Scratches and dents in your floors, whether they’re inside your home or in a space with a more industrial use like your garage, can mar your flooring’s look. Over time, wear and tear causes damage that makes it necessary to repair or even replace your flooring. When installed properly, an epoxy floor is both durable and long-lasting.
Type of Base
The best base floor for epoxy is concrete. Since most garages already have concrete flooring, this makes epoxy an easy choice for fortifying it. It goes on smooth and strengthens as it hardens. Epoxy can also be used on steel or wood floors, though.
The most common area you are likely to see an epoxy floor in your home is the garage, but you can use epoxy anywhere you have a hard floor that sees a lot of foot traffic. Epoxy can seal your outdoor deck, protecting it from the elements and leaving it looking great. It is also a good choice for the basement. Whether your basement is a game room, extra living space or guest apartment, epoxy flooring can match any decor with little upkeep needed.
Preparation of Space
Before technicians can install epoxy flooring, the surface has to be prepared. This essentially requires making sure it is clean and dry. You want the epoxy coating to go on smoothly without bumps or ridges. Removing all dust, hair or other debris from the floor can ensure an easier installation. Epoxy also does not adhere well to damp spots, so you want to take care of any moisture problems or water damage before the coating is installed.
If you want a beautiful floor that is resilient and easy to care for, try having an epoxy floor installed. Technicians can prep the space and advise you on the options that are available to you. Epoxy may be just the upgrade your floors need.