Parking garages take a lot of abuse, there is an almost constant movement of vehicles and feet across the surface. It leads to a variety of dangers, some of which can even be applied to your garage at home especially if they are used to park your vehicle. Of course, it’s estimated that 25% of people with a two-car garage don’t even use them.
However, regardless of whether you are thinking about a personal or parking garage, you should spend a little time thinking about the floor. In most cases, it is critical to the safety of the facility. Parking garages tend to have concrete floors. The concrete is poured with the foundations, making it a permanent part of the garage.
Naturally, concrete is strong and durable, that’s why it tends to be such a good choice for garages. Unfortunately, as time passes and with heavy use, the concrete will start to break up. Cracks and even potholes present a risk to pedestrians and even vehicles.
The simple solution is to paint the floor. It will transform the way it looks but it won’t last that long.
Introducing Epoxy Coating
There is a selection of epoxy floor coatings to choose from. They are all durable, can be applied on top of the concrete, and will look fantastic.
Epoxy flooring is a mixture of two compounds that bond together to create a waterproof, stain-resistant, and durable floor. But, the best thing about epoxy flooring is that it is tough. Dropping things on it won’t damage it. This means your parking garage will look fantastic for longer.
You may also be surprised to discover that epoxy flooring may look smooth and shiny but it has a non-slip element. This means it is actually very grippy, giving people and cars traction even when they bring water into the garage. Of course, existing cracks and holes are also filled, giving you a perfect finish.
In short, epoxy flooring lowers the risk of trips and falls, which makes it less likely you will get sued. But, that’s not the only reason to choose epoxy flooring.
Epoxy flooring is available in a variety of colors. If you choose a pale color, such as light grey, it will be effective at hiding dirt and help to bounce light around the garage. This will make it feel bigger and more inviting.
More importantly, it will be safer. The brighter your parking garage the less likely people will try to hide and attempt criminal activity.
Epoxy flooring can be painted or directional arrows can be incorporate into it. This ensures that traffic moves the right way around the garage and can easily find their space again. You can add level numbers and parking space numbers to ensure people know where they parked their vehicles.
Epoxy flooring needs very little maintenance but you’ll still want to clean your parking garage regularly. It’s much easier to do this in a bright garage with durable and polished epoxy flooring.