Do You Need an Epoxy Floor?

What is an Epoxy Floor?

If you have a garage, there is a very good chance that you have thought about getting an epoxy floor installed for it.  And if you haven’t had that thought before, you may want to consider it.  Here is everything that you need to know about epoxy floors and whether or not they are right for you.

To clarify, epoxy floors are not just painting your garage floors.  While some paints will have a tiny amount of epoxy added to it, at the end of the day it is still just paint.  These are what are referred to as ‘epoxy paints’ or even ‘1 part epoxy paint’.

Actual epoxy is going to be an actual resin that will be applied to your garage floors as a coating.  It comes from one part polyamine hardener and one part epoxide resin.  The hardening part is what ultimately gives the epoxy all of its strength and durability.

Essentially, a true epoxy will provide a coat that bonds better to the surface that is applied to than paint, as well as provides a much thicker layer of protection than paint.

Benefits of an Epoxy Floor

Having an epoxy floor installed in your garage is something that you will be more than happy with.  While there are many different reasons why, here are some of the most popular ones:

·    Covers defects and improves appearances

·    Extremely cost effective

·    Becomes slip-resistant when wet with water

·    Very long lasting

·    Protects the original flooring material

·    Provides extra strength to the material it is applied on

·    Very easy to maintain

While there are far more benefits to having an epoxy floor, these are some of the most popular ones.  With all of the benefits and almost no downsides, it only makes sense to look into getting an epoxy floor for yourself, right?