Did you know the market for concrete flooring is worth over $304 million? One of the biggest reasons it’s expected to keep growing is due to rising demand from homeowners.
Your home’s garage has the potential to become a place for gatherings with friends and family, and taking care of the flooring is a great way to ensure it lasts for many years to come. What are some other benefits of garage floor coating, though?
Read on to learn seven of the biggest ones.
1. Cleaner Appearance
The first reason is probably the biggest one, and that’s the cleaner appearance that comes with a new coating for the garage floor.
Whether you go for polyurea or epoxy, there are a lot of design options to choose from. You can keep it simple with a clear, glossy finish, or you can play around with bright tones or stone chips for an earthy look.
No matter what you choose, you’re going to clean up your garage while making the space a lot more accessible than it might’ve once been.
2. Another Living Space
If you want access to a covered, outdoor living space, then your garage is a perfect option. Sometimes, what stops a lot of people is how inaccessible the space feels, but a garage floor coating is a perfect way to spruce up the space.
Also, if you’re worried about scuffs that furniture and other heavy items might bring, a coating can help with that as well.
The best garage floor coating is going to serve more than one purpose, though. It’s also a great protective layer for your garage’s floor.
The concrete that’s already there is strong, but it’s never invincible. Between dropped tools, car tires, and everything in between, your floor can take quite the beating. Eventually, those chips can lead to larger holes in your floor, and you leave yourself susceptible to concrete dust.
Adding an extra protective layer is going to help your floor last longer while still being able to handle everything life has to throw its way. Even the occasional oil drip isn’t going to affect your flooring.
4. Easy to Clean
The next benefit is just how easy garage floor coating is to clean. There are a few tools you’ll need to get started:
- Large dust mop or a soft bristle push broom
- Regular mop (a microfiber mop is a great option)
- Cleaning solution
From there, you just clean the floor as you would normally. Start with removing debris with the broom, and just follow up with mopping.
You can also use a vacuum to clear your floor if you’d like — especially in hard-to-reach places.
For cleaning solutions, you can buy premade ones, or you can simply mix hot water with a bit of dish soap (be sure to rinse your floor after to avoid leaving a film). You should never use citrus-based cleaners or vinegar when cleaning, though. The acid from these cleaners can slowly work away the glossy finish of your flooring.
5. Easy Install
While a lot of home improvements and bigger renovations often come with months-long processes, discomfort, and plenty of stress, installing new garage floor coating doesn’t.
The most time-consuming part is going to come from needing a uniform garage floor, but if this is something you already have, then there’s no need to worry. To achieve an even floor, you’ll have to clear out the garage and clean the floor completely. From there, sand down the floor, and then you’re good to go.
Once your floor is even, laying out the coating is all that’s left. While it can take a few days to cure fully, it beats months of renovation dust and stress.
To make things easier, though, you can always call in a professional.
6. Increased Property Value
The next benefit of garage floor coating? It helps to increase your property value. Not only are you making a usually boring room more visually pleasing, but you’re adding another potential living space.
Since the space is so much easier to clean, and a lot more pleasant to be in, there’s a lot more potential for the space.
While the amount of money you stand to gain is going to vary, the biggest thing to remember is that you’re adding appeal for potential buyers. That alone can help you increase the asking price of your home and have others be willing to spend more money for it.
7. Temperature Resistance
Another one of the great benefits of a garage floor coating is its temperature resistance.
Concrete has the potential to crack in extreme temperature changes, but epoxy coatings are made to withstand temperature changes, no matter how extreme, and they’re up to the task. If you live in a state with dramatic temperature changes, coating your garage flooring might actually prove to be a great safety measure for the future.
At a minimum, you won’t have to repair cracks in your garage floor later down the line.
8. Invisible Anti-Slip
Sometimes, when you add anti-slip granules to the color coating layer, they can stick out like small air bubbles. When you add a clear garage floor coating, though, it can take the appearance of those away and leave you with a smooth finish.
Remember These Garage Floor Coating Benefits
If you’re considering a garage floor coating for your home, remembering these benefits is a great way to help your decision-making process. It can give your garage new life and instantly transform it into a new place for your home. Best of all, though, you can do it on a budget.
No matter what look you’re trying to achieve for your garage, Blackhawk Coatings is here to help. Contact us today to get started.