Epoxy Flooring Your Garage Before a Home Renovation

Epoxy Flooring Your Garage Before a Home Renovation

Home renovation has become a hot item these days. People are no longer moving as readily as in years past. Generations of family members or bundling together more readily, which sometimes means a remodel is necessary to accommodate everyone.

But, before the contractor comes and starts ripping out walls, one of the wisest options a homeowner can exercise is to epoxy the garage floor. Here are the reasons that epoxying your garage floor before a home remodel will make a world of difference:

Less dirt

Remodeling is a dirty business. Dust is going to get everywhere in spite of your contractor and your best efforts. Concrete floors in a garage are dirty, but once an epoxy floor has cured, those dirty days in the garage are over. Because the garage space is cleaner, the homeowner has a place to store household items which were packed up in anticipation of the remodeling and can store them in the garage without having to fight concrete dust or resort to paying for storage to keep possessions clean.

More living space

While we don’t usually think of the garage as living space, it can become quite crucial in the event of a kitchen or bathroom remodel. For one thing, a remodeling crew is going to cramp the space a family has typically to spread out. But, perhaps even more essential is that the family can use the garage for a temporary kitchen or bath during the remodel.

Temporary kitchens can feature plug-in appliances, a small table, a mini-fridge, and more. The area can reflect the immediate needs of the family involved.

A temporary bathroom can be set up using a large tub for bathing, a camping potty for emergencies, and a bowl and mirror for shaving and other beauty routines. While it isn’t ideal, it will get the family through the worst of the reno without having to pay for an expensive motel or impose on friends or neighbors for temporary living quarters or middle-of-the-night bathroom trips. 

Added home value

Not only will an epoxy floor help the family through the process of a remodeling project, but it will also add long term value to the family home. Most remodeling is intended to be an upgrade of the house, and an epoxy floor in the garage is definitely in line with that goal. Once the renovation is complete, the epoxy floor will remain a beautiful addition to the garage for years to come.

Epoxy Flooring Outdoors

Epoxy Flooring Outdoors

Epoxy flooring has proven to be a popular option in garages and warehouses, but what about outdoors?  Is it acceptable to use epoxy flooring outdoors, and, if so, under what conditions?

We’re glad you asked that. 

Epoxy flooring has proven to be an amazing option for a variety of outdoor applications. Here are some of the reasons homeowners and businesses opt for epoxy flooring outdoors.

Colors

Curb appeal is an important part of neighborhood ambiance and property values. Concrete is a great hardscape, but in and of itself doesn’t add any particular appeal to the property. The colors available in epoxy flooring mean that it can be made to match existing architectural styles and features, either by blending seamlessly into the architecture or adding a bolder element. It transforms regularly concrete into an appealing addition to the outdoors.

Clean

Epoxy flooring can turn an expanse of ugly concrete or a walkway into a delightfully attractive alternative. But it’s also cleaner than straight concrete. Concrete dust and stains become a thing of the past. Epoxy flooring is also easy to clean when it does get dirty, which means it continues to be visually appealing over time.

Patios and porches

One of the most beautiful applications of epoxy flooring outdoors is when it is used on a patio or porch.  Besides being cleaner than concrete, epoxy flooring also sets off a patio or porch beautifully, giving the area a special appeal. Higher appeal means friends, family, and customers will want to spend more time on the patio or porch. For a homeowner, this translates to expanded living space. For a business owner, this translates into sales dollars.

Pool areas

Epoxy can be created to be a non-skid surface, which makes it a viable option for around the pool and other areas where the potential for water can make walking unsafe. Epoxy is UV resistant, as well, meaning you don’t have to worry about the toll sun can take on the surface. We just want to point out that epoxy coating doesn’t dry, it cures, so it’s a different material than paint or stain. This, it responds differently to the elements than paint or stain, which tends to flake or chip in the outdoors.

If you are considering upgrading your hardscaping, why not opt for epoxy flooring? Clean, beautiful epoxy in a plethora of colors can provide a clean, skid-free addition to concrete, which is actually 800 times stronger than concrete alone. These features mean epoxy provides viable solutions to some of the problems of concrete alone.

Premier Epoxy is your flooring expert in the Tampa area, featuring epoxy floors, polished and stained concrete. Call us at 813-296-2937 today!