Good custom garage floors needs good floors. Anyone can have a bare concrete slab, but a custom floor says this garage owner is serious. Let’s take a look at some common misconceptions about flooring.
1) It’s too expensive.
You can spend a small fortune on a garage floor. But you don’t have to. Anthony’s Closets can give you a really good looking floor at a very reasonable price. We’ll be glad to give you an estimate and some floor ideas.
2) All floors are the same.
Well, if you buy a flooring kit from one of the big box home decor retailers, yes, it will be the same as others. The epoxy kits sold at these stores can deliver a good looking floor, but it is going to take a lot of time, a lot of patience and probably more than one kit. You’ll have to fix problems.
Custom floors from companies that do this for a living are not the same. Professionals use high-grade materials and pay attention to the work. We know what to do to head off minor matters before they become major problems.
3) Epoxy is the same as paint.
No. A paint is a thin covering over a surface. It may be a mil or two mils thick. A mil is 1/1000th of an inch. Not much of a covering.
Epoxy is a coating filled with hardeners and resins. The best epoxies, like the ones Anthony’s Closets uses, are several times thicker than paint when cured. The finished surface is much stronger than paint, resists chemicals and has a much better abrasion resistance. Epoxy floors also have more flex than paint.
4) Just clean the floor and slap epoxy down.
If only it were that easy. The floor has got to be cleaned to what the industry calls a surface profile of 2 or better. Loose cement and contaminants have to be removed. The concrete itself has to have an opened surface, pores in the concrete exposed, so the epoxy has something to penetrate into.
If you are ready to get a garage floor that will wow, drop us a line.