Have you ever walked around at a mall or theme park and noticed that the concrete there is a little bit shinier than the one you park your car on at home?
If you have, it's probably because they are using concrete coating on that surface.
But concrete coatings aren't just for looks. They also are used to protect these surfaces and make them safer to walk on, too.
The good news is that those concrete surfaces you have admired while out and about around town aren't just for owners of large businesses.
You can use them for your home or office too.
Let's take a look at the most important things that need a concrete coating!
Do you own a vehicle and park it in a garage or under a covered carport at your home?
If so, you may have noticed that your car or truck leaves a track in your garage from time to time.
This could be for any number of reasons.
Maybe it rained outside and your tires have tracked water in. On the other hand, older vehicles may leave behind air conditioning freon or other vehicle fluids.
If you are like most people, you see them as you drive away and don't stop to clean them up. But over time, these substances can cause damage to your garage or carport's floor.
Perhaps you store other tools in your garage or under your carport. Things like lawnmowers or weed eating machines that leave behind gasoline stains on your garage floors.
Even by being careful with your use and upkeep of these machines, they can still leak fluids onto these surfaces.
Concrete coating on your carport or garage floor will help protect those surfaces from the wear and tear that comes from being used regularly and help limit corrosion caused by these fluids.
While a garage isn't a place frequented by guests very often, it is by you!
Protect your investment in your home.
Owning a pool is a luxury but if you have one, you know it certainly requires upkeep.
Weather changes like heavy rain and debris from trees or the surrounding area all pose threats to keeping your pool clean and safe.
If you have young children that spend time with friends in the pool, you've undoubtedly had to warn them about not running around outside of the pool at least once or twice.
Okay, maybe a few times!
While there's no replacement for listening to a concerned parents' wishes, concrete coating can bring an added dimension of safety to your pool's deck for kids and adults alike.
These can also help protect the concrete from being eroded by moisture and ease the cleaning process once coated — saving you valuable time and money.
Truck Bed Liners
Truck bed liners have become a popular item where concrete coating is being used.
Once an afterthought for truck owners, many owners now make their first accessory a bed liner.
After all, can you blame truck owners?
According to USA Today, "the average price for most high-end versions of larger heavy duty pickup trucks exceeds $70,000!"
With a cost like that, who wouldn't want to protect their truck's bed liner!?
While there are options like rubber and plastic covers you can manually insert into your truck's bed liner, you can also spray on a concrete coating as another alternative.
Using a concrete coating on your truck bed will protect it from being damaged by heavy objects you are hauling and the weather, among other things.
Ramps & Walkways
Own a business or a piece of property that people frequent?
If you do, taking measures to help protect your visitors from slip and fall injuries is worth your time and effort.
Visitors aren't the only ones to look out for. Protecting your employees from injuring themselves on the job can help you save on worker's compensation costs, too.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), "slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents."
Even if you aren't a business owner and you use a ramp or walkway at your home or office, it makes sense to add concrete coating to this surface.
That's because these coatings can help increase the longevity of these surfaces by protecting them from the natural elements. You can also use coatings that have an anti-skid additive to help make these areas safer.
If you live in a home with a basement, these can be a great place for additional living space for you and your family.
But if you are like some people, your basement isn't furnished and it's primarily being used as a place for extra storage.
While having a basement can also be a valuable aspect of your home, it also can create an issue — especially in the event of flooding or other inclement weather that may find its way down there.
Concrete coating your basement floors gives you an added layer of protection.
Concrete Coating & Protection
By now, one of the first things that should come to mind when you think of concrete coating besides its aesthetic benefit is protection.
Concrete coating protects surfaces from things like inclement weather and heavy foot or vehicle traffic. It also guards against potential erosion from harmful chemicals and fluids.
But objects aren't the only thing it protects against.
Concrete coating also has safety benefits for people. Whether it is used as an anti-slip measure at the business you own, or simply just for your home's driveway or garage floor.
Do you have questions about how concrete coating can benefit your home or business?
Contact the professionals at Marvel Coatings to discuss this.
Our experienced staff will listen to the needs brought about by your specific situation and provide you with different options!
Wondering how these concrete coatings are applied? We can explain the best application measure for you and we offer a full line of spraying systems and mobile coating units.
Give us a call or contact us online today!