Saving Your Garage FloorApril 24, 2018
When enhancing the appearance of your garage, there are a variety of things you could do to dress up your drab concrete floor. However, there is a lot more to consider than just how the floor will look when you are done. When considering your options, make sure you evaluate which one will best protect the concrete as well as making sure the floor will WOW you and your guests.
Your garage floor gets bombarded with all kinds of elements. This can be especially true if you live in an area where salt or other chemicals are used to de-ice the roads. Not only does this take it’s toll on your car but it can and will take it’s toll on your garage floor as well. Ice, salt, and cold are not the only things your garage floor has to deal with. Car fluids that spill or leak, harsh chemicals, fluctuating temperatures, moisture and hot tires can also wreak havoc on your floor as well.
You can make your garage floor look great in a number of different ways but most do not offer the overall protection that your garage floor needs. Paint can be easy to install but are just a susceptible to chipping, flaking and wear and tear as your concrete floor is. Plastic and vinyl tiles stand up to the elements better but when automotive fluids such as oil, antifreeze, gas, and many others, can find their way between the seams and onto you concrete floor.
Many people are turning to epoxy floor coating to protect their garage floors. Why? Epoxy flooring can withstand mother natures extreme conditions, man made wear and tear, all of this while giving off a high definition color with a high gloss shine. Something like this can even improve the value of you home. Epoxy flooring does all this and lasts a long time, all with just one application.
One word of warning: before investing in an epoxy flooring kit, be sure it is a 100% solids epoxy coating, not water-based like you get at many large home improvement stores. Once you add water, you lose much of the thickness and durability that you would get from solids epoxy.
If you are going to spend the time and the money to improve the appearance of your garage be sure that you are thinking long term. Epoxy flooring will keep paying for itself for years to come especially when and if you decide to sell your home.
Car guys flooring has the highest quality epoxy floor installation kits to make any garage look like a professional show room. Find a color and style floor that is right for your personal touch, and give your car something durable, easy to clean, and stylish to rest on.