For some people, not every room in their house is made equal; some rooms are more important than others. We have some rooms that we use every day and others we barely give a glance to unless we need them. Our garage is one example of the latter as you probably spend less time there than in most other rooms.
So why would you want an epoxy garage floor? Your garage works primarily as your car’s storage, but you want it to be clean and durable. Any issues in your garage can affect your vehicle and whatever is inside. By keeping it well maintained, you can also improve your car’s protection.
There are, after all, quite a few benefits to using epoxy, which we will explain below.
Why Put Epoxy in Your Garage?
Although not the most glamorous spot in your house, the garage still serves an essential purpose. If anything, your garage is becoming increasingly more valuable as time goes on.
Although its primary use is still to hold your car, a good garage has some other essential requirements. For one, it should be resistant to dirt from your vehicle, the floor should be resilient, and it should have precautions for an accident. Epoxy can accomplish all of those things and more.
Aside from storage, people are now using their garage for other uses. With your car already there, people use the garage as a workshop too. They can work on cars or other projects because their tools are nearby.
People work on car parts, computers, or other machine and pet projects in the garage. When that happens, the last thing you need is an accident damaging your floors.
With people stuck at home, some are taking to turning their garage into their little getaway. They add decorations, TV, gaming systems, comfortable chairs, bingo, and a private den. If you want to enjoy the den fully, epoxy can liven up your garage’s look and make it look better.
What Are the Benefits of An Epoxy Garage Floor
What is the purpose of your garage? Well, to store your car, tools, and other equipment. To accomplish that, the floor needs to be durable and able to weigh these things.
Just as roads wear out over time, so can your garage floor. You drive your car in and out of it daily, and the wheels damage the floor. Over time you will begin to see cracks and breaks.
Aside from the car, there are other things that you have to think about too. You have the other stuff that you place in your garage. Items such as spare parts or power tools can also damage your floor during an accident.
That is why one epoxy component is a hardener. Its purpose is to strengthen your floor and prevent them from wearing out. They also work far better than paint in preventing stains from forming on your floor.
Applying these materials involves repairing damages and filling up cracks around your floor. So whatever else happens, your floor will come out looking much better.
Fewer Chances of Accidents
Another thing your floor should be able to do is to prevent accidents. Injuries around the house are all-too-common, especially when heavy machinery is involved. Nothing stops things from rolling around when there is not enough friction on the floor. If you are not careful, it can be a hazard and reduce your car’s traction.
The last thing you want is your car rolling forward or tools getting knocked around because the floor has too little friction.
It isn’t just the things inside your garage that you should worry about. The lack of friction also means a higher chance of slipping and falling. Accidents like that, especially in the garage, can damage your body and finances.
Epoxy also works like floor wax. Adding it gives more traction to the floor. So when you place your feet on the floor, it provides a firmer grip. A small change like that can go a long way to preventing accidents.
A Better Appearance
Your garage isn’t exactly the most presentable-looking room in your home. Aside from the car in the room, it probably doesn’t have much lighting or ventilation. It also has many shelves and tools all over the room, which doesn’t leave you much space to redecorate.
Despite that, many people use their garage for more than storage, with some turning it into workshops and dens. People try to make the garage look less of an eyesore to accomplish this goal.
One step that people take is to improve the look of the floor. While not the most significant thing, it can at least give you something nice to look at. More importantly, it can provide you with something to look at while maintaining your garage floor’s functionality.
When you apply epoxy on your floor, you will notice it gives your floor an even and glossy appearance. It can help liven up your garage and give more light to it. The epoxy also lasts longer than your average paint and is less susceptible to staining.
Easier to Clean
Your garage isn’t just a mess because of how much stuff you have there, and it’s also messy because of how often accidents happen. There is just so much potential for something to go wrong, whether it’s a leak from your car, scratches from tools, or tracking mud when you bring your vehicle in. And when those messes happen, someone has to clean them.
So why not make it easier on yourself and apply epoxy to your garage floor. Once you use it, the floors become water-resistant, pooling them rather than absorbing them, making cleaning spills much more manageable.
Since the floors are also more durable, scratches and gouges are less likely to happen. So overall, there is less work to do after applying epoxy onto your garage floor.
One thing people always should consider when doing maintenance work on their home is how difficult it is to accomplish it. Some work can take time, investment, and, more importantly, money. You may need to hire specialists and get extra materials to get the job done.
Thankfully as far as epoxy goes, it is one of the more straightforward methods. While it does take a lot of work, it’s not as complicated as other renovation projects. In most cases, you won’t need to remove or seriously replace the flooring.
Many specialists can handle the project without running into too many problems. Not only that, but they can even modify the epoxy to suit your needs. Since the process isn’t too complicated, they can adjust it to handle your requests.
The only downside is that it takes a long time to install it thoroughly, and most installations take at least 72 hours to finish.
Garage floors can be on the plain side for appearances since there isn’t much room for experimentation. But, adding epoxy can give you a bit more room to be creative.
With something like epoxy, there is a lot you can do to change up the appearance of your floor. While you can’t change the materials, you can alter the design of the floor.
Aside from the glossy look it gives to your floor, and epoxy also comes in different colors and patterns that you can use. These different designs give your floor a bit more personalization.
The durable nature of epoxy also means that these designs last longer and are less likely to wear out over time. Many experts agree that epoxy lasts much longer than regular paint, even on your garage floor. So not only do you get variety, but you also get your money’s worth for it.
In terms of installation, custom or unique designs can be an easy addition to your services. The process is relatively easy to accomplish, so you can expect a contractor to get the job done quickly, and it also should not cost that much extra to do either.
So, in short, there is a lot an epoxy application on your garage floor can do for you. It’s hard to find a service that offers both functionalities with beauty, so when one shows itself, you should take it.
If you want to spruce up your garage, Epoxy can elevate the place into something more. Just because your garage isn’t a room you live in doesn’t mean it can’t become better than it already is.
With the proper work, you can turn it into a room you don’t mind spending your time in. Even if you don’t, epoxy can still provide you with a lot of help in taking care of things. I think everyone agrees that fewer messes, a more robust floor, and fewer accidents are good.
So if those are some of the issues you want to address, then maybe it’s time to consider using epoxy for your garage.
It’s time to upgrade to an epoxy garage floor
Mesa Painting has been providing professional painting services in Santa Barbara county for over 10 years. Schedule your estimate, by calling or filling out our form. We’re excited to speak to you about upgrading your garage or any other needs you may have.