Are you thinking that it’s time to do something with your damaged and weathered garage floor but not sure what the options are? The best option that you should look at when your garage floor needs an update is a coating.
An epoxy floor coating can turn your floor from the current dirty and pitted floor that it is into a brand-new looking floor. Our epoxy coatings are useful for preserving concrete surfaces and protecting against harsh impacts — at a fraction of the cost of removing and replacing your floor with a new concrete slab.
Coating the floor of your garage, basement, cold cellar or a commercial space will provide you with many benefits. Epoxy floor coating will seal your floor to help minimize the dust both in your garage and inside of your house and is resilient to the everyday wear and tear that your floor is exposed to bringing a feeling of wow to your garage while also providing a level of safety. Have you thought about but put off coating your garage floor, then now may be the time for you to consider calling the professionals at Garage Tailors about adding an epoxy coating?
What Is Epoxy Floor Coating?
Epoxy floor coating is a two-part system made of a coloured base resin and a hardener. As the base resin and the hardener are mixed, they will form a chemical reaction that gives your floor a brand-new look. The process of adding a coating to your garage floor is that it will seal and cure the concrete surface by forming a firm bond between the concrete slab and the epoxy product itself. If this sounds like what you are looking for, keeping reading about the many advantages of our epoxy floor coatings to help decide if our services are the right choice for your garage.
- Hiding cracks and pitting
Once an epoxy floor coating has been added to your existing floor slab you will notice a considerable difference in the lighting of your garage. The clear topcoat will now reflect the light substantially making it much safer when you get out of your car at night while also making the space feel much bigger as well.
Most new garages will have some cracks in the garage floor slab due to shifting while some older homes will have much more damage to them such as pitting. Our process is not just about adding a floor coating, we first repair all cracks with our hardening slurry as well as any significant and major pitting. We then apply a solid colour base coat, a decorative flake system with 100% coverage of the slab (many colours to choose from to fit your personal preference). The addition of the decorative flakes will also help to hide the imperfections from the divots that may be present in your floor.
Our decorative flakes are made of vinyl, come in a wide variety of colours, are ¼” in size and our added to the base flake to ensure 100% coverage so that there a no bare patches. Our epoxy floor coating with a full decorative flake system is guaranteed to transform your garage floor into something that you’ll be sure and tell your friends about. Our floor coating system will take less than a day to install from start to finish.
- Cost Effective
If your floor needs replacement, an epoxy coating is a considerably more affordable option compared to removing the existing slabs and replacing it with a new one. Epoxy is also more cost effective than adding vinyl tiles as tiles will not stand up to things like water, salt and chemicals. As soon as vinyl tiles are exposed to these elements they will begin to lift, peel, and discolour. A new looking epoxy coated garage floor will be the most cost-effective solution that you will find that is guaranteed to last.
If your garage floor is causing you stress, then look no further than the benefit of transforming it with an epoxy coating. Our prep and installation process will be so efficient that it will be completed before you return from the office.
We also want you to rest assured that we do not use a DIY kit from the bog box stores and use only industrial grade products from Sherwin Williams that are guaranteed to stand up to daily wear. Having our team at Garage Tailors complete your garage floor transformation is sure to bring you years and happiness without the hassle of yearly maintenance that comes with a painted floor.
- Salt/Chemical Resistance and UV Stable
An epoxy coating will ensure resistance to the many kinds of things that your garage floor slab is exposed to such as salt, chemicals (oil and gas) and heat from the tires also known as hot tire pick-up). It’s also great for garages as it will not yellow from the suns UV rays.
Due to our winters in Ontario, salt is the major contributor to most of the damage to garage floor slabs. Given that salt usually is applied to our roads and subsequently tracked into our garages in November and will stay there till washed out in March or April, it’s allowed to have up to 5 months to eat away at the concrete.
Our epoxy coatings are guaranteed to not break down from salt and so you’ll never have to worry about if your floor will become pitted ever again and will maintain its finish for many years to come.
Chemical (oil and gas)
Given that garages are where we often fill our lawn mowers with oil and gas as well as any spillage from our vehicles, your garage floor will benefit from a chemical resistant epoxy floor coating. Or maybe you are someone who use your garage to work on your car so it’s exposed to other chemicals such as brake fluid, not to worry as our coatings are guaranteed to stand up to these fluids as well. And if you drop a wrench while doing your maintenance, our coatings have a high level of shock and impact resistance as well. To lean up any chemical spill all you’ll need is a rag and possibly some rubbing alcohol if it’s been sitting there for a while
There are many types of epoxies on the market from DIY kits to the 100% solids that are offered by trusted brands such as Sherwin Williams. When choosing to install an epoxy coating one of the important things to consider is whether the product is UV stable. Choosing to go with the cheap DIY kit or maybe even something from a commercial supplier that’s not 100% solids will most likely leave you with a floor that will yellow or amber from the suns UV rays. This yellowing may happen as soon as a month or possibly a year, but it will happen unless you have a written guarantee from your installer like the one offered from Garage Tailors.
Heat (Hot Tire Pick-Up)
Another benefit of using Garage Tailors is that we use a product that is guaranteed to withstand the heat from your tires and will not leave brown stains from the hot rubber. Like the UV stability issue, our epoxy coating is guaranteed to not breakdown from the heat of hot tires by either discolouring or weaken and break down where it delaminates. Our epoxy coating can withstand heat of greater than 75 degrees Celsius.
Once installed by our professionals, our epoxy coating will not need to be redone for an extended amount of time and we offer a 10 year written warranty to back this up. The coating is guaranteed to endure the wear and tear from your vehicle and all other everyday usage while maintaining its glossy and reflective appearance ensuring long-term satisfaction.
- Ease of Maintenance
Most people lead very busy lives both professionally and personally so having a floor coating solution that doesn’t require maintenance is often a big decision-making factory for many of our clients. Once you’ve made the decision to go with an epoxy floor coating, the only thing that you’ll have to do (if you choose to) is simply take your garden hose and spray your floor every spring and fall, it’s as easy as that. Given that untreated concrete will continuously emit dust, by adding an epoxy floor coating you will eliminate much of the dust that is tracked from your garage into your house.
If you are looking for a floor coating system that is cost effective and sure to last, trust the professionals at Garage Tailors to take care of you and your garage floor.