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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