Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings
Garage Flooring So Nice and Clean You “Might” Be Tempted to Eat Off of It
Epoxy Garage Flooring 101 – The Basics
Why epoxy flooring for your garage?
What’s the big deal about having an epoxy flooring? Most garage floors are just plain, simple gray concrete. Eventually garage floors become stained from grease, oils, and chemicals, turning that smooth concrete into an ugly eyesore. Transform your plain concrete floor with an epoxy garage floor coating to add years of service, durability and stain resistance. Epoxy flooring can enhance your home and even increase your property value. While there are many different types of floor coatings, epoxy floor coating is widely used for residential garages and basements, as well as floors in large industrial facilities, and even offices.
What is an epoxy floor coating?
Epoxy is made from two different liquid polymers that change into a solid when mixed together in the correct amounts, causing a chemical reaction which changes the liquid polymers into epoxy. Epoxy is made of two components; resin, which is light, odor-free and colorless, and a hardener, which is usually dark in color and has a strong odor. Epoxy is resistant to almost any form of decay, is mechanically tough, and highly adhesive to the surface with which it bonds.
Are there advantages to epoxy flooring?
Preparation of the concrete surface
Proper surface preparation is critical to the long-term success of any installation. All surfaces that will be coated must be cleaned to remove any contaminants that may cause a problem with the bonding process. Depending on the product and the manufacturers recommendations, concrete may be power washed, and acid-etched, shot-blasted or diamond-ground. After the preparation, the concrete surface must be carefully inspected for any holes or cracks. If any are found on the surface, they will have to be promptly filled and ground level. Once the final preparation is completed, the installation process is ready to start
Epoxy garage floor coatings can be easily cleaned with mild, liquid detergents, hosed down or dust mopped. Now that the floor is protected, grease, oils, and most chemicals will not stain or mark the floor.
See if the Redline Garagegear dealer in your area is a floor coating expert and get the best garage floor coating for your home.