If you have been running into issues with your garage flooring looking unappealing or getting scratches and dents in its surface, you may want to consider getting a protective garage floor coating. A protective floor coating will not only protect your floor from stains, scratches and dents, but it will improve the strength, durability, and Here at Silverback Coatings, there are many options to choose from when it comes to the types of garage floor coatings you can purchase. One of our favorite choices for a garage floor coating are chip and flake coatings.
What Are Chip And Flake Coatings?
There are several different types of coatings available including polyaspartic coatings, epoxy coatings, and chip and flake coatings. Polyaspartic coatings are extremely durable, UV resistant coatings that are great for outdoor applications due to being resistant to debris and sun damage. Epoxy coatings are also very durable, but they are not nearly as durable as polyaspartic coatings and are not UV resistant. A chip and flake coating is a type of floor coating that combines a polyaspartic coating or an epoxy coating with vinyl chips. The combination of the coating and the vinyl flakes makes for a very functional and aesthetically pleasing finish for your floors.
How Do Chip And Flake Coatings Work?
Depending on the individual project, there are going to be slightly different ways that chip and flake coatings are implemented. This is because each person’s garage and requirements are going to be different. Most of the time, our crew will lay a primer coat on your already clean concrete and then will add the vinyl flakes followed by the top protective layers, which are typically clear. The vinyl coating is what gives the chip and flake garage floor its beautiful color and texture. With a chip and flake coating, your floor will not only look great, but it will be durable and impervious to breakage.
Advantages of Chip And Flake Garage Floor Coatings
Chip and flake garage floor coatings are special in that they are a blend of another coating and vinyl chips. This combination gives your floor better tread and durability. If you are wanting some texture in your floor, a chip and flake coating would be perfect for you. Chip and flake flooring also comes in all sorts of colors, which allows you to make customizations for your individual floor. We at Silverback Coatings offer several different blends of chip and flake garage floor coatings for our customers to choose from.
Another advantage of chip and flake coatings is that they are easily maintained. Any floor coating will provide your floor with more protection than they would have typically, however a chip and flake flooring also provides you with a floor that is easy to maintain. Chip and flake flooring will help any dirt that is on your flooring blend in, so it will not be as noticeable if you were not able to clean it that day or week. The protective coating on the top layer also keeps any water or oil from seeping into your concrete, making it much easier to remove from the surface.
Lastly, chip and flake coatings are great because they offer your floors protection from the elements for a long period of time. If you choose to go with a polyaspartic chip and flake coating, then your garage floors will be UV resistant and all floor coatings are waterproof. A chip and flake flooring last for just as long as the cement underneath will.
If you are looking to implement a chip and flake coating, then look no further than to us at Silverback Coatings. We would be happy to help you install your new chip and flake garage floor coating or one of our other excellent coating products. If you have any questions regarding chip and flake coatings or would like to schedule an appointment, reel free to reach out to us today.