Improve Your Garden With New Paving

Hello! Is your garden looking a little run down? My name is Jackie and on this new blog, I will be passing on everything I know about how different paving solutions can make your garden look great. Although I am not a professional, my interest in paving began two years ago when I decided to help a friend who was carrying out renovation work on her home. As part of the work, I organised for paving contractors to come in and lay a new garden path. I was so impressed, I hired the same people to work on my home and I decided to learn all I could about the topic.

Reasons to Install Epoxy Flooring in Your Garage


If you have a spacious garage that holds your cars and leaves excess space, you might consider upgrading it to increase your living areas. You could use the garage for a home gym or a painting studio or something else. However, grey, petrol-stained concrete floors can be ugly and uninviting. One way to enhance the garage is to install epoxy flooring. Consider the following reasons for such an upgrade.


Epoxy floors consist of resins and hardeners that form a plastic cover over the concrete. These floors resist oil, gas and chemicals, so once the epoxy is set, you'll easily keep it clean and attractive. Epoxy flooring is also waterproof and resistant to germs and bacteria. Thus, you won't have to create your artwork on old concrete that doesn't inspire creativity and fun. Instead, you'll have a hygienic, polished surface in a range of different colours.

Decorative Options

Contractors can design a wide variety of looks with epoxy flooring, allowing you to personalize the garage with your favourite colours and patterns. Contractors can add flakes during installation to generate speckles and swirls. Epoxy floors can imitate marble or ceramic tiles and many other substances. You can also choose the sheen level of the covering, which ranges from matte to high gloss.

Can Go Over Old or New Concrete

You can spread epoxy flooring over old and new concrete. Existing concrete that's already in use will need to be cleansed of oil and grease, and minor cracks will need repairing. Then an epoxy flooring of at least 2 millimetres can be applied. If the epoxy is thinner than 2 mm, it's referred to as an epoxy coating rather than epoxy flooring.

Easy to Look After

Epoxy flooring doesn't require extensive maintenance. You won't have to sand or reseal it regularly like timber or natural stone. Just sweep and mop the floor to keep it clean.

Reclaim Your Garage Space

With a polished and attractive floor, the garage will be much more inviting. You'll be able to extend your living areas and create extra space for activities and hobbies. If you want to make sure the flooring is safe, contractors can apply flakes, sand and other anti-slip additives to increase traction and grip. Thus, you can feel secure doing workouts, physical activities and hobbies in your new garage space and not have to worry too much about having an accident or slipping over.


29 March 2021