget. But it is the best investment you can make for your concrete, and is vastly superior (and more cost-effective) then continually purchasing and applying a low-quality DIY system that sticks to your tires in the summer, is hard to clean, and fades/peels.

If you have more questions, please let us know! We’re here to help.

Posted on Nov 30, 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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Customer Reviews

“I heard about the benefits of having my garage floor done by DC Generals Concrete Coatings, but the outcome exceeded my expectations! The garage looks 10x better and feels more like a living space now. No more oil stains since any new ones can be cleaned up. The job only took one day and it gave me an excuse to clean out my garage. I highly recommend DC Generals Concrete Coatings and their PennTek product. I will never own another house without having a PennTek garage.”

— Brian James
Frederick, MD

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