Consider Epoxy Garage Flooring
Are you in the market for a new garage flooring system? We know that an uncoated garage floor is boring, hard to maintain and visually appalling to look at. With so many different types of coatings on the market, how do you know what one to choose? Well, today, we are going to be talking about the coating that we feel is the best all-around for any garage and any use, garage floor epoxy. Garage epoxies are resinous and durable floor coating that has been trusted since the early 1920s when it was first created. Want to know why we think epoxies are the best option for the garage? You can find out down below!
Epoxies are one of the most durable coatings on the market, on par with polished concrete and rubberized floorings. But epoxy can defend from all angles. The protection you stand to gain from epoxy has you covered from physical damage from dropped objects, heavy storage, and fire or flooding while also protecting from harsh chemicals that are common in the garage like degreasers, oil, and harsh cleaners. This is why so many home and business owners have already made the switch to epoxy flooring.
As we all know, garages are one of the drabbest and boring areas of most homes. But with an epoxy flooring system, that can change! There are different variations of epoxy that can be used in the garage from metallic epoxy, epoxy flake and the standard range of epoxy. The most special of the bunch is the metallic epoxy flooring system which uses metallic pigmentation, brushes and sometimes solvents to craft finishes that mimic the appearance of waves, clouds, and even lava. But, epoxy flake flooring offers customization that is both nice to look at and functional. With either mono or multi-colored flakes, you can achieve a custom finish where the flakes give the epoxies surface texture, making it safer and easier to walk on.
Epoxy flooring offers safety features along with its customizability and durability. For example, when you choose a lighter color of epoxy, light can be reflective of its surface so effectively, it can make your garage up to 150% brighter without the need for additional lighting sources. This will make it easier to work and spot obstacles in your garage while saving you money on your power bill. Remember how we talked about flakes and their ability to give texture? Well, you don’t need to use flakes for this benefit as there are additives available like silica sand that can be placed in the topcoat to achieve the same effect.
One of the best reasons to use an epoxy garage floor coating is the investment value that it brings to the table. Homeowners that have used this coating have reported that the return investment is around 70-75% or 700 dollars for every 1000 dollars spent in return when selling the home. Along with the increase in the value of your home, epoxy can save you thousands of maintenance with its simplistic protocol that doesn’t require the use of waxes or polishes. The last major investment of using epoxy is that it offers an above-average service life when it comes to coatings. When properly installed and maintained, epoxy has the ability to last up to 30 years!
Now that you know all of the major benefits of epoxy flooring, you have a choice to make, do you want one? Well when it comes to the installation of epoxy flooring, it is always best to use a professional contractor as they have access to high-quality materials, professional tools and the experience to get the job done faster and warrant better results. No matter which path you choose or coating, we wish you the best of luck on all of your home renovations to come.