Floor coating (garage flooring) is one of the best and the most economical ways to enhance a plain gray, boring concrete garage floor. Our epoxy-based systems (heavy-duty CSx100) not only upgrade the look of the floor, they also increase resiliency to stains and tire marks and hide minor imperfections.
With many colors and options (base coating, metalic, paint chips etc.) to choose, garage floor coatings give you a wide array of design options instantly improve your garage.
Your concrete garage floor takes a lot of abuse from moisture, oil drips or chemical spills. Applying a garage floor coating or covering will not only improve the way your floor looks but also protect it against stains and deterioration, make it easier to clean, and hide cracks and other surface problems. A lot of different garage flooring options are out there, but will they actually work and look as good in your garage? We will outline the main flooring options and their pros and cons to help you choose a floor that’s feasible, durable and affordable.
Floor paint, Epoxy paint, Concrete stain and Concrete sealers
Floor coatings include floor paints, epoxy paint, stains and sealers. If you apply yourself, coatings generally cost less than coverings. They protect against stains, corrosive chemicals (like oil) and moisture penetration. But you must be very carefuly – coatings can fail for two reasons: damp concrete and incomplete floor preparation. Coatings can’t be used where ground moisture rises through the concrete and keeps it consistently damp. Moisture prevents the coating from sticking to the concrete, and the coating soon delaminates, chips and flakes. It is very important to test your concrete slab for moisture before you apply a coating.
The main disadvantage of coatings is that they require several hours of careful floor preparation. Depending on how dirty or greasy your floor is, this can include intensive cleaning with a pressure washer using solvents or degreasers to remove any sealers, grease or previous coatings. After that, you need to repair cracks, holes and other surface problems and then finally etch the concrete with muriatic acid to leave it completely clean and penetrable. This is very important step – the surface must be completely clean.Epoxy garage flooring is very popular in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Our coatings are available in a versatile palette of colors and finish options ranging from smooth, high gloss coatings to seeded systems that provide non-slip footing, increased thickness and improved durability. We can create combinations of primers, coatings, toppings and sealers to create almost any effect. Whether Industrial, Commercial or Residential, PolFloors floor coating systems provide the “state of the art” of high performance floors.
Marek, Wavell Heights
Ted, North Brisbane