Crafting Your Perfect Epoxy Garage Floor

When it comes to home improvements in Reno and Sparks, summer is a common season to get it done. Transforming garage floors into a new look with an epoxy coating is a popular project. Have you ever wondered about the process that goes into creating that shiny, resilient surface? Our experts here know all about it, and they are practically magicians when getting it done. While there are some tricks to the trade, the process is no secret, and it’s an interesting subject. Let’s pull back the curtain and show you how the magic happens with Nevada Custom Coatings.

Preparation is Key

The first step in creating your dream epoxy garage floor is preparation. It’s arguably the most crucial phase of the process, and it’s where our commitment to quality truly shines. Our team begins by inspecting the current condition of your garage floor. Any existing coatings or sealers need to be removed, and cracks or pits in the concrete must be repaired. Depending on the circumstances, the repair may take more than we can offer, so we might refer you to a concrete specialist in that case.
Of course, we discuss in detail your vision for your concrete floor. We want to make sure you get a look at all the different additions available to you, be it micas, granules, metallics, or certain patterns. Once we have a good understanding of your preferred idea, we prepare just the right epoxy to let your color and texture choices shine through, with just the right amount of gloss.

We then grind the floor surface with a diamond grinder equipped with HEPA filters to keep the air free of excessive particles. This grinding accomplishes two things: it removes any remaining impurities and sets up the concrete so it will create a robust bond with the epoxy. When preparing concrete for epoxy, Nevada Custom Coatings only uses procedures that are safe for humans, pets, and the concrete itself.

Applying Primer and Epoxy

Once the floor is prepped, the next step is applying the epoxy primer. This is essentially a thinner version of epoxy that sinks into the concrete’s pores, creating a strong base for the epoxy coating. After the primer has cured, it’s time for applying the epoxy. At Nevada Custom Coatings, we use only high-quality, commercial-grade epoxy that provides a balance of aesthetics and durability. The epoxy is thoroughly mixed and then rolled onto the floor, ensuring a consistent, even coating. If you’ve chosen to add decorative flakes or a metallic finish, this phase is when they would be applied, while the epoxy is still wet.

Sealing and Curing

The final step is to apply a topcoat sealer, which gives your floor a glossy finish and extra protection against wear and tear. Many customers in Reno and Sparks choose to add a non-slip finish so shoes and tires get a better grip. Once the sealer is applied, your new epoxy garage floor needs to cure. It will be dry to the touch and ready for light foot traffic in about a day, but it needs a full 72 hours to fully harden and cure. For vehicle traffic, we recommend waiting a minimum of five to seven days.

Why Choose a Professional?

Creating an epoxy garage floor is not a simple DIY project. It requires specific tools, a thorough understanding of the materials, and a lot of physical labor. Without the necessary skills and experience, you could make a mistake that will always be a part of your garage floor. But the point is to make it look pristine, without flaws or mistakes! That’s why you need the experts at Nevada Custom Coatings. We have the experience and knowledge to ensure the job is done right.

Crafting a beautiful and durable epoxy garage floor is a meticulous process, but it’s one we’re passionate about. At Nevada Custom Coatings, we make sure that every step, from preparation to curing, is executed with precision and attention to detail. As we work on garage floors in Reno and Sparks this summer, we invite you to experience the transformation that a professionally installed epoxy coating can bring to your home. Give our office a call, or use our online form to schedule a free onsite consultation. With your vision in mind, we will help you craft an exquisite garage floor to impress you for decades to come!

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