When it’s time to talk about garage floor materials, everyone is concerned about their resistance and durability. Elegance comes next – if it comes at all. The truth is that most homeowners have started paying more attention to the appeal of the floor in the garage, even if the space is used exclusively as a garage. Why not, if you can have a beautiful garage floor that is also strong? After all, it’s part of the house. Over the years, the garage décor ideas multiplied, including the floor as well.
While there’s no shortage of options, epoxy flooring is considered one of the top choices for garages. After all, it offers everything a homeowner wants: durability, full resistance to the traffic and all these oil spills that land on the garage floor, low cost, fast installation.
The various options among epoxy coatings untied everyone’s hands in terms of design. And while the choices are plenty, solid epoxy colors became the dominant option for extra chic garages.
Polished epoxy for charming garage floors
While there’s matte and polished epoxy, the latter is easier to clean. Besides that, polished epoxy floors are far more dazzling to the point that they have entered the home too. And so, if they make fascinating floors indoors, they certainly make the garage floor super-impressive.
Used primarily at industrial locations, epoxy brings an industrial look to the setting, anyway. And whether you like that style or not, epoxy is a much better option than any other material.
• A solid color epoxy floor will bring consistency in the garage. This space is usually full and looks crowded, even it is not really cluttered, even if it’s neat. That’s because families keep a lot of things in the garage. And so, you want a garage floor that won’t make the space busier than it already is, while it will secretly add some glamour.
• By nature, epoxy is cohesive. There’s no grout, no joints – nothing that will disturb the eye or that will create a nest for debris that would diminish the good aesthetics of the space.
• While polished concrete floors also look good, making the garage’s appearance impressive, the material may crack overtime. Not good for the appeal.
Why solid epoxy floor and not decorative flakes?
All patterns of epoxy floors look great. As a matter of fact, the advantage of decorative flakes is that they can hide the dust and some dirt, which is quite unavoidable in the garage. But due to the chips, the place will look busy. When it comes to elegant floors, nothing compares with monochromatic choices and thus, solid colors. Same thing in the garage, too.
Besides, there’s a quite a large number of solid epoxy colors – from natural and intense to bright and metallic. So, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to choosing a color that reflects your home style or a color that will be beautiful and conceal dirt at the same time.
Don’t forget that garage floors are rather large. Although the cars cover a significant part of the floor, intricate floor designs may be welcoming and inviting but may lack the element of elegance. When a surface is large, the less intricate the pattern the better. Also, consider that perplexed patterns may tire you at some point, whereas solid colors are timeless. It is the cohesiveness of the solid color that makes the garage floor – any floor, for that matter, tasteful and incredibly sleek. And one more thing. Solid colors – the cohesive look of solid colors, have one more advantage. They make the space look and feel bigger. Isn’t that appealing too?