Besides the fresh and clean look, the hardened and thick application that you get from epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion so you don’t have to worry about dropping heavy objects or stains.
The thicker coat also does a great job of covering minor imperfections such as small cracks and flaws in the concrete. Normal traffic on bare concrete can kick up dusty powder that has a tendency of collecting on cars, tool benches, and storage items, as well as being tracked into the house and epoxy floors can help to avoid that.
Epoxy coatings receive high reviews from the home mechanics and hobbyists as well. Since it is both chemical and stain resistant, oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry – even if it sits for a while. Rolling tool boxes, jacks, and jack stands will not damage the floor either. It also brightens up the garage environment because it is very light reflective depending on what type of finish you choose.
This is a problem that is associated more with lesser quality products such as store-bought epoxy paint kits. These are usually water-based coatings that are 50% solids at best and only 3 mils thick, as compared to 100% solids epoxy that is 10 mils or thicker. This is found in a quality commercial product or professionally installed coatings.