The garage is often the port of entry into the household. It’s the gatekeeper for groceries and rowdy kids. In addition, it’s often the storage space for holiday décor, sporting equipment, and the tool kit. As home to your vehicles, it’s the first to know if you’ve sprung any kind of leak. Your garage can take a beating, and many people don’t mind since it’s not somewhere that they spend a lot of time at.
However, your garage can be a space in your home that benefits from its own kind of upkeep. Doing the floors with an epoxy is rapidly becoming a way for homeowners to make their garage more welcoming, as well as more efficient.
What are epoxy garage floor coatings?
Applying a garage floor coating is a simple process that can completely give the space new life. Our professionals at Alpha Concrete Coating will come in and evaluate the space. They will apply a primer, the colored epoxy, and then a topcoat. Once dry, you can continue your daily activities without harming the floor.
Epoxy is not paint—it will not chip over time and contains a hardener that makes it much more durable than paint. When it “dries”, epoxy cures together chemicals that set and become permanent.
Here at Alpha Concrete Coatings, we specialize in garage flooring coatings, as well as any interior concrete surface. If you’re looking into epoxy flooring, we serve residents of Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo and Park City.
Your garage deserves an epoxy floor
For a space that goes through so much wear and tear, epoxy flooring can be incredibly beneficial. If you ever have grease or oil spills, it’s much easier to clean it off of an epoxy surface, as it isn’t porous, like cement. It won’t seep into ground and create a stain—you can simply wipe it up with a rug.
On this note, it’s great for people who live in a wet or cold climate, as it can stand up easily to snow and rain. For Utah residents, it’s ideal will all of our snowfall. It can easily be wiped off the floor, preventing it from seeping into the concrete and causing it to freeze and crack. Certain epoxy can also include slip-resistant, preventing falls or accidents during the wet seasons.
Garage floor coatings also create a durable and long-lasting floor. It can help to prevent chips and damage to the cement below, giving your floor a longer lifespan, as well as a more colorful one. The garage is also a place for heavy tools and repairs. If you drop something heavy on the floor, you don’t have to worry about it chipping or cracking.
An epoxy garage floor coating can also help you keep the space cleaner and dust free. Epoxy doesn’t let dust latch onto its surface, keeping it clean, and preventing dust from rising up when you walk or drive on it.
Design elements of garage floor coatings
While doing a garage might seem like a quick coat of color and then you’re done, there is a lot of thought that goes into choosing which coating you’d like for your space. A wide range of colors and patterns, both modern and traditional, are available.
One of the most common options is a speckled epoxy, which combines dots of gray, tan, black, and white. It doesn’t look too busy with so many colors, because the dots are small and flow into each other seamlessly. If black and white seem to bland, you can also do a speckled pattern in red, blue, green, or yellow.
Another common choice is creating a look of tile or stone. The concrete can be stamped to create individual “tiles” and then colored with a two-tone covering that appears to look like tile. The colors can be two-toned to create soft waves, appearing to look like marble. These options offer a sleek, high-end look while still offering the durability of the garage floor coatings.
You could even do a garage floor coating that combines the effects of wood and tile, giving it a true old world feel, as well as an incredible design. Additionally, some individuals create logos, or designs that they set into the floor. If you run a business from your home, this might be a popular option.
If you’re looking to completely transform your garage, contact the experts at Alpha Concrete Coatings. Our Utah based experts can go through all the design options with you before you choose the most practical one for your space. We can quickly and efficient install the garage floor coatings, ensuring that it’s high quality. A garage should be celebrated, and a floor coating might just be the upgrade your home needs.