An epoxy on garage floor is one of the most durable and toughest finishes that can be applied on the concrete surface of your garage. It protects the concrete floor and instantly transforms your ugly floor into a beautiful and professionally looking floor with more function.
Since the garage functions more than just a place to park your car, the benefits of having epoxy on garage floor has quickly made this flooring option the top choice of homeowners.
Epoxy coatings for garage floors come in a variety of solid hues and colors. You can also create customized colors by blending two or more colors. To add more beauty, you can opt to add colored flakes or metallic pigments. Epoxy coatings for garages also come in various designs and textures.
Epoxy on garage floor can be installed over new or existing concrete floors. New concrete must be allowed to dry for about 30 days before an epoxy flooring system can be installed. Existing concrete, on the other hand, must be properly prepared prior to epoxy installation.
To qualify for an epoxy floor coating installation, the concrete surface must only have minimal damage and must be in good structural condition.
Installing epoxy on garage floor starts with the proper preparation of the bare concrete floor (existing concrete). All dust, dirt, debris, existing sealers and contaminants are removed. Cracks and chips on the concrete floor are repaired.
The presence of moisture also needs to be checked. Moisture issues can affect the proper adhesion of the epoxy coating to the concrete surface. High moisture levels can cause the epoxy coating to delaminate after installation.
Minor moisture issues can be resolved by adding a special type of primer prior to epoxy installation. The primer acts as a moisture barrier so it will not get to the epoxy floor coating and cause damage.
After the concrete preparation process is done, the garage floor is now ready for epoxy flooring installation.
After epoxy installation is completed the new garage floor is allowed to cure for a couple of days before foot and vehicle traffic are allowed.