Five Reasons to Epoxy Your Garage - Toronto Painters Testing

Last updated: May 2, 2017

Two men applying epoxy coating on a garage floor

Let’s face it: many people do not give their garage the attention it deserves.

When a home is new, the garage looks spotless and appealing. However, as years pass, it often becomes a dumping ground for things that don’t fit inside the house or objects we just haven’t gotten around to throwing out. Even if you do manage to keep the garage relatively clean-looking, your cars can take a toll on the floor, thanks to salt, sand, oil, and other corrosive substances.

But why worry? No one sees the garage but you, right? Even if that is true, consider the appeal and value of your property. Thinking ahead and taking preventative action always pays for homeowners.

Here are five reasons why an epoxy floor coating for your garage is a wise investment.


Epoxy coating helps your garage floor last, often for decades. Years of exposure to oil, gas, transmission fluid, sand, and salt can deeply stain and otherwise damage a concrete floor. Epoxy helps to prevent that from happening and can also stand up to water and heat.

Enhanced Visibility

Some garages are not all that well lit. However, one of the extra benefits of epoxy is that shiny surface. It helps to reflect the light, which enhances visibility and makes your garage brighter and easier to navigate.

Low Cost

Between property taxes, utilities, and upkeep, owing a home is often an expensive undertaking. However, epoxy flooring is one area where you can save money and still get highly desirable results. Easily installed over concrete, epoxy’s per-foot cost pales in comparison to many other aspects of your home and the results last for years.

Revitalize an Old Floor

If you have let your garage floor disintegrate or have bought a fixer-upper needing attention, epoxy floor coating is an easy and cost-efficient solution. All of those cracks, stains, and other imperfections are easily covered over. Also, epoxy coating is self-levelling, so any unevenness in the floor also disappears in the process.

Visual Flair

A grey, concrete garage floor is dull, to put it mildly. However, epoxy offers all manner of different looks that complement the rest of your home’s design theme.

Tired of muted and dull? You can tint epoxy coatings with bright, vivid shades. How about bronze, metallic, or silver? Coloured quartz or paint chips allow you to create truly dazzling patterns. Even with this extra design work, the epoxy’s protective qualities stay intact, so you have a garage floor that looks great and will hold up for years to come.

There are many different types of home epoxy kits on the market, but it is not easy to use them correctly. In particular, the floor preparation has to be just right or you can end up with a multitude of problems.

Let the professionals at City Painters epoxy your garage floor. Our team will work with you to choose just the right design and handle all of the installation aspects. Call us today for more information about the benefits of epoxy or request a free quote. Let us take the guesswork out of your next painting project!

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