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Resinous Floor Coatings Service in Huntington Beach, Orange County

Four main types of concrete coating options exist, with resins making up most of these coats. The most well-known resin in flooring is epoxy resin.

Epoxy is famous for its adhesive qualities, as well as its extreme strength and durability. Epoxy (and other resinous floor coatings) adheres well to concrete surfaces and forms a bond with the material. The resinous coating goes on in layers, and the thickness of the hard protective coat will vary depending on the situation.

Epoxy and other concrete coatings are some of the flooring options offered by Custom Performance Floors Concrete Coating and Polishing. Our Huntington Beach and Orange County-based business has proudly served homeowners and commercial business operators in the southern California region for 25 years. Our resinous floor coating professionals work in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Irvine, Anaheim, and many other communities in the surrounding area. We can provide you with a free quote and guidance on the best treatment! Instead of debating whether you want concrete flooring on your property, give our expert team a call today.

What are Resinous Floor Coatings?

Resins are a type of molecular compound (called a polymer) that undergo chemical reactions when paired with a catalyst. Resins are known for adhesive properties; depending on the mixture, you can add other characteristics to the coating.

While concrete is a strong and versatile material, without treatment, seepage can contaminate it, or it can erode into harmful dust. To maximize the preferred characteristics of concrete, flooring contractors add adhesive, resinous layered coats. This coating improves the functioning of the concrete without compromising its structural integrity.

Before any resin coat application, the existing concrete floor must undergo detailed resurfacing to remove blemishes, cracks, and uneven parts. If the resurfacing is not done carefully, sudden coating failure can occur, and the adhesion is lost. While coating failure is rare, it can happen when a floor installation is rushed or done by someone unfamiliar.

Custom Performance Flooring has over 25 combined years of experience with concrete flooring and resinous coatings. Our team will ensure your flooring is installed correctly with a 10-year warranty backing that promise. Our concrete coating flooring services are of great value, and our team of professionals can provide you with options to determine if an epoxy or other coat suits you.

Benefits of Concrete Floor Coatings

Restaurant epoxy

Industrial and commercial settings primarily used concrete floor coating systems, but they have become popular in residential properties. Floor coatings like epoxy offer many benefits to those who use them. Combining concrete with a coating creates a chemical reaction that improves the functioning of both properties into a single high-quality, high-performance solid surface.

Strength and durability are the primary reason behind the popularity of epoxy floor coatings and similar ones. The epoxy resin is tough, can withstand impact and heavy traffic, and resist being affected by certain liquid substances, including water and hazardous chemicals. The coating doesn’t break down under pressure. Custom Performance Floors backs our epoxy floors with a 10-year warranty. With some upkeep and depending on the setting of your concrete floor, your flooring system should last you even longer.

Low maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning is the other reason people choose concrete coatings like epoxy. The concrete doesn’t absorb anything that could contaminate it. The surface is seamless, so you must wipe off dust, dirt, and spills with a dry brush, a wet mop, or sometimes a more potent cleaning product. Besides the easy cleaning, concrete coats can go for a long time before resurfacing (often years), look great, and function as intended.

Metallic epoxy

Aesthetic appeal is another reason why people choose concrete coating floor systems. We can do epoxy and other coating alternatives with a matte finish or a high gloss. The latter looks excellent under lights and instantly visually improves any space. Customization is easy and doesn’t affect the durability of the flooring. Clients can opt for flake or metallic layers, varying colors, concrete staining, or even add logos to their floors. Epoxy coating elevates retail settings such as showrooms and commercial and industrial spaces such as garage floors.

Concrete coatings demonstrate these beneficial qualities of strength, longevity, and elegance. The different options for coating then have their pros and cons, which is why it’s essential to know your choices.

The Four Types of Concrete Coatings

Epoxy Floor Coatings

Epoxy floors are the most durable and tough flooring system on concrete.

Epoxy floors improve productivity in workplace settings and lower losses from preventable damages (such as physical abrasions and floor resurfacing or slippery surface accidents). Epoxy floors are affordable to install and save clients money in the long run on maintenance. These surfaces are resistant to cracks and impact damage, as well as waterproof and chemical-resistant. The layers of epoxy coating on concrete can be thick or thin, depending on the level of protection needed. Older concrete, areas of high traffic, and settings where chemical exposure is likely could all use more protection from the hard epoxy.

