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Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings - Specifications, Cost and Details

Updated on March 29, 2011

Epoxy garage floor coatings are the top rated coating products available in the market that can be used in extensive floor coatings in rough areas like garages, basements as well as for home and commercial uses. Before buying or applying an epoxy floor coat, you are always recommended to know what you are actually up to so that you can get the best out of your floor coats and thus save a good sum of money.

There are many factors that compel a home owner or a garage owner or an office man to go for epoxy floor coatings. Each of them are clearly described in detail in the following lines. And this is surely going to be a helpful guide for the purchase and application of epoxy garage floor coats in your home, office or garage.

Let us first consider the benefits of epoxy garage floor coating and the primary things that enforces a buyer to buy this product specifically rather than buying anything else in this category. It is durable as well as reliable than any other coats or paints available in the market which serve the same purpose but not up to the very extend of epoxy coatings. Appearance and life are the most important things for a flooring and it is clear that these 2 things are affected with the age of the floor or the intensity of work experienced by the floor over time.

It means that epoxy floor coatings are way too useful in increasing the life of the floors as well as it preserves or increases the look and feel of floors regardless of the age or rough work done on the floors. It seems that people use garage or basement areas roughly by shedding vehicles frequently or some others don't use it at all, and there are people who use it as an extension to home or office. So their flooring becomes a serious issue if they use the place or not. But the best thing is that for all these purposes, epoxy garage floor coatings are the most recommended since it works in such a way to conserve the floor and its appearance at the same time.

It provides a better bond with the floor materials such as concrete or cement. This is yet another thing that explains the strength and durability of epoxy floor coatings when compared to the others.

Epoxy coats protect the floor from toxic substances or chemicals which spill on the floors accidentally. The composition of constituents of epoxy coatings are chosen and mixed in such a way that they offer resistance to these issues.

When it comes to aged floors or coatings, stains or cracks and similar things are always common and it just destroys the overall beauty of your floor coats. The best way to get rid of this problem is to use epoxy garage floor coatings over the existing one or by replacing it. But in the first case also, it regains the beauty of your floor and in this time, you can get a more appealing look and feel for your floor. 

You are allowed to mix colours as per your choice that makes it possible to implement your own ideas for the new design just by mixing of colors as per the instructions given. 

Cost of Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings

Since epoxy floor cats are available in different types based on the constituents used, the price or cost of the same varies accordingly. For example, simple epoxy coating, solids epoxy, epoxy color flake system etc. are some of the common types and third one seems to be of industry standard type. So the prices are different for all.

Simple Coat - $1.00 to $1.25 per feet
Solids Epoxy (100%) - $1.50 to $3.00 per feet
Industry standard coats - $3.50 to $5.50 per feet

So the selection of the right category of coats is going to help you in getting exactly what you want and it avoids confusion and thus saves you money. And ultimately, you get the best floor coatings.


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