Tired of that dirty looking gray slab of concrete known as the garage floor?
Let the folks at Concrete Designs show you how easily that boring garage can be transformed into a more inviting space through the use of epoxy coating. Todays garages are being used for more than simply parking the car and should reflect the same pride of ownership as the rest of your home and grounds.
Paint vs Epoxy Coating
While there are many floor paints on the market, these paints simply dry on the surface of the concrete and are prone to dulling, chipping, and flaking, as well as quickly showing wear. Epoxy coatings, on the other hand, are much thicker than paint and actually bonds to the prepared surface, creating a tough, durable flooring that can withstand the roughest of use and still maintain its good look.
What is Epoxy?
What exactly is an epoxy coating? Epoxy is a resin into which a hardener is added. The hardener is a catalyst that starts a chemical reaction, resulting in the curing process beginning. This curing process may last up to several days, depending on conditions and thickness of the coating applied, but once fully cured will result in a floor that can withstand abrasions, chipping, impacts, and resist stains from oil, gas, and chemicals. Be aware, though, that welding may leave burn marks from the hot slag. You will also find your garage will stay much cleaner and less dusty when an epoxy coating is applied.
Appearance of Epoxy
Not only will an epoxy coating give your floor a great long-lasting shine, you also have a choice of colors so the garage blends seamlessly with the rest of your décor. For a truly unique look, flakes and sparkles can also be added to the epoxy along with your color choice. A nice glossy floor doesn’t have to be slick and slippery – aggregates and other materials can be added to the epoxy to give a slip-resistant finish.
Maintaining the bright new look of the epoxy coating is simple. A quick damp mop with a mild detergent will keep the light reflective shine of your garage floor looking like new. A water hose works well for quickly removing spills or road debris that arrives with your vehicle.
There are epoxy coating kits on the market for do-it-yourselfers. However, they have been found not to be of as high a quality as having this job done professionally and many who have tried these kits were not happy with the results. Let the experts at Concrete Designs do the job the right way for a garage you will be proud to show.