Epoxy garage floors are one of the toughest, most durable finishes that can be applied to a garage floor. The garage has become more than just a place to park your vehicles – the benefits of epoxy garage floors have made it one of the top choices for garage flooring.
Used for both residential and commercial applications, epoxy will give your garage or shop floor a showroom shine. Depending on which application you choose, you can select from a variety of solid colors and hues, to custom colors and blends of color flakes that match your style or even your favorite sports team – hmmm, Royals, Blues, Chiefs?
Benefits of an epoxy garage floor
What makes an epoxy coating a good choice for your garage floor? Besides looking nice, the hardened and thick application from epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion. You don’t have to panic about damaging the floor if you drop a wrench or a bicycle falls over.
Concrete floors that are coated in epoxy by Elite Epoxy Floors last longer and are resistant to wear. Epoxy garage floors are also strong and can be easily installed. In addition, epoxy floors are low maintenance when it comes to cleaning. An epoxy coating is much easier to clean once the floor has been sealed.
The thicker coating also does a great job of covering over minor imperfections such as small spider cracks and flaws in the concrete. Because epoxy is a topical sealer, it is also anti-dusting. Much of the dust in a garage is created from the powder that a cement floor can shed. Normal traffic on bare concrete can kick up this dusty powder that has a tendency of collecting on cars, tool benches, and storage items, as well as being tracked into the house.
How is garage floor epoxy applied?
Epoxy garage floors require good floor preparation which is critical for a successful coating. This usually involves some form of either floor grinding or shot blasting of the floor to profile the concrete for the epoxy. It’s very critical that it is done right or the epoxy coating will not adhere properly. Patching or repairing any cracks or other damage to the concrete before the epoxy is applied is required as well.