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Garages are often unfairly relegated as second-class spaces in our homes and businesses. While we upgrade our kitchens, baths, and decking, garages are overlooked as areas for improvement. But the options for making the most of this area start with your flooring.
You use your garage to store items, shelter your car, and make a mess with projects unfit for the inside of the houses. Upgrading to epoxy flooring is a simple, affordable way to upgrade your concrete surfaces and make your garage space more functional.
This is just one of the reasons why garage epoxying flooring is rising in popularity in Perth homes. These floors have many benefits, from durability to ease of maintenance, and can also look great too!
Keep in mind, not all epoxy flooring is the same, so it’s important to have the right type installed for your garage needs. Call the experts at Hawk CFC on 0423 835 333 to discuss your epoxy flooring project and get the job done right.
We use only the best in quality products and technicians to create a custom combination of finishes perfect for your home or business. And with a warranty for materials and workmanship, you’ll have the assurance of a floor designed to last.
When is epoxy flooring right for a garage?
Most of the garages in Perth homes are designed with concrete floors. These are utilitarian and able to take a beating when it comes to cars, foot traffic, and even power tools. But concrete is not impervious to damage. It can crack, stain, and even absorb whatever falls on it, leaving an unsightly mess.
Garage epoxy flooring is a great option for pretty much any garage. If you have a concrete slab in decent condition, you can upgrade it with epoxy flooring. Even less-than-stellar flooring can be repaired and cleaned to make way for the epoxy finish.
While it was historically more common in commercial spaces, the reasons for its popularity there make complete sense in our homes, too. Here are just some of the benefits when it comes to epoxy flooring in garages:
- Heat, water, and impact resistant
- Slip resistant
- Low maintenance
- Easily cleaned
- Improved home value
- Customisable design
Can I epoxy my garage floor by myself?
While you can technically purchase the materials and equipment to do the job, epoxy flooring is a project for the pros. There are too many things that can go wrong in the process, which will create more hassle and wasted money in the long run if you attempt it yourself.
Don’t be fooled by any DIY kits that promise you quick results. These are usually more akin to an epoxy paint with less than 40% epoxy solids. The result will be a super thin coat that doesn’t properly protect your floor.
Professional installers will have everything they need to do the job right, including the best epoxy resin for your project. They’ll start by properly preparing the flooring surface to accept the epoxy. Botching this part of the process can ruin the entire floor and is not something most homeowners can do themselves.
Concrete flooring and epoxy experts will apply the right number of coats to achieve the thickness needed for your garage. They’ll also ensure that the coatings have time to cure correctly and that the space has adequate ventilation to manage the fumes.
How long does it take to install garage epoxy flooring?
A few things come into play here but most notable are the size of the space and the desired thickness for the epoxy itself. On average, a residential garage can have a new epoxy floor installed within a week.
Larger spaces will take longer to clean, prep, and apply the first coat of epoxy. But most residential garages can have this completed in a single day. To achieve the minimal 2mm thickness for garage epoxy flooring, the installer will need to apply at least two coats. Time is needed between coats to allow the resin layer to cure enough to bond with the floor and any additional coats. This can take 12-18 hours before the next coat can be applied. A typical 36 m2 garage takes, on average, 2-3 days to complete.
Once all layers are in place, the flooring needs to be left alone to cure completely. This process can take up to 7 days but is well worth the wait. This allows the epoxy proper time to harden into the floor you expect. It’s best to wait as long as the installer recommends before using the surface or storing a car on it – even if the floor seems dry after a few days, it may not be fully ready to stand up to the pressure of a vehicle. Waiting will ensure long-lasting garage epoxy flooring with the best durability.
Does epoxy flooring come with a warranty?
Most epoxy manufacturers offer a limited warranty on the epoxy material itself. This guarantees the quality of the epoxy and upholds claims such as waterproofing or delamination. Be sure to choose a professional installer that also backs their services with workmanship warranty. That way, you’ll have confidence that the flooring is properly installed and, in the case of an issue, you can have it repaired properly at no cost to you.
Go with Hawk CFC for your garage epoxy flooring project
There are limitless options when it comes to garage epoxy flooring, finishes, and treatments. Hawk CFC is not only an expert in all things epoxy, but we’re proven professionals for every aspect of concrete flooring and finishing. From ensuring the integrity of your existing floor to putting the decorative finishing touches on a custom epoxy treatment, your home will be in great hands with our team.
Hawk CFC has proudly served Perth and Western Australia since 2014. In fact, we don’t just install epoxy floors. We manufacture all of the materials used in your project from start to finish. Everything from materials to workmanship is covered in our guarantee. Our expert team works with each customer to create the right flooring combination, no matter the size, budget, or requirements.
Ready to take your garage from drab to fab? Call Hawk CFC on 0423 835 333 to tell us about your project. We’ll be happy to offer a free consultation and a recommendation on how to create the best garage epoxy flooring for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Garage Epoxy Flooring in Perth
Is there a difference between commercial and residential garage epoxy flooring?
Not specifically. Commercial garage epoxy flooring projects tend to take longer to complete since they often cover much larger spaces. In fact, epoxy flooring was first made popular in commercial and industrial applications and made its way into the residential market with a reputation for design and durability. In either commercial or residential use, adding colours, metallics, or flakes can add time to the installation and curing process.
How thick should the garage floor epoxy be?
Thicknesses can vary a little depending on the type of epoxy used, the number of layers, and any decorative additives in the mix. A professional installer will be able to ensure that the garage epoxy flooring in your home is the right thickness for your space. However, as a general rule, for a floor to be classified as an epoxy floor, it needs to have at least two millimetres or more of epoxy thickness. Self-leveling floors, for example, tend to be closer to 3mm in thickness after the proper number of coats are applied.
Can I add a decorative finish to a garage epoxy floor?
Absolutely! One of the perks of garage epoxy flooring is how you can make it your own. Common options include adding a colour tint, high gloss, or flake to the blend. This can create depth and add character to any space. Some homeowners even layer mementos in the epoxy to make a one-of-a-kind floor. While this might not be as great for resale, you can design a space your family will love for years to come.
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How long can I expect my epoxy garage floor to last?
Not only is garage epoxy flooring durable – resisting scuffs, dings, and spills – but it is also very long lasting. On average, they can last between 10-20 years, with the biggest factor being how much wear and tear you subject it to. Keeping the floor clear of debris can help prolong the life of the floor. And touch ups are easy – a professional service can add another layer to freshen the floors years from now if you ever have a need for it.