More and more, people are putting time and money into making their garage more comfortable and aesthetic. And why shouldn’t they? It is a great use of space, and many people spend a hefty amount of time in their garage. For those who want to make their garage floor more textured, durable, and aesthetic, garage floor coatings are a great solution. But what are they, exactly? We go over just that here.
What are they made out of?
A garage floor coating is generally made up of paint and an epoxy-like material. Additionally, other materials like quartz or paint chips can be added to increase the visual appeal. People often confuse paint and epoxy garage floor coatings because they are both applied with a paint roller or brushes, but they actually perform differently.
- Paint coatings are great for concrete floors that have experienced intense stains from oil, grease, or rust. For concrete floors, latex paint is generally used. It is relatively inexpensive, and is easy to apply as well.
- Epoxy is the standard for garage floor coatings that need to be tough as well as look great. While you may have heard the term “epoxy paint” before, it is a misnomer, as they are two completely different products. Applying epoxy to a garage floor is typically more costly than paint, and requires a professional to do correctly, but the floor coating you are left with is much more durable, and can even be customized with quartz or paint chips. There are three types of epoxy flooring: two-part 100 percent solids, two-part solvent based, and one-part solvent based.
Garage Floor Coatings Vs. Other Finishing Solutions
Garage floor finishing options other than floor coatings exist, although they are generally only beneficial in special circumstances. One option is garage floor coverings, which could range from anything from a carpet, to a mat, to tiles specifically manufactured for garage use. However, the mat and carpet likely won’t be able to withstand the daily stresses of garage use, while the specially manufactured tiles can end up being very costly. There is also the option of garage floor insulation, but that is more for people who want to turn their garage into an actual living space, and is extremely costly as well. It often requires removing the garage door, and performing other renovations on your garage as well, like adding extra insulation into the walls.
Here at Floor Coatings USA, our revolutionized garage floor coating process produces a coating that is twenty times as durable as epoxy coating, which we will go over in our next blog. It is the perfect solution for those who want a durable garage floor, without sacrificing a great look. But don’t take our word for it, check out some of our previous work for yourself in our gallery. If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. One of our knowledgeable and friendly representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.