The Problem with DIY Garage Floor Kits
Handy people across the country ask themselves one question…… How hard can it be? Many of you come across DIY epoxy floor coatings at home improvement stores and online retailers and think, hey I can do that! These manufacturers often advertise the results of these kits as a professional coating. This is not always the case, while you could Do It Yourself, the question is whether you should.
We here at Garage Perfect understand why you would want to undertake a DIY project on your own. I mean, home improvement is our forte, backed by decades of experience. For this reason, we urge you DIY handy people out there to take several things into consideration when undertaking a concrete coating job;
If you have small children or you are just plain busy the last thing you want to plague your life is a DIY project. There are several time related factors that go into garage flooring kits including:
We at Garage Perfect can complete a project in as little as 24 hours. This way you are not put out of your space for an extended period.
Cost related factors usually drive DIY projects. If this project is done wrong, you should consider the cost of replacing damaged or inadequate coatings. Coatings do not last forever but if you are forced to recoat a surface after only a few years is it worth the trouble?
Garage Perfect products are designed to shield the weather, cracking and chemicals. This ensures that you aren’t paying more money to re-coat your flooring after only a few years. Our flooring is also backed by a ten-year warranty. This will leave you with extra money to spend for years to come!
There are a few requirements for renovation that you may be unaware of. Local building codes and environmental requirements need to be met if you decide to sell your home. There is an abundance of DIY kits that don’t advise on the proper disposal of coating by-products. The improper disposal of these products can lead to fines etc.
The re-sale value of your home isn’t usually a concern until home owners are ready to sell. Before you coat your flooring think about whether you are adding value to your home. More often, the resulting flooring ends up deteriorating over just a few years.
Although they may not know it, buyers almost always prefer professional renovations to DIY experiments. The horrifying factor about buying a coating kit is that you are unaware of the results. The cheaper the kit the more inferior the product. Inferior products don’t adhere well to the concrete and result in peeling within a year or two. With a Garage Perfect coating system, your floor is guaranteed to add value to your home.
Before taking on a major DIY task on your own consider the facts. We urge you to compare our services and your preferred DIY kit before taking on your flooring. What matters is the result and you can determine what you are getting with a Garage Perfect coating system.
What Material Creates the Best Garage Floor Coating?
This is a loaded question and the answer is complicated, it depends on the condition of your flooring and what your preference is for the finished product. There are a few more questions you need to ask yourself before choosing a material:
Don’t listen to the chemical companies who advertise their products as the “Best” do some research first.
Garage Perfect’s Coating Recommendation
Typically, we at Garage Perfect coat garage will first coat the flooring with an epoxy base. Then we place a coat of decorative chips. Finally, we would top the flooring off with a coat of polyaspartic. This combination, we believe, makes the best garage floor coating system for the following reasons:
DIY Epoxy Paint Kits
If you have your heart set on a DIY project listen up because DIY kits don’t give you all the information you need to install a successful flooring system. Here are some of the claims of DIY kits that we are refuting:
Are there any good garage flooring DIY kits out there? Yes, but you must properly prepare the surface and follow the mixing and application instructions accordingly.
If you are taking the DIY route we recommend that you look for a decorative chip floor. If one of our experts decided to choose their own DIY flooring kits for their man cave that’s the route they would go for sure! Give us a call today (613) 288-9315 or book a free consultation with one of our local experts.