Is It Safe To Coat My Indoor Concrete?

September 27, 2019
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We hear a lot of Seriously Great questions about our concrete coatings! One of the most common? “Is it safe to coat my indoor space???”

Sure, the garage floor is obvious and likely. But can we coat the less-ventilated basement floor? Or the mudroom that is so “dangerously” close to your living space? There’s no way we can coat a second-floor space, right? With all these opportunities for home improvement, homeowners desperately ask us: can you coat interior spaces?

Such a great question deserves an answer from Scott, our concrete coatings General Manager and fountain of all concrete coating wisdom.

Is It Safe To Coat an Interior Concrete Space?

Webfoot Coatings are Low-to-No VOCs, Unlike Epoxy

The answer is 100% YES. If it’s a concrete surface, we can coat it.

Oftentimes we get this question because people are concerned about noxious odors and smells, like the ones left behind by epoxy coatings. With epoxy, fumes can linger for days BEYOND the multiple days it takes to install the coating.

We use a polyurea concrete coating that provides a heavy-duty, durable finishing option with low-to-no VOCs. That means there are no lingering smells! Most of the time our coatings are installed in 1 DAY or less, depending on the size, condition, and design goals of your space. The next day your space is fresh, clean, and ready to use!

What Is a VOC?

A VOC is a “volatile organic compound,” and when chemicals have high levels of VOCs, that’s when you get extreme odors that are unpleasant to smell and can even make you a little queasy. Not super pleasant!

Our concrete coating system has extremely low levels of VOCs, similar to what you’d experience while painting a wall. We recommend opening a window, but there’s nothing to be worried about. And, best of all, the smell doesn’t linger (unlike epoxy floor coating systems).

Finishing Options for any Floor Surface

Ready to revive your indoor concrete? With 4x more durability than epoxy and a 15-year warranty, our polyurea concrete coatings are perfect for all of the high-traffic areas in your home — whether that traffic is cars in the garage or foot traffic in your mudroom. Polyurea has a chemical reaction with your concrete that forms a bond stronger than typical garage floor paint.

But, it still comes in a variety of colors and high-gloss finishes to rival the DIY paint ideas you’ve been looking at online.

You can choose your preferred system and colors from our options that include — but aren’t limited to! — metallic, color chips, and solid color. If you don’t like any of those, we’re happy to work with you to come up with a custom color. Seriously! The possibilities are endless when it comes to concrete floor finishes, and we’re excited to help you explore.

The Cost of Concrete Coatings

It’s difficult to give a ballpark estimate because there’s a number of factors that impact the price of your project: size (how many square feet is your space?), overall design goals (your chosen finishing system), and the existing condition (pitted, cracked, etc.) of the concrete.

Luckily, we have professional estimators who are here to help! The estimate process will answer any questions you may have and provide you with an accurate, fair price for your project.

Have Any Other Questions About Our Concrete Floor Coatings?

We’re all ears! Contact us TODAY to learn more and get one step closer to transformed concrete floors. Stink-free.

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