GARAGE FLOOR COATINGS, EPOXY COATINGS AND COMMERCIAL FLOOR COATINGSAn epoxy coating is one of the most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor. It instantly transforms your gray concrete floor into a professional looking, decorative, functional surface. And since the garage is fast becoming more than just a place where you park the car, the benefits of garage floor epoxy coatings have quickly made it one of the top choices for garage flooring today. Epoxy coatings are used for both residential and commercial applications. Garage coatings are intended to create a durable barrier system to protect your garage concrete floor from staining materials such as motor oil and rubber from hot tires. But, an epoxy garage floor can also be colorful and useful! Cutting Edge Flooring Services customers can select from a variety of solid epoxy colors, pigment colors, and blends of epoxy color chips or color flakes to produce dazzling, durable floor designs. Some people paint their garage floors with paint and expect it to be a long lasting, durable solution to a plain concrete slab. That’s really not a solution. When Cutting Edge Flooring Services installs garage floor epoxy coatings, you are getting a floor with far superior strength and durability. The end result is a coating that is much more durable than paint and bonds tenaciously to the properly prepared concrete surface.
Many beautiful finishes are available to make your garage or commercial floor uniquely and stylishly yours.
BENEFITS OF A GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COATINGOne benefit of applying garage floor epoxy coatings is that it makes your garage an extension of your living area. Garages used to be all the same- just storage areas for parked cars with concrete or dirt floors. Garages have now graduated from simple storage areas, to becoming organized shops or storage areas. Today garages are built to house two, three, or more vehicles and are often attached to the home. Homeowners today pay attention as much attention to their garage floors as they do their home interiors, right down to what goes on the garage concrete floor. Garage floor coatings are versatile design elements for a concrete floor. With the various systems available, Cutting Edge Flooring Services’ customers can have special colors, designs, logos, and effects in their finished epoxy floor. Depending on the chosen finish, epoxy floor coatings will also brighten up the garage because the floor can be very light reflective. Epoxy floor coatings have anti-dusting properties. Much of the dust in a garage is created from the powder created by the lime in concrete. Bare concrete will dust quite a bit, and this leads to the dusty powder collecting on tool benches, storage items and cars. As a topical sealer, concrete dusting is sealed and mitigated with an epoxy floor coating. Chemical Resistance to general household spills: Foods, pool chemicals, oil, brake fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and just about anything you can spill on a garage floor can easily be wiped up without worry because epoxy garage floor coatings are chemical and stain resistant. The garage epoxy application creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impact, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion. The floor is tough enough that if a hand tool drops on the floor or something falls over, it won’t impact the floor. Even car enthusiasts with rolling tool boxes, jacks stands and tools will not damage the floor. An epoxy floor can increase the value of your property. A garage floor that is not only beautiful but also functional and durable will add to your home’s value and potential selling price.
TYPES OF GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY SYSTEMS
- PVA Coating Systems: Short for polyvinyl acetates, these garage floor coating systems involve the application of a moisture-mitigating primer coat followed by one or two color coats with epoxy color chips. PVA is a thermoplastic “chip” that can be incorporated into coating systems to provide color, contrast, and texture. This system allows for many design choices and provides an excellent wear surface that can stand up to traffic.
- Polyaspartic coatings are a polymer coating material known for rapid cure times and their ability to be installed in a varied surface temperature range (-30°F to 140°F). Polyaspartics are also UV stable, provide UV protection to underlying coatings and surfaces, and have high abrasion and chemical resistance.
- Polymer seamless floor systems for residential and high-traffic industrial applications may be applied to any substrate to restore, protect and beautify. Seamless epoxy flooring is designed to last for years without peeling, delaminating or staining from hot tires, high traffic, or chemical attack.
- Polyurea or polyurethane systems are some of the most commonly used coatings for interior concrete floors. They are applied in either one or two coat applications and require no top clear coat to seal off the floor. They provide a very high gloss, durable concrete floor finish.