OCD Flooring is the number one contractor providing high-quality garage epoxy floor and polyaspartic systems in Florida. Our flooring technicians receive hundreds of questions about the benefits of our protectants every month. Residents and business owners are looking for cost-efficient ways to protect the concrete, brick, and natural stone surfaces in their homes and industrial properties and want to know if epoxy coating systems are worth it.
Epoxy floor coatings have been the leading choice for factory floors, employee break rooms, and residential garages since its invention in the late 1930s. Throughout the 1950s, engineers began expanding the use of resinous coatings to construction, woodwork, and aerospace applications. Today, parking spaces, drive-throughs, and lawns in Florida without a coat of epoxy are very few and far between.
Here are five reasons why an epoxy base coat and a polyaspartic top coat are the best possible combination of protective compounds for your garage.
1. Epoxy Coatings Seal Concrete and Brick Floors
Concrete and brick floors are naturally porous, meaning they feature billions of 0.5 mm to 0.1 mm holes that the naked eye can not see. This means they are vulnerable to damage from weather-related and human-induced threats, such as stains from tire blacking compounds, droplets of gasoline, fungal spores, and torrential rainfall.
Additionally, high humidity can cause moisture to penetrate concrete and expand during colder climates, making your floor brittle and robbing it of its impact resistance. A garage epoxy floor coating can help you prevent this from happening.
2. Garage Floor Epoxy Is Safe for Children, Pets, and Plant Life
At OCD Flooring, our technicians use fans, ventilators, and respirators on the job, as epoxy and polyaspartic compounds can release strong fumes during installation. However, once our coatings cure, they become 100% safe for children, pets, and plant life. They contain little to no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and leave no residues after drying.
The brands we use are 100% EPA-compliant, with no degreasers and strippers that might contain pollutants. Our customers do not need to worry about using synthetic cleansers on their garage floors, as our epoxy coatings are chemically bulletproof. You can not discolor, stain, or strip it off by vacuuming too much or using a pressure washer on full power.
3. You Get Limitless Aesthetic Choices
Our technicians can install mica, brindle, and solid-colored vinyl flakes on your garage epoxy floor to create a textured finish before applying our polyaspartic topcoat. Colors like Slatwall, almond, maple, and charcoal are well-received among customers with more traditional tastes. We can also create pearlescent shades, lava flow patterns, and a broad range of color combinations that perfectly fit your classic cars and work trucks.
Our technicians can also apply epoxy and polyaspartic over existing paintwork, creating a high or low-gloss finish that is excellent for basements, game rooms, hallways, and any other place that could use more light from ambient reflections.
4. Make Your Floors More Durable
An epoxy coating makes brick, concrete, and stone garage floors durable and hard-wearing. Many property owners call us for installation, and we do not hear from them again for another ten years for a reapplication. A garage epoxy floor can withstand continuous foot and vehicle traffic without forming dents, scratches, or recesses.
Epoxy is a popular protectant for patios, sidewalks, and drive-through lanes because of its ability to withstand decades of direct sunlight exposure without yellowing and adverse weather with no staining. At OCD Flooring, we provide all our customers with a 25-year warranty against bubbling, peeling, and fading for garage epoxy floors indoors. In addition, we offer a conditional 15-year warranty on outdoor terrazzo coatings, depending on the location of the structure and its current condition.
5. Epoxy Is Cost-Efficient
Resinous epoxy coatings combine two ingredients, epichlorohydrin and Bisphenol A, which are far more cost-efficient to manufacture than competing protective compounds. Research from HomeAdvisor reveals that most residential garage epoxy floors cost around $0.95 to $1.10 per square foot, exclusive of installation fees. As a result, epoxy has become the coating of choice for business owners and property managers who maintain thousands of square feet of parking spaces.
Polyurea coatings are the number one competitor of epoxy. It is a combination of isocyanates and amine, but these raw materials can cost as much as $5 per square foot to manufacture and about $2 per square foot to install.
Contact OCD Flooring Today
Contact our technicians at OCD Flooring and learn more about the benefits of a garage epoxy floor. Call our hotline at (954) 501-4842 for a free consultation.