Choosing an Epoxy Flooring for Your Garage
Whether you use your garage to work on your car, motorcycle, or ATV, you know just how much damage spilling oil or dropping a heavy piece of machinery can do to your floor. Eventually, the damage accumulates, leaving your garage with countless spots and cracks. The whole thing can become unsightly.
Thankfully there is a very effective way to rejuvenate your garage’s appearance while simultaneously protecting it from future damage: epoxy floor coating. This coating is relied on in a wide variety of applications that require the utmost endurance, including heavy traffic areas. It comes in many different forms that can be adapted for whatever your needs are. If you need durability, chemical resistance, protection, and an attractive look for your floor, look no further than epoxy flooring or coating.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the different types of epoxy options for your garage.
Self-Dispersing Epoxy Coatings
This type of coating is commonly used in warehouses and other areas where forklifts and trucks commonly drive through. One special subset of this coating is made with self-dispersing quartz sand, used in food processing and other locations where liquids are common, since it provides excellent anti-slip characteristics.
Self-Leveling Epoxy Coatings
Self-leveling epoxy coating is easy to install over concrete floors both new and old. If your garage floor is cracked or uneven, this type of coating will do an excellent job creating a smooth and seamless surface. This type of coating is often found in kitchens, dining rooms, storage places, warehouses, and offices as well.
Mortar Epoxy Coating
If you need the strongest epoxy floor available, this will do the job. It is used for heavy industry applications, as well as for repairing cracks.
Graveled Epoxy Coating
If you want a little more flair for your garage floor, take a look at graveled epoxy coating. This flooring is used more for its decorative appeal, and can be found in pools, walkways, and porches. Some people even add logos, brands marks, and other details onto these types of floors.
Epoxy Terrazzo Coating
This is another decorative type of flooring commonly found in hallways, entrances, schools, and offices. It has the added benefit of being very easy to clean.
Epoxy Anti-static Coating
As the name implies, an epoxy anti-static floor coating is designed for use in environments where a static-free environment must be maintained due to sensitive electronic components, such as laboratories, hospitals, and electronic manufacturing plants. If you have a hobby involving sensitive electronics, this could be a great option for you.
Vapor Barrier Epoxy Coating
A vapor barrier coating is applied over concrete floors to reduce vapor transmission almost completely. If you are adding another flooring surface – such as sheet vinyl, tile, carpet, or hardwood – a vapor barrier will prevent water vapor rising from the slab underneath. Without it, water vapor would produce pressure on the flooring surface, and eventually delaminate the top layer.
Flaked Epoxy Floor Coating
This is not a special type of coating, but a method of applying a coating. The method is just like a normal epoxy coating, but with multi-colored flakes or chips added in while the coating is still wet. The flakes will add a distinct look to your floor, and come in a wide variety of colors. Many of the colors you will see at the bottom of our garage flooring are made with this method.
An Epoxy Floor to Match Your Style
Whether you need exceptional durability from mortar epoxy, or the elegance of the terrazzo coating, Garage Vision Co. can help you install an epoxy coating that will give your garage a refreshing new look, as well as a strong, protective surface. Be sure to take a look at our gallery for epoxy flooring inspiration, and feel free to give us a call if you need any kind of assistance.