Okay, I know that sounds like a bold statement to make, especially considering we work with epoxy flooring professionally. Yeah we’re a little bias about it. We’re not too proud to admit it. We’re crazy about all things epoxy, especially when it comes to garage floors. But before you leave, let us show you why we think epoxy is the ultimate choice for your home’s garage floors. We promise not to be too boring or just make a list like all the other websites out there. We want to make learning about epoxy flooring fun and informative for our readers. So….Let’s dive into it.
Garage Epoxy Floors Process
Say you have an old weathered and bland concrete slab you call your home’s garage. Its ugly, boring and not really inspiring. You’ve spent thousands of dollars on your home and vehicle, and your garage just looks like sheet of concrete with four walls. Yuck! I mean if your gonna spend that type of money on your house and car, why not create a spot that will be as beautiful as the rest of your house? But maybe you’re a no thrills type of guy or gal, looking for a simple solution that will protect your concrete garage floors, and make them easier to maintain. Well the answer to your question is……..Epoxy Garage Floors!!!
One of the most resilient and dependable finishes that can be applied to your garage floors is epoxy. Now the great thing about epoxy flooring for your garage is that there are so many options available to you. You can go the DIY route, and buy one of them garage epoxy kits….Cough...Cough... (We much rather you go with a professional epoxy flooring contractor like us...will explain later.) Those kits available from the big orange box home improvement stores are relatively cheap, and easy to apply. It makes a great weekend project for any homeowner. The only downside to those box kits, is that you tend to have limited color options, and they are not professional grade epoxy resins that are available to professional epoxy contractors. They tend to peel and crack much sooner, than commercial epoxy coatings, and there is little no customization available to you. But if your goal is to simply find the easiest and cheapest garage epoxy solution for your home or business, we'll provide a link for you here.. Now maybe you're the type of person who is not solely focused on the cheapest solution for your garage floors. Maybe quality, longevity, and a unique floor finish is what your after. If this is the case, we highly recommend speaking with a professional epoxy flooring technician.
Whether you go the DIY route or you hire a professional, the end result is fabulously looking garage floor. A floor that looks sooooo good, it makes you want to eat right off of it. We’re kidding...Don’t eat off your garage floors. If you eat off your garage floors, and get sick, or get made fun of, we have no legal liability and you’re on your own. Our big shot lawyer made us say that.
There’s just so many creative options available when it comes to epoxy garage floors. There are metallic finishes, flake floors, even super hi-gloss sheen finishes. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Many you may ask what the heck is epoxy anyway?
Scientifically speaking epoxy is the result of the combination of two different compounds. Those compounds are typically a resin and hardener. The mixing of those ingredients forms a thermosetting resin...which is a fancy way of saying when the substances are mixed and cured there is no turning back. The liquids bond and form a plastic like finish that will remain like that FOREVER...Ok not really forever but a really, really, really long time. If you want a more in depth detailed definition of epoxy check this out.
Okay, I know many of you just want to know what are the benefits of epoxy flooring for a garage floor. Well here it is:
The Appearance - Compared to plain untreated concrete, epoxy coated garage floors are much more pleasing to the eye. Epoxy floors tend to have a much higher shine, improving visibility and increasing safety. Also epoxy is resistant to dirts and oils, so keeping your floors looking new is super simple.
The Price - Like we mentioned before, you can go the DIY route and buy one of them epoxy garage floor kits. They are great option for someone looking to do the job themselves, and save as much money as possible. You can go the professional route, and end up with a long lasting and custom epoxy floor. Either way you go, dollar per square foot, epoxy flooring is one of the most cost effective flooring solutions.
Lifespan - Unlike many other flooring choices, epoxy for your garage floors is one of the best options available. Epoxy is built to last many years, when properly maintained! The best part is epoxy is super easy to maintain.
As you can tell, we feel very strongly about epoxy for your garage floors!. We simply love epoxy. If you have any questions about your garage floors? Simply send us an email or call us so we can answer any questions you may have. We work the best independent epoxy flooring experts in the Hudson Valley.