One of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor today is an epoxy coating. The reason for mopping or using the wet vac (preferred method) is to prevent the salty solution from being dispersed back into the pores of the concrete when you rinse it. This is why just rinsing with warm water to remove salt is not very effective.
On the final day, we apply a commercial grade clear coat which serves to lock down the decorative chip, strength the system, and give your new epoxy floor the kind of finish usually seen in high-end industrial or commercial buildings. I found that I was able to use only 1 pouch to cover my entire garage floor.
Epoxy floors, also called terrazzo, contain chips of marble or stone suspended in mortar bed. This installation guide takes you step by step through the installation of Epoxy Chip Flooring Product #315. We have been installing commercial flooring coating systems for over 30 years.
Stamped Concrete - Installing a stamped concrete floor in your garage will cost between $10 and $18 per square foot. So when you apply any epoxy coating over it the deeper pits have more pigment in them and show up as dark lines in the epoxy. Includes etching solution, colored epoxy paint, and color-fleck additives (which you can order more of if necessary).
You'll need a 2-part epoxy kit with concrete etch and surface flakes, degreaser, floor patch, floor scraper and squeegee, plastic spackle knife, painter's tape, a 1/2” nap roller, a 5-gallon bucket, clay cat litter, and a carbon-filter paint odor Epoxy Flooring New Jersey mask.