Garage Floor Epoxy Application and Why You Should Leave It to Professionals
Chances are that if you are reading this article, you are considering an epoxy coating for your garage or home and you probably think it’s a good idea to try and do it yourself, but let me assure you, this process is definitely best left to the professionals.
First things first, let’s clear up a common misconception about epoxy coatings. When you get you garage floor refinishing job done, if you want hard, durable, long lasting floors that look great when they are done and will continue to look good for many years, a two part epoxy coat is the way to go. Do not have your floor painted. Epoxy is not the same thing as paint.
The paint that is commonly used in garage floor do-it-yourself kits is usually a latex acrylic. In order to make these paints last a bit longer, the manufacturer will put in a very small amount of epoxy with the paint and these are then falsely advertised as epoxy coatings. A true epoxy coating is when two chemicals (an epoxide resin and a polyamine hardener) are mixed to form a long lasting, durable polymer. This is a far superior coating than that of epoxy paints.
Now I’m sure you’re wondering how Pro Garage Floor professionals use epoxy coatings for garage floor refinishing jobs and why our commercial epoxy is so much better than the alternatives. There are two big reasons. The first is that when a two-part epoxy coating is installed properly (one of the big reasons you should leave it to the professionals) it only has to be done once. It will last your entire life and look good the entire time. That’s why we can offer a Lifetime Warranty with our product. The second reason is the durability. When you get a professional epoxy coated floor you don’t have to worry about chipping paint when you drop your tools, or staining it when you spill something while changing the oil in your car. It is truly the most reliable and durable type of floor you can get.
Now for those of you who have read through this article and still think you should do your own garage floor resurfacing, let me try to convince you one more time. The first reason of many that you should leave this to the pros is the quality. Without being a professional, you can’t get your hands on the industrial grade epoxy that will last forever. You’d be stuck with a store-bought alternative that will start to pull away with hot tire pick up and not last as long.
The second reason is that the products for do it yourself garage floor refinishing jobs are often misleading. You may think you are getting a high-quality contractor grade epoxy and it turns out to be normal latex paint. The third reason and most important is warranty. If you get it done by pros you can and should get a lifetime warranty and save you money in the long run.
If you want a high quality floor for your garage or home, have it done by Pro Garage Floor for a professional install of our commercial grade two part epoxy floor coating and you won’t regret it.