Coating your garage floor is a great way to not only spruce up your garage’s appearance but protect your floor. Garage floors tend to take a beating from outdoor precipitation, fluctuating temperatures, spilled chemicals, and more.
A quality coating can protect your floor and help it last longer. Also, coated garage floors are a breeze to clean.
Now, before you run off to the store and buy a DIY floor-coating kit, there are a few things you should know about coating your garage floor. For starters, the best time to do it.
Warm, Dry Weather
Like most things involving cement, floor coating is best applied during warm but moderate temperatures with no precipitation in sight. Ideally, the floor temperature should be above 55°, which means it should probably be at least 60° outside. The floor will also need to be completely dry before application is started.
Temperatures below 60°, and even above 90° can affect the curing process and make the coating more difficult to apply.
That’s not to say it’s impossible to apply a garage floor coating in the winter, especially if your garage is climate controlled. But it’s something that takes extra skill and experience to pull off.
Be Prepared to Not Use Your Garage
Garage floor coating doesn’t dry instantly. In fact, you’ll want to wait about 24 hours before you walk on it. You should wait an additional 24 hours before you set anything on it. As for parking your car in the garage, be prepared to wait up until 72 hours after the final coat was added.
The last thing you want to do is ruin your freshly laid coating. Be patient. Once its settled, your garage floor will be better than ever.
Using a Professional
No matter the season, it’s best to let a professional handle your garage floor coating. There are many different factors at play when applying a garage floor coating, and the finished product isn’t easy to remove.
If the job is done wrong, you’ll have quite a mess on your hands.
Don’t risk it. Use a professional and get it done right the first time. For garage floor coating in Ohio, contact Select Flooring Systems today!