There are several different options for homeowners to consider when it comes to garage floor coating choices. While the initial cost of purchase and installation is often the first consideration, a better starting point from a long-term investment perspective should be how long the flooring lasts.
To get an idea, let’s take a look at the three most common options for garage floor coating.
Garage Floor Paints
Garage floor paints are low cost to purchase and go on easily with a roller. As with all garage floor coating option, there is the need for the right surface prep before the application.
Garage floor paint will typically start to show signs of wear in about 2 to 5 years. This may occur much earlier if the paint wasn’t properly applied or the surface wasn’t correctly prepared. While paint can be touched up, it is hard to match colors resulting in a spotty and patchy looking floor.
Epoxy Garage Floor Kits
The do-it-yourself epoxy floor kits are a mid-range cost option for garage floor coating. Like painting, floor prep will be critical in the life cycle of the floor. In most cases, this flooring will typically last about 3 to 10 years before it will need to be sanded off and replaced. As with paint, hot tire pick-up will be a concern where the vehicles are parked.
Professional Epoxy Flooring Installation
The longest lasting option for a garage floor is a professionally installed, industrial grade epoxy floor. This is costlier than the do-it-yourself kits as an initial investment, but top companies offer a lifetime guarantee that hot tire pick up won’t be an issue for as long as you own the home.
Additionally, with the professional installation, the colors and the finish of the epoxy can be customized to your requirements. These two factors make this best choice or any garage floor.