Epoxied Garage Floors and There Benefits

One of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor today is an epoxy coating. Not only does it protect your garage floor, it can instantly transform your boring concrete floor into a professional looking floor of beauty and function. Used for both residential and commercial applications, epoxy will give your garage or shop concrete floor that impressive look you want to show everybody!

Epoxy is an actual thermosetting resin that is applied as a coating; it is not paint. It is formed when you mix one part epoxide resin with one part polyamine hardener. When the two parts are mixed, a chemical reaction is started which creates an exothermic curing process. This curing process produces polymer structures that are closely cross-linked giving epoxy its superior strength and durability. The end result is a coating that is much thicker than paint and bonds tenaciously to a properly prepared surface.

The physical benefits of epoxy floors is epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion so you don’t have to worry about damaging it. Here in Montana one of the greater benefits is epoxy is naturally moisture resistant. It makes for easy cleaning of melted snow and road salts that can collect on the floor during the winter. Just a little mild soap and water is all it takes. Just as it's moisture resistant, it's also chemical and stain resistant; so oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry.

Much of the dust in a garage is created from the powder that a concrete floor can shed. Normal traffic on bare concrete can kick up this dusty powder that has a tendency of collecting on cars, storage items, as well as being tracked into the house. Because epoxy is a sealer, much of the dust in your garage or shop is eliminated.

We hope you enjoyed this tid bit on epoxy coatings on garage and shop concrete floors. For more information on epoxy coating or any of your other concrete construction questions you might have, please give a us a call @ (406)756-6321.