Looking to increase the lifespan of your garage floor?
Read below for tips from our experts!
For most homeowners, their garage is a busy space. Between parking your car, storing all your tools and holiday decorations, your garage floors can take a beating. Even though concrete floors serve as a fantastic option, bare concrete is not an ideal flooring option. Bare concrete floors can provide a dusty, porous surface that is difficult to keep clean and maintain. There are a few choices you have when you’re looking to increase the lifespan of your garage floor while still achieving an easy to clean and maintain surface.
When choosing to put a concrete floor in your garage, you are going to want to protect it as well with a covering. This covering with not only serve at a protectant to the concrete, but new surface will be much easier to clean (and in some cases, 100% sealed). Here at Your1DayFloor, we take pride in educating our customers with the most up-to-date knowledge possible. With that said, continue reading to learn more about how you can protect your garage floor and make it easier to clean.
One of the best things you can do to increase your concretes lifespan is to keep it clean. Sweeping and mopping the floors regularly can make an huge, long-lasting impact. As dirt, dust and grime accumulate, they wear down the floor and make it even more difficult to clean. Oils and other liquids should be cleaned up immediately as if they are left they will attract dirt and make the floor slippery. A broom with soft bristles and a mop are perfect options for this as they will not damage the floor.
Concrete coatings are the best option if you’re looking to protect your garage floor. They also provide for a 100% sealed surface so it is much easier to clean and maintain. The type of coating that is going to be best for you is going to depend on your personal needs and budget. The top two options for concrete coatings are polyurea/polyaspartic coatings and epoxy coatings.
Polyurea and polyaspartic coatings create a one day concrete coatings system that has become popular in recent years. They are 4x stronger than epoxy and guaranteed to last at least 15 years. Epoxy coatings have been around forever but are losing their popularity due to their competitors superior qualities. Unlike polyurea and polyaspartic coatings (which one take one day to install), epoxy coatings take 3-5 days to install. This is not ideal for homeowners or businesses, so they tend to be willing to spend the extra money for the better coatings.
Floor mats and rugs are the easiest (and cheapest) way to increase the longevity of your garage floor.
By placing floor mats and rugs in high traffic areas, you are protecting your floor from traffic and potential damage. Falling objects, such as tools and heavy objects, can easily damage your concrete floor. Having that extra layer of protection can add years onto your floors lifespan!
Here at Your1DayFloor we offer premium concrete coatings for not only your garage floor, but all of your concrete surfaces. Whether you’re looking to get your basement, patio, pool-deck or garage floor coated, we’ve got your covered. Give us a call today to schedule your free on-site appointment with one of our sales consultants.
If you want to get your concrete floor coated or have any questions regarding our coatings, please give our office today. They are happy to answer any questions you may have and get you signed up for a free estimate! We offer endless color options so we guarantee that we can find the perfect color blend to compliment your space. Your1Day Floor has been the leading concrete coatings company in Ohio for many years. We service all of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and east Indiana.
If you are in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis or their surrounding areas, call Your1DayFloortoday or fill out our inquiry form on our website to schedule your free estimate and start your journey to a cleaner, more aesthetically pleasing floor! (833) 969-1329