Garage flooring is often overlooked when considering ways to protect, decorate, and keep your parking spot clean from nature’s elements. Most garages today are built as part of the home. Your garage should be as important as any part of your home. Car owners, especially devoted car owners, spend a lot of time in their garage caring for their vehicle. The coating provides a way to connect your home and garage in style and cleanliness. Having a magazine cover garage may seem out of reach but with the right coating, your garage flooring will be ready to outshine any garage!
The benefits to coating your garage include improving the appearance of your garage, increasing concrete floor durability, and its ability to also keep your garage floor safe from rain, heat, snow, and other atmospheric changes that can cause long-lasting damage to the concrete. With so many coating options to choose from it is important to know what each coating option can offer. After much research, the most important benefits were the appearance, durability, and protection of your garage floor. Read below about what to consider before coating your garage floor.
With so many coating options available on the market, make sure your coating matches the rest of your garage decor to create a clean, sleek look. The first thing you see when you pull up to your driveway and park your car in your garage. The coating of your garage helps give your home a completed look by covering any imperfections the concrete may contain, such as cracks and discolorations. In addition to the finished look, your garage will be easier to maintain clean because coatings are dust resistant; the coating seals the concrete and does not allow dust/powder to form. Many people also love to photograph their cars and share the images with their friends on social with a presentable garage you can even greet your guests proudly through there, as many people do rather than through the front door.
When maintained properly by occasional washing and cleaning, the coated floors are created to last for years! The only thing that can happen to the coating is that it can become dull from not being cleaned. This dullness can easily be fixed as it is usually due to tire grime and other automobile related chemicals. Many coatings also come with warranties of up to 15 years because of their resistance to damage. Over time it is a much better option than painting the floor, painting the floor provides you with a short term fix that constantly needs to be retouched. On the other hand, once your garage floor has been coated, expect not to worry about having to maintain the coating! One less thing in your home that you have to stress about maintaining.
The damage done to your garage floor can easily accumulate, but a simple coating can free you from these damages. Damages including, chemical stains, surface abrasions, chipping and other wear and tear from constant use. Garage floor coatings provide exceptional chemical and UV resistance. Driving on the road and bringing your vehicle in the garage increases the chance of damaging your bare concrete floor. Having the coating ensures the floor is protected from salt, snow melts in the winter, and other debris picked up from the road. The moisture from the rain, snow and even cleaning, will not penetrate the concrete; creating a safe and long lasting flooring option.
If the only thing holding you back from coating your garage floor is your budget you are in luck! There are many quality coatings you can apply yourself. We recommend getting your floor coated professionally but there are customers who choose to do it themselves and have had great results. Sometimes doing things yourself for cheaper will cost you more in the long run. Coating your garage may be one of the best things you do to your home this year. It creates an aesthetically pleasing look to your floor and it is a long lasting option. Not only does it protect your concrete floor by hiding imperfections, but the coating also prevents new stains from forming. There are many coating options to choose from, so be sure to do your research and figure out which garage floor coating fits the needs of your home. Check out some of our textured flooring options, such as our coin flooring which provides excellent traction, as well as style.
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