Epoxy Garage Floors
Buffalo Epoxy & Concrete Coating Systems for Garage Flooring
It’s common for homeowners to end up using their garage for many other purposes, rather than their original intent. The garage becomes a place to stack and store items and eventually becomes a space that cannot be used efficiently.
When it’s time to conquer the garage and turn in into the livable space it should be, the professionals at Buffalo Epoxy Flooring are here to help you and ensure you have the proper floor solutions. After all, the floor is the primary starting place for rejuvenating a garage and our epoxy and concrete coating systems are just the solution for you.
Why Choose Concrete Coating Floors for Your Garage
Garages are typically first constructed with concrete floors in place. Unfortunately, it can be harder to maintain and properly care for concrete as a homeowner. This leads to cracks and pitting over time and not always at the fault of the owner, but rather the weather and settling it endures.
Concrete is porous which means it easily harbors unwanted substances, bacteria and dirt, not to mention stains from liquids such as car fluid. Concrete is not necessarily easy to keep clean and isn’t always the most aesthetically pleasing flooring choice. Our epoxy and concrete coating systems for your garage flooring will make a significant difference and is very easy to maintain.
Professional Versus DIY Concrete/Epoxy Coating
There are methods for doing your own concrete or epoxy coating but it’s simply a means to “cover-up” the existing floor and will not provide long-term results. The elements your floor endures, such as heat from your vehicle’s tires, can cause the cover-up to peel and bubble making your floor instantly less attractive.
If your existing garage floors are less than desirable and you want something pleasing to look at but strong enough to withstand everything it may go through, you want our epoxy and concrete coating flooring systems.
The Importance of Understanding Concrete Coating Materials
There are many different coating materials, each with their own purpose; some are the same, others are not. Different materials are used for repairing concrete, filling joints, and preventing transmissions of harmful vapors as well as provide protection from UV rays.
Epoxy, polyaspartic and polyurea are all different coating systems that use different resins and curing agents. Now, when they are mixed together just before using, the coating system created is a very solid polymer system.
The characteristics of this particular polymer system are chemical resistance, protection from UV rays, and increased hardness. This system is not ideal for all instances so it’s important that you contact one of our Buffalo flooring specialists or any specialist prior to making a final decision.
Preparing Your Garage Floor
The preparation done prior to having your new flooring system installed is crucial; especially if you want satisfying results. Your concrete floor must be resurfaced first using a shot blaster or diamond grinder. This eliminates any debris as well as imperfections on the surface. When this step is completed the assessment and repairing of any pitting or cracks will be addressed and is best done by a professional.
Maintaining Your Epoxy Garage Flooring
When you choose our epoxy coating systems for your garage floor you can relax knowing it will require less maintenance than bare concrete. Sweeping and dust mopping are often enough to suffice the cleanliness of your floor.
Should you need to do a deeper cleaning it’s important that you choose de-greasers and non-abrasive, mild cleaners to avoid unnecessary damage. Always rinse your floor well after cleaning it to ensure all the debris is rinsed away.
Should your existing floor in your garage be epoxy and you’ve encountered a serious dent or gouge, no matter the reason, we can repair the area without redoing the entire floor. Acids and certain automotive fluids can still cause damage to your garage flooring so we advise that you clean up spills right away to lower this risk.
Call Buffalo Epoxy Flooring at 716-261-2971 today to learn more about our garage flooring solutions and get a quote!