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What are some top-rated concrete floor coatings?

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The Home Depot customers give Rust-Oleum epoxy coatings top ratings for concrete. Floor kits are popular with many reviewers, who describe the finished appearance as awesome. Lowe's customers give high ratings to Seal-Krete low VOC epoxy paint and favor Valspar latex gloss for adding sheen to floors.

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Rust-Oleum epoxy floor kits are water based. Many reviewers describe easy application without strong fumes. One reviewer notes that the kits are different from solvent-based products that work better on previously sealed, painted or stained concrete. Another Home Depot customer gives high ratings to Rust-Oleum epoxy shield paint, stating that it contains primer that makes pretreatment simple with bleach water.

The Seal-Krete low VOC coating receives high ratings from Lowe's customers because it is easy to apply and durable. One reviewer enjoys the brick color used and states that neighbors believe flooring was professionally painted. Other customers indicate the paint withstands chipping and peeling.

Lowe's customers also recommend Valspar's clear coat gloss for additional shine and protection. Many reviewers that give high ratings indicate the paint provides an effective and secure layer over concrete floors. While easy to paint, one reviewer advises to take the time necessary to properly prepare the floors before application.

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