Whether you realize it or not, your garage floor goes through a lot of heavy stress compared to other parts of your home. We know that everything goes through some stress with Minnesota Winters. Your garage is no different, with your car tracking in unwanted dirt, salt, and grime, not to mention the heavy foot traffic from your home.
We put our garages through a lot, and we expect a lot in return. Garages can not only be where we house our vehicles but where we do our projects and more. With all of this wear and tear, your garage floor doesn’t stand a chance of lasting the long haul, especially if the concrete in your garage isn’t coated correctly.
We Give Garage Floors The Stress Test In Minnesota
It’s no surprise that your garage is used for multipurpose reasons, such as parking and storage, a workshop, and more. With that, your garage floor endures a lot:
- The average weight of a vehicle is approximately 4,000 lbs. Leading to heavy pressure on your floors
- Continuous vehicle and foot traffic
- Exposure to all types of temperatures and weather
- Harmful chemicals and liquids that your car brings in throughout the year can lead to the cracking of your concrete
With the amount of exposure that your garage floor experiences, it won’t be long for you to have to invest in the replacement of your concrete. Before reaching that point, you must consider coating your concrete to increase its lifespan. If you are ready to redo concrete, it may be worth considering also getting a coating to ensure your service is well worth your time and money.
What Is A Concrete Coating?
Before you start to consider the smart choice of coating your concrete, you need first to know what it is. The concrete coating may seem self-explanatory because it is. It is the process of covering your exposed concrete to make it more durable and long-lasting. There are many different types of coatings that come in many different finishes. Please consult with professionals before deciding to use any coating method on your own. Some coating chemicals can be harmful if used incorrectly.
The most popular type of concrete coating is an epoxy flooring coating. Epoxy can withstand heavy traffic and repeated impacts with little damage, making it perfect for your garage floor. It’s also fairly inexpensive and versatile compared to other coating materials. This may be a good choice if you like changing the look of your garage floor frequently.
Another type of concrete coating is polyurea and polyaspartic. Although it can be the more expensive choice compared to epoxy, this coating is more durable and will strengthen your floors even more, making them the superior choice for a long-lasting result. It also has the benefits of being flexible, stable, and resistant to almost anything that touches your garage floor. This is why it is great for Minnesota weather changes and salt and other de-icing chemicals that may harm an uncoated floor.
How Long Will My Garage Floor Last With Concrete Coatings?
Without question, your garage floor will last longer than it would without any coating to it at all. A concrete coating will only add to the lifespan of your garage flooring. We wish we could give you a straightforward answer. Without inspection, this question is too broad to answer. Each concrete surface is different, and all have a unique set of variables that will affect it, including age, type of concrete, any existing damage, and more.
At Concrete Coatings of Minnesota, we can say with some certainty because most garages are covered rather than directly exposed to the weather like a driveway, it should last you around a decade until you may need to recoat it.
Choose a Professional To Care For Your Garage
The main thing to remember when applying concrete floor coating is to do it correctly the first time. Don’t waste time and money trying to do something yourself when the right professional can do the job quickly and efficiently. It is so easy for a concrete coating to be done improperly and, therefore, the flooring will not last.
The team at Concrete Coatings of Minnesota has been professionally trained with the perfect materials to ensure success with coating your concrete. We also have a step-by-step process to follow each time, knowing exactly what to expect when we show up at your home.
Call (651) 458-0196 or contact us online for a free estimate on your next floor coating project. We will answer any questions you may have!