4 Reasons Epoxy Flooring is the Best Choice for Your Parking Garage
Parking garage flooring is subjected to some of the harshest conditions with the constant vehicle and foot traffic. While their primary purpose is parking, you can take your parking garage to the next level for tenants and customers by adding an epoxy sealant. Epoxy flooring is a flexible finishing option that can transform any garage into a showroom-quality facility.
Here are four great reasons for you to choose epoxy for your parking garage flooring.
Epoxy is applied as a liquid but hardens to a tough, impermeable coating that can resist both foot and vehicle traffic, tire marks, abrasions, impact damage, oil stains, brake or gas spills and other common garage stresses that often damage unsealed concrete. Epoxy also covers small flaws in concrete, including hairline cracks and waviness, strengthening, and improving its aesthetic appearance. When we install epoxy over properly prepared and structurally sound concrete, it bonds securely and can last for decades, even in the weather extremes for which South Florida is known.
Installation costs aren’t only the costs you will see with a parking garage. Maintenance, repair, and replacement costs should also be factored into your decision. Bare concrete can be affordable initially, but over the life of the floor, the costs can add up exponentially. On the other hand, the initial costs of epoxy can be higher, but because the material seals the concrete, the long-term savings are significant. The concrete is preserved beneath the epoxy, minimizing or eliminating the risk of damage, mold and mildew growth, and stains from oil or other vehicle fluid spills.
The savings don’t end with maintenance and repair costs, either. Pigment and reflective materials can be incorporated into the epoxy during the application process, which can create a glossier surface. This improves the diffusion of light, reducing the need for additional light fixtures, lowering your electric bills, and increasing the overall safety of your facility.
Epoxy flooring can be applied over new or existing concrete flooring and can stop the natural degradation that concrete is subject to while preventing concrete dust formation. Blackrock Industrial can include a variety of additives to improve traction or pigments to increase visibility or direct the flow of traffic. It is naturally moisture-resistant, making it an excellent option for garages.
Epoxy flooring is easy to maintain. The floor is smooth and can be easily pressure washed with no concerns about staining or dust build-up. The floor will remain bright, clean and fresh-looking, which will keep your facility looking cleaner and more appealing to your clients or tenants.
About Blackrock Industrial
At Blackrock Industrial, we understand the unique demands of parking and transportation facilities. Moisture intrusion, sway, movement, heavy impacts, chemical spills, abrasion, and more can all post serious threats to concrete flooring. The right epoxy coating system can preserve the underlying concrete and protect the structural integrity of your facility. Our team specializes in premium epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems and can help you determine the best system for your facility. Contact Blackrock Industrial today to learn more or to schedule a site visit with an installation specialist.