Epoxy Garage Floor
If you’re the kind of person that spends any significant time in your garage, you’re probably already aware of how quickly a floor can deteriorate when you’re carrying out work. It’s possible that the floor will need to be able to handle heavy droppages, chemical spillages, and the weight of vehicles and other heavy equipment. Needless to say, those are the types of issues that many flooring materials will have a problem with.
Fortunately, that’s not the case with one of our epoxy garage floor productions. Through the use of concrete and epoxy coatings, in tandem, we can give you the first-class outcome that you’re certain to be thrilled with. At Fort Wayne Concrete Contractors Co, we’ve shown that we have what it takes to produce the very highest standard garage floors, so get in touch with us as soon as possible. If you have any lingering doubts, our customer service team can set your mind at ease.
Before we even get to the advantage of using epoxy for your garage floor, it’s worth recalling exactly why concrete is the finest choice for this setting. As mentioned previously, the garage floor typically has to deal with an array of issues that simply aren’t present in the other interior parts of your property. As such, you’re going to need an extremely hard-wearing and dependable surface for the space. Concrete is tough – the toughest flooring material out there – and it lasts for years and years without any show of deterioration.
About Garage Floor Epoxy Coatings
Epoxy floor coatings are one of the strongest and most durable finishes you can use for your garage floor. It protects your garage floor from wear and tear, at the same time, transforms it into something beautiful and functional. Since the garage is an area where you park your vehicles, installing epoxy flooring can be very advantageous to you.
Garage Floor Epoxy Components
For those unfamiliar, an epoxy floor coating is composed of a two-part coating mixed together. One part is either a colored or clear epoxide resin, while the other part is a polyamine hardener. When these two ingredients are mixed, the hardener becomes a catalyst. It creates a chemical reaction upon contact and activates the exothermic curing process. The process forms polymer structures, which gives epoxy its maximum strength and durability.
Advantages of Using Epoxy Garage Floors
Using a garage floor coating like epoxy provides lots of benefits for your concrete garage floor. Some of the advantages of using garage floor epoxy coating include:
The most obvious reason to invest some of your hard-earned money into an epoxy coating for your garage floor is the extra resilience that the floor will exhibit once we’re done with it. Epoxy is excellent at managing a whole array of difficult conditions that might be present in your garage. Extreme heat, chemical spillages, heavy drops, power tools, and machinery – these are all forces that you’ll need your floor to put up with at one time or another. Luckily, it’ll be able to do exactly that once we’re finished.
Ideal for Both New and Old Garage Floors
Many people have the mistaken belief that an epoxy coating for a garage floor is solely for a new installation, but, actually, that’s not true at all. Epoxy coatings can be applied to both old and new floors, giving the added protection that you’ve come to expect in a substantial way. While this is obviously very useful for newer floors – keeping them in a first-class condition – it’s even more useful for older floors. It does a wonderful job at restricting further damage or decay from happening, and that means you’re getting even more value from your initial investment.
The addition of an epoxy coating for your garage floor is going to have a positive impact on the aesthetic of the space. Any existing marks or scuffs will be hidden thanks to the shiny, smart epoxy coating that we implement – and this aesthetic is particularly effective when dovetailed with decorative lighting that is often present in these spaces.
Garage Epoxy Flooring Application Process
For a garage floor coating system to work, you have to apply it properly. While some people do DIY installation of epoxies, we recommend you hire an expert if you haven't done it before. We at Fort Wayne Concrete Contractors Co. do both residential and commercial applications. Either way, we provide excellent coating services that are worth the price you pay us.
To ensure optimum results in all our garage flooring projects, we adhere to the following process:
Step 1: Cleaning and Degreasing of Concrete Floor
Applying garage floor coatings are very tricky. So, to start with, we clean and degrease the floor. We make sure concrete floors are free from debris and grease so we can literally start on a clean slate. To clean the surface, we use a broom and vacuum. To degrease, we use a degreaser. Once done with both, we rinse off the floor and allow it to dry before we proceed with the next step.
Step 2: Etching Concrete Floor
Every epoxy coating kit comes with an etching solution. We mix the solution with water as directed in the kit. We then pour it into the floor and work it using a broom or brush. As we do this, we wear all safety gear. Once done, we then rinse off the whole area with water. We wait for several days for the floor to completely dry.
Step 3: Preparation of the Garage Floor
To prepare the area for epoxy coatings, we first apply a wide painter's tape along all bottoms of the wall. In some cases, we remove baseboards to be able to apply garage floor epoxies right next to the wall.
Step 4: Mixing of Epoxy Mixture
Our company does durable coating that lasts for years. To ensure high-quality epoxy floors, we only use the best epoxy kits. As mentioned earlier, epoxies are made of two components -- the catalysts and the resins or also known as epoxy paints. These two are mixed prior to application. Mixing the two can be very delicate. Thus, it's best to have the experts do the job. Once done mixing the two ingredients, we let it rest for a certain amount of time as specified by the manufacturer.
Step 5: Application of Garage Floor Epoxy Coating
We always start with the application of epoxy primer, which serves as the base coat. It is a very essential part of the coating process. It serves as the foundation of your garage floor coating system. Without it, the epoxy system won't work. Some clients prefer garage floor paint compared to other types of coatings. For this case, we apply epoxy garage floor paint over latex acrylic. Its price is reasonable yet it's more durable and long-lasting.
Meanwhile, while some clients prefer installing garage floor mats with epoxy underneath as added protection to the garage floor others prefer a high gloss finish. Both have their respective requirements in terms of drying and application. We recommend finalizing everything before even applying epoxy to the garage floor.
Step 6: Drying the Concrete Floor
Once done applying the garage floor coating, we let the surface dry for at least 24 hours. Once dry, the garage floor is ready for foot traffic. As for your vehicles, you should wait at least a week for the epoxy coating to fully dry.
Why Hire Us
There are many contractors providing epoxy garage floor coating services for garages in the Fort Wayne, IN area. But, why choose Fort Wayne Concrete Contractors Co.? Here are the major reasons why:
Licensed Concrete Company
Fort Wayne Concrete Contractors Co. is licensed to operate in Fort Wayne, IN, and nearby areas. We provide high-quality concrete services including epoxy garage floor application. As a licensed company, rest assured we adhere to industry standards and local building codes.
Only experts can do excellent epoxy garage floor applications. We are proud to say that we have the best people to do the job. We are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to do coatings perfectly. Since we are professional epoxy coating experts, you can be confident we do things right the first time.
Wide Variety of Epoxy Coating Options
Our company has various epoxy coating options. Our selection includes self-leveling epoxy coating, mortar epoxy coating, graveled epoxy coating, and many more. Whatever your requirements are, we sure have one for you.
Affordable Price Range
We are proud to say that our company offers the most competitive prices in the Fort Wayne, IN area. The prices vary depending on how huge the space we work with is, and the requirements for the project. In all our projects, though, we charge on a per square feet basis. Our prices include both materials and labor costs.
Contact Us Today
Upgrade your garage floor. Contact us today for your epoxy garage floor needs! We provide free and realistic cost estimates and consultations so can make up your mind easily. Call us via our customer hotline number or send us a message online via the contact form. Our team is available during business hours to answer your calls and online inquiries.