Many people have plain, concrete garage floors and don't have any complaints about them. But other people really find benefit in having epoxy applied to their garage floor. Should you have your garage floor epoxy coated? Here are some signs that you should.
You do a lot of messy projects in your garage
Maybe you repair cars in your garage. Perhaps you work on lawnmowers, or maybe you paint model airplanes. Projects like this often require the use of paints and other liquids, which could be spilled on the floor. If the garage floor is made from plain concrete, anything you spill on it has the potential to soak into the concrete and cause stains. Epoxy will keep this from happening. Once the epoxy is cured, it is almost non-porous. Anything you spill on it can quickly be wiped up and cleaned up. You'll be able to complete your projects with a lot less worry about making a mess.
Your concrete already looks discolored and gross
Is your concrete garage floor already looking a bit messy and stained? One option would be to have the concrete ripped up and replaced, but that's a huge and expensive undertaking. Applying epoxy over the concrete floor is much easier, by comparison. If you choose a darker-colored epoxy or one that's finished with some sort of pattern, then you won't be able to see the concrete floor through it. You'll feel like you have a whole new floor.
You wheel things across your garage floor
Do you have carts or chests of drawers on wheels in your garage? It's difficult to wheel these across a bumpy floor, but much easier to wheel them across a smooth floor. Pouring epoxy over your concrete floor will smooth it out and fill in any cracks that your cart's wheels might get caught in. You won't have to worry about things bouncing off the cart anymore.
You want your floor to be a different color
Yes, painting or staining a concrete floor is an option. But if you're already going through the effort, why not pour epoxy instead? This is a good way to color your garage floor while also harnessing the other benefits of epoxy.
Epoxy garage flooring is a great choice for many homeowners. If your concrete garage floor is no longer serving your needs, then consider having epoxy poured. Many flooring companies offer this service. Call a contractor to learn more about epoxy floor coatings.Share