Here at Clear Choice Coatings we specialize in Garage floor coatings that both protect and enhance the appearance of your garage floor. There are several different types of coatings available that each have their own advantages depending on the desired result. Here are some of the most common types of coatings:
Epoxy Coatings are one of our most popular choices for garage floors because of their durability and resistance to chemicals, stains, and abrasion. They consist of two components—an epoxy resin and a hardener—that are mixed together before application. Epoxy coatings create a thick and glossy surface that is easy to clean and maintain. They come in various colors and can be customized with decorative flakes or patterns on request.
Polyurethane coatings offer really nice durability and resistance to chemicals. They’re like epoxy coatings but provide a bit softer and more flexible finish. Polyurethane coatings are often used as a topcoat over epoxy to enhance its durability and UV resistance. These coatings are available in both glossy and matte finishes.
Polyaspartic coating is a fast-curing polyurethane that provides a quick-drying and a durable finish. They’re known for their rapid curing time, which allows for faster installation compared to other types of garage coatings. Polyaspartic coatings offer fantastic chemical resistance, UV stability, and abrasion resistance. They are most commonly used in both commercial and industrial settings but are also suitable for residential garages.
Acrylic coatings are a water-based solution and they offer a more affordable option for garage floors. They are easy to apply and dry very quickly. Acrylic coatings provide a fairly moderate level of protection against most stains, chemicals, and abrasion. They are available in various colors and can be used to achieve a matte or glossy finish.
Concrete stains actually penetrate the surface of the concrete to create a decorative and translucent finish. They’re available in both water-based and acid-based formulas. Acid-based stains produce unique and variegated effects on the concrete, while water-based stains offer a wider range of color options. Concrete stains can be combined with other coatings, such as epoxy or polyurethane, to enhance durability and protection.
Concrete sealers are clear coatings that are applied to the surface of the concrete to provide protection against stains, moisture, and chemicals. They do not typically alter the appearance of the concrete too much but can give it a bit of a sheen. Most Concrete sealers are often used as a standalone option or as a topcoat over other coatings to enhance their performance and length of life.