Benefits of Epoxy Flooring
The Pros and Cons of Epoxy Flooring for your Garage
If you’re looking for durability and protection, an epoxy finish is the right choice for your garage floor in Phoenix. It is also aesthetically pleasing as well. Beautiful and functional, your garage in Phoenix can become more than just a place where you park the car.
ACN Painting will apply epoxy flooring to your Phoenix home or business, commercial or residential projects. There are a variety of colors, blends, and flakes to choose from to give your Phoenix shop or showroom a more professional, polished look, or to make the floor of your Phoenix “mancave” match your favorite team’s colors.
So What is Epoxy Flooring?
First and foremost, epoxy flooring, is NOT paint. There are some paints that have a small amount of epoxy added to them, but they are still paint, not epoxy flooring. Unlike paint that simply dries, epoxy flooring cures instead, meaning there is an actual chemical reaction that happens during this process. This gives epoxy flooring strength and durability that paint simply cannot give you. The coating on your Phoenix garage or shop is much thicker than paint and bonds much stronger as well.
Benefits of Epoxy Flooring for your Phoenix Garage.
Epoxy flooring is one of the best options for your Phoenix garage flooring. Besides how great it looks, the epoxy creates a thick, hardened coating that is very resilient. This durability protects from chipping, stains, chemicals and surface abrasions. Your Phoenix garage is protected from mishaps like dropping a wrench, or a bicycle tipping over.
Epoxy flooring is also moisture resistant since it is a topical coating. It makes for easy cleaning with just a little bit of mild soap and water. When the floor is dry, a simple broom or dust mop can pick up debris.
It is chemical and stain resistant as well, so any caustic car chemicals like oil, brake fluid, anti-freeze and gasoline can easily be wiped up. One thing to take caution about, is that some epoxy flooring can be slippery when wet. But living in the dry climate of Phoenix, this tends not to be a real issue the majority of the time. There are slip resistant top coats you can add to your epoxy flooring projects if you do want some added safety.
Epoxy flooring is very durable but there are some things that even it can’t hold up to. Welding can cause burn marks. Hot tire pick up can also be a concern in your Phoenix garage, but mostly with lesser quality epoxy flooring. Hot tire pick up is something that happens when hot tires expand, then cool and contract, sometimes causing the tire tread to actually grab and pull on the surface of the epoxy flooring.
This is a problem associated with lesser quality products and “do it yourself” store bought kits. The professionals at ACN painting in Phoenix can ensure premium epoxy flooring to avoid this issue.
Epoxy flooring in your Phoenix garage can last you years and years. Some of the top quality, thick coatings even hold warranties up to 15 years or for the life of the floor! It is a long term investment that provides beauty and protections to your Phoenix garage.