Epoxy garage floors are one of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage. Since the garage is fast becoming more than just a place where you park the car, the benefits of epoxy garage floors have quickly made it one of the top choices for garage flooring.
This floor coating is surprisingly useful for preserving concrete surfaces and protecting against harsh impacts – all while showcasing a glossy finish. Used for both residential and commercial applications, epoxy will give your garage or shop floor that showroom. 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 – maybe you want the Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs colors.
An epoxy garage floors coating is not paint – epoxy is a two-part component when mixed together it starts a chemical reaction that hardens. Paint for garage floors is a latex acrylic product. Some paints will have a small percentage of epoxy added to the mix to make it more durable than standard paint, but it is still paint. These are known as epoxy paints or one-part epoxy paint.
What makes an epoxy coating one of the best finishes for your garage floor? Besides looking nice, the hardened and thick application that you get 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.
Coating the floor of an auto shop, room, or garage has many benefits. Epoxy floor coating is resilient and seals your floor, bringing safety and beauty to any well-trafficked area. If your floor is uncoated and has been left open to damage, epoxy can shield your floor from any further damage and bring a level of professional refinement it may be lacking.
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.