When planning a house, homeowners often overlook the importance of a garage flooring. More often than not, it is made of a low-quality material for the simple belief that it would be exposed to terrible use and abuse so why invest in a more expensive floor, right? The truth is that the flooring needs to be planned with great care just like owners would the other areas of their homes. The fact is that there is no need to spend an exorbitant amount of money just to make the floor look and function a lot better than it should.
Common Issues in Garage Floors
As a general tradition, a garage is meant for parking the car, storing hazardous chemicals, unused items, and a place to do a lot of dirty work, like woodwork and car repairs. Because of the heavy tasks that it has to endure, concrete floors often experience a lot of damage, such as:
- Cracks – It is almost a common occurrence for concrete surfaces to crack. This is because it does not have enough flexibility to expand. It is susceptible to the same damage. In fact, the weight of a vehicle, and all the other items it supports make the issue a lot more common and a lot worse.
- Stains – Motor oil, chemicals, paint, and more. These are just some of the common stains you will find on a concrete floor. You can try to clean them up as soon as they come in contact with the floor but it can be very difficult to get them all out as concrete is a very porous material.
- Pits and Chip-offs – These often happen when you drop something hard and heavy on a floor. The result is a part of the concrete chipping off, leaving an ugly pit that makes your floor unsightly and uneven.
Epoxy Flooring and Polyurea Polyaspartic Coatings
There are two highly recommended decorative concrete overlays that are made especially for garage floors: Epoxy garage flooring and Polyurea Polyaspartic coatings. Both are highly durable concrete sealers for floors that go through heavy use. They are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance. The polyaspartic coating can be installed in one day and can be customized with microchips to make it a lot more presentable and aesthetically-pleasing.
Want to know more about garage floor coatings? Call us at (407)-423-3342 today.
We at Sun Surfaces of Orlando know how important a garage flooring is for you, that is why we made sure that we have durable and affordable options for you to make your concrete look better and last longer. We are a nationally recognized Orlando decorative concrete company and our experience in the industry goes as far back as 1970. Give us a call or send us an email. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to make your garage floor dreams come true.