When it comes to garage floorings, the old saying that you get what you pay for really does apply. Often Kalamazoo homeowners are fooled by advertising that indicates the do-it-yourself epoxy floor kits provide a garage flooring option that will last a lifetime.
Unfortunately, it isn’t until a few months or even a few years later that many of the issues of the low-cost types of epoxy flooring start to become evident. However, with some concrete, it may be much less time before the problems start to come to the surface. While the flooring can be sanded and completely removed, this is an additional expense and loss of time that can be avoided by using professional services.
Epoxy Flooring in a Can
In any hardware store in Kalamazoo, it is easy to find a single coat or single application epoxy flooring product on the shelf. These are very thin epoxies that are pre-mixed with both the resin and the solvent already combined in the can.
They are easy to use, just open the can and spread it on the prepared concrete surface. While easy to work with, the offset is that they are not thick or durable and will need constant touch-ups in areas of heavy traffic, spills or even exposure to moisture.
Another do-it-yourself option is the two-part garage flooring kit. This will require the mixture of the resin and the solvent just before use. While it does allow a thicker application, it can be hard to work with and may be difficult to apply before it starts to set up.
The best option for any garage flooring in Kalamazoo MI is to hire a professional service. They use an industrial grade, custom-mixed epoxy that is selected for your specific application. These services can also create a custom finish for the floor, giving you a garage that looks like it has a natural stone floor. Additionally, the best companies provide a lifetime warranty, which gives you peace of mind as to the quality you can expect.