The concrete in your garage sustains a lot of wear, tear, spills, and damage, but it still continues to hold up to provide you support and stability for your tools and vehicles. You can, however, treat your garage floor with a protective and appearance-boosting treatment to help it last longer and look better in your garage space. Here are some methods and tips you can use to protect and treat your concrete floors for an improved and durable surface.
Garage Floor Coating
A concrete floor that has a brilliant shine, durable finish, and attractive colors is usually one with a concrete epoxy floor coating. An epoxy coating over your garage floor will make your garage floor look like a professional garage and keep it protected, regardless of if you spill oil or other fluids on it. Because the epoxy coating is moisture-resistant, it will prevent damaging fluids from seeping into the porous surface of your concrete.
If you choose to install your own epoxy floor coating, be sure to prep the surface properly. First, this requires you to clean your garage floor to remove grease and other residues that will prevent the epoxy from adhering properly. You can do this with a concrete cleaning solution and a scrub brush. Be sure you remove all the cleaner by rinsing it fully with clean water.
You will also need to fill and patch any cracks in your concrete floor. Then, you will be ready to apply the epoxy treatment after the floors have dried fully. You can use an epoxy floor kit in your selection of color, such as grey, white, or red, or with colored paint chips covered in a clear seal for a decorative appearance. You can also hire a concrete floor professional to apply the floor coating to ensure its complete success.
Another great way to protect your concrete floor is by polishing it for a smooth and finished surface. A professional concrete polish treatment will smooth your concrete garage floor using progressively finer polishing pads to make the surface of your concrete smooth and shiny, like marble.
Once you have smoothed the garage concrete with the abrasive and polishing pads, you finish up the treatment by applying a polish coating. This treatment is rubbed into the concrete, which seals the concrete's porous surface to prevent staining and moisture from absorbing into its layers. And if you want to give some color to your polished concrete, you can apply a stain or acid treatment to create the right look for your garage's floor space.
For more information about garage floor coatings, contact companies that work with this product.