Best Garage Floor Covering Options for Your Commercial Building

calander Jul 4 , 2022 user-iconAnderson Painting
Man adding garage floor covering

Your business’ garage floors are more important than you might realize. These surfaces allow vehicles and pedestrians to safely get to and from your building, and their appearance speaks volumes about your brand. Moreover, a commercial garage floor that requires constant repairs is a major liability, taking a blow to your bottom line. For all these reasons, protecting your garage flooring with durable coatings or coverings is a wise investment. That said, you’ve got several choices when it comes to sealing your garage floors. Let’s discuss which garage floor covering options may be best for your commercial building.

Top Garage Floor Coverings for Your Commercial Building

Durable Mats and Interlocking Tiles

If you’re looking for a non-fixed solution for garage floor protection, consider high-quality rollout mats (rubber, polyvinyl plastic) and interlocking tile systems (rubber, wood composite, PVC) for your commercial garage. Not only do these garage floor coverings boost your floor’s appearance – but their inherent flexibility also increases comfortability. Note, however, that because these coverings lay on top of your floor (rather than penetrate and adhere to them) they don’t offer as much protection as the coating options we’ll discuss below. Still, thicker coverings provide considerable defense against moisture intrusion, abrasion, impact, and more. If you decide to go this route, choose mats or tiling systems that are easy to install, maintain, clean, and replace.

Epoxy Coatings

Though the terms “floor coverings” and “floor coatings” are often used interchangeably, the former refers to the mats and tiles described above, whereas the latter deals with adhesive materials that cure to the concrete itself. As such, a floor coating is a more permanent fixture than a floor covering, even if it requires replacement/resurfacing after several years. Epoxy concrete paint is the most popular coating option for commercial and residential garage floors alike. These coatings are affordable, durable, and customizable, coming in a wide variety of color options. That said, epoxy coatings also have their weaknesses, namely regarding longevity. When well-maintained, epoxy coatings can endure about five years before requiring replacement – in some cases, fresh epoxy is needed in just 2-3 years. So, while high-quality epoxy coatings can amplify your garage’s appearance and protect it from moisture, dust, impact, and more, you might find yourself investing in new coatings more often than you’d like (especially if your commercial garage is highly active).

Penntek Polyurea Solutions

Fortunately, epoxy coatings aren’t the only garage floor coatings out there. In fact, despite their prevalence, epoxy coatings fall short of Penntek coatings in virtually every category. At Anderson Painting, we claim that Penntek polyurea floor coatings constitute the best garage floor covering/coating options, which is why we specialize in their installation and maintenance. Compared to epoxy, these coatings are easier to install and maintain, safer to walk and drive on, more customizable, and longer-lasting. With multiple layers, these coatings can withstand the toughest applications and endure significant amounts of activity over time. Indeed, Penntek polyurea coatings can last more than a decade when properly installed and maintained.

The Verdict

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to protecting your commercial garage flooring. That said, Penntek polyurea garage floor coatings offer superior protection, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. If your Raleigh, NC, business is ready for new garage floor coverings or coatings, Anderson Painting can help. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at!

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