Are you trying to improve the look of your garage? You might decide to replace the concrete floor to improve its appearance, but you can also cover it with paint or concrete sealant materials. When you finish your garage floor, it looks nicer and provides other benefits. Here is a guide to help you learn more about coating your garage floor.
Why do people coat their garage floors?
As mentioned, people coat their garage floors to make them look nicer. However, this isn't the only reason. You can also coat your garage floor for other reasons. For example, do you want to protect your new concrete floor from spills? When you park your car in your garage, fluids can leak out of the vehicle and onto the floor. These fluids can stain and damage concrete. Therefore, you might decide to coat the floor to protect it from these fluids.
Secondly, people coat their floors to make them safer for walking. Coating your garage floor offers texture to the floor. As a result, your garage floor will be less slippery, helping you stay safer while walking on it and working in your garage.
What is the most common material used for this purpose?
You can choose from various materials to coat your garage floor, but the most common option is epoxy. Epoxy is a paint that you apply to the floor. It generally has small flakes of color and texture in it, helping to hide the imperfections on your floor. You can talk to a concrete contractor to learn about other options.
What is the process?
You can apply an epoxy coating to your garage floors yourself, but hiring a concrete contractor is the better choice. They will begin the job by cleaning your floor. Therefore, you'll need to empty your garage. They'll clean it to remove any bumps or debris, as the floor must be clean to apply the epoxy. Next, they'll paint the floor with the epoxy coating and will sprinkle the textured flakes over the paint. After that, you must let it dry for 24 hours or longer.
Hire a concrete company to learn your options
Did you know that you can choose from many options when coating your garage floor? You can learn more about these by talking to a concrete contractor. A concrete company can look at your floor to see what work it needs and offer options for coating it. Contact a company of your choice today.