The Importance of Choosing the Right Floor Coating for Your Garage

garage floorGiving your garage floor a new coating is a great way to give your garage a whole new look at an affordable price. It’s also a great way to protect your garage floor to prevent wear and tear so it lasts longer, but if you don’t apply your floor coating the right way, your garage could end up looking worse than it did before you started. If you’ve been thinking about applying a new coating to your garage floor, we have some tips you can use to make the most of it.

Choosing the Right Company for Your Garage Flooring

While applying a coating to your garage floor is technically something you can DIY, we recommend hiring a professional to minimize mistakes and make sure only high-quality ingredients are used. When hiring someone to apply a coating to your garage floor, make sure you choose a company that has a lot of experience with garage flooring because they’ll be more familiar with which products are the best to coat your garage floor.

Choosing the Right Type of Coating for Your Garage Floor

If you hire a professional to coat your garage floor for you, they should be able to help you choose the right coating for your floor, but it can help to have an idea of what your options are.

Epoxy is the most common type of floor coating, but it’s not your only option. It is easy to apply, comes in a variety of colors, and is weather resistant to help keep your floors intact longer. The downside to using epoxy is that it takes a while to finish setting, and it gives off strong fumes while setting, so that might be something you want to keep in mind while choosing which type of coating you want for your garage floor.

If you have a concrete floor, you can use a concrete sealer to help protect the floor from the elements, thereby keeping it intact longer.

Protective paints are also available to spruce up your garage floor with some color while helping to protect your flooring from the elements. Just keep in mind that protective paints tend not to last as long as an epoxy coating or a concrete sealer.

Preparing Your Garage Floor for Coating

If you’re going the DIY route with your garage floor coating, you’ll need to make sure you properly prep your floor before applying the coating to make sure the coating sticks to the floor. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking they can just acid wash their floor before applying a coating, but all that gets you is a clean floor, which does not guarantee that the coating will stick to the floor. Instead, you’re going to need to either grind it with a diamond grinder or use some type of sand-blasting equipment. If you don’t properly prep the floor before applying the coating, hot tires will cause the epoxy to peel off, and then you’ll have to start all over again.

If you’re looking for a company that has a lot of experience with garage floor coatings, we have years of experience applying epoxy coatings to garage floors. We offer free consultations, as well as complimentary designs and quotes so we can get a clear idea of your vision for your garage before we install the epoxy coating and bring that vision to life. Reach out now to get your FREE consultation.