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Why Epoxy Garage Floor?

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If you have just moved to a new home, then chances are the garage floor is not well-furnished. Many people avoid painting the garage due to the costs associated with it or they are just not bothered by an ugly-looking garage floor. The garage floor is always left with cracks, dents and tire marks.

The best way to transform such a garage into a sleek place is by painting. So here,  you are not sure which type of paint to choose.  If you are wondering why apply epoxy to your garage and not something else, well then these are the main reasons. Perhaps after reading this, you might be convinced to epoxy your garage floor.

 

Protects Concrete.

So you have a concrete floor, that floor may pick up dust, it may pick up something else, it may be prone to scratching the surface being damaged. So if you apply an epoxy paint, it keeps the concrete protected.

Easy maintenance.

Epoxy is easy to clean because it doesn’t absorb. So if you have oil spills, water spills and chemical spills, you can clean this up quickly if you have epoxy. This is why we see a lot of epoxy floors in garages, in car repair shops, in printing presses, all these areas where they have lots of chemical spills, oil spills.

It’s really convenient. If you have concrete, the oil will go into the concrete it will stay there forever and then you just have this permanent stain. The great thing with epoxy is that you can clear it up and you don’t have any stains left over. That’s the main reason why we see it a lot in places where you have a lot of chemicals spilling onto the floor.

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Industrial purposes

This is a continuation of the second reason, but we see this a lot. Epoxy is one of the products that’s accepted to be applied for example in food manufacturing or in pharmaceutical manufacturing. So in these types of industries where they have very strict specification as to what type of floor you can, epoxy is the best. Because the floor can affect the production process and the food that goes onto our plates, so they have very strict requirements.

Epoxy is a great product because epoxy does not allow the buildup of bacteria. You can clean it easily. There is no dust in the atmosphere when forklifts drive around. So that is why you will see epoxy floors in food manufacturing and also pharmaceuticals, but also in many other types of all types of even agricultural storage facilities.

Aesthetic value

You can color epoxy various different colors. You can custom color the epoxy according to the walls of your garage interior.  You can have a blue floor if you want and you can even go into metallic floors where you can just play around with lots of different types of floors or you can have a multicolored floor. There’s lots of things you can do with decorative anesthetic. That’s also an aspect of epoxy floors.

Long term investment.

Is it cheaper than tiles? Now, please do not think of epoxy as a cheap solution. The number of your number one priority should be what is that for going to be used for and what is the need for it, and what are you going to be needing it for?

There are certain types of floors where tiles are better than epoxy. There are certain floors where it is recommended that you put in a wooden floor etc. Epoxy is not suitable for all uses. Have an expert determine if it is the best solution for your garage.

Don’t focus on the cost, focus on the need. What are you trying to achieve with your floor? And if epoxy can answer this question for you, then yes maybe epoxy is a very good solution for you.

Conclusion:

In summary, epoxy should e applied to a garage floor because it protects the concrete. It’s easy to clean, industrial floors very commonly use epoxy or it could be a decorative reason.

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Mike

My name is Mike Thorne, a car enthusiast and a DIY for life person. I love spending time in my garage and that is why you will get firsthand information on this blog about all things garage-related.

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