Someone once said that “nobody looks down at the garage floor, they only drive in and drive out. inches That private fellow was wrong! Today both home owners and commercial auto businesses are looking down at the garage floor. Broke and uneven surfaces present health polyurea and accident hazards. Oil and dirt always find their way in and often require toxic chemicals and concentrated physical labor to clean it up. They also look terrible and can detrimentally affect a commercial work force and diminish the usability of residential garages. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Polyurea and epoxy floor coatings make garage floors something worth looking at.
The very next time you see your local painting contractor ask them about polyurea and epoxy concrete floor coatings. They look great and outlast the old technology epoxy floor treatments. Garages naturally build up dirt and grime and not finished or worn concrete is tough to maintain. Sometimes the only way to get rid of the grease is ty trying toxic cleaners, sometimes repeatedly. Modern floor treatments literally fuse into the porous concrete creating a tough, long lasting layer that is resistant to scuffs and scratches. Since dirt and grease don’t put on the smooth surface, it can be cleaned with just soap and water.
Polyureas and epoxies also seal off the concrete so ground waters can’t run through. This reduces the amount of moisture in the air, which reduces rust on your tools and equipment. The surface is hard, but it’s not smooth. A nonslip aggregate is added to the top layer and creates a COF, coefficient of friction that meets federal guidelines for commercial garages.
If you are thinking of painting your garage doors and interior walls, consider coordinating your color scheme with the floor. Polyurea and epoxy floors can be hued almost any color or have color chips or patterns added. Some commercial garages have even their logo added to the floor.