Keeping your garage neat and organized is easier said than done. Garage floor epoxy coatings make it a more functional space with a durable finish that is easy to clean. Not only is this type of coating ideal for high-traffic areas, but the high-gloss finish is scuff and slip resistant.
In this post, Premier Concrete Coatings of Columbus goes over how the professional installation of these flooring options adds value to your home.
What Is Epoxy/Polyurea Flooring?
Garage floor epoxy coatings in Columbus are popular because of their durability and low maintenance requirements. Epoxy/Polyurea flooring consists of a high-solid resinous compound. We mix the compound with a catalyst to begin the curing process before pouring the floor.
The result is a hard-wearing, smooth surface that chemically bonds to the concrete.
When correctly installed, it will not delaminate or flake and is strong, impermeable, and stain-resistant. With the right team, you can also opt for a wide range of decorative effects.
The Benefits of this Type of Flooring
There is no other flooring medium that quite measures up in terms of versatility and customizability. You can add the following for a customized look:
- Metallic elements
- Vinyl flakes
Our team can recreate the look of many expensive materials giving you a unique floor.
With polyurea in the mix, epoxy can handle temperature extremes and is flexible enough to manage concrete expanding and contracting. It is fire-resistant and now, thanks to polyaspartic coatings, will not fade or yellow in the sun. The surface shrugs off water and snow, making it ideal at any time of the year in Columbus.
This flooring will last at least five years in high-traffic areas. In a typical home garage, it lasts three times as long or longer. It is scuff and scratch resistant and can handle the weight of heavy cars and other equipment.
It will not chip easily and enhances the strength of the concrete it protects. Thanks to its strength, it can prevent cracks in the substrate from worsening. What’s more, different formulations have differing levels of strength and resistance to chemicals.
Garage floor epoxy coatings enhance safety in several ways. First, they are seamless, so there is no space for germs to hide. Secondly, they are a high-gloss surface. By choosing a light color, you can further enhance their reflective capabilities, brightening the space. They also even out uneven surfaces, reducing tripping hazards.
Commercial customers also often mark off safety warnings in different colors. Add in the chemical and fire-resistant properties, and epoxy is an excellent industrial option as well. Finally, epoxy flooring is far less slippery than uncoated concrete. You can further enhance the traction by adding aggregates.
Easy to Maintain
Floor paint is a simple and inexpensive coating but requires extensive maintenance, and you’ll have to strip it down and repaint it every couple of years. Garage floor epoxy coatings require hardly any maintenance beyond basic cleaning.
Simply sweep or vacuum up the dust every day or every other day. Mop it once a week or two using nothing more than clean water, and spot clean for the rest of the time. If necessary, you can use a purpose-built detergent and soft-bristle brush to remove stubborn stains.
Installing flooring is typically a messy business consisting of preparing the subfloor, evening out the surface, and painstakingly laying the new flooring. Tiling, for example, can take days or even weeks.
Epoxy used to take a few weeks to cure, but thanks to advances in the formulation, your new surface is move-in ready within 24 hours. It takes no more than a day to install the average-size garage floor, so we can complete the job on a Saturday and have you back in business on Monday.
Epoxy flooring costs more than some other options upfront, but when you calculate the cost-per-use over its lifetime, it is one of the cheapest options. You will be surprised when you realize that you can recreate the look of expensive granite at a fraction of the cost.
Improves Property Value
Your property is a substantial investment, and it makes sense to protect it in a cost-effective manner. Adding an epoxy garage floor is one investment with a high return on investment. The compound enhances the strength of your concrete substrate and keeps it looking pristine.
Potential buyers will also appreciate that the surface is so easy to clean. Also, considering how long the surface lasts and the low-maintenance aspect of it, it becomes a true selling point for your property.
Epoxy Reduces Tire Wear
Every time you drive over that bump in your garage floor, you take a fraction of an inch off your tire’s useful lifespan. Epoxy is self-leveling, meaning it settles into a flat layer when it dries. By coating the flooring, there will be less friction on your tires.
While hot tire pickup is unlikely today, it is still a possibility. We, therefore, advise parking the car outside to allow the tires to cool off after a long drive before pulling into your garage.
Professional Garage Floor Epoxy Coatings in Columbus
There is no reason for your garage floor epoxy coatings to be dull and dreary. Contact Premier Concrete Coatings of Columbus at 614-918-7345 for professional application, outstanding service, and an industry-leading 5-year warranty.