Basement Floor Coatings

Upgrade your home with our ultra-durable polyaspartic floor coating.

Polyaspartic concrete floor coatings offer granite-like looks and durability and can be installed in just a day.

Whether you use your basement for storage, work, recreation or extra living space, it can benefit from a Hello Garage polyaspartic floor coating that looks great, lasts a long time and can be cleaned up with just a swipe of a squeegee.

Before & After Spotlight

Basement Floor Coating

Our experts completely transformed this homeowner's basement with our long-lasting polyaspartic floor coating.

Why floor coating instead of carpet, tiles or wood?

When it comes to finishing concrete interior floors, there are several options to consider, but for most people, it comes down to a choice between wall-to-wall carpet, tile or even wood. But there's another option to consider: polyaspartic floor coatings. These offer a uniquely beautiful finished look that wears as tough as granite. Plus, they can be professionally installed in about a day and are ready for use just 24 hours later.

Another benefit of polyaspartic interior floor coatings is that they're completely impermeable to moisture. This can be a huge advantage in areas that are prone to moisture-related issues such as mold or mildew — particularly basements. And as you might imagine, this impermeability also makes them ideal for laundry rooms.

What is polyaspartic, anyway?

Polyaspartic coatings have actually been around for a long time. They've been used in the automotive industry as bed-liners for trucks and in factories, airplane hangars and hospitals as high-traffic floor coatings. That means polyaspartic coatings are tough enough to survive many years of abuse and look good doing it. So, if they can do that, just imagine what they can do in your home!

Speaking of durability, here's a fun fact: Instead of just lying on top concrete, a polyaspartic coating actually becomes one with it. In fact, in laboratory stress tests, the concrete will fail before the polyaspartic coating can be separated from it.

So, what about epoxy coatings?

As with polyaspartics, epoxy coatings cure to form a hard, protective surface. But that's where the similarity ends.

  • UV Stability — Epoxies can yellow over time. Polyaspartic coatings are UV stable.
  • Bonding — Epoxy coatings are thick like molasses. This means they sit on top of the concrete. Polyaspartic floor coatings are almost water-like when applied, so they find every pore and crevice. So, when they cure, polyaspartics become one with the concrete beneath it.
  • Expense — Epoxy coatings can seem cheap when compared to polyaspartic coatings. But when you realize that an epoxy floor may need to be reinstalled several times over the life of a single polyaspartic basement floor installation, you can understand that polyaspartics tend to be less expensive over time.
  • Durability — Epoxy floors can be very brittle after they cure. Drop a heavy pipe wrench on it and the coating can crack. Cracks can let water beneath the surface, which can then lead to delamination. Polyaspartics, on the other hand, are still comparatively pliable when dry and are much more resistant to sudden impacts.
  • Industry-Leading Warranty — Because our floor coating system is a 100 percent polyaspartic coating — unlike some others that claim to be polyaspartic — we're able to offer a industry-leading warranty on our installations. Good luck finding that from an epoxy floor installer.

Want professional results? You guessed it... hire the professionals.

The only real "catch" to polyaspartic floor coatings is that they need to be applied by experienced professionals. That's because a properly prepared surface is the key to a successful install. And that takes a lot of experience and specialized equipment — including heavy-duty industrial grinders that most general contractors or neighborhood handymen simply don't have.

By the way, this is important because not everyone who claims to install polyaspartic floor coatings has the tools and training to do it properly. So, remember: polyaspartic is better than epoxy, but polyaspartic installed by an experienced crew is better than polyaspartic installed by your average general contractor.

Installing a Polyaspartic Basement Floor Coating

how polyaspartic flooring works

Step 1

Surface is thoroughly prepped using an industrial grinder.

Step 2

Cracks and surface damage are repaired.

Step 3

Base coat is applied.

Step 4

Decorative flake is fully broadcast over the surface.

Step 5

Clear top coat is applied.

To learn how our polyaspartic floor coating can upgrade your home, schedule your free consultation and estimate with a Garage Guru near you.

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