Why Install Epoxy Flooring in a Home Garage

December 31, 2013

Most people assume that epoxy garage floor coating is just for auto shops and factories, but more homeowners are looking into it. What a lot of folks don’t know is that standard concrete garage flooring will eventually crack and chip the same way a driveway does – it just takes a little longer because garage floors have less exposure to the elements. Installing epoxy flooring extends the life of a garage floor hugely, but that’s not the only reason it’s showing up in more and more homes. Here are just a few others:

  • Epoxy keeps the garage much cleaner than it would otherwise be because it’s easy to sweep, vacuum, and even mop. It won’t stain because it won’t absorb oil or chemicals.
  • Applying epoxy is a relatively inexpensive home improvement – certainly less expensive than tearing out and replacing the existing concrete floor.
  • Garage floor epoxy is reflective, which means that the garage is brighter, safer, and more inviting. Installing epoxy can actually brighten a garage by up to 300%.
  • You can turn a garage into a much more useful space for the whole family with epoxy. It becomes a cleaner storage area, a hangout or play space in the warmer months, or a project room.
  • Non-slip epoxy garage floors reduce the chance that accidents will happen while working on household projects, car maintenance, or chores.

All in all, having an epoxy coating applied to your garage floor can take a space that’s often dark, grimy, and uninviting into a space that’s well-integrated into the rest of your home and a great place to work and play.

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