Garage flooring generally starts life as a bare concrete slab and as it ages oil drips from the car, cracks on the floor from weather and settling often give the floor a very unpleasant appearance. As a homeowner, you have some affordable options that can turn that unsightly floor into a thing of beauty and a floor that can really take a beating and come out looking good. You can check this link thegaragestore.ca/ to know about garage flooring solutions.
The two most popular garage floor-coating technologies are Epoxy and Polyurea.
Epoxy is a strong multiple part adhesive consisting of resin and a hardener. The epoxy layer is much stronger than regular garage floor paint or non-resin surface coatings and can sustain high traffic for a limited time.
Epoxy and polyurea require the garage floor to be prepared before either technology can be applied. The first thing is to remove everything on the garage floor. For epoxy floors it is suggested that you fill in any cracks and chips in the concrete floor then a complete light sanding.
The final step is to clean the floor of any oils, grease, liquids, etc. You’re now ready to apply the first of two epoxy layers to your garage floor. After the first full epoxy layer has been applied to the floor you will be ready to apply a final coat. This layer is a clear sealer coat of poly urethane that will provide protection for low volume traffic.
Epoxy floors by their very chemical nature often will peel away from the original concrete slab. This peeling has been attributed to the absence of a vapor barrier layer and improper concrete preparation. In addition, epoxy floors will scratch and breakdown over time.
On the plus side, epoxy looks good, is very affordable and can be applied by a handy do it your self person.