Garage floor epoxy is one of the most economical and logical solutions for covering garage floors, one of the most abused floor types on your whole property. There are many advantages and just a few disadvantages.
Concrete floors are porous, allowing moisture to come up through the floor. This can wreak all kinds of havoc on your garage floor, such as a haven for mold and mildew, and cracking when the weather changes. By the same token, oil and other chemical liquids from vehicles seep down into the floor, deteriorating the integrity of the floor, damaging it over time.
Garage floor epoxy can eliminate these destructive things that happen to your garage floor. It spreads over the whole surface, sealing all the cracks and crevices, as well as all the pores. This acts as a protective moisture barrier, from surface problems, as well as from below. It can provide long lasting, durable protection.
However, there are some draw backs to using this product to protect your garage floor. One of them is that it can be difficult for the DIY person to mix and apply the epoxy to the surface. It takes a long time to apply the sealant, and in some cases you have to apply two layers of protection. For some, having a professional install the epoxy is a good idea. The other thing about epoxy is that it can be slick when dry, so you have to be more careful when walking on it.
There are many different types. There are clear epoxies, colored, and even some with a texture built right in. There are also many different online retailers that offer these products, so the choices can be a little overwhelming. There are a couple of things that you should know about epoxy coverings that can help you find the one that is right for you.
The first thing you want to consider is a product that has some sort of guarantee. Some companies offer a lifetime guarantee on their products and installations. While this might cost you a little more initially, not having to worry about it over the life of the garage is worth it. If something happens, you know that you can call someone and have it fixed right away.
Preperation is Everything! and if it comes out wrong, you prepped wrong. Read the directions carefully, then follow them.
The garage is an important investment, and you want your garage floor to not only look good, but also last a long time. Buying garage floor epoxy, whether applied yourself or by a professional adds to the look of the garage, and protects it from the use and abuse that it faces on an every day basis.
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