Epoxy Floor Coatings & Garage Flooring
Offered in Austin and Surrounding Areas
Greetings from Austin! We are designers and installers of Epoxy Garage Flooring & Garage Floor Coatings throughout the Austin, Texas area.
While we are specialists in high-end showroom garages and multi-layered logo designs, we happily bring our expertise to more down-to-earth projects. Epoxy floors remain the most popular and versatile choice for residential garage flooring due to its durability, resistance to elements, and color and texture flexibility. The days of the dull gray garage floor are long gone–our epoxy floors are available in thousands of color schemes and offer tremendous opportunities to explore texture.
You can view pictures of garage floors, cabinets, and garage racks that we have done, or read on to learn more about our epoxy garage floor applications.
Epoxy Floor Stage 1: Concrete Preparation
We begin with the most important step in the epoxy garage floor process: preparation. Concrete must be properly prepared in order to accept adhesion from any floor coating, whether epoxy, urethane, or polyurea. Regardless of the coating we apply, we always prepare all concrete surfaces with a heavy-duty diamond-head grinding machine. This machine roughens the concrete and ensures dead-on adhesion. Beware of outfits that recommend acid-etching before the application of coatings. Acid etching presents three significant disadvantages: First, it does not adequately prepare concrete; it simply isn’t tough enough. Second, it leaves an acidic slime behind that can inhibit adhesion. Finally, it makes concrete wet, which can further inhibit adhesion.
Epoxy Flooring Stage 2: Base Coat and Flakes/Chips
Epoxy garage flooring can be applied as a solid color, but it is more common and popular to broadcast colored vinyl chips into the epoxy base coat after it is applied. The picture at left shows our installer applying a logo design to an epoxy garage floor–with an obviously Texas-styled theme. You can see pictures of the final result in our garage floor picture gallery.
Epoxy is a popular and effective material for coating garage and commercial floors because of its tremendous adhesive properties, and its durability.
Epoxy Stage 3: Clear Coat Gloss
Following the base coat and chip application, we apply two coats of clear gloss. Typically, we apply a two-part epoxy clearcoat, and thereafter, we apply a two-part UV-protected urethane. The clear epoxy builds up the coating, and urethane prevents sunlight from damaging the coatings beneath, and is also tremendously resistant to abrasion.
If you would like to learn more about having our craftsmen prepare a floor in your home, please call 512-547-8522 and ask for Michael.