The unseasonably warm winter this year may have pushed the memory of typical wet and messy garage floors out of mind. However, during normal winters, we drag those blackened chunks of snow into our garages on our fenders and undercarriages. Once warmed, they leave large, briny black puddles that eat away at the concrete and leave nasty stains.
Make this year the one in which you decide to update your garage with epoxy flooring. Since tax season is here, you may want to apply your refund to your garage floor so future Indiana winters can be met with ease.
Benefits of an Epoxy Garage Floor
Because epoxy is a latex acrylic resin, not a paint, it will last a very long time under normal conditions. Besides endurance, epoxy floors also provide these benefits:
Extremely Durable: As a polymer, epoxy holds together far better than paint and ordinary coatings. It resists impact chipping, foot traffic and the weight of your car(s). If properly applied by a professional, you should receive a lengthy warranty.
Seals Concrete to Squelch the Dust: Even clean, smooth unsealed concrete can lose tiny particles every time it’s disturbed. But sealing it with epoxy puts an end to the concrete dust.
Seals Spider Cracks and Flaws: As concrete continues to cure over the years, microcracks form inside the slab and over the surface. As snowmelt and de-icing solutions soak into the concrete, those cracks can eventually widen. An application of a professional-grade epoxy floor fills in microcracks as well as minor pits and flaws.
Easy to Clean: One benefit of an epoxy-coated garage floor is how easy they are to clean. A dry sweep may be all you need most of the time, but for greasy spills and winter snow, simple soap and water will usually do the trick.
Impervious to Salt and Caustic Materials: Part of the durability of epoxy comes from the fact that caustic materials have no effect on it. Road salts, brake fluid and the other common chemicals that end up on the floor from time to time can be removed without residual damage to the floor.
Creates a Visually Attractive Floor: With a variety of colors and decorative mix-in flakes available, you can create a beautiful, appealing floor where plain old gray concrete used to be.
Benefits of a Professional Installation
Applying an epoxy garage floor can be challenging as a DIY project. They require careful floor preparation and several stages of coatings in order to last. Also, the fast-curing epoxy systems may end up a disaster if the homeowner has no experience in installing this type of floor coating.
Indiana Roof & Exterior Cleaning, in addition to concrete cleaning, also installs epoxy garage floors. Whether for your home or business, we have the experience to transform your bare concrete into a floor of enduring beauty. Contact us today to schedule a free quote.