Choosing the correct flooring for your garage

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The winter months can be extremely harsh at times and garages are often not the warmest of places. During winter you may find that your garage floor becomes slippery, wet or icy and this can be a hazard. Most garages floors are unfurnished meaning that they just have bare concrete and no top covering. This may be handy for when you want to sweep up but is not ideal if you are using your garage for something other than parking your car.

Concrete is actually quite porous and can absorb some of the water and/or chemicals that may be spilt or used on it. As the concrete expands in the warmer weather and then contracts in the cold, small cracks may form. If water then gets in to these cracks and freezes then thaws, the cracks will become even bigger. Adding a top seal coat to your garage floor will help protect it from the elements and chemicals. You can choose either a epoxy coating or polyaspartic. Polyaspartic coatings are longer lasting but do cost more than the epoxy option. The epoxy coating also cannot be applied in cold temperatures so it is a job that you would need to do during the warmer months.