GARAGE FLOORING EPOXY KITS
Thickest & Longest Lasting High Gloss Epoxy Flooring For Your Garage or Business!
Available In 24 Standard Color & Pattern Combinations or Customize As You Wish!
Available In 24 Standard Color & Pattern Combinations or Customize As You Wish!
ArmorGarage Flooring Epoxy Features Make It The Hands Down Best Choice For Your Floor
Not Water Based, High Solids or A Hybrid Cycloaliphatic. These Types Of Garage Floor Epoxies Are Not Equal To Our 100% Aliphatic Epoxies And should only Be Considered As Primers.
Only Kits With Calibrated Squeegee That Ensures You Apply The Epoxy At The Proper Thickness Automatically! Flat Squeegees That Come With Other Kits Will Not Spread The Epoxy Properly.
Our Ultra High Wear Polyurethane Topcoat Is Standard And Has A Superior Durability Rating Of 20mg and Our Military Topcoat Provides You With A 4mg Abrasion Loss Rating(durability Rating) For The Best Resistance Against Wear That Can't Be Equaled! Our Competition Doesn't Even Come Close To This Level Of Durability! It's Why Our Garage Epoxy Floors Last And Look New The Longest! Beware Of Clear Epoxies Used As Topcoats, Epoxies Are Not Topcoats.
You Get Everything You Need In Our Complete DIY Garage Floor Epoxy Kits.
Thickest And Most Durable DIY Epoxy Floors.
More DIY Epoxy Floor Kits Sold And In Service Longer Than Any Other Brand!
5 Year Across The Board Guarantee Plus We are The Only Company That Offers A Guarantee Against Wear. So Don't Be Fooled By Marketing Hype And Exaggerated Guarantees, Read The Specs And See What The Abrasion Loss Rating Is. Remember The lower The Mg Number The Better And What Good Is An Epoxy Guaranteed Stuck To Your Floor For Life That Wears Out In A Short Period Of Time.
We Provide The Best Product Information & How To Advice. So You Know What You're Buying And Know How To Apply It For Professional Results Even For First Timers! Our Garage Epoxy Floors Routinely Last 10-20 Years!
Do I have to etch new concrete?
Yes, in fact you need to etch it twice to make sure you burn out all the curing residues and then neutralize with the provided neutralizing powder. It's very important to follow this procedure to get permanent adhesion. You can diamond grind the floor with the Floor Prep Machine you can rent from Home depot which eliminates the need to acid etch. Just be sure all the dust is off the floor before you begin coating. We recommend getting the Vac attachment to make cleanup easier.
Can I do my floor in sections?
Yes, it's very easy to do you floor in sections if you can't move all your stuff out at once. Put down a good duct tape line for the first section. If using a primer apply primer up to tape line if not priming apply epoxy up to tape line. If applying epoxy over primer end epoxy about 12 inches before tape line and end color flakes 12 inches before edge of epoxy. Apply topcoat up to 12 inches before edge of epoxy. When ready to do the second section remove tape. Lightly sand the 12" inch strips of the primer(if using), epoxy and topcoat to rough up. Then lightly overlap each layer of sanded coating with the new section of coating. It will all blend in as if you did it in one shot.
Should I use a primer?
While normally not required we always recommend using a primer. Our primer is actually a high performance epoxy that we call a primer only because it goes down first. It outperforms 95% of all other actual epoxy coatings. Using a primer will provide extra adhesion, strengthen older concrete and extend the coverage of the epoxy coating layer by up to 25% which can come in handy if your floor size is close to or slightly over the stated kit coverage. Use a primer in lieu of purchasing the Add On Half Kit, it makes for a better job. Also see are latest primer addition, our No Prep instant Primer. This remarkable primer applies to any surface without prep and allows you to coat over it with any ArmorGarage epoxy coating product instantly. Saves prep time, dry time and money by not having to grind or etch. Now you can prime and epoxy in one day by using this game changing product.
Is ArmorGarage Epoxy 100% Solids?
Yes it is not only 100% solids by weight and volume which some companies advertise their epoxy as 100% solids when it's only by weight and not volume. This is not a true 100% solids epoxy. It's also not a Military Grade solids epoxy like ArmorGarage epoxy. Our Military Grade 100% solids epoxy means it's manufactured from the best solids materials made. There's a huge difference between standard solids epoxy and military grade epoxy. That's why our epoxy floors last the longest and stay looking brand new the longest!
How hard is it to apply and epoxy floor coating in my garage?
Not hard at all in fact the hardest part of the job is cleaning out all your stuff. The best time to do your garage floor in a new house is right before you move in! All our kits are designed and geared so that first time users can apply the epoxy coatings and get professional looking results every time. All the images on our website our from customers who never applied an epoxy floor coating of any kind.
I can't decide on the right color what do I do?
We have 12 preselected epoxy and flake color combinations to make it easy for to make your choice. However many times customers like to match certain color schemes. In this case the first step is to decide what the base color of the floor should be. This way you can select any of the standard kits with that base color. Then open the Chip Color Chart located on the Color Chart Tab and click on the link for the Chip Color Chart. Select up to five colors and list them in the custom order note box on the product page. You can also leave us a note in the comment box on the checkout page to keep them separate. This way you can play and experiment with each color and the ratios of each color. Plus if you're not happy with you color selections ArmorGarage has a color satisfaction guarantee and we'll replace your color flakes with a new selection of your choice at no charge! You can also call us and one of our expert reps can guide you on what colors go together and which don't. We've done every color scheme you can imagine so we know what will make you happy or not.
How long are your floors guaranteed for?
