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Epoxy garage floors

Kansas City garage epoxy

Kansas City garage epoxy

Many people are now updating their garage floor with an epoxy coating.  Epoxy is an excellent product, but the truley good epoxies should only be used by professionals.  Every time I walk into a Home Depot or Lowes store I cringe when I see the epoxy kits for garage floors for a few reasons.  These epoxies are at a do it yourself “strenght”.  Many people that have put these down experience flaking with in a couple of years.  Also a do it yourselfer doesn’t have access to a diamond floor grinder that would allow for proper prep of the concrete surface.  An finally most of these “kits” don’t come with a clear top coat for added protection.

So if your going to do it yourself remember prep, prep, prep.  If you can lick the floor it’s not clean enough.  Also have a dry surface that doesn’t have a moisture issue, and as a general rule put the epoxy down when the ambient outside temperature is risining (starting at 50 degrees)

If you want to have a professional do it expect to pay around $3.50 to $4.50 per square foot.

As always, you can find out more information at KansasCityConcrete.net

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