Your Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Garage Flooring

GREEN THUMB LOCAL
March 1, 2022

Several issues signal that a garage floor needs replacement. Cracked and stained garage floors are unsightly. Oil marks and large chips pose a safety hazard. The home’s value decreases if these problems are left unchecked. Thankfully, the solution lies in the variety of available garage flooring options.

Let’s talk about these flooring options and helpful tips for your consideration:

Strength

One of the first considerations is the type of garage floor covering needed. Garages serve multiple purposes in addition to storing vehicles. Many homeowners turn the garage into a gym, workshop, and spare room. The floor must be tough to withstand these activities without damage.

Polyuria is a highly durable and resistant material consisting of polyurethane. It is also used to coat and seal the floor. The material bonds to moisture in the garage floor and create a solid protective barrier against damage to the floor.

Floor texture

It would help if you also accounted for the texture of the floor. A slick floor is a hazard to everyone that uses the garage. The elderly and young children are pretty susceptible to losing their balance. Therefore, slip-resistant flooring is the safer option.

Floor color

There is no shortage of color choices for garage flooring. However, the color chosen depends on the use of the garage space. For instance, you can match the floor to the décor of a garage converted to a spare room.

Colors that don’t show dirt easily work well for kids’ spaces. Alternatively, most people consider neutral colors if they foresee further renovations in the garage.

Maintenance

Another important consideration is whether the flooring option that is easy to maintain. For example, polyurea resists common chemicals and other spills. This coating is also easier to maintain than epoxy.

Floor installation time

How soon do you need access to your garage? The floor coating specialist and the type of floor coating affect the installation time.

Polyurea garage floors cure quickly. A qualified floor coating specialist installs a floor in about 24 hours. On the other hand, an epoxy floor may take three to four days to install. Additionally, you must wait a few more days after installation to use the garage floor.

VOCs health concerns

It’s essential to avoid using chemicals that pose a health risk. One group of unsafe chemicals is Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). They are used in building materials and paint. VOCs have low water solubility and high vapor pressure.

Chemical exposure can lead to severe health issues, such as damage to the kidneys, the liver, and central nervous system. One of the most important questions to ask a potential installer is whether they use these substances.

Choosing an installer

The primary consideration for this project is the installer. An untrustworthy installer ruins the entire project. Fortunately, you can find a reliable garage flooring company in your community.

Some clues that an installer is a reputable professional is if they:

  • provide excellent customer service

  • answer questions willingly

  • do not rush you to sign a contract

  • supply a warranty that benefits you, the homeowner

  • have proven references or reviews

  • guarantee their work

  • have verifiable credentials

Do your due diligence to get the best garage flooring

Garage flooring installation consists of many moving parts. Each of the options requires thorough consideration. Research and asking the right questions are a part of the process. An informed decision guarantees a successful garage floor installation that you will enjoy for years to come.

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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