Most people don’t give them much thought, but garage floor coatings can protect your valuable cars and equipment from the damaging effects of dirt, oil, and chemicals. This blog post looks at the different types of coatings available and what you should look for in a garage floor coating.
Types of Garage Coatings
Whenever you are looking for ways to style and color your garage, the floor is one of the critical places to start with. With there being several flooring options to spruce up a garage, homeowners tend to have difficulties selecting the ideal one. An easy way to help you make a prudent decision is by dividing your options into coverings and coatings. Below are the categories to consider.
Coating Options: Paint and Epoxy
Floor coverings are the finishes applied in a thin coat using a brush or roller and which adhere directly to the concrete floor slab. Epoxy, paint, and polyaspartic are the main options in this category.
Covering Options: Mats and Tiles
Floor coverings are building materials placed on top of a garage floor, and they can be moved or removed when required. You can choose to install any type of carpet or any preferred covering over your garage floor. However, if you require a surface that can withstand rigorous garage usage, go for a product manufactured specifically for garage floors, such as floor tiles and mats.
Types of Garage Floors
Epoxy floor coatings are also painted due to their installation process using paintbrushes and rollers. They harden through a chemical reaction between the hardener (catalyst) and the resin. Epoxy floors are long-lasting, attractive, durable, and fantastic for garage floors.
Whenever your floor is stained with grease, oil, or rust, you can give it a new look using concrete floor paint. Concrete floor paints could come in the form of oil-based or latex products. They are produced using satin and non-slip finish design to be durable and withstand heavy garage traffic while resisting damage from caustic materials, salts, and solvents.
At Armor Coating Company we also install floor paints with epoxy resin to bring out the desired finish while hardening it to be resistant to stains. Whatever paint you choose to buy for your garage floor, ensure that it is slated for use on concrete floors.
Another way to cover your garage floor is by using vinyl floor tiles designed for garage use. The widely preferred choices include rubber, wood, rigid or semi-rigid composite tiles. Garage tiles have interlocking edges and usually produce a raised floor with sufficient strength to support cars. Floor tiles are an excellent choice when the concrete slab is cracked or stained severely, making it hard to fix.
The easiest way to cover up a garage floor is by rolling out polyvinyl plastic or rubber mats. Similar to garage tiles, you can install mats over the concrete floors. Mats come as textured, while others come as rugs. They are also easy to clean and contain sufficient thickness to withstand loads, making them an excellent choice for a garage floor that has to endure heavy traffic.
Polyaspartic Floor Coating
If you are thinking about protecting your garage floor, consider using polyaspartic floor coatings. They are high-performance products applied using specialized equipment to provide long-lasting flooring protection.
Why Opt for Polyaspartic Floor Coating?
While most garage floor protection products penetrate shallowly into the concrete, polyaspartic coatings penetrate deeply. This helps create a robust foundational bond with the concrete, making the floor impermeable against chemicals, water, and other elements that can damage the floor.
Polyaspartic floor coating also contains a double topcoat, which explains why it can resist damage resulting from impacts and abrasions, permanent markings, and chemicals left on the floor due to “hot tire pickup.”
Install Your Garage Coatings With the Help of Experts
Garage floor coatings are a fantastic way to improve your garage’s overall appearance, sturdiness, and make it more enjoyable to use. At Armor Coating Company, we are the experts in polyaspartic installation in the Northern Wisconsin Tri-State Area. Contact us today and ask for a free quote.