Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings
When people think of garage floor coatings, more often than not, they think of epoxy garage floor coatings and the fact that you need to wait anywhere from 5 days to over a week to regain use of your garage while the epoxy garage floor coating cures. These garage floor coatings have risen in popularity due to their attractive glossy finish and their famed durability.
If you’re looking for a way to improve the appearance of your garage floors and protect them from damage, epoxy garage floor coatings can do just that. Epoxy garage floor coatings are very similar to polyaspartic floor coatings, barring the fact that epoxy garage floor coatings are less flexible and don’t hold up as well as polyaspartic floor coatings do.
PREPARATION & GRINDING
BASE COAT & CHIP APPLICATION
What Is Epoxy?
Epoxy is a type of resin. When combined with a hardener, epoxy can be used to make primers, adhesives, and floor coatings. People use epoxy for all sorts of projects, including making jewelry. When used to make floor coatings, epoxy provides a beautiful, glossy finish that can be customized to look however you like, including marble and metallic designs. You can have additives mixed in to your epoxy coating to make it grippier and less slippery to walk and drive on.
Epoxy garage floor coatings can transform your garage floors, making them more aesthetically pleasing. They can be customized to match your home decor or to look however you want them to. Epoxy floor coatings are also very durable and will protect your garage floors from damages, such as oil spills, dirt, and more. When you have an epoxy garage coating installed, you don’t need to worry about your garage floors getting stained, as you can just wipe up the spill, without it penetrating your garage floors.
Epoxy garage floor coatings also improve the safety of your garage, as they reflect light around the space, increasing visibility. They’re also more affordable than some of the other floor coating options on the current market, as epoxy can be applied over your existing floor.
What You Should Be Cautious Of With Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings
Nothing’s perfect. Before having an epoxy garage coating installed, you should be aware of all the disadvantages that come with epoxy garage floor coatings. For instance, one of the epoxy’s main selling points is its smooth and beautiful surface – but this can get very slippery when wet, which can result in injuries. How durable your epoxy floor is is entirely dependent on the competence of the person you hire to install it. If installed improperly, it won’t protect your floors from cracking or dirt as well.
Epoxy also has a very involved installation process that has a reputation for taking a long time, because it’s true, it does. You need multiple layers for your epoxy garage floor coatings, but you can only apply another layer after the one underneath it has completely dried, which can take a while. The fact that epoxy garage floor coatings can take days to over a week to install is no myth, it’s just that: a fact. Additionally, epoxy garage floor coatings will need to be redone every few years to maintain their appearance and durability.
Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings vs Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coatings
Epoxy garage floor coatings can be great, but we recommend polyaspartic floor coatings. This is because polyaspartic floor coatings both last much longer than epoxy floor coatings because they are more durable and because they have a much quicker installation time, without needing to sacrifice quality for it. You can have a polyaspartic floor coating installed within a day and have full use of your garage back within 24 hours.
To learn more about polyaspartic floor coatings and why we prefer them to epoxy garage floor coatings, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!