Epoxy floor coverings extend the life of your garage floor, creating a protective layer that’s more easily cleaned and maintained than concrete. Epoxy is a much better alternative than regular paint for a garage floor and withstands vigorous wear and tear. At The Painting Company, we’ve extended our San Diego services to professional garage epoxy flooring installation. Here are some common questions people have about epoxy flooring.
What Is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy paint is different than floor paint and is made from a different kind of chemical material. Epoxy paint combines resin and a hardening material for a finish that’s much more durable and stain-resistant than paint.
Epoxy flooring is applied over concrete surfaces and can be customized in many different colors and finishes, for a decorative and very durable floor.
What Are the Benefits of Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy flooring has many benefits, the first of which is the fact that it’s incredibly durable. It endures the wear and tear of even the heaviest cars and trucks, making it perfect for a garage. Plus, it’s easy to clean and easy to maintain, giving you a show-worthy garage floor.
Epoxy garage floor coating protects the concrete, repelling oil and other car fluids, and ensuring that your home remains lovely. Plus, epoxy coating is economical, as it doesn’t need to be replaced as often as regular floor paint.
Epoxy flooring can be created to be slip-resistant and can come in a variety of colors and finishes, complementing the colors of your house.
How is Epoxy Flooring Installed?
If you want to know how to install epoxy flooring, it’s a fairly simple process, but the trick is getting an even coat and ensuring that the finished results look professional. First, the flooring contractors will grind away any bumps and old paint or other covering, leaving a smooth surface to apply the epoxy.
When Can You Use an Epoxy Floor?
You can use an epoxy floor on any surface. They’re popular for garages, as they can withstand heavy loads, and can last a long time. Epoxy flooring is also an excellent choice for basements, especially for people who have a workshop in the basement or engage in other kinds of dirty or messy hobbies, such as rebuilding engines or other old cars. Epoxy makes a great choice for any space that can get oily, messy, or spaces where it’s important to have hard, durable covering.
What is the Lifetime of an Epoxy Floor Coating?
When well-maintained and cleaned regularly, epoxy flooring can last for many years. A home epoxy floor coating tends to last longer than a commercial one, as it doesn’t get as much heavy usage.
Are Epoxy Floors Slippery?
Epoxy flooring is designed to be water-resistant, and resistant to other moisture, so they can become slippery. However, if this is a concern for you, your professional flooring installation contractor can add a layer of ships to the coating or use additions which combines rubber and plastic into the export. Or, we can add a slip-resistant top coat.
How Do I Maintain My Epoxy Flooring?
The epoxy floor coatings that The Painting Company uses are resistant to liquid, which means that water, oil, and other chemicals can easily be cleaned up with a dry mop. Dirt and other debris can be swept with a broom, or lightly pressure washed.
If there are chips or if the covering is peeling, give us a call and we can either patch it or re-cover it.
Are Epoxy Floors Safe For the Environment?
While some expose may give off a smell or harmful for the environment, the formula we use has less harmful solvents and is made with less VOC’s emitted that evaporate into the air. This means that you, your family, and your pets can breathe easier.
How Much Are Epoxy Floors?
The cost for epoxy flooring will depend on the size of the surface and any kind of customization that you’d like. This can include colors and finishes (some of our customers like glitter!) or a slip-resistant top coat. The average cost for an epoxy floor is $1,100 to $2,400. However, we provide you with a custom estimate, since we know that every job is different.
Are Epoxy Floors Worth It?
You’ll find that many of our customers say Yes! The epoxy lasts so long, and, with good care, will retain it’s finished for many years, looking good as new. However, paint can be expensive to replace over and over again, and over time, the cost for repainting will end up being more than epoxy.
Book Your Epoxy Garage Floor Services Today!
At The Painting Company, we’re experts in epoxy floor installation. We’ve had hundreds of satisfied San Diego customers, and we can’t wait to add you to our list! Give us a call or visit us online to explore your options and receive a custom quote.