If you’re considering installing a garage floor coating, you’re likely weighing the costs and benefits of having this work done. Is it worth the price? Do you really need to get a garage floor coating? Here’s what you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of installing a garage floor coating so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not they are for you.
They Protect Your Floor
Garage floor coatings serve to protect your garage floor from all manner of potential damages by adding that extra layer of protection. They reduce the likelihood of scratches and are resistant to staining from chemicals and other substances that can spill onto your garage floor. They also protect your garage floor from the elements, reducing damages from harmful UV rays that can cause fading, as well as the wear and tear from rain and snow.
More Style Options
Garage floor coatings have many different style options to choose from so that your garage floor can look how you want it too. You aren’t restricted to simple concrete, but rather may decide to have flake floors or a different color. You have choices in how your garage floor looks if you decide to install a coating.
They’re Easier To Clean
Floor coatings are easier to clean than a floor left uncoated, because they are less likely to accumulate dirt, and it’s also much easier to wipe up any spills when you have a garage floor coating.
They Make Your Garage Safer
Floor coatings make your garage grippier, giving the floor better traction, so that there’s reduced risk of slipping and falling. They can also even out the surface in your garage, which also makes it safer to walk on and move around in.
They Extend Your Flooring’s Lifespan
Since garage floor coatings protect your garage flooring from the sun, the elements, staining, damages, and since they are easier to clean and maintain than a floor without a coating, this means that installing a floor coating will extend the lifespan of your garage flooring, through its many protective benefits.
Seeing as how garage floor coatings do so much to keep your garage safer, to protect it, and to extend its lifespan, this means that if you opt for installing one, you’re making a cost-effective choice. This is because you’re reducing the amount of money you’ll need to spend on maintenance and cleaning products, since they add that extra layer of protection. For many people, this makes them more than worth how much they are to install.
They Can Be Expensive
A major reason why people shy away from getting floor coatings for their garage is the price tag. DIY epoxy kits are a much cheaper alternative to professional work, but with how cheaper kits wear down much faster, you end up spending just as much, if not more, on DIY floor coatings than if you hired a professional to come out and take care of the job.
They Can Take A While To Seal
If you DIY your garage floor coating, you can expect your garage to be out of commission for days while your coating seals to the floor. When you hire a professional to come out and install your coating, you’ll generally only need to wait a day or two, which is shorter than if you did it yourself, but that’s still a day or two where you can’t use your garage.
They Need Maintenance
Just like everything else, garage floor coatings do need to be maintained, especially if you go for one of the cheaper options. DIY garage floor coatings tend to need to be redone every year, while more expensive, professional garage floor coatings will require much less maintenance.
Are You Considering Installing A Garage Floor Coating?
Solid Custom Garage Floor Coatings knows the many benefits of floor coating, and also why some people may be cautious or unconvinced about how they can help them. We want to help your garage look great, be safer, and last longer. If you have any questions about the pros and cons of installing a garage floor coating, please feel free to contact us at Solid Custom Floor Coatings today. We’re happy to answer any of your questions.