Garages are typically used to store various tools and items, including cars, motorcycles and bikes, and keep them safe from different weather conditions. Since all those things bring a lot of dust and dirt, it can be very difficult to keep these premises clean and tidy, especially the flooring.
The good news is that there are ways to make your garage more appealing and easier to maintain. There are different products available on the market, from a wide range of floor paints to tempting DIY solutions (which are never as easy as they look on video). Still, there is one trend that keeps growing: garage epoxy flooring.
Despite being very popular, there are many misconceptions about this type of flooring. Many people still cannot tell the difference between epoxy and polished concrete flooring and have doubts as to whether this option will be durable enough. Also, many don’t realise that professional and thorough floor preparation is necessary before the application of the epoxy layer, because that is the only way to ensure proper adherence.
As leaders in flooring preparation and installation, Diamond Grind specialists can provide you with all the necessary information and make sure you get the best epoxy floor for your garage. In case you are still not sure whether this is the best option for your space, keep on reading and learn more about it.
Are Garage Floor Paint and Epoxy Floor Coating the Same?
Although they are both applied on top of the flooring, garage floor paint and epoxy floor coating are not the same. Usually, garage floor paints are acrylic-based, and only some have a small percentage of epoxy included to make them more durable than regular paints.
Epoxy floor coatings are thermosetting resin, which is applied as a top layer on the surface. It is a mixture of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener which acts as a catalyst and makes this type of flooring stronger.
Another difference between garage floor paint and epoxy floor coating is that the former dries, whereas the second cures. The curing process of the resin-based layer produces closely cross-linked polymer structures which make the flooring long-lasting and very resistant. If applied properly, the coating should be thicker than floor paint and able to withstand even harsh wear and tear.
Is Flooring Preparation Necessary Before the Installation of Epoxy Garage Floor?
Yes – floor preparation is a crucial stage of this process, and the right process depends on the condition of the surface to be coated with epoxy.
Before beginning the application process, you will have to make sure that the entire surface is clean and dry because even minor signs of moisture can prevent the epoxy coating from adhering properly and cause serious problems. If the resin layer doesn’t cure as it should, you can expect it to start peeling off, which is hardly what you want.
Thorough checks are important to ensure that all cracks and signs of damage are adequately sealed and that the surface is even and without bumps and curves. From floor levelling to grinding, our Sydney-based team of flooring experts can provide anything you need. With us by your side, you can be sure that the surface will be well-prepared for the epoxy coating and that your garage flooring will look exactly how you imagined.
Garage Epoxy Flooring Comes In Different Colours and Styles
As epoxy flooring is available in numerous colours and styles, you can steer clear of neutral colours like grey or beige and choose a more vivid style for your garage.
Diamond Grind flooring specialists have provided garage epoxy floorings for many commercial and residential properties over the years. If you would like to see how some of our previous projects turned out, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to show you samples of our work and explain the floor preparation and epoxy coating application process.
If you need an accurate estimate of how much your garage epoxy flooring will cost, the best thing you can do is to request a quote or schedule a visit so that our staff can inspect the site and make all necessary calculations. In the interest of nurturing honest, trusting relationships with our customers, we will always provide detailed pricing in advance, free from hidden fees.