Unsightly cracks, flaking paint and the plethora of problems epoxy can create are a few reasons you might need to cover the floor of your garage.
Having proper flooring can make it safer and easier to clean. It’s one way to add value to your home or business. After your home, your vehicles are usually your most costly investment.
Here are a few guidelines to help you decide what works best for your garage:
If you just put in a new concrete floor, it must be dry 30 days before applying an epoxy. If you have tried your hand at doing it yourself and are stuck with bubbles, pin holes, a waxy film, sags in the joints, fish-eyeing in the coating, or you inherited someone else’s epoxy job gone wrong, you must remove the old epoxy before recovering it again.
There are all kinds of epoxies. You have a limited time to work them over the surface. If your floor is fiberglass you’ll need to burn off those hairs with a gas torch. You will need tools and a higher level of skill. Floor must be well cleaned and well prepped.
Note: BREAK FLUID WILL EAT THROUGH EPOXY.
Remember a mil is only 1/1000 of an inch. You’ll need a cleaned and prepped floor. It must be measured and cut out (almost like wall papering) but on the floor. It will be joined at seems. Like epoxy, you’ll need tools and a certain amount of skill level.
No extensive floor prep. They are skid resistant and simple to install. They are not only portable but also replaceable. They are not affected by heat or cold. They can withstand thousands of pounds and come in fun colors that can be coordinated to basement and/or patio.