If you would like to upgrade your bare cement garage floor, you may want to consider an epoxy floor. It’s durable, versatile, shiny, and beautiful. However, choosing a color for your floor is the main challenge, because epoxy is available in a variety of colors.
Although choosing a color may seem like a simple task or small detail, it might end up affecting the aesthetic of your floor, and the garage as a whole. In addition, the color you will choose can affect the amount of cleaning and maintenance practices that must be carried out in the garage.
Therefore, you need to be very cautious when choosing a floor color. Follow these tips to make the right choice.
Considering how you use your garage, you can then choose the most ideal color for the floor. For instance, if you use your garage to just park your car, you should choose a color that masks grease and tire marks. In this case, slate or black are ideal choices.
However, if you do woodwork in your garage, the color of your epoxy flooring should be close to the color of sawdust. This is important because the color will disguise the dust, which will make the garage look less messy after working.
On the other hand, if you live in a place where there is light colored soil, or near a beach, the color of your garage floor should be white or something similar.
Depending on how your garage is lit, you can choose a color to compliment it. For instance, when the garage has too much natural light, avoid metallic concrete sealers, because they tend to reflect light, causing the floor to give off a blinding light.
With a poorly lit garage, a light color is ideal for your floor. The light color not only makes your garage look bigger than it really is, but it also reflects natural light. This will eliminate the need to have more light sources in your garage.
After having a new epoxy floor installed, you will have to maintain it by keeping it clean. Remember, dirt can be seen easily with light colors. Therefore, light-colored garage flooring requires frequent and heavy maintenance.
This will require you to set aside enough time to clean the floor every now and then. If you have the time and initiative to keep it clean, choosing a light color is advisable.
However, if you don’t have the time and energy to clean the floor regularly, consider choosing a darker color, since they don’t require intensive and frequent cleaning to look nice.
If you would like your garage floor and house to look connected, the floor color should compliment or match with your house paint.
It is not always easy to find the color that matches or compliments your home, especially if it’s an older home.
But, with the help of a professional, you can ask for advice that will help you make the right choice.
Having an epoxy garage floor comes with a lot of benefits. This includes a beautiful shine, easier cleaning, it can hide dirt with darker colors, and it resists chemicals, among other benefits.
Think about what you will use your garage for, and then choose the best color, based on your needs. To sum up, follow these guidelines:
Don’t forget that even if you opt for a darker color, you should still clean it at least once a week, to maintain that beautiful shine! If in doubt, our experienced epoxy flooring experts will help with advice regarding the choice of colors and the installation itself!
After all, our experts do think about every little detail you may overlook when planning to breathe in some new life and get a new look for your garage, or any other working or living areas! Have trust in us as much as we have trust in our experience and expertise. And good luck with your makeover!