Epoxy flooring is one of the most popular materials for garage floors in the UK, but what is it and how long does it usually last? In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look.
What is an epoxy garage floor?
An epoxy floor is made of hardeners and resins that are bonded together via a chemical reaction to create a strong material that can be adhered to the majority of services.
Epoxy garage floors are usually made of multiple layers that are bonded together at a depth of approximately two millimetres. Any epoxy floor that is any thinner than two millimetres is classified as an epoxy floor coating, which is less durable and more susceptible to general wear and tear.
If multiple people use your garage regularly, this can decrease the lifespan of your epoxy floor and you may need to maintain it more regularly.
Factors that can reduce the lifespan of your epoxy garage floor
Identifying how much foot or vehicle traffic your epoxy garage floor is expected to receive will enable you to predict its lifespan.
If you are consistently dragging or moving heavy objects over the floor, there is a high possibility that your garage floor could sustain some unsightly damage such as scratches and dents.
Keeping your garage floor clean and tidy is essential, but it’s also important to consider the strength and quality of the original flooring that you apply the epoxy surface on top of.
If the surface underneath your epoxy coating is of poor quality, this can significantly reduce the durability of your garage floor.
From everyday wear and tear to hot tyres peeling away at the surface, there are a number of things that could cause damage to your epoxy floor if the layer underneath is too weak to withstand it.
How long do epoxy floors typically last?
If your epoxy floor is properly maintained, it can last between two and three years, but this will depend on the level of floor traffic your garage is subject to.
A harder wearing alternative is our GarageTuff MMA resin flooring which is guaranteed for ten years.
The better alternative
If you are looking for a more durable floor material for your garage that is guaranteed to last ten years, our GarageTuff MMA resin could be the right option for you.
For more information about this miracle material, get in touch with our team today.