When it comes to garage floor coatings, you have several options, including painting, concrete sealants, and rubber flooring. However, if you want a solution that will last for a decade or longer, it’s time to look at epoxy concrete coatings. 

There is no better alternative for durability, chemical resistance, and aesthetics. At Excel Concrete Coatings, we love the joy on the homeowners’ faces when they first see their coated floors. 

We work closely with you so that we fully understand your vision for the new customized look. Then, our professional technicians execute it perfectly. Would you like to transform your existing concrete surfaces? Read on to learn how concrete coatings can create a design masterpiece. 

What to Look for in Garage Floor Coatings in Waukesha 

What should you consider when you choose the best floor coating for your garage? The team at Excel Concrete Coatings will go through all your options. However, we recommend considering the following. 

How Good Does the Flooring Look? 

Concrete is a durable surface, but it’s rather dull. The same is true of rubber floor mats that slot together. They’re functional, but you deserve something a little more fun, don’t you? 

Garage floor coatings offer you a wide range of customizations. If you like the industrial look, you can opt for a clear sealant to allow the concrete to shine through. You can also choose a hot pink pigment if you want to make a statement. 

Epoxy coatings allow you to play with: 

  • Colors
  • Sparkle and glitter
  • Vinyl flakes
  • Mica

With the range of additives available, we can transform your garage floor into a masterpiece that looks like solid onyx. You gain access to a high-end look without the price tag to match it. 

What Options Are There? 

Paint comes in almost every color under the sun, but there’s a limit to what additives you can use. Ceramic tiles offer more interest, but you’re limited in design options. If you wish to have the best of every option, epoxy garage floor coatings allow you nearly limitless possibilities. 

How Durable Is the Coating? 

It’s possible to paint beautiful designs onto concrete—you can recreate the Sistine chapel if you like! However, the minute the paint dries, the clock starts to tick. The paint is solely a surface treatment, so it will flake, chip, and crack fairly easily under pressure. 

Epoxy coatings chemically bond to the floor. When you install them professionally, they won’t lift for at least ten years.  

Is the Surface Resistant to Common Chemicals? 

Concrete is porous and will absorb chemicals. In the case of grease and other chemicals that leak out of your vehicle, this means stains that are almost impossible to remove. Other chemicals like bleach can also have a negative impact on your surfaces. 

Epoxy flooring is impermeable, allowing it to repel most chemicals. We recommend cleaning spills as soon as they occur, but most chemicals will pool on the surface. 

How Quickly Do You Need a New Look? 

It’s hard to compete with the immediacy of applying rubber mats. Simply lay them down, interlock them, and let the glue dry. Painting requires a couple of coats and then a sealant, so it takes a little longer. 

However, how long is too long? With older epoxy formulations, you had to wait several days for the product to cure. With the latest polyurea and polyaspartic options, you can be back on your floor in as little as 24 hours, about the same time it takes for the glue to dry for your mats.

If you use your garage entrance as the main door to your home, you need access as quickly as possible. Aside from that, where do you store all those items and your car while someone works on the flooring? We minimize the inconvenience by using fast-curing, high-quality products.

When Can You Apply the Coating? 

In the early days of epoxy garage floor coatings, you could not install the products in cold weather because the epoxy didn’t cure properly. Today, polyaspartic products make it possible to install garage floor coatings in Waukesha, even in the middle of winter. 

How Easy is the Coating to Clean and Maintain? 

A painted floor is pretty simple to clean. If you spill something, you simply wipe it up. However, the first time you drop your screwdriver, you will likely chip the finish. Over time, that paint job also starts to gain a patina of dirt. 

The downside is that you have to strip the paint and apply new paint every couple of years. Rubber mats last longer, but they are more challenging to clean and become grubby rather quickly. 

Epoxy flooring repels dirt and liquids. Sweeping the floor every couple of days and wet mopping it once a week is as much maintenance as you need.

But how? The epoxy bonds with the floor, meaning it won’t lift or flake off. As it ages, it wears away, but this takes ten years or longer to occur. 

Contact Us for Your Free Estimate Today!

Are garage floor coatings the right option for you? Contact the Excel Concrete Coatings team at (262) 993-6950 to discuss your options and receive a free estimate. Our team member will come out to your property and provide you with all the information you need to design your perfect garage floor coating. 

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