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Top 5 Reasons Your Garage Needs Flake Epoxy Floors

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Amazing aesthetics and functionality are Just two of the many benefits we encounter when installing flake epoxy floors in residential garages.

But are there more? Absolutely.

Residential epoxy flooring come naturally equipped with a host of additional benefits designed to extend the life of your residential investment.

Whether it’s a matter of enhancing your home aesthetic or strengthening your commitment to safety for your family, a garage floor finished with flake epoxy is just the ticket. 

And here are our top five reasons why.

Epoxy Flooring is Durable

No matter if it’s a high-end business showroom or your average, everyday concrete home garage, the need for durability
(a.k.a longevity) is high on the priority list. 

To that point, residential garages are often seen as a safe haven between the indoor and outdoor worlds for families, amateur (and professional) mechanics, classic car collectors, and every other profession, activity, and hobby under the sun. 

With so many hours of use coming their way, residential garages need proper attention to ensure they last through all events, and years, soon to follow. 

Luckily, oftentimes the most rewarding answer is also the easiest.

Installing top-quality flake epoxy floor coatings in your garage beyond brushing a clear coat of epoxy onto your pre-existing concrete floor. In fact, in order to label a residential garage as having authentic epoxy flooring, the concrete flooring must possess at least two coats of resin that equates to a depth of roughly two millimeters. 

This industry-standard only further accentuates how extremely durable floor coatings like epoxy resin are, especially compared to other less-reputable flooring solutions, when applied to concrete surfaces such as a residential garage. 

Epoxy’s ability to withstand over 10,000 psi (pounds [of pressure] per square inch) makes it far superior to a concrete slab, for example, especially when comparing all aspects of durability (withstanding traffic, abrasion-resistant, stain-resistant, chemical-resistant, load-bearing, etc.)

Epoxy Floors Have Unlimited Aesthetic Possibilities

“To flake or not to flake?”- that is the question. 

If you’re looking for a specific “feel” for your home garage, while also on the hunt for a product that improves safety (we’ll get to that in a second) and aligns with your overall aesthetic preference, adding one of an endless stream of custom color combinations of flake to your epoxy is one of the simplest, most jaw-dropping ways to accomplish just that. 

Epoxy flake enhances high-performance flooring by adding custom color and texture to complement any decorating style. With over 150 unique factory colors already created and in rotation, developing new and exciting color combinations for your new flooring is well within reach.

As an added incentive, epoxy flake floor systems are found everywhere in both renovations and new constructions. That means applying epoxy floor coating can be quickly inserted into your new construction process as well as revitalize an old, existing garage floor. 

Epoxy Coating is Slip-Resistant

Because ensuring every client’s safety at Craftsman Concrete is one of our top values, advocating for flake epoxy floors comes naturally. 

Big-box retail DIY garage floor paint kits are notorious for creating dangerously slippery floors due to their lack of texture. In our epoxy floor coating system, epoxy flakes create a gentle orange peel-like finish on your concrete surface, significantly increasing slip resistance and improving safety. 

For this reason alone, flake floors are very common in multiple installation processes, such as your local fire station’s parking bay.

Epoxy Flooring is Easy to Clean

Epoxy flooring never needs maintenance.

Let’s break it down a little further and say that one more time.

If you’ve invested in epoxy flooring in your garage, you’ve invested in a durable floor that almost NEVER needs maintenance. That means never having to both apply floor wax or strip it.

So what might cleaning your residential epoxy floors look like? 

Well, if you have soap and water handy, then you’re already well on your way to clean concrete floors that look and feel as good as new. 

Since these epoxy systems are resistant to all types of vehicle fluids, they’ll never stain or fail, even when fluids stay on the floor for an extended period of time.

Epoxy Finishing is Renewable 

It’s no secrete Craftsman Concrete is committed to the health and care of our environment. In light of this, epoxy coating is a perfect conduit between style and function and caring for our ecosystem.

Unlike monolithic single-coat epoxy installations, if a solid epoxy flake floor begins to wear, it can be repaired and refreshed (read: sanded and treated) with a new topcoat relatively easily. In the unlikely event that the floor is heavily scratched, new flakes can be applied to the damaged area to provide a seamless repair.

Looking for More Information About Epoxy Garage Floors?

Visit our epoxy garage floor page for articles, resources, and galleries to teach you about the products we install.

As always, give us a call for a risk-free consultation.