At Custom Performance Floors, we can customize epoxy coats in many ways to meet your needs. The epoxy flooring looks that Custom Performance Floors use are the following:

  • Solid Epoxy – Consists of 2 layers of a pigmented prime coat that seals and wicks, followed by a polyaspartic topcoat that is chemical- and abrasion-resistant. We can include UV-stabilising and anti-slip additives in the top coat.
  • Flake Epoxy – Has multicolored flakes added into a layer to add aesthetic appeal and traction.
  • Metallic Epoxy – Has one layer of metallic sheen that creates shiny swirls for aesthetic purposes.

Epoxy can be mixed with a solvent, such as water, blended with polyaspartic coating, or left entirely on its own. Solid 100% epoxy, as it’s called, is tough and great in commercial settings but can yellow over time.

The epoxy coating works well in a commercial or industrial setting. It will handle heavy traffic and stress and withstand chemical spills. Once cured, the resinous floor coating is tough and durable, making it great as a garage floor coating or for warehouses and manufacturing settings.

Epoxy floor coatings may match your needs, or it might work best to blend with another coating. Give our resinous floor coating experts a call, and we can suggest some options.

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Flake epoxy
Metallic epoxy

Polyurethane Floor Coating

Polyurethane floor coatings are similar in makeup to epoxy but are made of different polymers. The different makeup of polyurethane makes it more elastic and able to absorb impacts well and resist abrasions. For this reason, polyurethane coatings work well in moderate to heavy traffic settings.

Polyurethane coating is UV-stable and doesn’t let colors fade in the sunlight as much as epoxy does. It is less affected by temperature, so one can apply it in lower temperatures than epoxy. It is ideal for parking garages, restaurant coolers, freezers, and busy facilities such as airports, hospitals, and shopping malls, for those reasons and for its short curing time of one day. Businesses can resume normal functioning on time with less drying time.

The concrete coating is sensitive to moisture and doesn’t last long once mixed. Its short pot life and reaction to humidity make it challenging to apply, so we recommend professional installation. Call Custom Performance Floors today, and we can install a polyurethane concrete coating for you!

Polyaspartic Floor Coating

This coating is partly polyurethane, so it takes some of the former’s attributes and improves them. It works as a standalone floor system or as a top coat. This flexibility allows for a quicker application, saving labor, time, and material. Frequently it is blended with epoxy for a topcoat so that you get the best of both worlds.

The drying time for polyaspartic coating is customizable, allowing for a next-day return to work when the business has halted for concrete coating installation. This customization means it still has a shorter pot life and requires an expert to apply it to floors, so contact us to get started on an installation plan.

We recommend one of our resinous floor coating experts handle the application of a polyaspartic coat, as complications can occur during this step. Polyaspartic coating works best when mixed with epoxy and other additives (such as slip-resistant ones), and this is a process that an experienced Custom Performance Floor team member does best.

Metallic epoxy
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Applying epoxy

Acrylic Floor Coating

These concrete coatings are compounds mixed in a solvent (usually water). Sometimes called overlays, they fall in the middle ground of cost and performance compared to other substances. They are usually less durable than other coatings, so while cheaper, frequent reapplication adds up.

You can customize acrylics for desired characteristics like slip resistance or UV stability. They also dry much faster than other coats, often within an hour of application, lowering the cost of labor.

Minor damage to the concrete surface usually buffs away quickly. Primarily, acrylics work best for decorative concrete and places with slight wear and tear or little chance of contact with chemicals.

Acrylic coating

Contact Us for a Quote

There are many options for floor coatings, which you can mix in some cases to maximize their benefits. Custom Performance Floors knows what works best as your Orange County flooring experts. Call us for a free estimate, and we will discuss different options. 

We proudly serve all over southern California, including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Laguna, Fountain Valley, and Tustin. Does your community fall within our scope? Give us a call, and we’ll help out.

We look forward to getting you started on your flooring project!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is resinous flooring, and how does it differ from regular concrete flooring?

Resinous flooring is a type of flooring that involves applying a polymer resin coating to concrete surfaces. It enhances the functionality and appearance of concrete while maintaining its structural integrity.

What are the advantages of resinous flooring for concrete surfaces?

Resinous flooring offers benefits such as improved durability, resistance to chemicals and moisture, easy maintenance, and customization options.

Can resinous flooring be applied to both residential and commercial spaces?

Yes, resinous flooring is suitable for both residential and commercial applications, offering versatile solutions for various environments.

What types of resins are commonly used for flooring applications?

Common resins used for flooring include epoxy, polyurethane, and acrylic resins, each offering different characteristics and performance qualities.

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