How to Prepare for Your New Epoxy Garage Floors

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You likely have basic expectations for your garage floor to be able to withstand the weight of your car and any heavy equipment you place on it or any number of tools you might drop on it while working in the garage. However, sometimes basic concrete garage floors can’t withstand all the wear and tear.

How to Prepare for Your New Epoxy Garage Floors

If you’ve recently decided to upgrade to epoxy garage floors, you will want to know all the best ways to ensure the most durable flooring. Here’s how to prepare:

  • Remove the moisture: The most important step in preparing for your new epoxy garage floors is to remove the moisture from the floor and garage with a dehumidifier. Humidity and moisture can slow down the curing process of the epoxy and could cause the epoxy coating to fail if it cannot effectively bond to the concrete floor. By removing the moisture from the area, you can ensure that you will have better results for your new floors.
  • Plan for time for curing: Epoxy garage floors take time to cure and set with a two-part hardening process. First, the epoxy needs to form an adhesive bond to the concrete, and then a resin hardener will be applied on top of the epoxy for bonding and sealing purposes. That will need time to cure as well before you can begin using your garage floors again.
  • Know and enjoy the benefits: Finally, you should know the many benefits that epoxy garage floors can offer. They are tough, durable, and can withstand heavy traffic, cars, and equipment. The epoxy also makes them non-porous, so they are therefore resistant to water and stains and also easy to clean.

Contact us today at Patriot Concrete Coatings if you would like to learn more.