A garage floor coating is critical for concrete garage floors because the surface endures a lot of vehicle and foot traffic. Therefore, a coating is an excellent way to protect your garage floors from the consistent damage it endures.
But what type of floor coating should you use for your garage? Learning about the differences between coatings ensures you make the best decision for your garage floor!
Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating
Polyaspartic coating is the best form of protection for your garage floors. This type of coating penetrates deep into your garage floor concrete, allowing the material to provide effective, long-term protection.
Further, because polyaspartic coating penetrates deep, it provides more protection against water, chemicals, and other damaging elements.
Also, polyaspartic coatings have decorative colored flakes, which add a decorative touch to your garage floor and make it difficult to see any dust that is present on the surface.
Epoxy Garage Floor Coating
A more affordable floor coating solution for your garage is an epoxy coating. Epoxy coatings, while more affordable, don’t provide as strong of protection and resistance.
It’s smart to have a team of experienced professionals coat your garage floor with epoxy because the project demands a lot of preparation, properly mixed materials, and specific timing.
One of the disadvantages of using epoxy coating for your garage floor is that you can’t apply it in extreme cold or hot temperatures. Unlike polyaspartic coatings, epoxy requires certain weather conditions.
Garage Floor Tiles
Another popular garage floor protection system is floor tiles. These interlocking floor tiles are a cost-effective way to cover up your garage floor.
Unlike coatings, garage floor tiles don’t actually fix any garage floors damages or degradation. Still, the floor tiles help minimize any damage from wear and tear.
In addition to being cost-effective, garage floor tiles come with the following benefits:
- Fast installation time
- Versatile use (you can also use them in basements, storage rooms, sheds, or laundry rooms
- Easy to replace
- Easily customizable options (several different colors and styles)
Why Should You Protect Your Garage Floor?
The main reason you should protect your garage floor is that the surface endures a lot of vehicle and foot traffic. Additionally, garage floors are exposed to a lot of elements, including dirt, oil spills, road salt, and more.
Moreover, garage floors are exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations, especially in Kansas City. Temperature changes put a lot of stress on garage floors because the concrete contracts when it gets colder and expands when it’s hotter.
If you don’t maintain and protect your garage floor with coatings or tiles, you will see the following flaws:
- Small cracks
- Small indentations
- Stains from leaks and spills
- Uneven garage floor color
- Missing pieces and concrete crumbling in your garage
Essentially, protecting your garage floors ensures they have a long and healthy lifespan. Therefore, you aren’t forced to replace your garage floor because you took the necessary steps to protect it.
How Do You Know It’s Time To Replace Your Garage Floor?
There are a few easy-to-spot signs that you need to replace your garage floor. In order to prevent a premature garage floor replacement, it’s best to use a protective coating.
Here are signs it’s time for a garage floor replacement:
- The floor has several cracks
- The floor is sinking or uneven
- The floor has a lot of stains
Get Your Garage Floor Replaced By The Best In Kansas City
Coating your garage floor is essential for a long garage floor lifespan. Also, it protects the surface from spills and other damage. While you can coat your garage floor yourself, it’s best to have a team of professionals do the job to ensure it’s done correctly.
We’d also like to note that if you decide on coating your new garage floor, we will not install a sealant. This allows the coating to adhere better.
At Johnson Concrete, our team is the top-rated concrete servicer in Kansas City, so contact us today to figure out which garage floor coating is best for your circumstances!