Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings
If you’ve been looking for a way to transform your garage floor, chances are that epoxy garage floors have been something that you’ve been considering. Epoxy garage floors are a popular floor coating choice, even though they come along with a host of issues, such as their infamously long cure time. Given their eye-catching glossiness and their durability, epoxy garage floors have made a name for themselves in the floor coating industry.
In truth, though, epoxy is not a floor coating option that you want for your garage. It can be beautiful on your interior surfaces, but in general, you’d be better off selecting a polyaspartic coating instead of epoxy. If your heart is set on an epoxy garage floor, we here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Montana recommend that you seek out a company that specializes in them. Polyaspartic coatings have all the benefits of epoxy garage floors, and then some.
Why Epoxy Isn’t The Best Choice For Your Garage
Epoxy is a type of resin that when mixed with a hardener can create some truly beautiful floor coatings. Epoxy garage floors are easy to clean, can keep your floors protected from damage, and turn your garage floors into things of beauty. All of these sound wonderful, of course, however there are quite a few drawbacks to using epoxy floors in garages.
Epoxy garage floors may be glossy and reflective, but they can also get incredibly slippery when wet. Here in Montana, we get quite a bit of snow, and it’s only natural that it gets tracked into your garage. The last thing that you want is for there to be slip-and-fall hazards in your space, which an epoxy garage floor can create.
Epoxy is not UV resistant, which means that with extended sun exposure, your beautiful coating can end up turning yellow.
Epoxy garage floors are also subject to hot-tire pickup. This means that when it gets hot out, the epoxy garage floor can stick to your tires. This is not as much of a problem here in Montana as it is in states further south, but it’s still something to be wary of.
Long Cure Time
You rely on your garage to keep your cars protected from the elements. However, epoxy garage floors take a long time to cure – days to even over a week. If you try to walk or drive on your epoxy garage floor before it’s completely cured, you could end up ruining it.
Not As Durable As Other Options
Epoxy garage floors are very durable, but they need to be replaced as soon as they start showing cracks and other such damages. This is every few years or so.
Difficult To Remove
When the time comes to redo your epoxy garage floor, you’ll quickly discover just how challenging it is to try to remove the coating without damaging the floor underneath.
When installing epoxy, personal protective equipment (PPE) is a necessity, due to the strong fumes and VOCs that can linger.
Durability Depends On Installer
You’ve likely heard that DIY epoxy coatings don’t last nearly as long as professional epoxy coatings. This is because the durability of epoxy depends on the expertise of the person installing it.
Epoxy garage floors certainly have many benefits, from reflectivity to smoothness to impact resistance and more. But here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Montana, we know that there’s a better option, and that’s what we provide our customers with. Polyaspartic coatings have all the benefits of epoxy, but with 6x more strength, a lifespan of up to 30 years with proper maintenance, less fumes, no hot-tire pickup, and they can be installed in one day.
To learn more about our floor coating options in and around Missoula, Montana, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Montana today!