Garage floors are often subject to heavy use, spills, and potential damage from vehicles, weather, and harsh chemicals. To enhance their durability and appearance, many homeowners consider epoxy coatings as the solution. While epoxy garage floors have gained popularity, they are not without their drawbacks. We’ll explore the complications of epoxy garage flooring and share an alternative!
Block out your calendars; Preparing your garage floor for epoxy is a project itself that takes time and lots of work. The process involves removing all dirt and debris, patching, and repairing cracks, etching the concrete for stronger bond, pressure washing, and more. It’s not uncommon for preparation to take days to weeks depending on the state of the floor. But what are the other deciding factors?
Cost can be a huge determining factor in selecting the appropriate covering for your garage floor. Professional installation for a 2-car garage can cost anywhere from $2500 to $6000. Which is why some people resort to becoming the “professional” themselves… DIY epoxy floors can still be costly at $2-$5 per square foot. A small 400 sq ft garage will cost around $800-$2,000.
2. DIY = Limited Success
Although ‘DIY’ sounds like a walk in the park, and while there are DIY epoxy kits available, achieving professional-looking results often requires specialized tools and expertise… Even after all that work, DIY epoxy garage floors don’t dry properly, can begin to crack, peel, and yellow over a short period of time. That means more money and time in repairs. With professional installation, long-term value is more successful; however, when it comes down to it, epoxy garage floors aren’t as durable as one might think.
While they look nice, get ready for a slippery surface that is sensitive to chemicals, oils, and tire stains. Epoxied garage floors are vulnerable to damage. They are known to crack, scratch, stain, chip and not hold up under the weight and movement of vehicles leading to wear and tear plus expensive repairs.
There is a STRONGER alternative that won’t break the bank and ensures protection for your subfloor -- G-Floor® Garage Flooring. A versatile flooring that has everything you need without the preparation, installation, and substantial curing time of epoxy floors.
G-Floor® Garage Flooring is cost effective. Just because it looks expensive doesn’t mean it is. Installation is easy - DIY for anyone! Simply roll out and position into place. For a more permanent, wall-to-wall installation, you can fully adhere G-Floor® Flooring to your subfloor. G-Floor® is made of 100% polyvinyl that is waterproof, chemical-resistant, slip-resistant, and flame retardant.
Durable and Strong
G-Floor® withstands excessive weight, extreme weather conditions, and moisture while protecting subfloors. Its superior quality and durability provide longevity while looking great. Cleaning is easy with mild soap and water.
When evaluating options to cover your garage floor it’s important to consider cost, time, longevity, and durability. Although epoxy garage floors may look nice initially, tire marks, cracks and stains over time will age the floor quickly. If you are still drawn to an Epoxy floor, be sure to protect the Epoxy with a Clear G-Floor® Mat which allows you to enjoy the epoxy look without the hazards. Or for a lower cost, better value floor that TRULY protects, G-Floor® Garage Flooring is your answer. Checkout the entire line today at gfloor.com