What To Know Before Choosing Epoxy Flooring For Your Concrete Garage Floor Installation

Are you looking to spruce up your concrete garage floor? Although regular concrete slab garage floors are functional, they can be made safer and more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing with a little extra effort. Applying an epoxy coating over the surface of your existing concrete floor is one of the best ways to accomplish this.

Read along to learn what epoxy flooring is and why it is a good choice for your concrete garage floor.

What Is Epoxy Flooring?

As the desire to enhance the performance, safety, and attractiveness of traditional concrete flooring systems grows, so does the number of coatings and coverings available for meeting these flooring requirements.

Epoxy flooring, also known as an epoxy coating, is a two-part resinous flooring (mixture consisting of resin and hardener) laid over a plain concrete slab to provide protection and decoration. 

The mixture turns into a synthetic resin floor system that offers advantages that standard concrete floors cannot provide.

Advantages Of Epoxy Garage Flooring Installation

Resinous epoxy flooring has many qualities that lend themselves well to use in garages. Here are some top reasons to consider it for your garage.

  1. Durability: Epoxy flooring protects concrete substrates from moisture, water, salts, oil, grease and other elements that can shorten the life of the underlying concrete. As a result, your concrete garage floor will last longer.
  2. Aesthetic Appeal: Epoxy flooring comes in a wide selection of decorative styles, colors, and effects, including metallics, solids, multi-colored flakes, and quartz blends to make your garage floor more beautiful. 
  3. Low Maintenance: Concrete garage floor epoxy offers protection against stains and cleans easily. Consequently, you don't have to worry about liquid spills ruining your smooth, beautiful garage floor.
  4. Affordability: Epoxy floor installation is one of the most affordable options for your concrete garage floor. The job does not require any specialized skills or equipment.

Epoxy flooring has its drawbacks too. For example, it takes a long time to harden fully. Plus, using a chemical hardener can be detrimental to people and the environment.

Epoxy flooring shouldn't be confused with epoxy paint, as they are two different products. Epoxy paint is a one-part coating system that hardens through the evaporation of its solvent. On the other hand, epoxy flooring coatings are two-part systems that harden through a chemical reaction between a resin and a hardener. Before commencing your concrete garage flooring installation project, establish which type of epoxy you need.

Contact a professional for more information about epoxy garage flooring