Known for its unmatched durability, epoxy coatings are one of the most sought-after products for garage floor finishes for both residential and commercial clients. Not only are epoxy coatings durable, they are also low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing. Below we’ll dive into exactly what epoxy coatings are and how they differ from other similar products as well as the benefits provided to you upon utilization of this product.
What Is Garage Floor Epoxy?
There is often much confusion surrounding epoxy coatings as people get the product confused with paint, so we’ll start by telling you what garage floor epoxy coating is not. Epoxy coating is not paint. Garage floor paint is a latex acrylic product. Some paint manufacturers offer paint with some added epoxy, but this product is known as 1-part epoxy paint and is a different product entirely. While these 1-part epoxies add increased adhesion and durability when compared to acrylic paint, they are no match against standard garage floor epoxy coatings.
Standard garage floor epoxy coating itself is a two component product consisting of one part epoxy resin and one part polyamine hardener. The two must be mixed prior to application, and you are limited by time and temperature as to how long you have to apply it.
After application comes the curing process. Epoxy coatings don’t dry like paint does. Rather, they go through a curing process which provides the garage flooring with a hard, durable, and lasting surface that is resistant to staining, chipping, abrasion, and chemicals.
Benefits Of Garage Floor Epoxy
As already hinted at, there are many benefits to utilizing garage floor epoxy coatings. These benefits include qualities such as durability and toughness, low maintenance, and unmatched aesthetics, among many others.
Durability And Toughness
Part of the nature of the product is its durability and toughness. These qualities help to make the garage flooring resistant to staining, abrasion, and chemicals, as previously mentioned, making the product a superior choice when compared to the rest.
Along with durability comes low maintenance. Cleaning of the surface is only required once a week or so with a dry mop to remove any dust or resin from the surface. This is to be followed by heavier cleaning once every few months with a simple mixture of hot water and cleaning product.
In addition to having unmatched durability and toughness as well as being low maintenance, epoxy coated garage floors offer a pleasing aesthetic look not offered by other products. As garages are increasingly becoming an extension of the home, people are looking for products that assist in this undertaking. Because epoxies come in a variety of different looks, they are often chosen for this job.
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