Ordinary garage floors are just plain grey concrete. Over time, stains from grease, oils, and chemicals cause plain grey concrete to become an ugly eyesore. Having an epoxy floor in the garage gives you years of service, durability, and will resist most stains.
The epoxy garage floor coatings gives you a beautiful surface finish that can help to maintain the value of your home.
The most common epoxy floor systems
There are three common systems that repair your garage floor:
1. Epoxy and polyurethane system with solid color
2. Epoxy stone (partly emission vinyl chip) with a polyurethane coating system
3. Epoxy-Granite (radiation from 100% vinyl chip) with a polyurethane coating system
Remember, with these three epoxy systems, you have the "good", "better" and "best" types of epoxy systems for garage floors.
A full-color epoxy-polyurethane system will last about 5-7 years without treatment but will require a pigmented polyurethane backing layer. This garage floor is usually a two-layer, thin layer system; with a thickness of 4-20 mils. It is applied with a roller or airless sprayer.
Chipstone epoxy systems last approximately 7-12 years without treatment before requiring a clear polyurethane structural coating.
These epoxy garage flooring systems typically consist of a pigmented epoxy primer; pigmented paint coating with partial/light emission of vinyl chips in wet epoxy resin; and a transparent polyurethane coating for protection. The thickness is about 20-30 mils.
Granitex epoxy systems can last up to 12-15+ years without maintenance before requiring a structural polyurethane coating. These epoxy floors are usually pigmented primers; pigmented color coating with 100% / full glow vinyl chip, and two layers of transparent polyurethane.
Proper surface preparation is critical to the long-term success of the installation. All surfaces to be coated must be cleaned of dirt that can impair adhesion.