EPOXY GARAGE FLOORING
One of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor today is an epoxy coating. Not only does it protect your garage floor, it can instantly transform your boring or concrete into a professional looking floor of beauty and functionality. And since the garage is fast becoming more than just a place where you park the car, the benefits of garage floor epoxy have quickly made it one of the top choices for garage flooring today.
Benifits Of Epoxy Garage Flooring
Moisture and chemical resistant
Epoxy coatings are the perfect choice for the garage that gets their share of spills and leaks. Epoxy garage floor coating also resists stains, including motor oil and other engine fluids. As a topical coating it is also naturally moisture resistant. This is a great benefit for people who live in snowy climates. It makes for easy cleaning of icy brines and road salts that can collect on the floor during the winter. Just a little mild soap and water is all it takes. Dust and debris can be collected with a dust mop or soft broom when the floor is dry. Epoxy coatings receive high reviews from the home mechanics and hobbyists as well. Since it is both chemical and stain resistant, oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry – even if it sits for a while.
Epoxy flooring is also known for its durability, and will protect your floors from all types of impact. You can drive on it, park on it, store heavy equipment on it, or lay out your tools and work on a major project, causing no damage to the floor. Epoxy floors are ideal for high traffic areas were as other flooring solutions may see wear or require constant recoating. Typical epoxy floors can withstand excesive amounts of weight and most floors can have a flexural strength of more than 10,000 psi and many with an added broadcast are far greater exceeding 15,000 psi. Epoxy floors can sustain not only heavy traffic and heavy loads, but also heavy impact. Whether you are dropping materials or dragging equipment, epoxy floors can endure high impact and are tough to scratch, dent or damage
Easy to Clean
One of the advantages of coating your garage floor with a super-hard resin like epoxy is that cleaning it is a breeze. You can't use just any cleaner, though. Acidic cleansers, such as vinegar or lemon juice, can etch the finish and dull it, and strong alkaline cleaners, such as ammonia, can be equally damaging when used in a concentrated form. The good news is that you seldom need anything stronger than mild detergent. Epoxy isn't indestructible, so you should always avoid brushes with hard bristles when you need to scrub. Once your epoxy floor coating is applied, you have little to worry about in relation to maintenance. Most garage floor products don’t require much maintenance, however, epoxy is at the bottom of the list for needing maintenance. Simply broom sweep and the occasional mopping will keep your floor shining like new.
Safe And Slip Resistant
One of the primary concerns about epoxy flooring or any other coating for the garage, is how slippery it may be when wet and what can be done in terms of an anti-slip additive to create a non-skid surface.When deciding whether or not you need a non-slip additive for your garage floor coating, one of the first things to take into consideration is the climate in which you live. If your garage will see an abundance of water from wet cars or melting snow, then a non-skid floor is worth considering. Snow and ice in particular doesn’t mix well with coated garage floors. Another consideration is how you plan on using the floor. If you are always involved with projects that can involve spilled fluids such as oil, anti-freeze, chemicals, or etc. that can create a slip fall hazard, then an anti-slip additive would help.If you choose a floor without decorative flake or some other media such as quartz, then you will have a very smooth surface which is the most conducive to being slippery when wet. Out of the different methods to achieve an anti-slip surface for garage floor coatings, our favorite is the mixing of polymer grit into the final top coat. It makes for the softest feel that won’t scratch your back up if working under a car or walking in your bare feet. Plus, it’s the least visible of the anti-slip additives, especially when applied to a floor with color chips