How Do I Know It's Time for a New Garage Floor Coating?

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With your good taste, you probably became fed up with the unsightly concrete floor in the garage, so you decided to do something about it: you installed a garage floor coating. Unfortunately, if you chose a low-quality garage flooring option in an effort to save money, it may already be time to replace the coating. Watch for these telltale signs a new garage floor coating is necessary and why professional-grade epoxy is the best option out there.garage flooring

You Notice Set-in Stains

If you act quickly, you may be able to prevent stains from forming on a variety of garage floor surfaces, including roll-out mats and floor tiles. However, if you allow hard water, dirty tires or oil spills to linger on the garage floor coating, these substances can cause stains that are very difficult to remove. If one major purpose of covering the floor is to improve the appearance of your garage, these stains are a sign you should install a new floor coating.

You See Cracks Forming

Cracks can arise in garage floor paint and cheap DIY epoxy because temperature changes cause the material to expand and contract. These mediocre materials aren’t flexible enough to withstand inevitable temperature changes in the garage, so they crack. This not only affects the aesthetics of your garage floor, but it can allow moisture to penetrate and seep under the coating, potentially causing mold and mildew problems.

You Notice Corrosion or Pitting

When a material such as paint or DIY epoxy is applied to your garage floor, improper finishing can leave the floor susceptible to the wear of tear of a garage environment. Corrosive road salts are particularly damaging, sometimes causing garage floor coatings to pit and chip away. This is obviously not the look you want for your garage floor.

Professional Epoxy Floor Coating is the Perfect Replacement Option

If cutting corners and opting for a mediocre floor coating failed to produce the results you hoped for, correct your mistake by having a professional apply a durable epoxy floor coating.

Professional-grade epoxy is stain resistant, so keeping it clean is as simple as wiping it with a damp cloth or mop. The compounds found within epoxy floor coating also allow for flexibility in changing temperatures to prevent cracking. If your garage floor is pitted, repairing it and covering it with epoxy protects against future damage. Epoxy itself won’t dent, pit and corrode thanks to the protective top coat and the durable nature of compounds within the epoxy itself.

Don’t make the mistake of choosing another cheap garage flooring option. Install epoxy for a coating that lasts decades before needing to be replaced. To learn more about installing an epoxy floor coating in your garage, please schedule a consultation with Pittsburgh Garage today.

BlogMike Kenney