How to Choose Your Garage Floor Coating
It’s time to change your garage floor coating and you don’t know which material to choose? Rest assured, our garage flooring experts are delighted to share their expertise with you.
Your garage is one of the most put to the test rooms in your home. The weight of vehicles, ground movements and more are at risk of damaging it. For these reasons, it is crucial to choose the right coating in order to optimally protect your concrete floor. Concrete floor repairs are expensive, but with the right covering, you can easily put them off for years or even decades.
Resin coatings have long proven their durability and effectiveness. However, you still have to choose the right one for your garage floor remodeling project.
To help you make an informed decision, we present to you our favorite garage floor coverings. If you have any questions or need additional help, do not hesitate to ask our experts for advice. We will be happy to take your call.
Polyurea With Flakes as Garage Floor Coating
Of all the coatings featured in this article, polyurea with flakes is our team’s # 1 choice. Why ? It’s very simple, because polyurea is the material with the highest thermal flexibility. As concrete moves, this material follows movement, reducing the risk of cracks in your coating and concrete. Without cracks, there is therefore less risk of water infiltration and damage.
Besides these advantages, polyurea is also:
- Waterproof and easy to maintain, thanks to its non-porous and seamless surface;
- Resistant to stains, chemicals, calcium and scratches;
- UV resistant – unlike epoxy coatings, polyurea does not turn yellow from sunlight;
- Easy and quick to install, only one day is needed to complete several layers in your garage;
- Practical, because the flakes design help to hide dirt between cleanings and make the surface non-slip;
The only disadvantage we can find with this floor garage coating is that it is imperative to entrust its installation to professionals. Since its drying time is very short, polyurea hardens quickly. Once the coating has hardened, there is no turning back.
The Different Types of Epoxy
Besides the polyurea garage coating, you can also consider an epoxy covering. However, be careful, there are several types of epoxy and not all of them offer the same benefits. Some are therefore less suitable for a garage floor.
Clear epoxy as an interior garage coating
If you are considering installing an epoxy coating, we strongly recommend opting for clear epoxy. After polyurea, it is one of the best options on the market.
Here are its advantages:
- Easy to maintain ;
- Increased resistance to chemicals, water, mold, dirt, bacteria and scratches;
- A glossy finish that reflects natural light and increases the brightness of the garage;
- Simple, VOC-free installation – so there is no unwanted odor during installation or drying;
Solid color epoxy and metallic epoxy
Although these materials can be used as garage floor coverings, we do not recommend them. Their aesthetic value is better suited to your interior floors such as basements, kitchens and bathrooms.
Need more help choosing your garage floor covering? Contact us! We will be happy to take your call.