How Long Does It Take To Coat Your Garage Floor?

September 13, 2019
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Watch This Time-lapse Of Our Team Installing a Garage Floor Coating In 1-day

We get it.

Coating your garage floor might sound pretty great, but how long can you live with such an important space being out of commission? The garage, second only to your kitchen, is a major hub of life and traffic (both of the two-foot and multi-wheeled variety).

Today, let’s explore an important question we often hear about our unique, custom garage floor coating system. And, spoiler alert: we think you’re going to like the answer.

Just like our last article (check it out here if you missed it), we took this question to Scott, our Webfoot Concrete Coatings General Manager and all around concrete pro.

How Long Does It Take To Install My Garage Floor Coating?

Nope, you don’t need to be booted out of your garage for a week or more! The beauty of our floor system is that it can be fully installed in a single day - even a roomy 2 or 3-car garage!

Scott's got the low down for you:

What Does Our Garage Floor Coating Process Include?

Okay, so what’s involved in this 1-day system?

  1. Grinding the floor with our heavy-duty concrete grinder
  2. Mending (fixing any cracks or pitting)
  3. Laying down a polyurea basecoat (forming a chemical and mechanical bond with your concrete)
  4. Broadcasting your choice of chip color (we have numerous blends for you to pick from, or you can customize your own)
  5. Rolling out the polyaspartic topcoat

Does the Grinding and Coating Process Fill My Garage with Dust?

Let’s talk a little more about our Serious concrete grinder.

This is a propane-powered, diamond-tooled grinder, connected to a triple-filtered HEPA vacuum. The surface prep and profiling is phenomenal, and we also can contain dust generated during the grinding process (further protecting your home and air quality). We also NEVER use acids that wash off and are harmful to the environment. Just an extra measure of peace of mind!

How Long Until I Can Drive On my New Garage Floor Coating?

You can safely walk on it in 12 hours, and we recommend waiting 24-48 hours before driving on it (depending on the outside temperature). Some epoxy installations, on the other hand, will kick you out of your garage for a week or more. Yikes.

Fast, Expert Garage Floor Coating Installation

It starts and ends with our team. We have invested heavily in their education and training, including video content, extensive documentation, and on the job training. Our teams know what they’re doing, and you can be assured that you’re in good, competent hands.

Can the Coating Process Ever Take More than 1 Day?

If you have an exceptionally large space to coat, we’ll be sure to give you an accurate, unique timeline once one of our expert estimators takes a look in person. And yes, occasionally there are other extenuating circumstances that stretch the installation time a bit, but those circumstances are few and far between. Our entire model is based on your absolute satisfaction, and getting you back into your beautiful garage as quickly as possible.

Do you have any other questions about our concrete coating installations? Don’t hold back! You can find us on social media, or contact us directly right here.

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