What is Epoxy Garage Floor Coating?
It is a common misconception that garage floor epoxy is a type of paint. Epoxy is not paint, but rather a finish that sits on top of a layer of garage floor paint. Instead of simply drying, the coating bonds to the cement for optimal durability. Garage floor epoxy is the product of the chemical reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A. The reaction binds the polymers to the underlying paint. After curing, epoxy adds an unparalleled hardening factor to garage flooring and greatly increases its toughness. The finished product of epoxy garage floor coating leaves your garage flooring with a beautiful, durable, glossy shine.
Get the Right Value and Partner With Professionals
You may have drawn inspiration from the videos of DIY epoxy garage floor coating systems that seem to be everywhere on the internet. Yes, the bright colors and metallic swirls may look good. However, while many major hardware retailers do carry DIY epoxy garage floor installation materials at competitive prices, these products tend to leave a finished floor particularly vulnerable to peeling, delamination and other forms of damage. For this reason, it is best to partner with a team of experts when adding an epoxy garage floor to your space. In most cases, a professionally installed epoxy garage floor can last for a decade or more, as opposed to a DIY installation that is likely to start breaking down after about two or three years.
Professional installers implement professional-grade materials and have the expertise to provide thorough installation every time. The Ohio Garage Interiors team, in particular, uses an exclusive accelerated blend of garage floor epoxy that incorporates a hybrid polymer. The resulting floor coating is more flexible and four times stronger than conventional epoxy. In the long run, choosing a professional floor installation company can save you significant time, stress and repair costs, even if the initial cost may be greater than that of a DIY project. To ensure a professional floor installation lasts as long as possible, just be sure to sweep away any debris at least once per week.
Endless Advantages and Customization Options
Whether you want to turn your garage into a nicer storage space, a fun spot for entertaining family and friends or your own take on the set of your favorite auto repair show, an epoxy floor can help you achieve a unique look. Homeowners can choose from a nearly endless variety of custom colors and finishes. Ohio Garage Interiors customers, in particular, can choose from exclusive DecoFlake, Organic Mica, solid and metallic options. When you partner with Ohio Garage Interiors to customize your space, you can choose from earth tones for a neutral look or even pay tribute to your favorite sports team.
These floors are especially easy to clean, as their nonporous surfaces resist the buildup of dirt and other debris. Along with weekly sweeping, just mop with a mild cleaning solution when necessary.
Epoxy garage flooring is also notable for its ability to withstand moisture buildup. This can be especially advantageous for families dealing with allergies or asthma, as an epoxy garage floor resists the accumulation of both mold and mildew. In addition, epoxy floors resist damage from road salt. Northeast Ohioans, in particular, can depend on epoxy garage floors to stand up to the highs and lows of unpredictable weather.
Preparing for Your Transformation
If you want to give your space that auto showroom look, then it will be important to prepare your space for the change ahead of your floor installation. To start getting your garage in top shape, you should first get rid of any clutter you may have in your space. Set aside some time to decide which things you should keep, sell, donate or throw away. Next, you should make sure to clean your garage thoroughly and ensure that any doors and other fixtures work properly. Then, think about your garage’s current setup and how you should add or subtract to accommodate your project goals. Necessary changes may include purchasing containers or investing in cabinet systems or shelving additions.
Reach Out to the Ohio Garage Interiors Team Today
A custom-installed garage floor epoxy coating can help you turn your garage into a new space. For striking transformations, top-quality installation materials and the right value, you can feel confident in counting on the team of professionals from Ohio Garage Interiors. Reach out to our dedicated team of experts to start your customization process.