Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 23:07:42
When it comes to garage flooring, many of you may have heard or seen the epoxy floor coverings that are available today, possibly even on TV. You see what looks like a simple process and beautiful results. What you dont see or hear is that most epoxy floor coverings fail and the process is extremely time consuming and difficult. The biggest reason the epoxy garage floors fail is adhesion, they simply dont stick well unless the surface has been properly prepped. That doesnt sound bad, right? Wrong. Here are some of the things you need to do to "prep" for an epoxy floor:
Garage floor mats are economical, improve the look of the floor and are quick and easy to install. Costing less than $2 a square foot on average, they are the fastest of all three options to put down. They can be purchased online, as a roll or a complete mat, and installation is as simple as cutting them to fit the garage as needed, and then unrolling. They create a seamless look in a smaller garage or can be used only under the car in a larger garage. Manufactured with raised patterns to reduce slipping, they are not a good solution for use on unsealed cement floors, as the ground moisture seeping upwards through the pores of the concrete will be trapped under the non-porous polyvinyl of the mat, causing mold and bacteria to flourish and eroding the floor over time.
As experts in creating the perfect fitted garage we are often shocked by the condition that home owners across the UK leave their garage in. The general problem is that most people leave the garage to become a cluttered and dusty mess where everything is out of place and all those tools, sports and gardening equipment can never be found. The second biggest issue that we find is the condition of customers floors. Over years of neglect many garage floors can become damp, cracked and dusty, creating unstable and uncomfortable floors that can even create structural issue with the garage. However, with new garage flooring solutions being introduced all the while there is no reason why every garage across the UK cant have a comfortable and hard wearing floor that creates a perfect finish within the garage.
You can improve the look and durability for your personal or professional garage simply by adding new garage floor paint. Both commercial and home garages have benefited from using the paint and some have even gained some business. Garage floor paint can be applied to concrete garage flooring and even to wood covered floors so you can be sure your floor can be upgraded by the paint. Epoxy coating and latex paint are used to cover most garage flooring, and they are both great products to choose from. You can use standard home paint for your floor, but the results will not be as good as those of epoxy and latex paint. Plus the latex and epoxy options offer better protection and a higher gloss finish to your floor. Before applying your garage floor paint there are some things you need to do first.