Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings

Friday, May 07, 2021

Garage Maintenance from the Floor Up

At Lakeside Painting, we know that garage maintenance is important to our residential customers. Aside from organizing your tools and possessions, a major part of maintenance is keeping garage floors in good working order.

Over time, garage floors become distressed and damaged. Sometimes the old concrete needs a major facelift. The garage floor coatings we use revitalize concrete floors, transforming them into new, attractive, and robust floors that can stand up to cleaning and every day use.

The warmer weather is an ideal time to install new garage floors. More on this below.

Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings
Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings
Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings
Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings
Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings
Summer is the Best Time to Apply Garage Floor Coatings

Types of Garage Floor Coatings

For concrete garage floors, we offer two types of system. Both are custom, highly durable floors.

The first system is comprised of an Epoxy base coat and a Polyaspartic top coat. Polyaspartic, developed in the 1990s for coating steel in bridges, is a hybrid material that looks like polyurethane, and is used for its anti-corrosive qualities. If our customers need a faster coating, our second system is simply two coats of polyaspartic.

From experience, we believe that the epoxy base coat and polyaspartic top coat system is the better option, as it's thicker and more durable.

If desired, vinyl flakes can be added to both of these flooring systems. Vinyl flakes add thickness to the floor, but also enhance their aesthetics and slip-resistance. Both systems have very good color and gloss retention, dry/cure quickly, and adhere very well to concrete.

Warm Weather Means Faster-Curing Garage Floors

The ideal temperature for garage floor installation is 75ºF, but garage floor coatings can easily cure between 50º to 90º F. That said, the warmer the temperature, the faster the floors cure.

The reason for this has less to do with the outside air temperature, and more to do with the temperature of the concrete floor itself. Warmer weather means the heat from the ground is warming up the the garage floor.

So if you've been thinking about fixing up your concrete garage floor, spring and summer are the months to do it. Get in touch with us to get on our calendar now before it fills up.

To discuss or schedule your home's garage floor project, contact Lakeside Painting by email at info@lakesidepainting.com or by phone at 262-642-9445.

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