If you need to protect update or add flair to your garage, you can’t do wrong with epoxy garage floor coating. Epoxy coating can help preserve your concrete flooring against scratches, spills, and other harmful impacts without epoxy losing its glossy appearance. Don’t leave your garage floor uncoated. Protect it with one of the most durable and long-lasting finishes on the market. If this is the first time you are hearing the word “epoxy”, let us explain what it is and how you can benefit.
What Is Epoxy Coating?
An epoxy coat is made primarily of epoxide resin and polyamine hardener. It is generally used as a floor coating but also makes a good adhesive. When epoxide resin is mixed with polyamine hardener, it produces a reliable hardener that seals and cures whatever surface it is applied to, adding strength and stability to your space, such as the concrete surface of a garage.
You can use traditional epoxy, or metallic, the latter creating a glossy, unique design. When using metallic epoxy, many people prefer light colors, such as light grays and tans, as they do a better job of hiding dirt, dust, and debris than dark metallic gloss. While this coat is not the only option for garage hardeners, it is one of the most popular and has been a reliable option for many years.
The first benefit that comes to mind when we think of epoxy is its glossy, elegant design that makes it perfect for either business or home garages. It can be used to spruce up your garage floors or to hide previous defects your garage sustained over the years. The shiny surface adds a touch of elegance to any space and comes in a variety of colors. It is often decorated with color flakes and a high-performance clear coat to protect the flakes and ensure it lasts longer. When adding chips of mica or quartz, not only does it transform the look of your garage flooring, but it also provides better traction.
Repairing and replacing damaged garage flooring can be expensive. It requires removing the original floor, purchasing new flooring, and then having it installed. This is a highly time-consuming process that will quickly add up. You can save time and money by refurbishing your garage with epoxy.
Depending on the extent of the damage, you may not need to remove your original flooring at all. This decorative garage flooring will require multiple coats that must dry in between, however, this process is less time-consuming than the alternative.
When you contact Stellar Surfaces, we will explain our process in detail and then listen to your ideas for the “garage man cave” of your dreams.
Do you need a professional to do the job?
Not necessarily but it is highly recommended. Hiring a professional can save you money in the long run, as we will ensure the coating is applied correctly the first time. This not only involves putting down the epoxy but cleaning the original flooring, so it is free of dirt, dust, grime, and anything else that can prevent the epoxy from adhering smoothly.
We have spent years around this product and know what can harm it, such as South Florida’s humidity during the application process. As a result, we work to combat moisture in all forms. Most importantly, we can determine if your garage is the right flooring for epoxy, as not every substrate is the right fit.
A garage floor takes a beating from several different sources. Fortunately, this glossy coating is resistant against many harmful elements, including:
- Heat (can withstand up to 200 degrees F)
- Wear and tear (i.e., high traffic, heavy machinery toppling over)
- Corrosive chemicals from your cars, like brake fluids and oil
- Water does not soak into the floor
Additionally, this surface is easy to clean, so if there was a spill that you neglected to clean immediately, don’t panic. The density and depth of the coating make it impossible for chemicals to seep through. Any dust and dirt lingering on your garage floor can easily be swept away – the same can’t be said of concrete floors. In general, epoxy can be cleaned with just soap and water but can withstand heavy-duty chemicals if there is a need for them. Just make sure you do not use any acidic products on your new epoxy floors.
Contact Stellar Surfaces
This coating is a great way to revamp your garage while protecting the underlying material and ensuring it lasts longer. For high-quality installations of epoxy garage floor coating in Boca Raton, contact Stellar Surfaces. Call 954-608-3473 for a free estimate.