Concrete Coatings

Coatings are liquid or semi-liquid mixtures applied to cured concrete to make it more aesthetically pleasing, improve its durability, boost its longevity and/or reduce upkeep and repairs.

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Metallics and Epoxy Mix to Create Elegance, Movement and Depth

When asked what he likes most about McKinnon Materials’ Aurora metallics, the answer came quickly to Advanced Epoxy’s Ryan Stowell. “It’s elegance,” says the Wichita, Kansas, company owner. “The final look is at the top of the line with any flooring choice.” Stowell has used the metallic epoxy dust floor […]

Urethane-modified Concrete Can Put a Project on the Fast Track

Laszlo Keszthelyi, owner of Monster Coatings, a flooring company that services the greater New York City metro area, specializes in seamless flooring. He’s been in business for 37 years, beginning with flooring and reflooring elevators in his early years. “There was always an issue with elevator floors,” he says. Usually […]

How to Prevent Coating Defects Caused by Concrete Outgassing

Although most perceive concrete as a dry dense substance, the inherently porous material more closely resembles a hard sponge. Microscopic voids and capillaries make up much of concrete’s matrix. As the material is poured and placed, these voids allow air and moisture to flow through it. This could lead to […]

Laticrete Unveils the Company’s First-Ever Dedicated Grow Room and Greenhouse Coating System

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched the SpartaCote High-Yield System with patent-pending Lux Additive. The company developed this industry-first resinous coating system specifically to increase photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) reflectance of floors and walls by up to 56%. This effectively increases […]

River Rock Product Can Work Wonders on Unsightly But Stable Concrete Slab

Originally called Chattahoochee stone because the smooth rock was dredged out of that river, Epoxy Stone from McKinnon Materials in Tampa, Florida, is a wonder worker. The coating system, available in 16 colors, is also known as river rock and pebble epoxy. Aesthetically, it resembles exposed aggregate without the cement […]

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Vinyl or Liquid Chips can Create Stunning, Multicolored Epoxy Floors

Today, consumers have options galore when it comes to transforming plain-gray concrete slabs into colorful floors. Choices include broadcasting chips onto an epoxy basecoat. They also include spraying the epoxy with a specially blended material to achieve a terrazzo-like appearance. Typically achieved with vinyl flakes, multicolored floors are gaining a […]