Your garage will typically see a lot of action in its life. Whether it’s used for storage, as a workshop or even as a gym, the flooring will often go through a lot of wear and tear.
So, when it comes to choosing the right flooring for your garage, we understand that it’s certainly no small task. That’s why it’s important to choose the best material that offers you longevity and peace of mind.
With that in mind, which is the better choice – epoxy flooring or resin flooring?
What is epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring has slowly gained popularity over the years, especially in garages, hospitals, schools, kitchens and even living rooms. A concrete floor is prepped, then hardening chemical and resin is mixed together. Afterwards, the floor will harden. When this happens, a second and third layer can be applied on top.
What is resin flooring?
Resin flooring is a surface that is made up of a hardening chemical and synthetic resin. Depending on the type of coating you’d like, you can make the resin flooring thinner or thicker.
Garagetuff, our own form of MMA resin flooring, is uniquely designed for use in garages to provide you with flooring that is long-lasting, decorative and practical.
Differences between epoxy and resin flooring
At the surface level, epoxy and resin flooring may only appear to look different in terms of aesthetics. However, the performance of each flooring type varies considerably.
When installing epoxy flooring, you can expect to wait around 24 hours before you can install any additional coats, with a waiting time of up to 3 days before being able to walk on it without compromising its strength.
However, when installing our own Garagetuff resin, an additional coat can be applied in as little as 45 minutes, and can be walked on after the same period of time without having to worry about the effectiveness being weakened.
Arguably one of the most important factors when deciding which garage flooring you should choose is how resistant it is to a variety of variables, including temperature, spillages and general depreciation.
Epoxy resin has quite poor resistance to low temperatures, so if you’re looking to get it installed anywhere with colder temperatures you may find it’s simply not a viable option.
On the other hand, GarageTuff has exceptional resistance to low temperatures, with installation possible in temperatures as low as -25 degrees celsius.
Looking at resistance to any spillages, epoxy flooring will provide adequate protection against things like oils and grease, although there’s still a possibility that long-term damage can be caused by more substantial spillages.
Resin flooring is capable of providing excellent resistance, thanks in part to its increased thickness compared to epoxy flooring as well as the unique bonding properties offered by resin flooring.
As an added bonus, resin flooring is also capable of offering steadfast resistance against “hot tyre pick-up”, so you won’t have to worry about part of the flooring sticking to the tyres of your car when you move it.
So what’s the verdict?
If you’re after garage flooring that’s guaranteed for a decade or longer that will add safety, functionality and aesthetics to your garage, then GarageTuff resin flooring is the best choice for you.
Here at Fusion Coatings, we can offer resin garage flooring solutions to your home with coverage across the UK. If you’d like to arrange a quote, get in touch with us and our friendly team will be happy to help.