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Epoxy Garage Floors: 6 Things to Expect with a Full Broadcast System

Whether you’re building a new garage or just need to give your old one an update, epoxy flooring adds value and beauty to your space. It also provides long-lasting protection for a surface that can take a serious beating from the elements — and from your hobbies, chores, and other activities.

But with so many options available, choosing the perfect epoxy garage floor for your home can feel overwhelming. If you’re considering a full broadcast epoxy system, here’s what you can expect.

1. Outstanding Protection

Epoxy garage floors consist of three layers of protection over the concrete foundation: the primer coat, the decorative layer of colorful flakes, and a top coat of epoxy that creates a long-lasting seal. The durable epoxy completely seals the concrete to protect it from oil spills and sharp impacts that can cause unsightly chips and cracks over time.

2. A High-End Finish

In full broadcast flooring, the colored chips are applied in a tightly packed pattern that completely covers the floor, leaving no base layer visible through the chips. Floors finished with a full broadcast system are often compared to granite or stone countertops thanks to the dense layering of color. The intricate pebbled effect provides a more high-end look than random broadcast floors, in which the chips are peppered across the surface as an accent.

3. Customizable Colors

Full broadcast floors are endlessly customizable, so you can create the exact color combination you want to complement your home. We offer select, ready-made chip blends, or you can get creative and design your own special look. There are hundreds of possibilities, and the only limit is your imagination.

4. Improved Safety

A professionally installed epoxy floor provides a bit of traction under foot due to the “orange peel” texture of the dense chip covering. This is ideal for rainy or snow days when water puddles under your car — your epoxy floor offers improved slip resistance over bare concrete.

5. A Cleaner Garage

An epoxy floor is much easier to keep clean than unfinished concrete — just open the garage door and hose off any loose dirt, road salt, or grit. The non-porous topcoat creates a watertight seal that prevents staining, so your garage always looks as good as the day it was installed.

6. A Cleaner House

Unfinished concrete floors tend to break down over time, leaving a layer of concrete dust on your shoes that is easily tracked into the house. You might not notice this fine dust at first, but over time it can work its way into carpets and create micro scratches on hard floors. An epoxy floor seals in that dust to keep you from tracking unwanted particles into your home.

7. Fast Installation

Full broadcast epoxy floors are faster than most people realize! The entire process typically takes two days to complete: one day to install the base coast and chips, and another to apply the top coat. After that, the floor will need an additional 24 to 36 hours of curing time before use.

Want to learn more about installing a full broadcast epoxy floor in your garage? Get in touch with Carolina Custom Garages for a free estimate today.