The American epoxy system is one of the best flooring solutions for garages. It is a superbly hard wearing, durable and long lasting material. Its glossy finish makes every garage floor look beautiful. There too are a lot of ways to customize an epoxy floor to come up with something uniquely your own. With an epoxy coating, you can create just about any design, pattern and texture you can imagine. You can choose a solid color or combine colors to make one that is just your own. You can also customize your floor by including unique designs to allow your garage floor to make its own statement. While epoxy garage floors are increasingly popular, there still exists some misconceptions about this type of flooring solution.
Epoxy Garage Floors are Extremely Expensive
An epoxy garage floor is not cheap but neither is it extremely expensive. The initial investment may cost higher than other flooring solutions but if you factor in the long years it will last in top condition and the great benefits you will get out of this flooring system, it will turn out to be a cheaper option.
Epoxy is Just Paint Given a New Name
If you go by that definition of paint, epoxy is indeed paint but paint is not in any way epoxy. Paint is an acrylic-latex based material. Epoxy is a combination of resins and hardeners. Some paint have a bit of epoxy material added to it for some strength.
After Cleaning the Garage Floor, Epoxy Can be Immediately Applied
Most epoxy contractors would wish it were that easy, but it is not. The concrete surface in your garage needs to be properly prepared – all surface contaminants, loose cement paints, existing sealers, dust and dirt need to be thoroughly removed. Thorough cleaning of the concrete surface with a diamond grinder will open its pores so the epoxy material will properly adhere to the concrete surface. If the epoxy will not adhere, it will peel off once it has cured.
Epoxy Coating is an Easy DIY Project
Not even the best DIY epoxy kit in the market can match the strength and durability of the top quality epoxy products used by professional epoxy installers. Nothing, too can match the diamond grinders professional installers use to properly prepare the concrete surface for a successful epoxy installation.
An Epoxy Flooring Needs to Re-done Every 1-3 Years
This misconception may be true if what was used was a DIY epoxy kit, the concrete surface was not prepared properly prior to epoxy application and the epoxy coating was not applied properly by the installers. To avoid these, it is important that you engage only the services of reliable and trustworthy American epoxy system contractor to guarantee your epoxy garage floor will last for 10 - 20 years.