You’ve seen those perfect garage floors, whether you find them in a professional shop or in a neighbor’s garage. They look great. But do they make sense for your garage? To answer that question, we’ve pulled together the top six reasons to add a professional garage floor coating to your home.
1. Garage Floor Coatings Look Fantastic
An epoxy coating takes your concrete garage floor and turns it into, while perhaps not a work of art, at least a very smooth, polished, and sparkling clean floor. You can choose a metallic finish or solid color that brightens your garage and adds real style. Start with our gallery of installations to get a full idea of your options.
2. Coatings are Durable and Long-Lasting
Start with an incredible look and keep it that way with our epoxy coatings. Our high-quality professionally applied coatings are made with a resin that is not only impact resistant but also resists chemicals and stains. No need to worry about spills, drops, or anything else that can stain or mar the finish of a concrete garage floor.
The life expectancy of professionally applied garage floor coatings is 15 years. Here at Pittsburgh Garage we offer a five year warranty. While the initial investment is significant (averaging $2,500 to $3,500 for a two-car garage), it ends up saving money in the long run since the coating lasts for so long.
3. Professional Coatings Protect Your Garage Floor
It looks great, lasts, and it also protects your floor. That starts with our installation process where we prepare the concrete using diamond tooling on a commercial grinder. This cleans the top surface and allows the base coat to penetrate for maximum protection. With that type of coating, it’s resistant to chemicals, stains, and impact.
The preparation process also addresses any existing cracks and pits by applying a polymer filling. That coupled with the diamond tooling, provides a smooth surface for the coatings. All this protects the floor and allows for easy cleaning with a simple garden hose to remove any dust and dirt.
4. Garage Floor Coatings Add Value to Your Home
While garage floor coatings aren’t covered in the Remodeling Cost vs Value Report 2021, it does cover garage door replacement, which weighs in at returning 94% of the installation costs when selling your home. Surely, the inside of your garage should offer similar value when selling your home.
Of course, it’s also a big part of demonstrating how you care for your home. And as mentioned a few times above, it does look great. All that is going to help when you’re selling your home.
5. Garage Floor Coatings Help Prevent Slips and Falls
The National Floor Safety Institute reports that half of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall, with most falls happening at ground level. Slips, trips, and falls can be quite dangerous. The good news is that high-quality garage floor coatings can help prevent falls by providing a stable, clean, and properly textured surface.
6. Epoxy Coatings Offer Easy Maintenance
Epoxy garage coatings are naturally resistant to chemical, stains, and impact damage. That gives them a superb starting point for resisting dirt, grime, moisture, and snow. Most of the time you can use a garden hose to spray the garage floor clean. Ideally, you can follow this with a floor squeegee to remove any excess water. For difficult dirt or oil, use a bucket of hot water with four to five ounces of clear ammonia.
As you can see, garage floor coatings have some superb benefits from good looking to safety and protection to adding value to your home. It’s time to investigate the options for your home. Contact Pittsburgh Garage for a free on-site consultation. We can help you make your garage dreams come true!