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Importance Of Epoxy Flooring in Your Garage


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If you want to upgrade your garage, you might be considering a new floor. While replacing a garage floor can undoubtedly improve its aesthetic appeal, it can also be expensive and time-consuming. Garage epoxy floors require minimal costs and have a much quicker setup timeframe.

If you’re unsure if epoxy is best for your garage, you might be wondering: What are the advantages of this flooring coating? In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at six benefits associated with garage epoxy floors, as well as a few drawbacks.

1. Aesthetic Appeal

One of the primary reasons many people choose to install epoxy coatings on their garage floors is the aesthetic appeal. Epoxy floors provide a sleek finish, which can give your garage the appearance of a showroom.

If you want the aesthetic benefits of a commercial auto showroom in your own home, it’s hard to pass up on epoxy flooring. This is undoubtedly a garage coating that will impress your friends.

2. Cost

If the price of renovating your garage is off-putting, then you may want to consider epoxy coatings. Ripping up your garage floor and replacing tiles, concrete, and other flooring materials can be expensive, messy, and highly time-consuming.

On the other hand, coating your existing garage floor with epoxy is quick and painless. This makes it a much more affordable process when compared to a complete garage re-flooring job.

Also, epoxy can help you cover existing imperfections, which means it’s a quick way to improve your garage’s current condition.

3. Protection

If you want to protect your garage floor from damage, epoxy can help. This extremely durable coating can handle most things you throw its way. Whether it’s tires, impact from heavy items, or other types of potential damage, epoxy can provide an extra layer of security.

4. Longevity

If you want a garage coating option that can stand the test of time, epoxy is an excellent option. This coating can last years, especially if you take a few simple steps to maintain it. Epoxy flooring can last a very long time if you routinely clean your floor and ensure no long-term exposure to harmful toxins and other problems.

This is another reason many homeowners choose epoxy flooring – its longevity keeps it cheap. Because you don’t have to replace it frequently, it saves you money.

5. Easy to Clean

If you have a concrete garage floor, spills and other issues can be extremely difficult to clean. Dirt, grime, and other problems quickly stick to concrete floors – and they can be hard to remove. Additionally, oil and other chemicals from your car or garage can quickly penetrate concrete and leave permanent stains.

Fortunately, epoxy coatings are very easy to clean. The smooth surface that epoxy provides makes it easy to mop and clean. It also means that you can quickly remove floor paint spills and other problems easily.

If you’re sick of spending hours cleaning your garage floor – and making little progress along the way – epoxy is a good alternative.

6. Car-Friendly

If you have a car garage, you might be wondering what types of coatings are best for cars. There’s no doubt that epoxy coatings are car-friendly. They can handle the weight of movement of a car with ease.

Also, as epoxy coatings create a smooth surface, they can help you protect your car’s tires. By parking your car on an epoxy coating, you won’t have to worry about uneven surfaces and other harsh textures impacting your tire tread.

As mentioned, this type of coating can turn your personal garage into a showroom. There’s no wonder why many property owners use epoxy in car garages.

Epoxy Limitations

While metallic garage epoxy coating can provide excellent benefits to garage owners, it isn’t without its drawbacks. For example, while this coating is heat resistant, it can’t handle excessive amounts of heat. You won’t want to put extremely hot tires on this type of coating.

Also, UV rays can damage epoxy coatings. This means that you shouldn’t use it outside or in a garage with extensive light exposure.

Contact Con-tek Floors Today

Now that you understand the importance of epoxy garage floor paints, it’s time to take advantage of this unique surface. At Con-tek Floors, we have a wide range of flooring options available to our clients. Call us at (970) 632-0648 now if you want to take advantage of new garage epoxy coatings – we’re always ready to help our clients unlock the power of high-grade epoxy coatings!

What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. ConTek Coating uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

We must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or shot grinding the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Some contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping or mopping. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 10 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Weld County, CO cities and the surrounding areas including:

Weld County, CO

Location

Con-tek Coating and Polishing, of Greeley, CO

EVERY job is done right and our customers are 100% Satisfied.

710 11th Ave Ste. E302, Greeley, CO

Our List of Services

Here are the Different Services We Offer!

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High-Performance Coating

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Industrial Floor Coating

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USDA Approved Coatings

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Polished Concrete

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ESD Coatings

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Diamond Grinding

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Line Striping

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Corrosion Resistant Coatings

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Waterproof Deck Coatings

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Non-Slip Safety Coatings

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Moisture Vapor Barriers

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Impact Resistant Coatings

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Crack Bridging & Joint Fill

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Mastic & Glue Removal

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Shotblasting

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Surface Prep

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"Austin applied a polyaspartic epoxy solid-color coating to our garage. The work -- which included grinding off the old coating and the application of three coats of polyaspartic (primer coat + 2) -- was done meticulously. The new coating looks great and the sand added to the primer coat has eliminated the slippery nature of the old coating. Austin was exceptional to deal with from start to finish. He communicated by phone, e-mail & text...always in a timely and totally professional manner. I highly recommend this company."

Robert M.
Verified Client

"Finally built a shop and I had the concrete floor coated by Con-tek Floors. No regrets, awesome job! I am a very detailed person and Austin did a great job. You can tell he takes great pride in his work. Great customer service. I highly recommend Con-tek Floors!"

Craig B.
Verified Client

"We hired Austin to level our basement floors before we installed vinyl flooring. He was on time, a pleasure to work with, clean, reasonable and our basement floors look amazing. We recommend and we would use his services again. After the floors were completed he was kind enough to drop off a thank you and some delicious coffee for us try. Thank you Austin!"

Katrina Y.
Verified Client