If you are looking for a way to improve the look of your beat up and stained garage floor, then you should consider garage floor coatings. Not only will your floor look amazing, but it will be more durable than ever before. At the same time, the floor coating installation process is quick, and you’ll have your floor back in a day.
You’ve always hated your cement floors, but you’ve never thought of a great solution to your problem. It’s especially difficult when your concrete floors in your garage are stained and damaged.
You may think that the only solution would be to rip up the old concrete and have a new pad poured. That is a very costly endeavor and would take a long time to complete. Who has time for that?
With floor coating, you don’t have to worry about figuring out the answer. Your damaged floor will be fixed, before it gets a stunning coating that will make your tired and damaged floor look better, along with significantly increasing its durability and safety to walk on, the latter thanks to skid resistance. So what should you expect?
The Installation Process
First of all, it is important to determine the kind of concrete you have. The moisture content, hardness, and structural condition will dictate the next step, which is the preparation process. By having the concrete examined first, more care can be taken to fix problem areas and make sure that the coating has the best adhesion possible.
Shot blasting is the process used to prep the concrete. In this process, the surface of your floor is almost textured to remove loose concrete and other contaminants. And if you’re afraid that your floor has too many cracks, pits, or spalling to be a candidate for floor coating, don’t be.
In fact, your floor can still be coated just as easily. As a matter of fact, damage like cracks and pits are very common on Minnesota concrete floors. With changing temperatures and elements like deicing salt, your concrete garage floor will undergo a great deal of damage and so it’s normal – and even expected – to need repairs to the floor before the coating.
Once your floor has been prepared with shot blasting and any necessary repairs have been made, your floor is reading for coating. It starts with a base coat applied to the floor. Once that is done, next comes broadcasting the flakes. These flakes give the floor a great look of texture and depth. They should be applied on a wet surface, and then need only 45 to 60 minutes to cure.
The next step in the process is scraping the flakes, or chips; this helps to remove any of the flakes that aren’t lying flat on the floor. That step, in turn will give the floor an even texture. Any loose flakes can simply be vacuumed away.
Then comes the final step: the clear coat application, which will make your beautiful new floor last for years and decades to come. After this is done, you only have to wait between 4 and 6 hours to walk on it. Within 24 hour,s you’ll be using your garage again without a hitch.
If you tried to complete a process like this yourself, it would take you much longer to complete the process and you might not be able to use the same quality products or techniques professionals use. Or, if you tried to go with a different option for your floor, like pouring new concrete, the process will take much much longer to complete, at much greater expense. So if you are looking for a fast and effective way to revitalize your floor and make it look better than ever, please contact us.