A Cleaner and Resistant Garage Floor with Epoxy Coating

Most garage floors receive a large amount of heavy wear and traffic. A garage epoxy coating will help to protect your garage floor from chipping, cracking and all kinds of traffic.

Types of Epoxy Floor Coverings

Your garage floor can be covered with one of two different kinds of epoxy. There is a water based epoxy or a solid epoxy. The solid coating is more durable, able to handle high tire traffic, chemical oil spills, and foot traffic. The solid epoxy should last about 20 years. Professionals have access to a resin that is a bonding agent for concrete floors. For areas with extreme temperatures or high moisture, this resin is not endorsed for use. It is also the most expensive epoxy for your floor.

The other choice for your concrete floor is a water based epoxy. The water based epoxy works as a sealer or primer. It has less durability and resistance. Water based epoxy will leave your floors with a glossy finish and will protect the floor against oil spills, stains and scuff marks. Using a waster based epoxy will not last as long and it will have to be redone over time. It also costs a lot less.

Square Footage of Your Garage

There are some factors that can decrease the cost of covering your garage floor. How large or the square footage that you want to cover will be the main cost. The larger the area the more the cost will go up and solid epoxy will end up being extremely expensive. Water based epoxy is about half the cost of solid epoxy. Your garage floor can use both the solid and the water based epoxy. The solid can be used in areas where your car sits, the lawnmower is stored or even where the kid’s bikes are sitting. This will give you better protection where the traffic is heaviest. The rest of the garage floor can be done in the water based epoxy and save you some money.

The Use of Colors

Your floor can have a color epoxy to match the whole garage or just areas. Where you store the bikes and lawnmower, you may want to add a bit of color so the kids know where to park their bikes, and the lawnmower would have a special spot all the time. Color epoxies will cost a bit more than neutral colors.

Repairs

The easiest garage floor to cover with epoxy is the new floor, or one that is not very old. Your floor would be free of cracks and bumps and no dips. Older floors that have been chipped, cracked or are crumbling should be repaired first. Your floor needs to be as smooth as possible in order for the epoxy to take a good hold. The pros who you call to coat your garage are usually professional enough to fix all the repairs that are needed. Have them give you an estimate that includes all the repairs, colors and the type of epoxy that you want for your garage floor.

The easiest garage floor to cover with epoxy is the new floor, or one that is not very old. Your floor would be free of cracks and bumps and no dips. Older floors that have been chipped, cracked or are crumbling should be repaired first. Your floor needs to be as smooth as possible in order for the epoxy to take a good hold. The pros who you call to coat your garage are usually professional enough to fix all the repairs that are needed. Have them give you an estimate that includes all the repairs, colors and the type of epoxy that you want for your garage floor.

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