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Garage Flooring: Top Advantages Epoxy Offers Over Garage Tiles

GREEN THUMB LOCAL
May 25, 2021

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Tiling is one of the most common choices for garage flooring. It’s easy to install and maintain and offers a wide range of design options.  However, tiles have significant disadvantages compared to modern flooring materials such as epoxy. Let’s take a look at how these materials match up.

What is epoxy flooring?

Epoxy is a synthetic liquid consisting of resin and a hardener. It is a rigid plastic with outstanding adhesive qualities. Epoxy flooring typically comprises multiple layers of this material and should be at least two millimeters thick.

Epoxy coating is a thin layer of resin applied on a different material to protect it. Such flooring requires proper preparation and installation. But if the work is done correctly, epoxy provides excellent durability and aesthetics.

Aesthetics

The first feature of an epoxy floor that draws attention is the smooth surface that looks elegant and professional. Epoxy is suitable both for personal garages and businesses such as car repairs or salons.

Though tiles come in various colors, shapes, and finishes, they are harder to maintain. Epoxy-coated flooring is easy to sweep, resistant to scratches, oil, and most fluids, and requires a minimum amount of time to preserve the shininess.

Since epoxy produces less dust than wood or concrete, other items in the garage require less cleaning. One lesser-known advantage of epoxy flooring is the light reflection that creates better visibility.

Durability and usability

Epoxy flooring is a clear winner in durability and usability, although the tiles are easier to repair. Apart from scratch and water protection, a tough resin floor offers chemical and heat resistance that guarantees up to 20 years of active use.

Epoxy is also shock-resistant and will withstand heavy impacts. Furthermore, epoxy flooring creates no friction. It’s a major benefit in a space where everything moves on wheels. Lower friction also ensures slower deterioration of tires.

Pricing

The cost of tiling varies significantly, but it isn’t the most affordable flooring option even when cheap materials are used. Epoxy is a more cost-effective solution. It doesn’t require removing the current flooring as long as it isn’t overly worn out.

Epoxy coating can be safely used on wood, concrete, and plastic. Professional installation is a long-term investment, as epoxy flooring lasts several times longer than tiling.

Eco-friendly choice

Last but not least, epoxy is an eco-friendly option. Despite consisting of chemical compounds, it’s a long-lasting solution that involves less material waste during its lifespan.

A long-term investment

Epoxy flooring is a wise, long-term investment and an excellent alternative to traditional tiling. Professional installation will ensure long life and excellent features to the epoxy flooring in your garage. Contact a flooring expert in your area to consult on the available design options, pricing, and any other questions.

Quick Response Garage Floor Coating offers epoxy, flake, solid, stain, and specialty flooring options to Phoenix Valley residential and commercial clients. Call us today for a free estimate at (602) 428-8626.

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