Choosing the right material for your garage floor is an extremely important decision, to make sure that it lasts for many years to come.
In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at three of the most common mistakes people make when choosing flooring for their garage.
1. Not considering costs and time
If you’re considering installing your new garage floor yourself rather than by a professional, it’s essential to consider the amount of time it will take along with any additional costs first.
Applying your garage flooring yourself will entail prepping the concrete, filling in any cracks and then preparing and sanding the surface to make sure that the base applies smoothly on top.
The cost of applying your garage flooring yourself can add up to be quite a hefty sum, as you will need to rent industrial equipment and apply the different layers of the product yourself.
However, if you choose to hire a professional to install your garage floor, all of the installation costs will be included in one lump sum. By hiring a professional with years of experience, you can relax in the knowledge that you will end up with a high-quality garage floor in just a matter of days.
2. Choosing concrete paint
Concrete paint is one of the most popular options for garage floors due to its extremely low cost, but this cheap flooring option is not the most practical.
Concrete paint has the shortest lifespan for use in most conditions, as chemicals, oil, gas and heat from tires can lift the paint up and lead to serious damage.
If you opt to coat your garage floor in concrete paint, be prepared to touch it up or completely repaint it frequently.
3. Not preparing the floor properly
Before your garage floor can be applied, it’s important to ensure that your existing flooring is in the right condition.
No matter what material you choose, it’s essential to apply it onto a smooth surface, so any uneven areas, cracks and chips will need to be repaired. The floor will also need to be dry, clean, and free of any grease or oil stains.
In the majority of cases, grinding your concrete will be enough to apply a coating, but if your floor is extremely damaged, you might have to have a new underlayment installed.
If you’re looking for a durable and long-lasting surface for your garage floor, our GarageTuff MMA Resin could be the right choice of material for you.
For more information, get in touch with our team at Fusion Coatings today.