Signs It’s Time To Have Your Garage Floor Recoated

Garage floor resurfacing is one of the best things you can do to transform your garage from a dingy pit into a usable, luxurious space. After all, who would want to spend time in a garage with stained, flaking floors that have cracks running through the middle? You’d be surprised how many people deal with crummy garage interiors because they think garage floor coating services are expensive or unnecessary. The truth is that all garages needs a little extra TLC every few decades, and it is a difference worth making that adds value and practicality to your home. Just think of all the things you could accomplish with a functional workspace, showroom, or garage storage unit that adds organization to your otherwise cluttered space! It all comes down to making the most of your garage, which is one of the most neglected areas of the house — even though it has a lot of potential. Of course, the first step toward revamping your garage interior is hiring a professional to give the concrete a fresh layer of garage floor sealer. At Garage Interiors, we proudly use “Better-Than-Epoxy” polyaspartic garage floor coating, which is four times more durable than traditional garage floor epoxy, along with many other benefits. That being said, here are some signs that it might be time to have your garage floor resurfaced.

Accumulation Of Stains

One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to have your garage floor resurfaced is that there are noticeable stains from motor oil, grease, road salt, acid, and other contaminants that have accumulated over the years. While they might seem harmless, these chemicals are very destructive to garage floors and deteriorate traditional epoxy garage flooring over time. To avoid further complications associated with garage floor stains, it’s best to invest in a high-quality polyaspartic garage floor coating that will not only resist future stains, but will also leave your garage looking brand new for more than a decade.

Peeling, Flaking & Corrosion

Another major sign that your garage is past due for a fresh coat of polyaspartic flooring is that the old epoxy garage flooring is peeling, flaking, or corroding. Chemical stains, hot tires, scratches, dents, and other forms of garage floor damage can lead to these things, which are more than just an eyesore. As it turns out, UV damage and skidding tires are major contributing factors for those who have epoxy garage flooring, as traditional epoxy rests on top of the concrete rather than soaking in and providing optimal durability. This is where polyaspartic garage floor coatings come in — the layers bond together and penetrate deep into the concrete to resist peeling and corrosion.

Cracks

Cracking is a common sign of a garage floor in need of resurfacing and it happens due to a variety of factors, including:
  • Fluctuating temperatures — In places like Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois where we regularly experience harsh weather patterns, cracked concrete is common. This is because the concrete expands and contracts with water, heat, and sun exposure, creating cracks that worsen with time as more water finds its way into them, freezes, and expands.
  • Shrinking — When concrete shrinks due to weather patterns of rain, snow, heat, and drought, small cracks form in a spider web shape, making way for water to enter and enlarge them over time.
  • Settlement — When the ground settles, sinks, or shifts beneath your concrete garage floor, you’ll likely experience cracks. Sometimes, these can be filled in or repaired by garage flooring installers, however, it’s often best to start from scratch with a fresh coat of polyaspartic flooring.

Pitting & Spalling

Over time, some garage floors start “pitting,” meaning that the flooring has suffered impact damage, that the concrete was too wet when installed, or that moisture has somehow entered the concrete and caused it to deteriorate in a way that makes it look like swiss cheese. Garage floor spalling, on the other hand, is almost always the result of water seeping into the concrete and causing it to pop up or peel in a specific place. No matter what the case, if you notice that sections of your garage flooring are starting to look like the surface of the moon, it’s time for a fresh layer of polyaspartic garage floor coating.

Aging

If the concrete in your garage is beginning to fade or show other signs of aging, it might be due for a garage floor resurfacing service. Even polyaspartic flooring can wear out after 15-20 years, as the vinyl flake texture will eventually fade. More often than not, traditional garage floor epoxy fades and peels quicker than polyaspartic does, so you'll likely have to have it recoated sooner. At Garage Interiors, we highly recommend making the switch to polyaspartic flooring so that you get the most for your money when you invest in a garage floor resurfacing service.

Choose Garage Interiors For Your Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating

While polyaspartic garage floor coating is a bit more expensive than traditional epoxy, the good news is that we offer a 15-year warranty for residential garage floor coatings and a five-year warranty on commercial floor resurfacing so you can have your concrete recoated if it were to somehow get damaged within that time. We are proud to offer our garage flooring services to those in Brookfield, Franklin, Menomonee, Waukesha, and Pleasant Prairie, as well as Grayslake, IL. Contact Garage Interiors today for a free estimate!