Epoxy floor paint is used to seal porous cement floors from mold and cracking damage caused by garage spills and ground moisture. It is a must for long-term durability. Used alone it will improve the appearance of your floor, and make cleaning up fast, but painted cement is a hard and slippery surface ill-suited for standing and walking upon. A non-professional can apply epoxy paint, which costs from $2.50-$5 a square foot, but the preparation, mixing and painting is time consuming and difficult. Applied by a professional, the labor costs from $5-$15 and hour on top of supplies. Using additional coverings over a sealed floor will lengthen its life even more.
As far as a garage floor cover is concerned, homeowners have several options. Covers are usually associated with mats. And a good number of consumers settle for floor mats simply because it is the easiest one to install. Floor mats are good to go after laying them on the floor. They are not like floor paints, which require strict preparation and long drying time. And compared to floor tiles, garage mats are the much cheaper option. Installing a garage floor mat requires an hours worth of your time at most. These mats are sold in rolls. To know how much you need, measure your garages floor area from each of the corners. Then go to the store to choose the design you liked best.
Epoxy coatings do an excellent job, be it for floors or otherwise. There are various types of epoxy coatings, each prepared for a particular type of treatment and application. Yet they all have a few common characteristics -high resistance to chemicals, extremely durable, high bond strength low porosity, and other chemicals like oils or greases cant seep through them so easily. Irrespective of its characteristics, the paint has to be applied in a professional manner to get the surprising results. The better the floor operation, the better you can expect the results. The floor should be devoid of dust, dirt or debris. Unless the floor is absolutely clean, the paint will not deliver the expected results.
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