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One of the easiest ways to upgrade your garage is by applying a floor coating. Chances are, your garage floor is stained, chipped, and unsightly. Installing a floor coating will give it an instant makeover.

But what garage floor coating should you choose? There are many garage flooring options on the market. If you pick the wrong one, you’ll throw money down the drain and get a disappointing outcome.

Read on to compare the most popular garage floor options so you can make an informed choice. 

1. Paint

One of the most popular ways to make over garage floors is with paint.  Paint offers an easy, quick, and relatively cheap upgrade for garage floors.

Unfortunately, garage floor paint does not give long-lasting results.

If you paint your garage floor it will look great at first but pretty soon you’ll start to notice chips and signs of wear.

This won’t add value to your home—or truly solve your problem of an unsightly floor.  

2. Concrete Stain

If you don’t like the color of your garage floor, concrete stain can be another cheap and easy way to switch up the look. 

Once again, however, concrete stain is not a comprehensive garage floor coating option.

While you can change the color of your garage floor with concrete stain, you won’t be able to hide existing stains from things like engine oil. Concrete stain also won’t fill any cracks, chips, irregularities, or imperfections in your floor.

3. Interlocking Flexible Tiles

Interlocking flexible tiles are a popular and easy method for upgrading your garage flooring. 

One of the benefits of flexible interlocking tiles is they are insulating. Depending on what colors you go for, they can also look quite snazzy. 

Unfortunately, interlocking flexible tiles have one big drawback. Because they are lines where the tiles interlock this can act as a dirt trap and make garage floor maintenance and cleaning a hassle.

4. Epoxy Coatings

Another popular method for upgrading garage floors is to apply an epoxy coating. Epoxy coatings are considered superior to paint because they are a little more durable.

However, a lot of epoxy coatings are over-marketed. Many products promise great results, but the reality is that epoxy coatings don’t last well.

This is because epoxy garage floor coatings are not resistant to UV damage. If exposed to sunlight they can quickly yellow. They can also crack and they’re susceptible to chemical corrosion, which is not ideal in the garage.

Having a smart garage can increase your home’s resale value. But if the floors become yellowed and chipped, it could bring down the value in buyers’ eyes. 

5. Polyurea Coatings

Polyurea coatings are one of the absolute best garage flooring options, which is why they are the only thing we install. 

Polyurea garage coatings are resistant to UV light and sun damage. They will not yellow, fade, or crack after exposure to sunlight

Unlike epoxy garage coatings, polyurea cures at a very rapid rate. This leaves less time for bubbles to form as the coating hardens. 

Once hard, polyurea forms a very strong coating that resists stains, scrapes, chemical corrosion, and extreme temperatures.

Finally, polyurea garage floor coatings also come in a range of attractive and versatile colors.

Make the Smart Choice When Comparing Garage Flooring Options

When comparing garage flooring options, it’s important you pick a solution that’s going to be durable and long-lasting. Otherwise, you’ll spend good money on a product that won’t stand the test of time and will start looking scrappy before you know it. 

To avoid this, we’d recommend going with polyurea. With a polyurea garage floor coating, you can rest assured that your investment will last for many years and look great while doing so.

Ready to upgrade your garage floor? Contact us today to book an appointment.