Winter conditions like snow, storms, and ice can cause trouble for your concrete floors and lead to costly repairs. Cracks, foundational shifts, and dents that occur because of the freezing and thawing typical of winter weather can compromise your floor’s structural integrity.
Spare your concrete floors from the snow, winter, and salt by considering epoxy coatings. Epoxy floor coatings help protect your concrete floor from winter weather and give your floor a longer lifespan. Let’s highlight the benefits of epoxy floors in the winter.
Resistance to Moisture
Epoxy floor coatings keep your cement floor from absorbing the dampness from snow and ice that may track into your garage floor. Concrete is porous, so it soaks up water at the surface. When winter temperatures drop below freezing, the water turns into ice and expands, which can cause cracks and weaken the structure of your concrete floor.
An epoxy floor coating adds a water-resistant barrier to the surface of the concrete and protects the integrity of your floor.
Protects Your floors From Damaging Road Salt
Road salt brought into your garage during winter may leave unsightly white stains on the floor. Over time, the salt can also take a toll on your floor’s durability. Salt accelerates the breakdown of concrete by causing corrosion under the surface, leading to cracks and crumbling.
Trying to prevent salt from getting onto your concrete floor, especially your garage floor, may seem challenging. However, investing in epoxy coating means you won’t have to worry about it. Epoxy’s durability and the hard, protective layer will protect your floor from weather damage.
Safety is always a top priority with flooring. If you have a slippery floor, you know how dangerous things can get when it gets wet. When snow and ice melt, they make your concrete floor a tripping hazard.
We can make it slip-resistant by adding a gritty non-slip additive to your epoxy floor. The slip-resistant finish makes the floor smooth, but it has enough grip to prevent anyone using it from losing their footing.
Slip-resistant coatings work well for properties in snowy or rainy areas, so you won’t have to worry about accidents caused by slippery floors.
Regardless of the type of flooring you choose, you want it to protect the underlying cement surface. Damage to the cement during winter may force you to replace an entire floor, which is an expensive and time-consuming job. Epoxy essentially lowers the risk of damage as it’s one of the most durable floor coatings.
An epoxy floor can withstand stains, chemicals, high impact, and surface abrasion. Did you know that many commercial property owners choose epoxy floor coatings because of their resilience? Facilities like schools, commercial kitchens, healthcare clinics, and research laboratories turn to epoxy flooring because of its durability.
Epoxy Floors Look Great
Epoxy coatings can transform a dull and lackluster cement floor into a work of art. Coatings come in various colors, styles, and patterns, allowing you to choose what best fits your design preference. You also have an array of finishes from which to choose.
Easy to Clean
Epoxy floor coatings make cleaning floors less hectic. Epoxy is resistant to spills and stains, making it ideal for various residential and commercial applications. Dirt and grime tracked in during winter may prove difficult to remove if you let it sit over the winter.
Nobody wants to end up with a stained concrete floor. Because of concrete’s porous nature, dirt can be more than surface deep, making cleanup a time-consuming chore. With a non-porous epoxy coating, you’ll have an easier time cleaning your floors during or after winter.
Professional Epoxy Floor Coatings
While epoxy is quick and easy to install compared to other floor systems, you want to hire an expert to install it professionally. Also, the epoxy products available at the local store won’t compare with the commercial-grade coatings our BadAss Garage Floors experts prepare to suit the specifics of your floor.
As a family-owned and locally operated company offering quality epoxy flooring solutions, we strive to exceed your expectations. We have over ten years of experience working in the concrete flooring industry and do our job with dedication and attention to detail.
In addition to offering a military discount, all our residential installations come with a lifetime warranty.
Call BadAss Garage Floors today at (678) 713-4348 or contact us online to learn more about the benefits of epoxy floors in the winter and request a free quote for epoxy coating installation.