Garages are often unfairly relegated as second-class spaces in our homes and businesses. While we upgrade our kitchens, baths, and decking, garages are overlooked as areas for improvement. But the options for making the most of this area start with your floor.
You use your garage to store items, shelter your car, and make a mess with projects unfit for the inside of the houses. Upgrading to epoxy flooring is a simple, affordable way to upgrade your concrete surfaces and make your space more functional.
This is just one of the reasons why garage epoxy flooring is rising in popularity in Perth homes. These floors have many benefits, from durability to ease of maintenance, and can also look great too!
Keep in mind, not all floors are the same, so it’s important to have the right type installed for your needs. Call us on 0490 777 761 to discuss your project and get the job done right.
We use only the best in quality products and technicians to create a custom combination of finishes perfect for your home or business. And with a warranty for materials and workmanship, you’ll have the assurance of a floor designed to last.
When should you consider garage epoxy flooring?
Most of the garages in Perth homes are designed with concrete floors. These are utilitarian and able to take a beating when it comes to cars, foot traffic, and even power tools. But concrete is not impervious to damage. It can crack, stain, and even absorb whatever falls on it, leaving an unsightly mess.
While it was historically more common in commercial spaces, the reasons for its popularity there make complete sense in our homes, too. Here are just some of the benefits when it comes to this type of floor:
While you can technically purchase the materials and equipment to do the job, the flooring is a project for the pros. There are too many things that can go wrong in the process, which will create more hassle and wasted money in the long run if you attempt it yourself.
Don’t be fooled by any DIY kits that promise you quick results. These are usually more akin to a paint with less than 40% solids. The result will be a super thin coat that doesn’t properly protect your floor.
Professional installers will have everything they need to do the job right, including the best resin for your project. They’ll start by properly preparing the surface. Botching this part of the process can ruin the entire floor and is not something most homeowners can do themselves.
The experts will apply the right number of coats to achieve the thickness needed for your garage. They’ll also ensure that the coatings have time to cure correctly and that the space has adequate ventilation to manage the fumes.
How long is the installation process?
A few things come into play here but most notable are the size of the space and the desired thickness for the material. On average, a residential garage can have a new floor installed within a week.
Larger spaces will take longer to clean, prep, and apply the first coat. But most projects can have this completed in a single day. To achieve the minimal 2mm thickness for the flooring, the installer will need to apply at least two coats. Time is needed between coats to allow the resin layer to cure enough to bond with the floor and any additional coats. This can take 12-18 hours before the next coat can be applied. A typical 36 m2 garage takes, on average, 2-3 days to complete.
Once all layers are in place, the surface needs to be left alone to cure completely. This process can take up to 7 days but is well worth the wait. This allows the material proper time to harden into the floor you expect. It’s best to wait as long as the installer recommends before using the surface or storing a car on it – even if the floor seems dry after a few days, it may not be fully ready to stand up to the pressure of a vehicle. Waiting will ensure long-lasting floor with the best durability.
Does this floor come with a warranty?
Most manufacturers offer a limited warranty on the material itself. This guarantees the quality and upholds claims such as waterproofing or delamination. Be sure to choose a professional installer that also backs their services with workmanship warranty. That way, you’ll have confidence that the floor is properly installed and, in the case of an issue, you can have it repaired properly at no cost to you.
Why choose Hawk CFC
There are limitless options when it comes to the coatings, finishes, and treatments. From ensuring the integrity of your existing floor to putting the decorative finishing touches on a custom treatment, your home will be in great hands with our team.
We have proudly served Perth and Western Australia since 2014. We manufacture all of the materials used in your project from start to finish. Everything from materials to workmanship is covered in our guarantee. Our expert team works with each customer to create the right combination, no matter the size, budget, or requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions About Garage Epoxy Flooring in Perth
Is there a difference between commercial and residential floor applications?
Not specifically. Commercial projects tend to take longer to complete since they often cover much larger spaces. In fact, this type of floor was first made popular in commercial and industrial applications and made its way into the residential market with a reputation for design and durability. In either commercial or residential use, adding colours, metallics, or flakes can add time to the installation and curing process.
How thick should the garage epoxy flooring be?
Thicknesses can vary a little depending on the type of material used, the number of layers, and any decorative additives in the mix. A professional installer will be able to ensure that the flooring in your home is the right thickness for your space. However, as a general rule, this type of floor needs to have at least two millimetres or more of thickness. Self-leveling floors, for example, tend to be closer to 3mm in thickness after the proper number of coats are applied.
Can I add a decorative finish to the floor?
Absolutely! One of the perks of this type of floor is how you can make it your own. Common options include adding a colour tint, high gloss, or flake to the blend. This can create depth and add character to any space. Some homeowners even layer mementos in the floor to make a one-of-a-kind floor. While this might not be as great for resale, you can design a space your family will love for years to come.
Not only is garage epoxy flooring durable – resisting scuffs, dings, and spills – but it is also very long lasting. On average, they can last between 10-20 years, with the biggest factor being how much wear and tear you subject it to. Keeping the floor clear of debris can help prolong the life of the floor. And touch ups are easy – a professional service can add another layer to freshen the floors years from now if you ever have a need for it.
Why Choose Us
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Proudly Western Australian since 2014.
Ask us about our Delamination Warranty that covers both Materials used and Workmanship.
Our Western Australian plant allows us to produce specific resins for our clients.
We work with commercial sectors, the food industry, pharmaceutical, healthcare, mechanical and equipment workshops, etc.
We tailor-make your floor to achieve the desired cleanability and slip resistance rating.
Choosing a floor can be challenging. We’re here to guide you along every step of the way with neutral advice on what floor is the right option for your business.
Safety is at the core of our business values. Ask us how we can keep your team safe.
From Manufacturing To Installation
We are the only West Australian installation company with its own local manufacturing plant. We can handle the entire process from production to installation to save you money.
We specialise in minimising your downtime. We have heavy equipment to prep fast and rapid cure resins which often allow for an immediate cure.
Comprehensive Solutions Through Distributorships
We are the West Australian distributor for Silikal GmbH and Alluvius, as well as many accreditations for alternate suppliers.
Multi-Layered Specialty Systems
Allow us to specify a system that takes into account your unique environment and goals.
Flex-Plate is found exclusivity at Hawk CFC.
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Zero VOC Flooring
We offer beautiful, non-toxic, eco-friendly floors.
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What Our Clients Are Saying..
Thanks to the Hawk CFC Team for your contribution to our company- great knowledge, and attention to detail, and a professional team.
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Rhett is one of the best trade business owners I have met. Our renovation had complications, but he and his guys have worked tirelessly to achieve a unique and awesome floor. I’ve had some great trades on our recent renovation and Rhett has stood out as honest and passionate about what he does.
Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings did an outstanding job with the high pressure clean and sealing of our driveway, garage & paving! Team were friendly & professional. We are actually getting more paving done with our landscaping, will need them back to seal the new paving too. Highly recommend Hawk for your next job residential or commercial.
These guys did an amazing job on our kitchen floor and dining floor in our Fremantle cafe. Everyone is impressed and the health department loves it. Couldn’t recommend them more highly. Thanks guys.
They are an amazing bunch of people. Really high standards set and maintained in all aspects of the job.
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