October is here, and with it comes cooler temperatures and the beginnings of winter weather. The most common time of the year for people to get epoxy floor coatings is in the summer. This is due to epoxy needing a high temperature in the room where it is applied to the floors. However, in some cases applying epoxy in the winter may actually be a great time of year to get your basement or garage floors finished. Continue reading to learn more about applying epoxy in the winter.
What Is Epoxy?
Firstly, it is important to understand what epoxy is before getting into why you should or should not apply epoxy in the wintertime. Epoxy resin is a type of chemical that is often used in flooring and other plastics. Epoxy flooring is a type of flooring that has synthetic resin in it and lays on top of a concrete layer. There are several different types of epoxy that are available for people to lay on their floors. We at My Garage Floor Guys offer excellent epoxy options and can help you get your epoxy flooring applied quickly and easily.
Applying Epoxy In The Winter
Cold Temperatures Affect Certain Types Of Epoxy
Most kinds of epoxy flooring require a temperature of 50° F (10° C) or above to adhere to the floor and cure properly. This can make it difficult to apply epoxy in the winter. However, due to most garages and basements being warmer than that, applying epoxy typically is not overly affected by the weather. However, it is important to note that it takes epoxy coatings longer to cure with colder temperatures, so if you choose to lay epoxy in the winter, make sure that you allow it to cure for at least 24-96 hours before walking or driving on it.
A reason why you may consider applying epoxy in the winter is that you may be able to get a more comprehensive service. Because winter is the off-season, epoxy floor companies will have less clients, meaning that you will have to compete less for their attention. You will likely have your flooring completely much faster and will be able to get in touch with the garage floor company of your choice more quickly in case of a problem.
Protect Your Flooring
Winter is one of the most dangerous seasons for your home because the weather can easily cause damage. This is true for your garage flooring as well. As the temperatures get cooler, the more often your car will be driving through ice and salt. These substances can do a real number on your garage floor if they are not properly cleaned off. The idea of cleaning off your garage floor every time you pull out of the driveway is no fun.
And what’s worse is the idea of what these kinds of substances can do over time to your flooring– cracks, and scratches galore! But with an epoxy coating on your garage floor, your floor will be much better protected, will not require as much maintenance, and will last much better through every season.
A Great Gift
Having a great-looking home is a gift at any part of the year. Winter coming means the appearance of several holidays where gifts are given and received. One of the best gifts that you can give to your spouse or yourself is to improve your home. Applying epoxy flooring is a great choice because it’s something that will improve the appearance and utility of your home and last for a lifetime.
Do You Need An Epoxy Floor Coating This Winter?
If you are in need of an epoxy floor coating this winter, feel free to reach out to us at My Garage Floor Guys. We truly are the garage floor guys that will be able to take great care of your floors. We have extensive experience applying epoxy and are very happy to help ensure that your epoxy gets applied correctly. With our talented and knowledgeable team, your floors will be in great hands. Reach out to us today for more information.