ArmorGarage is the only company that has a 5 year across the board guarantee including against wear! No other company guarantees their product against wear or dulling. Our garage epoxy floors routinely last 15-20 years or more before needed a simple recoat of the clear topcoat. Please note there is no such thing as a lifetime coating and therefore any such guarantee is not a real guarantee!
How long before I can park my car back on the floor?
After applying the topcoat allow it to dry 5-8 hrs depending on temperature and humidity. Once the topcoat is dry and hard to the touch and leaves no fingerprints in it, you can walk on it and put all your stuff back inside the garage. We would leave the car off it for 2-3 days.
Can I epoxy coat my floor if it's raining?
Yes, if it's raining lightly and water will not splash inside the garage onto the wet epoxy. We recommend that if there's a chance of heavier rain not to start your project, very high humidity can affect the curing of your epoxy and topcoat as would water splashing onto your floor.
Is Garage Floor Epoxy slippery?
All our epoxy floor kits come with nonslip additive that is mixed into the final clear coat to provide a slip resistant finish.
Can I fill in the expansion-contraction saw cuts that were installed in my slab?
Yes you can but we don't recommend it unless your floor is at least 5 years or older. If you fill them in too soon you run the risk of having a crack show up in your brand new high gloss epoxy floor. We always leave the control joints unfilled once you've epoxied the floor the control joints add dimension to the floor making them look like giant slabs of porcelain or granite if you use color flakes.
How much does garage floor epoxy cost?
For franchise company and contractor installed floors the average costs are between $4.50-7.00 per square foot. For DIY floors you can get it done for $1.09 - $1.90 per square foot and using a better quality product. It pays to do it yourself, it's very easy and straight forward to do. You can get epoxy floor kits for about .25 cents per sf but that would be for a product that will last only a couple of years. If you're not planning on using the floor long term than that would be they way to go. Otherwise you're better off doing nothing and leaving the floor bare rather than using a water based or only a high solid epoxy that will make the floor look worse in a few years.
Why are ArmorGarage garage epoxy floors better?
ArmorGarage garage floor epoxy is not water based, they are 100% pure military grade epoxies made with 100% made in America materials. The reason your floor will keep you smiling for the next 20 years is because they are 10 times thicker and have a much harder finish. Our military grade topcoat has an industry low abrasion loss rating of only 4mgs(the lower the number the better) as opposed to other typical epoxy coating systems that have ratings of 30 mgs and higher. That's a tremendous difference. Our coatings are hot tire proof, mold & mildew proof, road salt proof, waterproof and chemical and acid proof. In short there is no comparison to our epoxy coatings with any other brand.
How long does it take to install your epoxy flooring?
The actual amount of labor hours is about 6-8 hours total. In total time from start to finish is 2 or 3 days due to dry times in between coats and letting the floor dry if you acid etch it. Grinding will save you a day or two in drying time. Once you apply the final topcoat you can put all your stuff back on the floor in about 5-6 hours and park your car on it in 2-3 days.
Important things to know about Garage Flooring EpoxyThe most important things you need to know are that you have to have an epoxy finish that has a polyurethane topcoat with a minimum of a 20mg abrasion loss rating. 20mg is for your average garage owner that pulls their cars in and out and has the standard items you find in most garages.
For garages that have vehicles with nonstandard tires such as off road tires, racing tires, golf carts, tractors or trailers then you need a topcoat with 10mg or lower abrasion rating. Same goes for garages that are used as workshops with lots of rolling items such as jacks, tool chests or machinery.
We offer a military grade topcoat with a 4mg loss rating. this offers you a super hard finish that can handle anything you put in your garage or anything you do on your garage floor. Coatings with ratings higher than 20mgs offer very little wear protection. So called lifetime guaranteed epoxies offer no coverage against wear. Some companies try to pass off a clear version of their epoxy as a topcoat. This is just a gimmick and the clear epoxy offers no additional protection whatsoever. They also will yellow from a minimal amount of UV exposure.
Water based epoxies are very inexpensive with a correspondingly poor level of performance. Cyclioaliphatic epoxies are one step above water based. You need a true Aliphatic epoxy system to ensure your floor looks new for as long as possible. Cyclioaliphatic and water based epoxies will wear out causing them to dull and get stained much quicker than you think. No matter how long a guarantee they claim, it will not last as long as they say and will not cover your floor's poor appearance from simply wearing out due to poor abrasion resistance. Which defeats the purpose of applying an epoxy coating to begin with!
Every time you drive your car on it, every time you walk on it, every time you roll something on it abrasion occurs. This abrasion can wear through low quality epoxies and topcoats very very quickly! So even though your epoxy is still stuck to your floor, you're stuck with a poor looking floor that is not covered under any guarantee!
Second most important thing is preparation. If you are not diamond grinding you must use at least one full gallon of high grade etch for each 550 sf of floor. Using less will not provide the proper profile. In fact if your floor is very dirty or is new or was power troweled you need to do two etchings. A power washing is also recommended.
We get asked about doing full coverage of color flakes. This is not a good idea if you're not a professional. It is very difficult to get that amount of flakes to lay evenly and uniformly. More often then not the floor will look lumpy and unbalanced color wise. Plus the more flake you put in the floor the more stress you put on the epoxy. You need to have an extra thick epoxy to handle over 100lbs of chips otherwise you will have delamination issues in the future. We know, we've seen it happen many times from customers who were not aware how difficult it was to do and did not use the right epoxy. If you like the heavy flake look use our Armor Granite kit it gives you close to 90% coverage and is still very easy to get to look perfect.