How to Choose the Proper Epoxy Coating for Garage and Basement Floors - Xtreme Polishing Systems

How to Choose the Proper Epoxy Coating for Garage and Basement Floors

Having the most beautiful car in the world may lose its reputation if it’s parked on cracked, stained or dirty concrete surfaces. If you can take major pride in your vehicles why not extend that same type of pride and apply it to what’s their version of “home”. By improving your outlook on garage floors and taking into consideration that those untreated concrete garage surfaces could actually be a fresh, new base offering you a variety of garage floor coating finishes, instead of simply seeing them as dull and finished surfaces. Utilize the benefits of having garage floors by installing (or having a professional) install a protective garage epoxy coating.

Take Pride in Your Garage and be Proud of Your Floors

Untreated concrete floors aren’t impenetrable to contaminants like motor oil and other harsh liquids because concrete is porous, so it acts like a sponge when exposed to moisture and outgassing. Without the proper garage epoxy coating system applied to your surfaces you will continue to track dirt and harmful fluids into the house, constantly damaging your interior floors and carpets and creating a very dangerous living environment. Now it’s time to consider the multitude of aesthetic garage epoxy finishes guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s desired taste!

Choosing the Proper Garage Floor Coating System

Whether you’re seeking to match your floors aesthetic appearance to your car, or just interested in changing the surface decor of your garage, the colorful assortment of garage floor epoxy pigments, flakes, chip options can transform any concrete surface. It’s important to remember that garages are usually exposed to the sun so it is ideal to choose a urethane, polyaspartic, or polyurethane topcoat with vinyl flakes/ chips broadcasted in it for the utmost protection and durability. Allow your garage floors to be the inspiration for others!

Give Your Basement A Makeover

When renovating your basement floors the circumstances at hand are different than the ones you face with your garage floors. Basement floors are sublevels so they’re usually prone to moisture exposure. Epoxy coatings would be the proper material to withstand this where as flooring options such as wood and carpet are automatically deemed not feasible due to these types of damaging conditions. A high-performance epoxy moisture vapor barrier product should be used to resolve this type of moisture exposure. Basement floors are typically not exposed to sunlight so decorative finishes like metallic, solid color, and glitter coatings can be used without the worries of the coating yellowing overtime.

Finding The Proper Basement Floor Coating System

Transforming your basement floors can be achieved for numerous purposes including a child’s play area, living area, entertainment room, or spare room.

Utilize this space instead of abandoning and letting it turn into a cold, dark dungeon for storage purposes only. Color plays a major role in discovering the art of transforming spaces like a basement. By installing epoxy coatings to your basement surfaces you’re adding visual interest, character, warmth, and depth to your surrounding environment.

Please remember when exploring the different color variations of epoxy coatings your color choice (or choices) will vary based on the lighting conditions in your basement, so always consider the atmosphere you desire to have in your new living basement space. Use cool colors like blues and greens for a calming vibes or warmer colors such as red and orange to attract more vibrant energy. For the most unique epoxy floor finish it’s best to select metallic liquid epoxy pigments or powder epoxy pigments for a truly mesmerizing and one of a kind application that will literally WOW everyone, while also delivering a lasting and durable floor surface!


At Xtreme Polishing Systems, our team of experts understands that concrete can variate in properties, therefore each slab must be treated differently. We also know how common it is for those unforeseen complications to occur after hours while still on the job site. It is crucial to have immediate support for achieving beautiful concrete finishes.

Whether you’re a professional contractor or a do-it-yourself type of person, our top-of-the-line concrete product supply and industry expertise are available to anyone. Our pros are here to discuss all your project concerns to assist you every step of the way, from START to FINISH.

Questions? We would love to hear them! Our professionals are readily available to answer all your questions and to provide you with concrete knowledge and industry expertise in the overall preparation and completion of a concrete floor project. Shop Online or Call (877) 958-5732 for all your concrete flooring needs!