Epoxy Garage Flooring is an Excellent Choice

Considering epoxy flooring for your garage may be one of the best choices you can make as a homeowner. It creates a “showroom” like finish and it highly durable, unlike other floor coating options, such as latex acrylic paint or plain concrete. Epoxy coating can be done in a variety of color options and finishes.

There are countless benefits of resurfacing your garage floor with an epoxy coating. For starters, it creates a highly durable and hardened surface that can withstand harsh conditions, such as high traffic and humidity. It can resist chipping, cracking and stains just to name a few. It also reduces the amount of dust in the garage since it seals the concrete and prevents dust particles from accumulating in the air.

Cleaning is also a breeze. Water will not damage the epoxy flooring. You can simply use a mild soap and warm water to sweep away dirt and debris.

To apply epoxy flooring, preparation is the key to a successful job. This could involve applying a potent and highly dangerous acid to the concrete floor to allow the epoxy coating to stick properly. If there are excessive cracking in the concrete, repairing these cracks prior to application is another step that must be taken. The epoxy must also be added in layers to ensure a floor that will last for many years to come. A primer may also be required or a polyurethane top coat.

Hiring a professional that specializes in garage floor resurfacing is highly recommended for many reasons. A professional will be able to evaluate the current condition of your floor and be able to determine the preparation needed prior to applying the epoxy. As this step is very important, if the underlying floor is not prepared properly the finishing product could be low quality and may not last long.

Hazardous chemicals are another important concern. As mentioned previously, an acid may be required to deteriorate the top surface of the concrete. If these chemicals come in contact with the skin or mucous membranes the consequences could be detrimental, including inhaling them. A professional will have the right safety gear and equipment to safely and properly carry out the job.

In conclusion epoxy flooring is an excellent home remodeling option. Not only are you increasing the value of your home, but you are making your garage more pleasant to look at. But do remember, it is a job for professionals,