Garage Floor Coating – A Necessity And Its Importance

Garage Floor Coating

Garage floors are always the last options in the list of home refurbishing job and is the most unprotected floor being left to be exposed to dirt, grease, oil, paint and other substances used in cars. Getting the garage floor coated has two good reasons for doing so – first of all the coat gives protection to the sub-floor concrete from damages and secondly it provides additional safety as it makes the floor non-slippery even from oil and water.

Know Everything About Garage Floor Coatings

There are a number of garage floor coatings from simple paints to high end products that gives stone like finishes. The most popular coatings are the epoxy, latex and polyurethane. Out of the three the system of epoxy coating is the most popular and preferred garage floor coatings used mainly because of its nature to cure into a hard surface.

Epoxy garage floor coatings gives a finish to the floor that is quite easy to maintain and clean and does not stain easily even from oil and grease. Available in different colors to match a particular style and give a grand new look to garages.

Latex coatings are also used and applied in a similar way as that of epoxy, with the only difference that a primer coat is applied to the floor before applying the finish coat. Latex coating provides resistance to the floor from many substances and damage from weather conditions.

Polyurethane coatings provides superior high gloss finish than the other two and also protects the floor from damages and weather. Similar to latex primer is applied first and then polyurethane coat. It’s expensive than epoxy and latex coatings.

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Use Epoxy Floor Coating to Refashion Your Garage

epoxy garage floor

Often neglected, dark and dull-A garage certainly narrates all the unpleasant tales of ill treatment by its owner, who always fail to pay adequate attention to this most secluded place. Why to keep our garage in such a terrible state when it can be refashioned, to give it a more appealing look.

Nowadays garage is not only used for parking purpose but some smart people utilize this space for additional activities too but how will you conduct the other activities, if your garage misses out on all the charisma and functionality. The solution to this problem is epoxy garage floor that aren’t only durable but can transform your dull and boring garage into a stylish floor of beauty and function.

Benefits of Epoxy Garage Floors

• Epoxy coatings offer unbeatable durability and are resilient to impacts like chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion
• The dull concrete floor can instantly be transformed into a shiner and brighter floor. The reflection of light through the floor also enhances the visibility in the area
• The smooth finish of epoxy floors makes them easy to clean
• Epoxy coating protects the underlying concrete from moisture, grease, stains and cracks
• It comes in huge variety and you will be having numerous options to choose from
• Epoxy floors are relatively skid resistant
• Epoxy flooring have more pocket friendly, if compared to other type of flooring
• A lesser known fact is, epoxy is also resistant to germs and bacteria making it an excellent choice for hospitals

 

Add A Little Color To Your Life (And Floor) With Colored Concrete!

Exciting Color Options For Concrete Flooring

When it comes to colorful concrete flooring options, the sky is the limit. Dyes, stains and surface coatings make it easy to transform boring plain-jane bare concrete into a work of art. With the availability of nearly every hue imaginable, from rich, earthy browns and golds to fire-engine red, azure blue, and vibrant shades of purple and green, your color choices are only limited by your imagination. The following are the most requested color options and the coloring techniques used to produce them.

What are some of the most Popular Concrete Floor Colors

While they might not initially sound exciting, the most popular concrete flooring color choice, especially for residential applications, is brown tones.  From pale tan to terra cotta to deep cocoa, brown concrete flooring mimics the warm look of wood flooring yet is more durable and much easier to maintain. In addition, the array of shades achievable in the brown palette is infinite, ranging from dark walnut to deep russet to sandy beige.

Another popular color choice for modern homes, businesses, medical facilities or restaurant kitchen floors are the multitude of options in the gray spectrum. Whether you are looking for a silver pearl, a steely grey or a dark charcoal, there’s a perfect hue of gray to choose from.

For more colorful, whimsical designs consider combining multiple colors for your concrete flooring. Multiple colors can be used to create distinct patterns or swirled together for a mottled effect. With stencils, multiple colors can also be combined to create custom designs, monograms and logos.

Concrete Coloring Techniques

Just as there are a plethora of concrete floor colorings to choose from, there are a variety of methods to apply the color:

  • Water-based Stains – These stains produce a permanent color by penetrating the concrete surface. Typically a blend of pigments and acrylic polymers, the resulting finish ranges from translucent to opaque. They are offered in a broader color spectrum and have a less subtle color effect than acid-based stains, including metallic tints.
  • Acid-based Stains – Prized for their unique color combinations and permanence, these are the most tried and true stains for concrete floors. Due to chemical reactions and variations in penetration, each floor is unique. The colors are mainly limited to blue/green and earth-toned hues, and are translucent.
  • Concrete Dyes – This application penetrate the concrete to achieve a permanent, opaque color saturation. Available in solvent- or water-based formulations, concrete dyes are available in a variety of colors. The water-based dyes typically produce more variegation and marbling, while solvent-based dyes provide a more uniform, monotone effect.
  • Epoxy Floor Coatings – While they generally cost more than dyes or stains, epoxy coating is very opaque, making it a good choice for hiding flaws and stains. They are durable and have long-lasting color. Additionally, they can feature color chips, metallic pigments, and are abrasion-resistant, making them a great choice for commercial flooring applications.

If you are considering a colorful concrete floor finish, let the professionals at Dreamcoat Flooring help you select the perfect hue and coloring method. Call 480-226-4172 today for a free flooring estimate and design consultation.