When it comes to garage flooring, it is best to review what types of floor paint there are out there and decide from your options what is best for your situation. When we talk about workshop or garage floor paints, we mean a resin floor paint or resin coating. This is not your standard floor or tile paint. A resin floor paint is an industrial strength floor covering which is long lasting and hard wearing. This page will focus on commercial garages as well as domestic ones.
Usually, a floor paint which is suggested for a garage floor covering is an epoxy resin floor paint. Epoxy resin floor paints are a highly durable covering which can withstand the daily use of a garage floor in both commercial and domestic settings. Because of its durability, daily movement of cars and pedestrians will not easily wear the floor down. This makes it ideal for a garage floor. Another reason a resin floor paint suits a garage is that it is waterproof and can have slip resistant properties. We install resin floor coatings throughout the UK and have offices in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Leicestershire. Get in touch with us via our contact page to book in a site survey. We can get a quote back to you within two working days and have thirty years in our trade.
Along with an epoxy floor paint or coating, you can install a polyurethane or polyaspartic covering. A polyurethane is a different type of resin which has higher levels of chemical resistance, it is also a durable floor covering. A polyaspartic system is a fast-cure garage coating. Because of this, a garage floor can be used again in hours rather than days which is ideal for busy settings. This is dependant on the number of resin coats which is applied. There are also resin systems which are made up of layers of different resin coatings which can include aggregate for slip resistance.
A resin floor paint can come in many different colour variations. This can be standard colours which you can find through our colour charts page. Or, it can be specially manufactured to any RAL or British Standard colour – see the chart here. These coloured resins create a seamless resin floor finish in garages or workshops.
As well as this, you can have decorative resin systems installed in your garage. One kind of decorative floor system is a flake finish floor. A flake finish resin floor is a decorative resin system using small pieces of vinyl blended into a pattern. This is can be customised to an unlimited number of blends with different colours at different percentages. You can read more about flake finish, and other decorative garage floor finishes.
Moreover, in a commercial garage or workshop, the use of line marking using resin may be needed. Resin floor paint can be used to create hatched boxes, lines and separate walkways and bays in a workshop or garage. This can aid in health and safety as well as logistics.
Along with its durability, a resin coating can provide different levels of slip resistance. This is due to the aggregate which can be added into resin systems. This added grip can mean that the car will have more tread and the walkways are less slippery in wet and dry conditions. There are different levels of grip which can be added to a floor. You can read more about anti-slip resin floors here.
In a domestic setting, garage flooring is usually more decorative then when in commercial premises. It is also usually not as heavy duty as it will have less footfall from both people and from car movement. Garages in homes are not just used for parking the family car, they are also places which are used for offices, gyms and playrooms. This is why the flooring which is installed is hard wearing but also aesthetically appealing and modern. Two of the main products used on domestic garages are Monarflake and Monarcoat 720. You can find out more about domestic garage floor paint over on our dedicated garage flooring page.
The costing on resin floors is dependant on a few things; what floor you have right now, the amount of material needed and what floor paint you want installing. An epoxy resin floor paint will likely be the cheapest of the three which we install (polyurethane and polyaspartic being the other two). But this might not be the best resin suited to your garage. We give free technical advice so you can choose the right floor paint for you.
It also depends on the current floor which you have in your garage. Concrete is usually the best floor to lay resin on, but they may need repairing themselves. Resin floor repairs need to be done before the resin coating goes on top. This can include filling large holes in with a resin mortar or grout, diamond grinding the floor and/or shot blasting. Or you can visit our contact page and arrange a free site visit to discuss what preparation your floor might need and its costing.
All these factors can change the cost of your resin floor. Going through these with your resin flooring contractor will help determine the cost of your flooring system.
So, what is the best garage floor paint? We can see that there are a lot of different garage floor paints to choose from. An epoxy resin floor paint could be a cost-effective solution. Resin coverings are a durable answer to garage floors which can be customised and create a long lasting floor. Furthermore, resins also come in many different colours and as decorative systems.
A commercial garage or workshop floor will benefit from a resin floor paint as effective line marking. For example, as hatched boxes, walkways and vehicle bays. This can be vital to the organisation and health and safety of a commercial garage floor.
Monarch are floor painting contractors based in Sheffield, Dronfield, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Halifax. We install resin flooring throughout the UK and have 30 years experience in our trade. As well as this, Monarch offers free technical advice.
Furthermore, if you would like to get in touch with Monarch about garage flooring you can use the contact form below. For more ways to get in touch, you can visit our contact page or visit us at our Dronfield office.