Why is Epoxy a Fantastic Garage Flooring Option? Blog by Xtreme Polishing Systems

Why is Epoxy the Perfect Garage Flooring Option?

In addition to its many benefits, epoxy flooring is a great choice for garage spaces. Hard surfaces such as concrete, wood, tile, and linoleum can be coated with epoxy.

Having plain surfaces like concrete or wood flooring in your garage may cause water damage over time. Epoxy can help prevent that. As opposed to other durable materials, epoxy flooring will not absorb any liquids if spills occur. How can it get better than that? 

In this XPS article, we discuss why epoxy coatings are the perfect option for garage flooring.

Aside from being extremely durable, easy to keep clean, and affordable, epoxy garage flooring is also very easy to maintain. That is why epoxy floor coatings are applied directly to garage concrete floors for cost- and time-saving purposes.

In addition, garage floor epoxy hardens fast and forms a strong bond with concrete. Since it prevents peeling or cracking over time, it makes an excellent coating for a garage floor that sees high traffic, as most garage floors do.

What is epoxy flooring?

An epoxy flake garage floor finish by Triangle Superior Wall Systems using Xtreme Polishing Systems products.s

When mixed and applied properly, epoxy coatings create a sturdy, resilient floor. Epoxy systems combine a two-part liquid resin and one-part liquid hardener that adheres to surfaces. Therefore, no additional adhesives or primer products are needed. 

Types of epoxy coatings used for garage flooring

Your garage will benefit from epoxy flooring. It is important to choose the right epoxy for your garage floor since there are many different types. Among the different types are:

  • Quartz epoxy flooring is a commercial-grade epoxy finish that is the most durable and valuable option to choose for garages. Providing excellent chemical, UV, and solvent resistance, quartz floors are ideal for heavy-traffic areas. Floor coatings like these make floors safe and reliable by making them slip-resistant.
  • Flake epoxy flooring is a high-quality finish that can be achieved to increase the durability of epoxy floors. The epoxy flakes/chips will add texture and color to your clear/transparent epoxy floors. Give your garage or industrial floor some color and texture at an affordable price.
  • Pigmented epoxy flooring is a heavy-duty finishing option that produces attractive surfaces. Choose from an array of color options including metallic, solid color, and glitter finishes. Although these finishes are beautiful and resilient, they cannot withstand perpetual exposure to sunlight, therefore should be protected with a UV-stable topcoat.
  • Polyaspartic flooring provides extra protection for concrete garage floors. A polyaspartic top coat application offers excellent chemical, UV, and solvent resistance. Providing slip-resistant and heavy-traffic flooring solutions for the harshest environments, these protective coatings keep floors safe. It is also possible to apply a top coat after the epoxy has been applied.

Thickness options for epoxy

An epoxy flake garage floor finish by Xtreme Polishing Systems.

In terms of thickness, epoxy floor coatings come in three different varieties. They are .070, .080, and .090 inches thick. For garages with high traffic, thicker epoxy is a better option due to its longer lifespan.

Can epoxy flooring be beneficial?

Due to its durability and ease of cleaning, epoxy is a great garage flooring option. This type of flooring can be washed with soap and water without causing damage. Besides being resistant to stains, epoxy floors can also be easily cleaned of oil and gasoline without leaving any permanent marks. Concrete, on the other hand, absorbs these spills, making them much more difficult to handle.

In humid or wet areas, epoxy floors are great because they are highly corrosion-resistant. There will be no cracks or buckling, and it won't need to be replaced. Various colors are available for epoxy floors, so you can choose what suits your tastes. A decorative element like colored flakes can also be added for an extra touch.

A metallic epoxy garage floor finish by Resinlution Epoxy Resin Systems using Xtreme Polishing Systems products.

If you entertain guests at your home, epoxy floors will look great since they are easy to clean. Any epoxy flooring solution that is safe for use on epoxy floors will easily wipe off food particles without staining them. A garage floor that uses epoxy will keep your garage free from hazardous liquids and other materials, making it a good choice for households with children or pets.

Garage floors made from epoxy are affordable and will last for years without requiring maintenance or repair. It is more cost-effective and time-saving to use epoxy instead of painting or replacing your floors.

Conclusion

A flake epoxy garage finish by Titan Garage Floors using Xtreme Polishing Systems products.

There is a lot of neglect when it comes to garage floors. There can be so many things going on in your life that it can be easy to overlook the importance of having a nice floor in your garage. This is for easy movement and looking stylish when you have guests. You shouldn't feel guilty if you haven't painted your old concrete, because there's a solution out there!

Xtreme Polishing Systems offers high-performance epoxy coating products for garages and other environments that add value and safety while giving them a clean and beautiful new look. So, what's holding you back? To learn more about epoxy flooring benefits, contact us today and a representative will be available to answer your questions.