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Epoxy Flooring For Your 2-Car Garage

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Epoxy Flooring For Your 2-Car Garage

Why Epoxy for Garage Floors

Just as each garage is different, depending on how it’s used, there are many different types of flooring options available for your 2-car garage. These include:

  • Rigid Tile,
  • Flexible Tile,
  • BLT Mat,
  • Coating,
  • And Epoxy.

Each material has its benefits and drawbacks. However, if you’re looking for the best long-term solution, you need epoxy flooring for your 2-car garage.

Benefits of Epoxy Garage Flooring

benefits of epoxy garage flooring

Most homeowners are drawn to epoxy flooring for their garage simply because it looks incredible. With the vast array of options, including solid colors, flakes, and metallic finishes, the possibilities to enhance your garage are nearly limitless.

To make it even more enticing, epoxy coating is durable and long-lasting, able to resist stains and abrasions, even from chemicals and other harsh compounds. Other benefits include:

  • Waterproof: Once the epoxy coating has been allowed to cure it becomes completely waterproof. This makes it great for garages where vehicle maintenance is completed as it allows for easy clean up.
  • Self-Leveling: Concrete floors can be uneven and imperfect. Epoxy flooring prevents these making the garage floor safe for any use.
  • Cost Effective- Though it can cost more initially, epoxy resin is more durable and resistant than other coatings, meaning the need for maintenance and replacement is at a minimum.
  • Low Maintenance: Our smooth epoxy garage floors are easy to clean and don’t require sealing, waxing, or polishing.

When you have Jersey Epoxy install your epoxy garage flooring, you get a professional team ensuring your epoxy coating is installed the right way the first time.

 

DIY or Professional Epoxy Garage Flooring

When it comes to epoxy flooring for your 2-car garage, it can be tempting to want to go it alone, especially to save money. Ironically, DIY (do it yourself) epoxy floors often end up costing more than hiring a professional because epoxy can be incredibly easy to mess up if not handled and installed properly, causing you to hire a professional to fix it and then install it the right way.

The professionals at Jersey Epoxy do this every day. This means we bring training and experience to every project. In addition, professionals already have the right equipment not just for installation, but also for cleaning and preparing the concrete. Proper preparation can mean all the difference in the quality of your epoxy garage floor.

Some further benefits of hiring a professional include:

 

  • Installation Time: When you DIY your epoxy coating, prepare to spend several days between cleaning, preparation, and installation. At Jersey Epoxy, we strive to provide single-day installation for your epoxy garage floor.
  • Epoxy Quality: Professional epoxy installed have the skills and access to achieve a higher quality epoxy floor than if you were to DIY. This is due, in part, to the thickness we can achieve. When you DIY, your epoxy will be around 5 mil thick while ours can range from 15-30 mil depending on the epoxy chosen.
  • Durability: It’s a proven fact that better installation ensures longer durability. Most homeowners can achieve up to five years from a DIY epoxy floor install. On the other hand, epoxy floors installed by Jersey Epoxy can last longer than 20 years, giving you more for your money.

 

There are many factors to consider when deciding between DIY and Professional epoxy flooring for your 2-car garage. When you weigh the pros and cons, it makes sense to hire the professionals at Jersey Epoxy, where we believe quality still matters.

 

Cost Factors for Epoxy Garage Flooring

As with any improvement to your home, the cost factors of installing epoxy flooring should be considered. While epoxy can be affordable and cost-effective, these factors will play a role in how much you pay.

Garage Size

While this may seem a logical factor, it’s one worthy of note. The size of your garage will affect the price of epoxy flooring for your garage. This is not just due to the amount of epoxy needed but also because of the added prep and cleaning work needed for larger garages. On the flip side, a larger garage may end up paying less per square foot for the epoxy itself.

 

Concrete Condition

The condition of the concrete you will be installing the epoxy floor on top of will factor greatly into the price you pay. If the concrete has a current epoxy coating, it will need to be removed, adding more costs. Also, you’ll want to keep in mind that even brand-new concrete will need prep work done. We at Jersey Epoxy pride ourselves on ensuring the concrete has been properly ground, cleaned, and prepared to accept your new epoxy garage floor.

Epoxy Garage Floor Type

Epoxy Flooring For Your 2-Car Garage

What type of epoxy is used when installing the epoxy flooring for your 2-car garage will depend on the activity your garage sees. If you routinely perform vehicle maintenance, you may need a solvent-based epoxy while having a machine shop in your garage might require a solid epoxy. The three main types of epoxy flooring used in garages are:

  • Water-based- While being one of the cheaper options for an epoxy garage floor, due to how thin it is, it can also be the least durable. While it’s capable of taking minor dings from the drop of tools or being driven on, it’s not as resistant to chemicals and heavy equipment. 
  • Solid-Being the most expensive, solid epoxy flooring is also the most durable. Two-part epoxy floor coatings, or solid epoxy, provide optimal protection and durability. 
  • Solvent-Based- This style of epoxy is often the go-to for most homeowners as it’s the perfect middle ground between water-based and solid epoxy. 

 

With each of these types of epoxy types, our professional team can make the epoxy flooring for your 2-car garage look better than you could ever dream. From flakes to solid colors, and everything in between, the options are limitless. Call us today to get a free quote and see how we at Jersey Epoxy can transform your garage and its story.