Painting concrete surfaces in a basement can be tough. While there are a variety of basement floor paint alternatives, experts and homeowners agree that epoxy paint is the best choice for protecting and decorating a concrete floor.
100% solid refers to the percentage of paint thickness that remains after the paint has finished drying. When you apply 100% solids epoxy to your basement floor, after curing, 100% of the epoxy will remain on the floor, compared to 80% solids epoxy for example, where only 80% of the epoxy remains on the concrete floor after curing.
100% solids is a fantastic choice for your basement floor since it is an industrial quality epoxy that comes in a solid color and will withstand the wear and tear that your basement floor will endure.
This is the epoxy flooring you would find in high end garages, warehouses, laboratories and most high traffic areas.
Water-based epoxy is a two-component, amine-cured epoxy coating that has the same physical properties as solvent-borne epoxies but is water-reducible. Water-based epoxy has great penetrating qualities, which helps to consolidate the concrete substrate, making it an ideal epoxy for dust-proofing your basement floor. If your basement has rising moisture issues, water-based epoxy is commonly used as a vapor barrier on the floors. If the final appearance is not as important, water epoxy is a less expensive choice with excellent wear and color possibilities.
Epoxy Flake floor system is a form of epoxy floor that uses colorful flakes or paint flake chips to create a bright, multi-hued effect. The flakes not only produce a smooth aesthetic, but they also have slight grooves on each surface to prevent slips and falls. Epoxy flake flooring is one of the most durable, waterproof, and beautiful basement floor alternatives. Epoxy flake flooring is one of the best solutions for converting your basement into a man cave or another usable room.
Metallic epoxy is a multi-layered epoxy floor coating method that uses a metallic pigments mixed with a clear epoxy to achieve unique effects. As the epoxy sets, the metallic powder moves through the epoxy, creating the lava flow or pearly design.
Look no further than metallic epoxy when it comes to changing your basement into one of a kind space. Metallic epoxy basement floors are one of the easiest and cost effective systems to replicate marble, granite, stone, water or wood as a flooring. Not to mention that a colorful unique floor will WOW everyone who enters your basement.
Polished concrete is a good option if you want a low-maintenance, stone-style basement floor. Because of how solid polished concrete gets, it is one of the most durable flooring available. Every polished concrete floor comes with a penetrating stain protector that makes it easy to clean, durable, and adds a touch of industrial rustic to your basement.
Acid staining is a concrete finishing procedure in which water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-soluble metallic ions are mixed together. This combination penetrates the concrete and chemically reacts with the hydrated lime. The stain creates a little scratch on the concrete surface, allowing the metallic salts to penetrate more easily. Acid stain is a terrific option for really transforming your basement remodel, especially when combined with wooden features like pillars or bartops. Acid stain will wow everyone who steps foot into your basement entertaining space, thanks to the wide range of hues available.