Epoxy garage floors coatings - The best systems have a few coats of primer with urethane top coat. Typically about 6-8 colors. Epoxy is an industrial finish and has been used in warehouses for years. The basic epoxy paint in home improvement stores typically is not strong enough to endure the hot tires caused by road friction. It is critical to profile the concrete floor to give some "tooth" for the epoxy to bite onto.
Epoxy systems - for garage floors a water or solvent based primer coat topped with a urethane. the strongest system is a primer coat with a second coat of 100% solids epoxy topped with a urethane. With this system colored quartz or color chips can be applied to the wet epoxy when on the floor. A second epoxy can be applied the next day with another layer of quartz or chips followed by a urethane top coat.
Install - 1 day for surface prep then 2 more days for basic urethane system. For advanced install with 100% solids epoxy allow at least an additional day for 1 coat or 2 days for 2 coats.
Custom - can be basic gray or for those who are experienced unlimited custom decorative results can be achieved. Metallic finishes are available but require professional installation
Durable - very durable. Resists hot tires and chemicals. Surface prep is critical for bonding to concrete
Pricing - Basic Urethane systems are approximately 75 cents per square foot or $350.00 for 450 square foot 2 car garage. 100% solids system about $1.00 per square foot or $450.00 for 450 square foot 2 car garage. High build quartz and chip systems run about $2.00 per square foot or $900.00 for a 450 square foot 2 car garage.
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