The garage is part of our home in which we store various tools and items, as well as keep our cars, motorcycles and bikes safe from different weather conditions. Since all those things bring a lot of dust and dirt, sometimes it can be very difficult to keep these premises clean and tidy, especially when we are speaking about flooring.
Because of that, most people are looking for ways to improve their garage and make it 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 like on the video. Still, there is one trend that keeps growing and that is garage epoxy flooring.
Despite being very popular, there are many misconceptions about this type of floor. Many people still cannot make a difference between epoxy and polished concrete flooring and have doubts whether this option will be durable enough. Also, most of them don’t know that professional and thorough floor preparation is necessary before the application of the epoxy layer, because that is the only way for it to adhere properly.
As leaders in flooring preparation and installation, Diamond Grind specialists will be there to 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 of them 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 while the first one dries, the second cures. The curing process of the resin-based layer produces the polymer structures and makes them closely cross-linked which makes the flooring long-lasting and very resistant. The coating should be thicker than floor paint if applied properly, but you can be sure that it will be able to withstand even the harsh wear and tear.
Is Flooring Preparation Necessary Before the Installation of Epoxy Garage Floor?
The answer to this question is – yes. The floor preparation is a crucial stage of this process. Depending on the condition of the surface on which you plan to apply epoxy coating depends on that project.
First of all, you will have to make sure that the entire surface is clean and dry because even the minor signs of moisture can cause serious problems, and don’t allow the epoxy coating to adhere properly. If the resin layer doesn’t cure as it should, you can expect it to start peeling off, and that is something you will probably want to avoid.
Also, you will have to thoroughly check everything, and make sure that all cracks and other types of damages are adequately sealed, and that the surface is even 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
Maybe the most interesting thing about epoxy floorings is that they are available in numerous colours and styles. So, if you don’t want to use some of the neutral colours like grey or beige, you can choose a more vivid style for your garage.
Over the past years, Diamond Grind flooring specialists have provided garage epoxy floorings for many commercial and residential properties, and in case you want 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 to you how the entire process of floor preparation and epoxy coating application looks like.
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 our staff can inspect the site and provide all necessary calculations. You can be sure that we will provide detailed pricing in advance, and that there will be no hidden fees because our franchise is to nurture honest and trustworthy relationships with our customers.