Pros & Cons of Popular Garage Floor Coating Options [2023]

updated
February 22, 2023
A garage floor with concrete coating to enhance the look and durability of the garage, protecting it from stains, spills, and wear and tear.
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Whether you realize it or not, you spend a lot of time in your garage. In fact, 55% of Americans spend around three hours each week in the garage doing hobbies and other activities. Your garage is easily one of the hardest-working spaces in your home. From oil changes to tire wear to spilled chemicals, your garage floor bears the brunt of that wear and tear. With so much being asked of your garage, the protection of a customizable concrete coating is essential to the longevity and durability of your garage floor.

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Investing in an a new garage floor coating is a big decision. Do you do it yourself? Hire a professional? How do you want your new space to look? Do you need to consider the current state of your concrete? From appearance, to protection level, to cost, there are several important flooring aspects to consider. Concrete coating services turn your stained, marked, cracked concrete into a surface you can be proud of, but there are a few key questions to ask yourself and options to think through along the way. 

We’re covering the pros and cons of the top garage floor coating options for 2023, and giving our best recommendations for your space. The options we’re outlining today are:

  • Epoxy
  • Polyurea
  • Cementitious Urethane
  • Polyaspartics
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Pros & Cons of Epoxy, Polyurea, Cementitious Urethane & Polyaspartics

Epoxy: Pros & Cons

Epoxy floor coating systems are a type of synthetic resin that is laid on top of concrete as a form of protection and to improve the overall appearance. Epoxy coatings have been the best available option for concrete floors for a long time. They’re definitely a fine solution for a lot of situations, offering some solid benefits that are tough to ignore. 

Pros:

  • Resistant to stains and chemicals
  • Easy to clean
  • Affordable
  • Available in a variety of colors

Cons:

Polyurea: Pros & Cons

Polyurea is a material that is a subset of polyurethane. It is a coating that bonds to the moisture in your concrete garage floors to create a protective barrier that prevents scratches, stains, and other threats to your garage floor. It is a very durable material that is used to coat and seal garage floors. Because it is durable, it lasts longer than traditional coatings, is scratch-resistant, great for protecting against spills. 

Pros:

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Resistant to stains and chemicals
  • Easy to clean
  • Fast-drying
  • Available in a variety of colors

Cons:

  • Cost more up-front
  • Requires professional installation

Cementitious Urethane: Pros & Cons

Composed of cement, water, aggregate, and different additives, Cementitious Urethane is designed for excellent adhesion and durability. This floor coating option was originally developed to meet the challenging needs of food and beverage facilities, but quickly became a great flooring solution for warehouses, manufacturing, commercial kitchens, and other high traffic areas.. 

Pros:

  • Seamless, self-leveling, and wear-resistant
  • Resistant to stains and chemicals
  • Easy to clean
  • Available in a variety of broadcast materials

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Requires professional installation
  • Limited color options
  • Webfoot recommends cementitioius urethane for commercial applications, not garages

Polyaspartics: Pros & Cons

A polyaspartic floor system consists of a colored base coat, vinyl flake layer and a clear top coat for shine and durability. The surfaces are layered by spraying, painting or plastering to prevent corrosion and erosion. Polyaspartic coatings are very hard and tough which enhance protection but may hinder repairs and modifications.

Pros

  • Durability
  • Fast-Drying
  • Available in a variety of colors and finishes
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Cons

The key factors to consider when selecting the right garage floor coating are durability, aesthetic appeal, price, and compatibility with your garage. When it comes to how you use your garage, you are truly the expert. Whether you go with epoxy, polyurea, cementitious urethane or polyaspartics, we hope we can help guide you in choosing the right garage floor coating for your home.

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