Need more functional space in your home? Have you considered the garage? Most people don’t give that part of the home much of a second thought. It gets relegated immediately to storage, a place to put the washing machine and water heater, tools, and everything else getting in the way inside the house. Much of this attitude comes from the fact that the garage is hardly ever finished in construction and is usually left in a utility state when the home or condo is bought and moved into. So, it makes sense just to treat it like a warehouse too. Even basic painting barely does anything for protection or improvement.
Give Your Garage Floor a Facelift
Give epoxy flooring for your garage a consideration for a moment. First off, it provides an incredibly durable protection for what is otherwise bare cement. While your garage floor is hard after curing, that doesn’t mean it can fend off damage. Over time, wear and tear, chemicals, water, and temperature changes from season shifts take a toll. The garage floor begins to crack, chips in certain areas, and, where water is common, it starts to turn to powder and flake. In short, an old garage left exposed can deteriorate pretty quickly in a decade or two. And, since most homeowners hold onto their homes for at least 10 to 15 years, it has a direct impact on comfort.
Epoxy garage floors in Orlando provide a hard but aesthetically pleasing flooring finish for your garage made from a composite of urethanes, epoxy, and binding chemicals. The combination allows for both flexibility to absorb impact and retain integrity to prevent cracking or peeling. The result is a protective layer on your garage floor that lasts for years and can be easily cleaned and maintained. It also helps block temperature transfer for raw cement into your garage, a common problem with heat aggregate or cold seeping through bare cement.
You Don’t Need a New Garage Floor
Epoxy flooring in Orlando doesn’t require brand-new, untouched cement to work. This is an advantage for older garage owners who might think they are out of luck with epoxy floors and are only interested in paint-on options instead. In fact, all that is needed is to make sure that the garage floor has been brushed thoroughly, washed, dried, and blow-cleaned to remove any dust or debris. Once that is done, the epoxy flooring goes on with an adhesive that bonds with the cement and locks it into place securely. As the flooring is spread and completed, the load on the flooring is spread, solidifying further after curing. The result is a flooring layer that creates a complete block and shield for the cement it covers. In fact, epoxy flooring installed correctly is so effective, water and liquids just stay on top until cleaned off. Can’t say that for bare cement which practically acts like a hungry sponge to all liquids and chemicals, stubbornly trapping their odors and smells as well.
Expanding Your Ideas of How to Use a Garage
With a garage epoxy floor installed correctly, it’s pretty hard to find a homeowner who isn’t satisfied with the results. Interestingly, most end up spending more time in their garage as a result of the far more comfortable surroundings. Granted, that’s not recommended every day of the year in Orlando, but it can be pretty comfortable and fun, allowing a homeowner to really start expanding possibilities for that space previously relegated to just parking tools or a car only. It’s amazing what a simple change can do in making a home that much more enjoyable for years afterward.