Whether for function or aesthetics, your garage floor can have a new lease on life with the simple application of a new floor coating. Epoxy is the leader when it comes to giving your garage floor a facelift, but you do have other choices.
Epoxy comes in many varieties with slightly different makeups. It can be water or oil based. The single-part epoxy takes hold when it hits the concrete and throws off a high gloss unless you add components to modify that look. Epoxy repels water and will not let mold and/or mildew infiltrate your concrete garage floor. Stains can be easily wiped up with your floor looking brand new again. A single-part epoxy floor needs no preparation but is thinner and not as durable.
Two-coat epoxy floor coatings consist of resin and a glue-like substance hardener. More steps are required for this type of concrete floor coating. It is usually used in garages that will get more action like moving around heavy car or machine parts or other activities that put strain on the floor.
Two-part epoxy coatings often use epoxy flake for decorative purposes to add a bit of pizazz to a plain garage floor finish. Color can be added to your mixture to blend with your color scheme. A good epoxy concrete garage coating has been known to last up to 20 years.
Polyurethane for floor coatings has been number two since epoxy moved up to first place, but it still offers most of the same benefits. It is durable, long-lasting, and can hold a shine to match that of epoxy. Polyurethane tends to cost more, which has been the main reason for its decline in popularity.
Latex paint as a garage floor coating is the most affordable and can be a great way to update an old, dull garage floor. The main downside to using paint is that it can chip and wear off sooner than other types of coating. The paint by itself is more decorative than protective unless you add a top coat of a more durable material. A floor coating of paint can be right for you if you have a low traffic garage floor that just needs a little sprucing up.
Your garage can be used for most anything you want. The garage floor will help to convey its purpose and tell a little bit of your story. Contact us today at Advanced Construction Services about renovating your garage with a durable, attractive garage floor finish.