Do you find your concrete garage floor bland and boring? Giving your garage floor a coating is an inexpensive and quick way to give the floor a makeover. Coatings can improve and preserve the lifespan of your garage floor. It can also bring back the functionality of an aging concrete surface.
A garage floor coating seals the surface of the concrete to protect it from dirt, dust, grease, oil, salt, automotive fluids (gasoline etc…), chemicals, brake fluid or antifreeze. Garage floors protected by a coating makes it also resistant to stains and gives the floor an attractive glossy appearance.
Before a garage floor coating can be applied, the concrete surface needs to be properly prepared to ensure achieving the desired results. The concrete surface needs to be cleared of all debris and dust. All stains, grime build-up and oil should be washed away.
Acid etching is often applied to the concrete surface to roughen and open its pores to allow the coating to adhere and penetrate the floor. If the concrete floor has an existing sealer, sandblasting or sanding to also roughen the surface will allow the new coat to adhere as well. A concrete primer will also help to make the new coating better adhere.
An epoxy coating is one of the best and often chosen garage floor coating. It is popular not only because it is one of the most durable coating that can be applied to a garage floor, but also because of its appealing glossy finish.
An epoxy garage floor coating is also resistant to moisture and all liquids present in a garage. Liquid spills are easy to clean making it resistant to stains. An epoxy coating is also tough making it resistant to chipping and cracking.
An epoxy garage floor coating is available in various finishes and colors to satisfy your aesthetic requirements. You can also choose the thickness of this coating. A thicker coating will be able to conceal the flaws of the concrete floor beneath the coating to achieve a smooth and attractive epoxy coated floor.
An epoxy garage floor coating is not only durable and aesthetically beautiful, it is also easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, it provides the comfort and safety a concrete floor cannot provide.
Choosing a garage floor coating largely depends on what you want to achieve, how you plan to use the floor and how much you are willing to spend.