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Nothing will make your garage floor look great than epoxy coating. Many home owners have discovered just how stunning the final product can be for their own garages. With a wide range of colors and patterns, the creativity of the homeowner isn’t restricted. And the extra added benefit is that epoxy will improve the lifespan of the flooring.
Just so we are all in the know, epoxy is a strong, durable resin that will repel oil, water, and other different materials that stain and damage garage floors. It is very useful in protecting and extending the life of concrete, keeping it from deterioration and failure. And the maintenance is very easy.
Let’s go over a few of the reasons that many professionals will recommend epoxy flooring for your garage.
The surface of epoxy garage floors is sealed and smooth. Any dust or dirt is easily swept away. Nothing collects on a rough surface, like concrete can. It is also water resistant and does not create a favorable environment for bacteria or pathogens to grown. If you or anyone suffers from certain allergies, epoxy will help keep that under control.
Easy to Maintain
As we mentioned earlier, the maintenance of an epoxy garage floor is very simple. Because the surface is smooth, there are no gaps, pores, cracks, or joints that can collect dirt and grime. Being water resistant, it will not allow for moisture to penetrate and cause damage. Chemical and oil spills are easy to clean up. And the floor will resist staining from these spills.
You will not experience damage to the epoxy garage floor due to your tools. This is really important. Because items such as Jack stands, jacks, and rolling toolboxes could cause damage to other types of floors. It is resistant to temperature damage, that being either extreme heat or colds. So it will weather very well in all seasons the climate will give us. Clean up of road salts and icy brines that get tracked in by vehicles is very easy. Also, as a nice add on, you can have a slip resistant aggregate applied during the final coating. Creating a slip-resistant surface, which is also a safety benefit.
Epoxy is tough. Extremely tough. It’s very much like giving your garage floor an armour to wear. Grease, acids, gasoline, and other car fluids will not break through and cause damage. Nor will other chemicals such as bleach and other cleaners. Industrial applications have been going on for years. Now residential applications are seeing the durability this product has to offer. When applied correctly, epoxy coatings can maintain its color and condition for decades.
If you are looking for garage flooring that will take your garage to the next level, epoxy is the material to use. Absolute stunning results can be obtained. There is such a wide range of colors and styles to choose from and applications for use keep growing. You can create the appearance of metallic, granite, or terrazzo. There is definitely a style and color to fit everyone’s taste and style.
We offer you a warning though. Epoxy is best installed by a professional. The skill they bring to the table is required to get the best epoxy flooring results. Epoxy flooring is definitely not a project you want to take on yourself.