An epoxy garage floor is something you seldom associate with your home’s value. After all, as long as the floor appears clean, who cares how it looks? In this article, we’ll explain why you need to rethink your ideas about your garage floor coating.
Why Consider Upgrading to Epoxy Garage Flooring?
Homeowners often come to realize that keeping any concrete floor clean is easier said than done. Untreated concrete becomes porous, so staining liquids penetrate deep beneath the surface. Removing them proves extremely difficult.
While your typical concrete sealer helps, an epoxy coating proves far more effective at repelling dirt. Unlike sealants, epoxy floor coatings bond with the concrete to create an impermeable layer. Cleaning up spills becomes as easy as wiping them away with warm water.
Your new epoxy garage floor resists many chemicals that damage floor paint and sealants. While we don’t recommend leaving an oil spill on your epoxy flooring for a long time, it won’t do any harm.
Floor paint may seem simple to apply and works relatively well. However, maintenance is a pain. Using epoxy for your garage flooring means not worrying about maintenance again. Aside from the occasional sweep and clean, you will not need to touch it up or resurface it.
Most of our clients sweep their garage a couple of times a week and then hose it down every two weeks or so.
Your new epoxy garage floor opens the door to a range of options. Do you love the polished concrete look but abhor the maintenance it takes to keep it that way? Then fake the effect with the suitable coating.
Would you like an upscale look? We can replicate the look of natural granite, marble, and other expensive flooring materials. Thanks to the versatility of this medium, we have hundreds of pigments, flakes, and other compounds we can add to create the look.
The typical epoxy floor will last around twenty years, even in a high-traffic area like a garage. The surface is scratch and scuff resistant and easy to clean. Therefore it will maintain its good looks throughout its lifetime.
If you use a reputable installation specialist like Coating Designs, the epoxy won’t flake, peel, or crack during its lifespan.
If your garage gets a lot of direct sunlight, we suggest adding a polyaspartic topcoat to block UV radiation. While this adds a little to the cost, it makes a worthwhile option as it prevents the epoxy from yellowing. It also becomes stronger than standard epoxy and provides a protective coat.
Finally, these materials stand up to high heat, moisture, and wear. Manufacturers use epoxy coatings in harsh environments for this reason.
A slick garage floor looks lovely but poses a serious slipping hazard. We overcome this by adding an aggregate to the epoxy to ensure its slip resistance.
Also, the floor is impermeable, making it easy to clean up any trace of spills. Therefore, no oil residue remains on which to slip.
Why try to keep up with your neighbors when you can outdo them with a custom finish? No two epoxy garage floors are the same because we hand-cast them.
Some of our clients choose their floors in their favorite colors; others ask us to replicate a particular design. Metallic 3D pours are extremely popular at the moment as they create striking surfaces.
A Decent Warranty
We offer our clients a 25-year warranty on all our installs. We also offer our 100% satisfaction guarantee. You tell us when you feel we’ve completed the job.
Coating your garage floor in this manner is pricier than using paint or a standard sealant upfront. However, it pays for itself over its lifetime thanks to its durability and low maintenance costs. Also, if you compare it to the cost of marble or stone, you still enjoy quite a bargain.
Quick and Clean Install
We can easily install this new layer over your existing floor. Instead of breaking up the slab and relaying it, we simply grind away the dirty surface. From there, we pour the epoxy, add the decorative elements and topcoat, and then clean up.
We will be off your property in a day, and you can use your new floor within 24 hours. It’s a no-mess, quick solution.
Get Professional Assistance From Coating Designs Today!
It’s time to increase your home’s value with a custom epoxy garage floor. Contact Coating Designs at (888) 837-6998 for your free estimate, and watch how we transform your garage from drab to fab.