You probably never thought about upgrading your garage floor. But take a moment to think about how often you either walk in the garage, move things around on the floor, park your car, or do anything else you could think of. Over time, wear and tear accumulates and may cause damage. You may not have thought about it, but garage floors add a lot of value to a home. When adding an epoxy garage floor, it can increase a home’s value by up to $8 per square foot. That’s a lot of money considering an epoxy floor is both quick and inexpensive to upgrade, when you find the right provider that is. Thankfully, we can make your garage a showroom to display for visitors or just for yourself.
Why You Should Consider Repairing or Replacing Your Garage Floor
While concrete floors can be durable to most weather, physical damage, chemicals, dirt, de-icers, and more, these all can affect the aesthetic and durability over time. When this happens, it’s easier to just slap a bandaid over it and look the other way. However, that’s not ideal if you want to implement the best solution that increases your home’s value and expands the life of your garage floor.
For example, doing a DIY project such as coating your garage floor on your own or adding a mat or rug can eventually get damaged themselves and should be replaced soon after they’re applied. When you think about it, you’ll be spending more money and time in the long run with these constant small fixes instead of investing in a new floor altogether.
Repairing vs. Replacing
It may be convenient to just temporarily replace something when it’s broken, however, you should consider a simple garage repair to save time and money. For example, if you were in your garage and noticed some minor surface damage or stains to the concrete, but it doesn’t interfere with any specific structural damage, then you may consider it not to be worthwhile to replace it altogether.
Instead, having a minor repair done at a fraction of the time and cost may be a smaller investment that makes more sense. A temporary fix could be adding a mat or a rubber rug over the affected area.
On the other hand, if you notice a larger, more significant issue with your garage floor that couldn’t be fixed with a mat or rubber rug, then it’s time to have a professional check it out and schedule a replacement.
Our Recommendation for a Durable Solution: Epoxy or Polyaspartic Coating
If you’re thinking about adding epoxy or polyaspartic to your garage floor, it’s best to weigh the pros and cons of each. Epoxy Coating is a very durable resin polymer coating compound that consists of two distinct elements: an epoxy resin and a polyamine hardener known as a catalyst.
Epoxy flooring is a chemical-resistant resin polymer that protects your garage flooring from spills, scratches, and minor dings and tears. Better yet—it’s affordable, and the results are stunning. On the other hand, compared to polyaspartic flooring, epoxy takes longer to install, may retain more moisture below the surface, may fade, and is less durable.
Polyaspartic Coating is a hybrid of ester and other materials and provides a protective layer of aliphatic polyurea, which is a 100% solid, fast-curing, two-component, and UV-resistant coating system.
With polyaspartic flooring, it consists of a mixture of polyaspartic ester combined with other materials, which creates a strong, flexible, and stain-resistant to oil, gas, rain, dirt, you name it! This material is the popular option for residential and commercial garage flooring.
Let Our Garage Flooring Experts Do the Work For You
Are you ready to not only increase the value of your home but thrive in a space that can support your daily life? With transparent, fast, and professional garage flooring services, we seal the deal with a 10-year manufacturer warranty to ensure the highest level of satisfaction is achieved.
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