Concrete coatings play a vital role in protecting your flooring and enhancing its appearance. Whether it's a polyurea or epoxy coating, your concrete flooring will benefit from its application. 

However, as concrete coatings age, they lose their shiny appearance and protective qualities. When it's time for a new concrete coating, your flooring will show several signs it's ready for an upgrade. 

This article will cover five of the most common signs it's time for a new high-quality concrete coating. 

1. Cracks in The Flooring

Concrete is meant to adjust to different temperatures. When the weather is cold, the concrete will constrict, and it will expand when the weather is warmer. A new concrete coating will have the flexibility to handle these changes, but older concrete cracks. 

If you notice cracks in the concrete flooring, you need to add a premium coating to prevent further damage. While a new coating will not fill in cracks, it will prevent them from getting worse.  

2. Discoloration

There is concrete flooring of all colors and patterns that you can pick. However, if you notice a significant change from the floor's original color, this could be a sign of moisture intrusion. Moisture intrusion will cause the following effects on your concrete: 

  • Dark Spots

If there is moisture intrusion, there will need to be more done to your flooring than only adding a new coating. The moisture must be removed to avoid this problem from occurring again. 

3. Water Collecting on Surface

One of the main purposes of a concrete coating is protecting the concrete from liquids that enter into the concrete's pores. When a coating starts to degrade in quality, water will be much harder to clean off the surface.

You will also notice that water collects on the surface of the concrete due to it no longer being sealed. However, this could also result from vapor rising from below, so you should speak to an experienced team. 

4. Pits and Corrosion

When you have waited for an extended period before adding a new coat, there is significant pitting and corrosion of the concrete's surface. In serious cases, the corrosion can affect the structural integrity of the flooring. 

If there is significant damage, the concrete surface will need resurfacing before the new coat is added to the flooring. Once the coating is added, you can have peace of mind there will be no more pitting or corrosion. 

5. Bubbling and Peeling

When concrete coatings get older, they will start to flake off and peel, which signals it's time for a new coat. However, a peeling coating could also signal improper installation. 

A new coat of polyurea or epoxy will never peel, so you should add a new coat from a professional team if it's peeling. If the problem persists after a new coat, you will need to address the root of the problem. 

Call ETEK Coatings to Give Your Concrete Flooring a Shiny New Finish! 

If your concrete floor coating is showing the signs listed in this article, you need a new coating applied by an experienced team. We apply concrete coatings of all types, from solid color polyurea to solid color epoxy. Our team provides free quotes for our award-winning services, such as: 

  • Chip Systems
  • Solid Color Polyurea 
  • Solid Color Epoxy
  • Garages

Contact us today to learn more about our long-lasting warranties and custom coating products. Fill out the online quote form or give us a call!