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How to Install Garage Epoxy Floors

garage epoxy floors

Garage epoxy floors are a popular choice for homeowners who want to keep their garages looking new for years to come. The epoxy coating is designed to resist stains and wear, while also being easy to clean and maintain.

It is also resistant to chemicals that are often used in garages, such as brake fluid and oil. The density of the epoxy layering also prevents chemicals from seeping into the concrete and damaging it.

How to Install an Epoxy Garage Floor

Before applying the epoxy to your concrete, it is essential to prepare the surface properly. This is important to avoid delamination, which occurs when the epoxy isn’t able to bond with the concrete.

The first step is to remove any grease, dirt, and old paint from your garage floor. This will take a while, so be prepared to wait for the process to complete.

After removing all the debris, you’ll need to prep your garage concrete. This can be done by shot blasting or acid washing the surface, which will rough up the concrete and create an optimal surface for the epoxy to bond with.

Once your garage is prepped, it’s time to apply the epoxy paint and hardener. This is the most important step, as it allows you to apply the paint to your concrete without bubbles or peeling.

When applying the epoxy to your garage, it is important to choose a day that won’t rain or be too cold. If it’s too cold or wet, the epoxy will not bond properly with the concrete and may chip or peel.

In addition, you should be sure to use a low-strength epoxy that is specifically designed for garage flooring. This will provide superior strength to withstand the pressure from vehicles and tools.

If you have a lot of heavy items in your garage, it’s best to invest in an epoxy system with multiple layers. This is a more cost-effective option than single-layer products.

The layers of your garage epoxy floor system are selected to maximize their individual properties, so you get the best performance and durability possible. This is how luxury systems like ours stand out from big-box retail options that are often made up of just one solid coat and a clear topcoat.

There are many different epoxies available, but each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Choosing the right product for your garage will have a major impact on the price of the project.

Most garage epoxy floor systems are made up of a 100% solids epoxy base coat, an optional colored acrylic paint chips or flake coating, and a polyurethane or polyaspartic topcoat. The final coat/s will lock the color flakes in, protect your floor from wear and stains, and give you the glossy look you’re after.

The average price for a garage epoxy floor will vary from $2,000 to $4,000. The final cost can go up depending on the number of layers, how much color flake is added to the base coat and the thickness of the top coats. It is best to ask for a detailed estimate from an experienced contractor that will include all the necessary work to make your garage epoxy look and perform its best.

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