Installing a garage floor system can be a great way to improve the look of your garage while also helping protect your floor. Many garage floor coatings are now available, so it is important to make sure you take care in considering which type of system is the right choice for your needs.
Epoxy garage floor coatings are a popular choice because they provide a durable finish that is capable of lasting for many years. In addition, epoxy floor coatings are chemical- and wear-resistant, which means they are ideal for garages that receive a lot of traffic and/or where maintenance and repair services are performed. Regardless of how careful you may be in your garage, it is inevitable that spills will occur. The last thing you want to have happen is a bubble to appear on your floor and begin to peel if you should happen to spill brake fluid or gasoline on it.
In choosing a garage floor system, it is important to be aware that epoxy coatings are comprised of two parts: a hardener and a resin. The resin on its own is not durable and would never be able to stand up to a lot of traffic. When the resin is mixed with a hardener, however, a chemical reaction occurs that makes the flooring surface incredibly strong.
One of the most important things to be considered when choosing a garage floor system is the level of VOCs in the epoxy coating. VOC refers to volatile organic compounds. Numerous types of VOCs exist. The reason that VOCs are important when it comes to choosing a flooring system is that garages are typically enclosed. Some types of epoxy garage floor systems have very low VOC levels. These types of coatings are typically water-based. While they are not as durable as a solvent-based product, they are usually sufficient for the home garage. Call us today to talk about your garage floor.