Floor paint is not something many people know much about. It is a product, which was rarely used outside of an industrial setting, even though it can actually be used to brighten up and preserve a concrete floor in a residential setting. This is slowly changing with homeowners realising that a concrete floor finished with a high quality paint makes a beautiful, durable floor surface.
Types of Concrete Floor Paint
There are several types of concrete floor paints available. The two main types are interior and exterior. However, each category of paint has several sub categories. Both indoor and outdoor paints are available in matt or gloss finishes.
It is also possible to buy paint that has anti-slip properties. In some environments, static builds up, and is given off by the floor. This static can cause problems for certain kinds of equipment, but antistatic paint can be applied to the floor to stop static building up and solve the problem.
Common Uses for Concrete Floor Paint
There are several ways to use concrete floor paints. The most common usage is to provide a smooth, non-slip surface in industrial or retail settings. In retail outlets, the colour of the paint is chosen to match the company’s decor and branding, in warehouses and factories the colour is less important.
Concrete paint can also be use to define a large floor space. For example in a warehouse, the storage area for receipts or loading may be painted a different colour from the rest of the warehouse floor space. This helps workers to distinguish between these different areas and keep the loading and unloading bank free of parked up warehouse equipment.
Concrete paint can be used indoors and outdoors for lines. Outdoor sports courts are a good example.
In a residential setting concrete paint can be used to paint any floor. Most people paint their garage or workshop floors. This makes them easy to keep clean and looks great.
A concrete patio is quick, easy and cheap to create. Painting it with bright floor paint produces a great looking, easy to maintain, chic finish. When the homeowner fancies a change of look all they need to do is to apply a new coat of concrete floor paint in a different colour.