August 16, 2021 by Brent Phillips
Does your garage need a facelift? One of the best ways to update your garage is to apply an epoxy garage floor coating. Let’s look at what epoxy coating is and how your garage will benefit.
Applying an epoxy coating is not the same thing as painting your garage floor. Epoxy is a resin that’s used to coat a garage floor. Epoxide resin is mixed with a polyamine hardener. The hardener works as a catalyst. Unlike paint, epoxy cures rather than dries. The resulting coating is thicker than paint.
Epoxy is one of the best finishes for a garage floor. Its benefits include:
Epoxy garage floors are much more attractive than unfinished concrete floors. They give your dull garage floor a more finished, aesthetically pleasing look. Epoxy floors are available in a variety of colors; you can select one that matches your garage to the rest of your home’s decor. Epoxy also covers up any defects or imperfections in your garage floor.
Epoxy garage floors are durable and damage-resistant. They have a longer lifespan than other types of garage floors. When correctly installed, epoxy flooring can last for years without peeling or cracking. Epoxy flooring is also impact-resistant, so there’s no worry about damaging the floor if you’re working in the garage.
Epoxy finishes are non-porous. This quality makes them water-resistant and less likely to stain than unfinished concrete floors. Epoxy floors can stand up to almost any type of spill, including oil, transmission fluids, and gasoline. Their durability is one of the main reasons epoxy floors are so popular in garages.
Epoxy flooring can be installed quickly and easily. It does not require special equipment or tools. However, the floor must be properly prepared before the epoxy coating is installed. Hire a qualified professional to complete the installation for you.
Unlike concrete flooring, an epoxy floor is easy to care for and maintain. Since epoxy is stain-resistant, cleaning is a breeze. All that’s required to keep it clean is warm, soapy water, and a soft cloth.
Much of the dust that gathers in a garage comes from powder shed by the concrete floor. In contrast, epoxy is anti-dusting. With an epoxy floor, you won’t need to worry about dust being tracked inside or collecting on the items in your garage.
Whether you want to protect your garage floor or simply give your garage a new look, an epoxy floor coating is a worthwhile investment that will last for years to come.