Whether you’re using your garage as a way to extend your living space or for storage, it’s a good idea to finish the garage floor. It’s an essential first step in keeping the garage clean. Dust and dirt collect and multiply on unfinished floors much faster and more abundantly than on finished floors. If a clean garage is a goal, finished floors are a must.
When people ask about finishing their garage floors, they typically ask for epoxy. But epoxy floors are not what you want if you live in Colorado. What you really want is Polyurea, and here’s why:
Polyurea is chemically stronger, more durable, and bends and moves a bit which is important in Colorado where the soil isn’t stable.
Epoxy is extremely brittle and unforgiving—it has no give. In Colorado, garage floors will shift and move a bit as the soil moves. Epoxy won’t hold up to these conditions.
With Polyurea, you can move all your stuff back into the garage after 12 hours, and you can drive on it after 24. One day, and you’re back in business.
Epoxy takes somewhere between 3 and 7 days to cure, depending on the weather. That’s up to one week of having all your stuff, including your cars, out of the garage.