Common Garage Floor Problems & How To Avoid Them

You have probably encountered lots of problems with your garage floor over the years if you have had epoxy garage flooring up until now. Peeling garage floor paint might seem normal to you at this point, and you might be expecting to resurface your garage floor every few years. The reality is that you should only have to take on a new garage floor resurfacing project every 10 years or so, and epoxy flooring often wears out far sooner than other garage flooring options. To make the most of your garage floor, it’s well worth looking into different garage floor resurfacing materials before settling for epoxy. If you are looking for the best garage floor coating material, look no further than our polyaspartic floor coatings from Garage Interiors. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation in Pleasant Prairie, Brookfield, Franklin, Menomonee Falls, or Waukesha, WI, or Grayslake, IL, or continue reading to learn about some common garage floor problems and how to avoid them.

Hot Tire Pickup

One of the most common problems people experience with epoxy garage flooring is that it wears down fast, especially when it is driven on frequently. The result is often a peeling garage floor, which happens when the heat from your tires melts the seal of your epoxy floor coating. This causes the epoxy to peel and flake, revealing the layer underneath and exposing it to the elements. Hot tire peeling not only looks bad, but it also causes your garage floor to degrade much quicker, leading to costly garage floor repairs and/or a total garage floor replacement.

Spalling & Pitting

In addition to hot tire pickup, spalling is another common issue that comes with garage floor epoxy. Spalling happens when the top layer of concrete peels away from the underlying sections, leaving them exposed. Pitting, on the other hand, is when the concrete develops lots of small holes due to a worn away top coat (referred to as delamination) or a poor-quality garage floor to begin with. Both of these garage floor problems are more than just an eyesore — they can quickly degrade your garage floor.

UV Discoloration

When people think of garage floors, UV discoloration often comes to mind. This is especially true for residential garage floors that get lots of sunlight, as well as commercial garages at car dealerships, storage facilities, warehouses, and other places that see a fair amount of sun. If your garage floors are yellowing or peeling in the sun, odds are you have epoxy garage flooring or another cheap garage floor finish.

Stains

However, not all yellowing garage floors are caused by the sun. Garage floor coatings like epoxy and polyurea do not provide much stain resistance, as the material does not penetrate deep into the concrete to fully protect it from spills. It is for this reason that oil spills and other types of stains are difficult to get out of many garage floor finishes, including most types of garage floor paint. Your garage floor is bound to endure some spills over the years, so it’s best to think ahead and get the best garage floor protection possible.

Dents & Scratches

There’s nothing worse than investing in a garage floor coating service, only to have the surface get dented and scratched in a matter of weeks. A major downside of epoxy garage flooring is that it is not very durable compared to other garage flooring options, meaning that it shows wear and tear easily. If it’s time for your garage floor to be resurfaced, do yourself a favor and get the best garage floor coating possible so your garage doesn’t age 10 years in a matter of weeks.

Invest In A Polyaspartic Floor Coating From Garage Interiors

If you are looking for the best garage floor coating service in Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, look no further than Garage Interiors. We apply “Better-Than-Epoxy” garage floor coatings that are made of durable polyaspartic material, providing four times the protection of epoxy garage floors. Not only that, but polyaspartic floor coatings are also resistant to hot tire pickup, spalling and pitting, UV discoloration, stains, and dents and scratches. Contact us today to learn more, or get a free estimate on your new garage floor!