Lifetime Epoxy Floors of Boaz, Alabama, the Official Garage Floor of the 2022 Showcase Home in the 2022 Huntsville Parade of Homes. This beautiful home is located in the Village at Providence. This makes 4 consecutive years, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, that the company has bee selected for this prestigious honor.
By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Anthony Michael Lea
Plain concrete garage floors can get damaged by a number of things: a variety of chemicals, oil drips, moisture-you name it. Fortunately, much like homes, there are also plenty of flooring options available for garages. Concrete garage floors can be covered or coated to make the floors easy to clean and prevent a great deal of damage. The choices can vary greatly from epoxy coatings to concrete stains and concrete sealers. Lifetime Epoxy Floors is a dependable and well respected epoxy flooring garage floor installer. Learn more about us, visit http://www.LifetimeEpoxyFloors.com or visit our facebook page HERE.
Below are some of the pros and cons of common options to help you decide which one works best for you:
Coating your garage floor with epoxy may be a long and slightly complicated process but the outcome makes it all worthwhile. Resulting in a resilient and smooth floor, applying epoxy to your concrete garage floor typically involves a preparatory stage which is essential to make the most of the coating. This type of coating can also be tricky since it must be applied before the epoxy has hardened.
A major drawback of using epoxy coatings is the time taken by the entire process. It can take up to a week for the epoxy to completely set on the ground. Naturally, you won't be able to drive on the garage floor during this time. Epoxy coatings, however, typically last long and may need to reapply a new coat about five years later.
Concrete sealers are one of the cheapest options available and can be applied very easily. With water and solvent based variations, concrete sealers can cost anywhere between 20 cents and 50 cents per square foot. Sealers are tougher than paint but not more than epoxy coatings. Some sealers are also not immune to the damage caused by chemicals which makes it important to research about the damage on your garage floor before you choose sealers as a flooring option.
Diamond Grinding and Polishing
The diamond grinding process involves using diamond abrasives with a resin matrix to grind the concrete garage floor. Depending on the luster needed on the floor, the polishing disks being used are changed. Then, a sealer is used which sinks into the concrete and toughens it. This addition to this, it also makes the concrete denser and protects it from damage.
Diamond grinding and polishing leaves you with a very smooth and shiny surface. Even though the final product lasts long, a few drawbacks of this method are the amount of time required to complete the process correctly and the high costs involved.
With this information, you will now be able to decide which option is best for your garage without compromising on the quality. http://www.vegaspolishedconcrete.comArticle Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Anthony_Michael_Lea/1366723
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Lifetime Epoxy Floors - 2021-2022 Official MCHBA Showcase Home Garage Floor Installer
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By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Ted Garacci
If you are looking for a new garage flooring option that is durable, protective, long lasting, and looks amazing, then you should look into epoxy. Epoxy looks exceptional after the job is finished, and it even prevents chemical stains and cracks from forming on your concrete. The main problem with this garage flooring option is that there is a lot of preparation that must go into the installation process. There are a number of issues that may cause epoxy to not bond with your floor and if the paint fails to bond, your garage will look much worse then with just plain concrete.
If you are planning on installing your floor yourself, then it is important to know that most of the preparation required has to deal with cleaning your floor. There can't be any dirt, dust, chemicals, or sealants on your floor when you paint it. When you are cleaning your floor a power washer is recommended because it is known to give your floor a deep clean and it should be able to get up the toughest stains. The other part of the preparation work only has to do with people with sealants on their floor. Before you start to any cleaning you must check for sealants because epoxy will not bond to a sealant. The way to check if your floor is sealed is to pour some water on your floor and see if it gets absorbed. If you notice that the water beads out across your floor, then you do have a sealant and you must take proper steps to remove it.
Whether you have a sealer or not, it may be best for you to consider hiring a professional. A professional company can make sure that your garage flooring comes out the way you want it. They will also save you hours of preparation work. If you have a sealant to remove and you need to clean your floor, then you are looking at several hours of preparation, so hiring may be your best option. If you are highly considering epoxy but don't want to hire anyone, then feel free to try the job yourself. Just keep in mind that there are many other garage flooring options out there so you don't have to settle for an epoxy cover.
Epoxy garage flooring paint is considered to be the top of the line when it comes to floor covers. It also requires the most work to install and it can be the most expensive. If you want the top of the line, then this is the choice for you. If you are looking for a cheaper solution then you should look at interlocking tiles, garage mats, and rugs. These options are much more affordable and they are easy to install. It all comes down to your personal preference and your budget. All of these options will improve your floor, you just need to find the one that's perfect for you.
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